My 35 years of guitar experience knows this to be true. I have a Madeira A-12 and I was interested in the value because I'm looking to sell it. COM Thanks, Lenny I have a Madeira C600 classical guitar.
It's in the original hard case with some extras inside. I have read all I can find on the net, but no one mentions anything about that inst. I have looked inside for the usual locations..used a mirror for hidden spots. Thank you Must be a "Made in Japan: guitar, does it have an oval label in the sound-hole?
Next digit shows the last digit of the year starting with 5, i.e. The remaining numbers show the production order of the instrument for the year so if the last 3 digits are 759 this would be the 759th instrument produced that year.
Another New Serial Number Scheme 1973 to 1981 A number is impressed into back of the headstock.
On instruments with round sound holes, this label is visible directly below it. "Project Vibroclone" 20th Century Guitar Magazine, June 1996, pp 108 - 110. "Jazz Bass Beautification" 20th Century Guitar Magazine, July 1996, pp 118 - 119. For example 55395 = 1955 920874 = 1959 1977 Forward - finally a standard serial number was used.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.