Dating your takamine
For example, serial number 46090002 indicates a guitar built in 2008 (1962 plus 46 years), in September of that year (09), and that it was the second guitar made that month (0002).
Similarly, serial number 49110033 indicates the 33rd guitar made during November 2011.
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.
A guitar with a serial number starting “050108” would have been made on the eighth of January 2005.
This applies for overseas models from 2013 For Example; Serial Number:#51010999.
The first two digits represent the number of years from 1962 (1962 51 = 2013). The last four is the sequential number from all guitars made that month.
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For example, a guitar with a serial number “01081423” would have been the 23rd guitar that was made on the fourteenth of August 2001.