9-Digit Serial Numbers From 1993 until the end of 1999, each Taylor guitar featured a nine-digit serial number that pinpoints when work began on that guitar, along with its series and production position.See the explanation for serial number 980311301 below: 980311301 First two digits indicate the year - 98 (1998) 980311301 3rd & 4th digits indicate the two-digit month - 03 (March) 980311301 5th & 6th digit indicate the day - 11 (the 11th) 980311301 7th digit is a series code number - 0 for 300 or 400 Series, 1 for 500 through Presentation Series, 2 for 200 Series, 3 for a Baby, 4 for a Big Baby, 5 for a T5, 7 for Nylon Series, 8 for 100 Series, and 9 for Solid Body Series. 980311301 Last two digits indicate the guitar's position in that day's production sequence.Find an old Ibanez that is a copy of another, more familiar guitar? I have seen guitars go for much more than they are actually worth simply because the purchaser has fallen for the hype or actually didn't know what constitutes a "lawsuit" model.Here is my attempt to clear up an urban legend, and, in the words of Chuck D., Dont believe the hype. In 1954, Harry Rosenbloom opened a music store called in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, just northwest of Philadelphia. For example, the waiting list for new guitars was reportedly over three years.. Rosenbloom decided to start a guitar manufacturing business to solve his inventory problem.
(1 = El Cajon, California, USA; 2 = Tecate, Baja California, Mexico) 1107064001 2nd & 7th digits indicate the two-digit year - '14 (2014) 1107064001 3rd & 4th digits indicate the two-digit month - 07 (July) 1107064001 5th & 6th digits indicate the day - 06 (the 6th) 1107064001 Last three numbers indicate the guitar's position in that day's production sequence.Karl and his brother, Georg, led a small team of craftsman who designed and built the Elger Guitars in a workshop in nearby Ardmore, Pennsylvania.They continued to hand-build exceptional quality instruments until about 1964. Rosenbloom decided to stop production of the hand-made instruments and begin importing guitars instead.He made the first few instruments himself in 1959, but quickly realized the challenges of producing sufficient quantities of guitars.He brought in a German master violin maker named Karl Muller.