Dating my taylor guitar
I'm wondering if there's a way to confirm precisely what this little guitar is.I can't find a Taylor catalog from what I think is the date of manufacture. My understanding is that this means it was made in 2000.
The first two digits represent the number of years from 1962 (1962 51 = 2013). The last four is the sequential number from all guitars made that month.The remaining four digits denote the instrument’s sequential number of manufacture among all the instruments made during the month indicated.For example, serial number 07100091 indicates a guitar built in 2007 (07), in October of that year (10), and that it was the 91st guitar made that month (0091). Please visit it in the Gearwiki** 2009-current In 2009 Taylor adopted a new numbering system format which identifies the factory of production, year, date and the assigned number of the guitar on that day’s production schedule, although the numerical sequence is slightly different from the previous system.Factory designation: 1 = El Cajon 2 = Tecate Accordingly, the serial number for the first guitar built in the Tecate factory on November 2, 2009 is 2011029001.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.
Here is a link to that page: Kenny Hand Made Walnut 000 | Hand Made Maple OOO 12 | '94 915-M | '96 810 | '98 W65 | '00 314-K | Yairi DY-58 (9 String) | Sobell Cittern | Moon 'Bazar' (Guitar-Bouzouki) | Freshwater Octave Mandolin | Breedlove Fretless Acoustic Bass | Recording King Squareneck Tricone Reso | Ozark Tenor Banjo | Ozark Tenor Guitar | EKO Ranger XII | Fender Strat | 'Vintage' "The Fool" SG | some others Whatta y'all think? [ : Message edited by: Louisms ] Unlike some guitar manufacturers who use serial numbering systems on their guitars that don't allow the viewer to instantly know the month and the year the guitar was produced, with the present Taylor serial numbering system one can instantly tell the age of the guitar.
A Martin guitar dealer can have a guitar in his store for years and, unless you knew which serial numbers were made in which years, the uninformed buyer would never know it. My 310 will never court herself with one of them hillbillies (i won't allow it! She'd rather keep herself "pure" and date another of her kind.
1993-1999 From 1993 until the end of 1999, each Taylor guitar featured a nine-digit serial number that denotes when work was begun on the guitar.
Reading left to right, the first two digits represent the year; the second pair of digits represent the month; and the third pair of digits represents the calendar day that work was begun.
The seventh digit is a series code number – 0 for 300 or 400 Series, 1 for 500 thru Presentation Series, 2 for 200 Series, 3 for Baby and Big Baby Series, 5 for T5, 7 for Nylon Series, 8 for 100 Series, and 9 for Solid Body Series.