If you currently own a repair shop or retail location we will be glad to add you to our growing roster of nationwide service centers! How old is my gear? Please understand that due to the high volume of email, we cannot offer a personal response to every e-mail we receive. Looks like an F-349 but the binding is wrong and the rosette doesn't look like a Takamine and the pickguard is not Takamine unless it was replaced. I have two new Yamaha guitars, I think they are from 1961 or earlier, one is the C40 and the other is the C 60 the serial numbers that appear are 61029058; 71010006 respectively, I would like you to help me to know its value. My husband passed and left me with two this one and a Fender plus a Japanese one also. I would contact Yamaha and see if they know — maybe send them a picture of the guitar and the serial number if you can get an angle that can take a picture of the serial number. Since the neck and body are all connected through this one piece of wood, the tone transfer from neck to body is much better than a guitar with a bolt-on or glued-on neck.
Sorry I don't have pictures, but my camera is on the fritz. Takamine Japanese Made Productions Only This applies for overseas models from 2013 For Example; Serial Number: 51010999. Each are numbered on the back of the headstock with the number in the given series, i. I new it looked similar to a Martin and it was the best we could afford at that time for her. The second and third numbers represent the month.
You should not attempt to adjust the truss rod, unless you are qualified to do so. Yes, but not all models are available left-handed. However, this system is only relevant for up to the end of 2012 — after that they adopted a new system see overseas models below. If your neck broke due to a non-warranty issue, you should find a professional repairperson and see if the neck can be repaired or replaced. Takamine guitars have only numbers to indicate model.
I realize this is kind off off-topic however I had to ask. This results in lower priced instruments. They proptly replied with tons of information. Because there is only 1 number representing the year, there are possible duplicates using this system. How can I find out what year my guitar was built? Does building a well-established website like yours take a laarge amount of work? On a heavily used guitar, there is a chance that time has taken its toll and it could be weathered down or off.
If you have a tune-o-matic style bridge, then you may adjust your action with a flat-head screwdriver on either the treble or bass side. The first three numbers beginning with 500 , refer to the sequence of units made, i. . How can I get one? So, in our example 022 means that this guitar was the 22 nd guitar built on that day. Does my instrument come with a Certificate of Authenticity? The increased scale length distance measured from the bridge to the nut allows the guitar to be tuned lower than standard, while still retaining proper string tension. If your serial number looks nothing like this 2 letter, 5 number format, check out the other systems used below, your guitar might fit with one of these. The 3 rd letter represents the month.
The serial number stamped in your guitar perdates this system. This article will look at what your Takamine serial number can tell you about your guitar and how to decode that number. Anyone looking to date what they believe is a guitar of that age should seek expert advice as your guitar may well be quite valuable. Similarly, serial number 49110033 indicates the 33rd guitar made during November 2011. At the foot of this page, you will find a long and detailed list regarding the manufacture date of your guitar and it is as simple as looking for the serial number of your guitar on the list and from that, it will tell you the date. Made in Japan Yamaha Music Craft 1999 — The first letter is the year. The first two digits designate the year of manufacture, followed by two digits denoting the month.
Unfortunately, records for Guild guitars prior to 1960 are somewhat unreliable, where they exist at all, so we are unable to fully assure the accuracy of dating before that time but we have been able to ascertain some last serial numbers which may help. . It has the old Takamine logo that closely resembles the Martin Logo. Only the guitars in our current catalog and website are still in production. All previously produced graphic series models or limited production models are no longer available. Thanks to Alex, the developer, he has fixed most of the bugs and we are getting ready to launch a more stream lined and efficient website. Please for more information regarding the current programs offered.
The five digits preceding the hyphen may be a combination of letters or numbers. Frequently asked questions about Guild Guitars I can't find my guitars serial number? Where did it come from? Martin sued and Made Takamine stop making them. Through the years, as well as through several different owners of the Guild Guitar company , some historical documentation has unfortunately been lost or destroyed. The first two digits indicate the year your guitar was made, the second two digits represent the month, the third set of digits represent the day, and the last two digits indicates which number your guitar was manufactured as on that particular day. While we are happy to buy used guitars and gear, we absolutely love Guild Guitars since they've got a rich history. The last 3 numbers represent the unit number. Punches back when you put the fist to it.