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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-04-2010, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Serial number vs Model Number

If you have a Serial number but can't find a model # how do you?

Example: F9835913 is what Model # and year????

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Re: Serial number vs Model Number

I don't think you can tell the model from the serial number, well you can't with the standard F Japanese serials or most of the others. They'll really only give you what year the guitar was made. An F serial number can denote anything from a lower end MIJ RG or S Series right up to a Jem or J Custom with no special serial number to differentiate the models in the F serial number format.

The serial number you posted above denotes a guitar made in the Fujigen factory in 1998. F = Fujigen/ First 2 digits after that denotes the year/ Last 5 digits are the production number ie number 35913 of guitars made that year. Pre 1997 Japanese built guitar from 1987 to 1996 in Fujigen would have just the first number denoting the year, ie F7 = 1987, F3 = 1993, F6= 1996.

You may find the link below useful:
http://www.ibanezrules.com/catalogs/...nce/dating.htm

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Does this help?
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Is the guitar a lefty mate or is it just the pic. V7, S1, V8 pickups? I can't make out the trem too clearly. Anything stamped on it? Does it have the screw in or drop in whammy bar?

Could be an RG570 or a MIJ RG470 maybe?
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Re: Serial number vs Model Number

Looks like a TRS, I'd bet on RG470L.(unless that's a mirrored image?)
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Re: Serial number vs Model Number

470....

Check the output jack
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Re: Serial number vs Model Number

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470....

Check the output jack
Thanks guys this helps allot. Yes it is a Left handed version. The guy wants $350 for it and I was trying to figure out which model it was so I would know whether it is worth it......

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Re: Serial number vs Model Number

Hard to say with it being a lefty, but a regular 470 would be a $350 guitar imo.
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