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The first and fifth numbers are the year, for example 8997653 = 8997653 or 1986 ES (Electric Spanish - hollow body with fixed pickup(s) T - Thinline D Double - 2 Pickups C Cutaway or Cherry Finish 3/4 - 3/4 side and short scale SV - Stereo and Veritone wiring option Please keep in mind that Serial numbers show approximate date of manufacture.

An electric guitar is a fretted stringed instrument with a neck and body that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals.

In mid/late 2012, US distributed Japanese-built guitars switched to the year designation that guitars distributed in Japan use.

During the 1950s and 1960s, the electric guitar became the most important instrument in pop music.Some of those include variables such as refinished bodies or necks, replaced parts, refrets, and overall condition of the guitar.Original and mint condition will catch the highest values for your instruments.Serial numbers show approximate date of manufacture.For all dates, you will need to look at the construction technique and components used to get a more precise date of manufacture.The following two digits denote the month, and the remaining four digits denote the instrument’s sequential number of manufacture among all the instruments made during the month indicated.

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