Ibanez serial numbers - partial
Some cool info from the Ibanez Collectors site:
Japanese built guitars:
1997 to Now
2nd & 3rd digit=year made(eg 04=2004)
next 5 digits =month & build number
So an example here is for a recent model with a Serial number F0330210 = Fujigen 2003 June 210th guitar built.
1987 to 1996 example serial number F232104
2=1992 as an example
3=March production So 1=Jan 12=Dec
2104 guitar built for that month 2104th made
1975 to 1986
Example serial number C800358
C=March So A=Jan M=Dec
80 = 1980 year of build
0358= 358th guitar built for that month.
Sung Eum Factory
Example serial number E9052345
05= May So 01=Jan 12=Dec
2345= 2345th guitar built for that month
I=IIDA Gakki (according to Jim Donahue made some AR300 models in the mid 1980's after Fuji stopped making set necks)
Korean Built Ibanez
P: Peerless factory in Pusan
Example Serial Number WX32149
X=October...it goes like this for the build months
2149= 2149th guitar built for that month.
Cort Factory Acoustics and Electrics start with C
1234=1234th guitar built for that month
Saehan Factory: acoustics start with SQ, electrics start with S (after '95)
Sae-In Factory starts with A
These other factories follow the same serial number pattern as the Cort Korean factory.
Y= Factory (some RG140,RG240,RG340)
Indonesian Made Ibanez
These guitars start with the following
The example serial number is K031034335
10=Oct. So 01= Jan 12=Dec
34335 it is from the Acoustic range
So 00001 to 49999 are Acoustic Guitars, 50000 to 99999 are electric guitars and electric basses
All 3 factories use the same serial number system
Last edited by jim777; 11-15-2007 at 04:32 PM.