213=unit number; and that last letter is an internal code. (That first letter is an “oh” not a zero.) The first letter is the year; O=1998. The three numbers are the unit number; this started over each month at 500, so unit number 21. Yamaha Music Craft, Made in Japan, 1999: Letter-letter-###, like so: PM222. The first two letters are the year; Q=0 and I=2, so 2002. Custom Shop, Made in Japan, 1997-2003: Letter-letter-###, like so: NK333.
The last three numbers represent order of production on the day the guitar was made. ” To you folks, we offer the following: Several other serial number configurations used by Yamaha over the years.
There is some overlap between formats and in those cases multiple results will be generated.
If you encounter any inaccuracies please email the web master Yamaha serial numbers are recycled every ten years, 29 formats are supported here based on research available on the yamaha website.
Year Serial Number Sequence (SG-175, SX-125) (SG1000) (SG2000) (SG1000) (SG2000) (BB1200) (BB2000) (SG1000) (SG2000) (BB1200) (BB2000) (SG1000) (SG2000) (BB1200) (BB2000) 1980 (through July) (SG1000) (SG2000) 1980 (through December) (through July). The first two letters are the year; Q0 and I2, so 2002.
The second and third numbers are the month; March (03). It includes most of the Fender serial numbers issued along with the corresponding dates and a short history of Fender Guitars through the years. The third and fourth numbers are the month; 02February.