Dating fender bass guitars

The final four numbers are the unit number; 0013 (13).An Ibanez serial number can tell you two things, year of manufacture and factory [or country] of manufacture. Made in Japan, 1989-2002: Letter-letter-letter-letter-###, like so: SKJL321.

YMMI, Made in Indonesia, 2001-: Letter-letter-letter-######, like so: QIM180013.

Kaohsiung Factory, Made in Taiwan, 1971-2001: ########.

The second and third numbers are the month; 09=September.

The first letter indicates the last digit of the year of production. Tenryu/Wada Factory, Made in Japan, 1985-1986: ######.

(Their numbering system began with “H” for 1.) The second letter indicates the month.

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