Dating your taylor guitar
Letters which following the number will indicate additional traits. Check out the handy reference below for more details! As a Taylor guitar owner, you can count on more than a great guitar.(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.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.Other than the first four digits noting the year, it's decoded the same as the 9-digit serial numbers.See the explanation for serial number 20070311301 below: 20070311301 First four digits indicate the year - 2007 20070311301 5th & 6th digits indicate the two-digit month - 03 (March) 20070311301 7th & 8th digits indicate the day - 11 (the 11th) 20070311301 9th digit is a series code number - 0 for 300 or 400 Series, 1 for 500 thru Presentation Series, 2 for 200 Series, 3 for a Baby, 4 for a Big Baby, 5 for T5, 7 for Nylon Series, 8 for 100 Series, and 9 for Solid Body Series. 20070311301 Last two digits indicate the guitar's position in that day's production sequence. Record keeping in the early days was spotty and it's uncertain which guitar is actually the first one, but these two were built within the first few months of Taylor Guitars production.
In mid/late 2012, US distributed Japanese-built guitars switched to the year designation that guitars distributed in Japan use.Japanese-built Takamine Pro Series guitars can be reliably dated from the eight-digit serial numbers typically found at the neck block inside the instruments.The first two digits designate the year of manufacture, followed by two digits denoting the month.You'll also have access to a wealth of useful information to help you enjoy your guitar to the fullest.We're a full-service guitar company, which means we not only make guitars, we support your guitar-playing experience along the way.