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The most common Yamaha serial numbers follow a system that uses 2 letters, followed by 5 numbers. The letters H to Q each represent the number that the year the guitar was built in .Let’s look at an example of what this might look like – MM12022 From this we can tell that this is the 22 guitar built on June 12 of either 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996 or 2006. H = 1 I = 2 J = 3 K = 4 L = 5 M = 6 N = 7 O = 8 P = 9 Q = 0 But it gives no clue as to the decade so for each letter it could represent the following years.There is some overlap between formats and in those cases multiple results will be generated.If you encounter any inaccuracies please email the web master Yamaha serial numbers are recycled every ten years, 29 formats are supported here based on research available on the yamaha website.If yours doesn’t you’ll need to keep reading to decipher it.
Look at this SF 500 pickup: The first two digits on the back indicate the year in the Showa period.This information is usually found inside the sound hole of your guitar.Yamaha’s serial number system is one of the more complicated ones I have come across – so it’s a little bit involved.“, a good but far from complete book on Yamaha guitars, gives the following serial number chart for SG’s (and SX) guitars: Made in Japan, 1966-1984. Year Serial Number Sequence 1966 0398-3951 1967 3952-7433 1968 7434-10844 1969 10645-12331 1970 12332-13492 1971 13493-15121 1972 15122-18058 1973 18059-23745 1974 23746-36150 1975 36151-38104 1976 38105-39943 (SG-175, SX-125) 1001-1390 (SG1000) 1001-1126 (SG2000) 1977 001391-002365 (SG1000) 001251-002610 (SG2000) 1978 002366-003110 (SG1000) 002611-003760 (SG2000) 1979 003111-004445 (SG1000) 003761-005088 (SG2000) 1980 (through July) 004446-005329 (SG1000) 005081-005375 (SG2000) 1980 (through December) 013001-024215 1981 025410-059618 1982 059620-096639 1983 096640-126845 1984 (through July) 126846-146196 Based on my own information a few comments have to be made: Some (perhaps even many) very early “modern” SG’s (1500, 2000 etc) have a serial number that doesn’t match the system above. But also my SF guitars and my SC guitars (all 70’ies) match the above numbering system. states that this numbering system is valid for SG and SX guitars.
For these ones you will also need to know where your guitar was built – which you should be able to be found next to the serial number of your guitar and will say “made in..” and then the country it was built in (either Japan, Taiwan or Indonesia).