Dating and seriel numbers for used v series ibanez guitars
As a result, you will see some 1990 guitars bearing N9 serial numbers Year 2000 introduced the "Z" prefix serial numbers on US made guitars, which stood for the 0 of the new millennium.A Z0 prefix dates to 2000, a Z1 prefix dates to 2001 etcetera.
These books are the same resources we refer to here at Superior Music to research answers to history and dating questions.The "E", stood for the decade of the 1980s and was, as shown below, introduced in 1979. "V" prefix serial numbered instruments, is to remove the neck and check the butt end of the heel of the neck for a production date, which may be stamped or written there.As you can see by the overlaps of numbers and years, the reference to the actual production date is rather loose. The numbers and decals are produced far in advance, and apparently, some N9 decals, (which were supposed to be used in 1999), were affixed to some instruments in 1990.The following chart details the Fender serial number schemes used from 1950 to 1964.There is quite a bit of overlap of numbers and years.