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10-Digit Serial Numbers Our current 10-digit serial numbering format that started in November of 2009 identifies where the guitar was built, the start date, and the assigned number of the guitar on that day's production schedule.For example, the serial number for the first guitar built in the El Cajon (USA) factory on July 6, 2014 is 1107064001.Serial number 3648, original Jensen P12R alnico magnet speaker, just reconed.Amp just thoroughly serviced, grounded cord added.... A rare find as these higher watt 50's Fenders were expensive in the day.

I had not heard from him in thirty years, when he tracked me down through the Willcutt Guitars website.

11-Digit Serial Numbers January 2000 - October 2009, the serial number expanded from 9 to 11 digits to accommodate the four-digit year designation.

Other than the first four digits noting the year, it's decoded the same as the 9-digit serial numbers.

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I had not heard from him in thirty years, when he tracked me down through the Willcutt Guitars website.

11-Digit Serial Numbers January 2000 - October 2009, the serial number expanded from 9 to 11 digits to accommodate the four-digit year designation.

Other than the first four digits noting the year, it's decoded the same as the 9-digit serial numbers.

Custom Shop Book Dazzling color photographs of unique and beautiful one-of-a- kind instruments created by Fender's dream factory.

Also includes close-ups and detailed descriptions from the master builders.

See the explanation for serial number 20070311301 below: 20070311301 First four digits indicate the year - 2007 20070311301 5th & 6th digits indicate the two-digit month - 03 (March) 20070311301 7th & 8th digits indicate the day - 11 (the 11th) 20070311301 9th digit is a series code number - 0 for 300 or 400 Series, 1 for 500 thru Presentation Series, 2 for 200 Series, 3 for a Baby, 4 for a Big Baby, 5 for T5, 7 for Nylon Series, 8 for 100 Series, and 9 for Solid Body Series. 20070311301 Last two digits indicate the guitar's position in that day's production sequence. Record keeping in the early days was spotty and it's uncertain which guitar is actually the first one, but these two were built within the first few months of Taylor Guitars production.