Seagull guitar serial number dating
So, there was a total of 9 digits in the serial numbers during this period.
If you have a serial number that has 9 digits, then your guitar was built during this time.
In the numbers below, for early years, some of the numbers do not appear to make sense.
For instance in 1933 the numbers appear to run backwards, or should 300 be 800?
I think these tables are about as correct as I can get them, I will remove the originals at some time, when I'm sure!
John SOS In 1980 Electronic ignitions were installed, engines having the E prefix from that date.
In 1992 those serial numbers were 4-1122 to 4-3152.Hopefully this has helped you to understand your serial number(s) on your Taylor Guitar(s).With apologies for the poor quality, we have reproduced this list directly from the original manuals.In our example the guitar was built in August (08) Again, let’s use an example serial number to illustrate how this system works – 20051126029 The first 4 digits represent the year the guitar was built.
This is straight forward – in our example the guitar was built in 2005.
The system has changed a bit over the years so it gets a little bit complicated – but stick with me.