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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2012-01-27 4:35 PM (#448750)
Subject: Serial Numbers List


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Location: The Great Pacific Northwest

Serial Numbers

This reference is a guide for guitars manufactured in the USA only.


Early Series (1966-1981) including solid bodies:
Serial Range | Year

006 - 319 = 1966 Three digits in red ink
320 - 999 = 1967 (Feb-Nov) New Hartford; three digits in red ink
1000 - = 1967 (Nov)-1968 (July) Four digits in black ink, no letter prefix
10000 - = 1970 (Feb)-1972 (May) Five digits, no letter prefix
A+3 Digits = 1968 (July-Nov)
B+3 Digits = 1968 (Nov)-1969 (Feb)
B+5 Digits = 1974-1979 Magnum solid body basses Magnums were not made unil 1978.
C+3 Digits = 1969 (Feb-Sept)
D+3 Digits = 1969 (Sept)-1970 (Feb)
E+4 Digits = 1973 (Jan)-1975 (Feb) Solidbodies
E+5 Digits = 1975 (Feb)-1980 Solidbodies
............... = 1978-1983 Magnum solid body basses
E+6 Digits = 1980 (late)-1981 Some UK IIs (does not reflect production)
F,G prefix = 1968 (July)-1970 (Feb)
H,I,J,L prefix = 1970-1973 Electric Storm Series

Six-Digit Series (1971-2013): Except Adamas
Serial Range   | Year

000001-007000 = 1972 (May - Dec)
020001-039000 = 1974
039001-067000 = 1975
067001-086000 = 1976
086001-103000 = 1977 (Jan-Sept)
103001-126000 = 1977 (Sept)-1978 (Apr)
126001-157000 = 1978 (Apr-Dec)
157001-203000 = 1979
211011-214933 = 1980
214934-263633 = 1981
263634-291456 = 1982
291457-302669 = 1983
302670-303319 = 1984 (Elites Only)
315001-339187 = 1984 (Balladeers Only)
303320-356000 = 1985
357000-367999 = 1987
368000-382106 = 1988
382107-392900 = 1989
403760-420400 = 1990
421000-430680 = 1990
400001-403676 = 1991
430681-446000 = 1991
402700-406000 = 1992
446001-457810 = 1992
457811-470769 = 1993
470770-484400 = 1994
484401-501470 = 1995
501471-518689 = 1996
518690-528368 = 1997
528369-536826 = 1998
536827-545890 = 1999
545891-555979 = 2000
555980-564478 = 2001
564479-571883 = 2002
571884-579654 = 2003
579655-592919 = 2004
592920-601450 = 2005
601451-609566 = 2006
609567-618494 = 2007
618495-620263 = 2008
620264-621209 = 2009
621210-621981 = 2010
621982-622147 = 2011
622148-622419 = 2012
622420-622539 = 2013 


Adamas Series (1977-2001) : Starts with "0077" in September of 1977

Serial Range | Year

0077-0099 = 1977
0100-0608 = 1978
0609-1058 = 1979
1059-1670 = 1980
1671-2668 = 1981
2669-3242 = 1982
3243-3859 = 1983
3860-4109 = 1984
4110-4251 = 1985
4252-4283 = 1986
4284-4427 = 1987
4428-4696 = 1988
4697-4974 = 1989
4975-5541 = 1990
5542-6278 = 1991
6279-7088 = 1992
7089-8159 = 1993
8160-9778 = 1994
9779-11213 = 1995
11214-12448 = 1996
12449-13020 = 1997
13021-14623 = 1998
14624-16136 = 1999
16137-17393 = 2000
17394-18960 = 2001
18961-20040 = 2002
20041-xxxxx = 2003

Collectors Series (1982-Present) : Numbered based on total produced

Serial# | Year | Total Produced
 1982    1982-8     1908
 1983    1983-B     2754
 1984    1984-5     2637
 1985    1985-1     2198
            2985-1     715
 1986    1986-6     1858
            2986-6     392
 1987    1987-7     820
            1987-5     108
 1988    1988-P     1177
 1989    1989-8     981
 1990    1990-7     500
            199S-7     750
            1990-1     50
            199S-1     100
 1991    1991-4     1464
            1991-5     292
 1992    1992-H     1995
 1993    1993-4     1537
 1994    1994-7     1763
 1995    1995-7     1502
 1996    1996-TPB   1280
 1997    1997-N     935
            1997-W     233
 1998    1998-NEB   884
 1999    1999-RWB   870
 2000    2000-TH    719
 2001    2001-FR    696
 2002    2002-AC    740
 2003    2003-VN   

 

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