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Unlike the pre-Fender codes, specific models are no longer designated within the serial number.
In the beginning, Gretsch simply wrote serial numbers inside the guitar in pencil.
For example, 946119-976 would be a June 1994 Tennessee Rose, the 976th made.
A hyphenated number was embossed on the back of headstock. For example, 3-8094 would be March (3), 1978 (8) and the 94th guitar made that month. The next three digits are the model number, without the 6 at the beginning.
Serial numbers have six numbers, with a three digit suffix. The final numbers are the sequential order of the model made during the lifespan of the model (not that year).
Serial numbers on Korean made guitars in this era were printed on a sticker affixed to the back of the headstock.
This sticker, along with the "Made in Korea" sticker, went missing almost immediately — sometimes before the guitar even left the store.
This only pertains the pre-Fender Korean-made guitars.
The Fender-era 51xx guitars follow the normal Fender numbering scheme.
CY is usually seen on Electromatic solidbodies such as the Corvette/CVT.
The last four numbers are sequential for the given year (all models combined) and are broken into two categories as follows: So, JT05070014 would be made at the Terada factory in July 2005 and would be the 14th of something special that year (all special models combined).
Most online guides (and quite a few print guides) are based on Jay Scott's groundbreaking book "Gretsch: the guitars of the Fred Gretsch Company," which is a fine book, but is nearly two decades old.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating