Yamaha serial numbers are recycled every ten years, 29 formats are supported here based on research available on the yamaha website.There is some overlap between formats and in those cases multiple results will be generated.View Pro Series Guitars Japanese-made Takamine models distributed in Japan have their own serial-numbering scheme that can be used to reliably date them.In these eight-digit numbers, the first two digits signify the number of years since Takamine’s establishment in 1962.Registered trademarks/designs of the Gibson Guitar Corporation include, but are not limited to, Gibson, Orville, Les Paul, Flying V, Explorer, L-5, ES-335, ES-175, Firebird.Guitars is not affiliated with the Gibson Guitar Corporation in any way.
Similarly, serial number 09050112 indicates the 112th guitar made during May 2009.If you remove the four screws this plate comes off, you will then see the actual neck plate which has four larger screws holding the neck on. The black and silver areas that you see are actually the tops of the pickup bobbins themselves.The neck plate has a rectangular "window" in it to allow you to access the truss rod through a hole through the body into the back of the neck (that's right, the truss is accessed through the back of the neck). The black and silver areas are covered by a domed clear plastic piece.Features: - the round Yamaha logo on the headstock is not a decal, it's a die cast metal piece with chrome tuning forks (the Yamaha logo) raised above a black background.You can turn it with your fingers on my guitar but it doesn't come off - you can also see in the picture that the Yamaha brand name appears on the neck plate.In mid/late 2012, US distributed Japanese-built guitars switched to the year designation that guitars distributed in Japan use.See below for the formula used to tell the year of manufacture.The first two digits designate the year of manufacture, followed by two digits denoting the month.The remaining four digits denote the instrument’s sequential number of manufacture among all the instruments made during the month indicated.Email us and we'll pass along your request to the manufacturer. 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.