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Ok, I've heard that the fist # after the letters is for the year, and after that, the production #. But the way I understand it, this was only for the Japanese "factories" where guitars are *pumped out en masse. Does this hold the same for the UCEW, USRG, etc.? Or was there a different system *used on these? The serial no. on my USRG is US0894072. So how would I be able to tell what year it is?
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check the catalog scans to identify the model/year. See GUITAR area on jemsite. The USA Customs (1990-1991) have the japanese F style serial numbers with "USA MADE" on the headsotck. full date on them (1992-1993) etc but the USRGs i am not 100% certain about. some had the serials like
US1195191

which the third digit is 1995. Some had no serial numbers in which case remove the neck and look for a date in the pocket and on the back of the neck.

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serial no. on my USRG is US0894072.
I'd look at the 1994 catalog scans. Odds are that is the date... glen
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Glen,
So it would read something like this;

US08 = Model
94 = Year produced
072 = Production number

?

Makes sence.

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very likely. the 011 serial# was from a USRG30. I'd be curious to obtain serial#s from the USRG20 and 10 ...glen
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US0694096
Made in USA
this is on the back of the headstock of mine( not for long) USRG20
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Yep, mine's a 30.
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