Dating ibanez jem guitars
Cort Serial Numbers – Cort serial numbers are denoted with a C prefix followed by either 7 or 8 digits.
I’m not sure what year the changeover occurred but using the formula it will be easy for you to tell.
If you’re trying to figure out what model something is from the serial number, figure out what year it is then go to the catalog library for the corresponding year (or year before or after) to find the model.
Some models will never be found in the catalogs, that’s just the way it is.
This is where you start seeing consecutive numbered plates on the remaining regular joint models that no longer indicate year.
160225 was a very odd plate number I came across on a Jem.
It consists of a letter, A – L, followed by a 6 digit number.There are many variables of numbering through these years and between different models and are broken down into 3 categories, stickers, plates, and the impressed numbers that follow the old school style detailed above.HEADSTOCK SERIAL STICKERS 1987 – 1996 Guitars built in Japan between these years will have a serial number beginning with F followed by 6 numbers.Late BFP’s with direct mount pickups for example which bear these 160k/250k plates and no headstock sticker.The UV plate numbers also changed to these consecutive plates and will be found on late UV7BK’s in both green dot and silver.
On typical Ibanez serial numbers the first 2 digits will indicate year, or the first digit will indicate the last digit of the year, but there are also some that indicate no year at all.