See below for the formula used to tell the year of manufacture.
View Pro Series Guitars Japanese-made Takamine models distributed in Japan have their own serial-numbering scheme that can be used to reliably date them.
Japanese-built Takamine Pro Series guitars can be reliably dated from the eight-digit serial numbers typically found at the neck block inside the instruments.
The first two digits designate the year of manufacture, followed by two digits denoting the month.
The dreadnought style 730S has a solid Sitka spruce top, laminated rosewood back and sides and a rosewood fingerboard.
Finish options are Natural, Tobacco Brown Sunburst, and Vintage Cherry Burst. There have been acoustics made of carbon fiber, graphite, cherry, walnut, exotic hardwoods from South America and Africa but Yamaha's FGB1 pushes the boundaries even further.
The remaining four digits denote the instrument’s sequential number of manufacture among all the instruments made during the month indicated.
For example, serial number 07100091 indicates a guitar built in 2007 (07), in October of that year (10), and that it was the 91st guitar made that month (0091).
Our numbering system was a little less sophisticated in the early days, and we didn't adhere to an actual production "schedule" until 1987.
Employees Bob Taylor, Kurt Listug, and Steve Schemmer purchase the American Dream Musical Instrument Manufacturing shop in Lemon Grove, California, and change the name to Taylor Guitars; all rosewood used is Brazilian.
Guitar #20168 is the first Taylor made from East Indian rosewood; guitar #20179 is the latest Taylor "on record" to have the mortise neck joint (by the time we made #20229, we were not using mortise neck joints); Kurt hits the road to sell direct to dealers.
Further, each Takamine guitar embodies the elegant aesthetics and masterful precision that only comes from decades of devotion to the craft of luthiery.
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