Every nameplate is stamped with a serial number but let’s face it, you’re more than a number. plates like the JS, these bear a 6 digit serial number. Hundreds of quality new and used banjos available. manufacture and factory [or country] of manufacture. 91'. 1. I believe it is an Artist Series, natural in color with vine inlay on neck and what looks like abalone on the resonator. Ibanez Salvador acoustic guitar. Notice the “open book” Gibson ripoff vs. the second design. I've had mine probably over 35 years. The brand new B300 banjo is a traditional five-string, ideal for bluegrass of course. number is impressed into the back of the headstock. Dexterity: Right Handed. Y/YY= Year of manufacture (Single digit for some 1997 and earlier models) 3. Ibanez offers electric guitars, bass guitars, acoustic guitars, effect and pedals, amps, plus guitar accessories like tuners, straps and picks. will be the last digit of the year, ie. Alphabet maxon super tube screamer st-01. With production year beginning in November - 00000~02999 The only Hoping to get any additional information on an Ibanez Banjo I just acquired. consecutive numbered 6 digit cast black and chrome plate on guitars without For years, serial numbers have been used in various locations on Fender instruments, such as the top of the neck plate, the front or back of the headstock and the back of the neck near the junction with the body. It marks the return of Ibanez banjos after more than 30 years. FRM1, etc], Next Two numbers is monthly series number. the ultimate ts-9. DVD-quality lessons (including tabs/sheet music) available for immediate viewing on any device. Fender Serial Dating. 527. I Old-timers may recall Ibanez was quite enamored with banjo-building, having even collaborated on an artist signature model with the late great Earl Scruggs. The only way to date these guitars is to find out what years they were 10-2010), Next number 5 is Model number. This is where you Since my guitar does not have a serial number (I could want to check the potentiometers for date codes), it was most likely produced before September 1975: in fact, if I remember well, I got it as a Christmas gift in December 1974! 870060 is an 87' and the 60th JEM Before 1975 Ibanez did not put production first began with no indication of date. This banjo is loud and definitely has that characteristic Gibson sound, thanks no doubt to changes Greg made at Gibson at that time. Brand: Ibanez. This actually makes alot of sense from a different models. but could also represent the 398th stamped on the head in this manner. Until 1977 Maxon used 5 digit serials: 1st character is a production code (1,2,3, etc., maybe related to different production location) 2nd character indicates the year of production (2=1972, 3=1973, etc.) Prior to 1984 when the Kalamazoo, MI factory was closed, the numbers 001-499 indicated Kalamazoo production. Fine banjo for sure... i have a 1977 of the same model only mine has a dark 'walunt' stain instead of the natural. production location) available. I have looked it over carefully and researched the serial number and I find it to be Ibanez's first year of production according to the serial number charts I've found. was changed to the F and 7 digits, now the first 2 denoting year of production. 5  is UV77REMC [2 is The numbers were once again located on the back of the headstock and would have been printed in Gold, Black or White (depending on the color of the guitar). F = manufactured by FujiGen Gakki in Nagano 2. Your serial number might indicate a year the guitar was not We date it from the serial on the back of the headstock. These guitars will either have Bensalem or North Hollywood designation stamps used in addition to the specs. - February, 12000~14999 - March etc. Month, production number that month, year. Japan between these years will have a serial number beginning with F followed by banjonz - Posted - 05/15/2015:  18:22:39. Identify the first one or two numbers in the serial number. you to tell. It is in very good clean condition, with only the slightest wear. Cort Serial Numbers - Cort serial Based in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, Hoshino Gakki were one of the first Japanese musical instrument companies to gain a significant foothold in import guitar sales in the United States and Europe, as well as the first brand of guitars to mass-produce the seven-string guitar and eight-string guitar.