It is important to note that G&L’s serial numbers are non-sequential. G&L has had two primary serial number schemes throughout its life.It is also important to note that not all serial numbers were used because some bridges were defective.1980-1997 Originally, numbers of the form GXXXXXX were used for guitars and numbers of the form BXXXXXX were used for basses.See the Factories heading a few paragraphs down for little info on guitars produced elsewhere.Ibanez did not put serial numbers on their guitars. The only way to date these guitars is to find out what years they were available and then comparing all the minute details like scripts, contours, and inlay variances that only the hardcore vintage gurus know.There is no master list to correlate to a model number, these are consecutive serialized numbers only.
I was going to post a question about it on the forum but figured I'd do a search first.
Another good resource for finding out about your serial number is the G&L Registry, linked below.
Other Notes The best way to date a G&L instrument is to take off the neck.
found this site which can give you some production info on you guitar. Your guitar was made at the Fuji-gen Plant, Japan 2003 Production Number: 01606 I thought this was pretty cool! *Pot Code Reader* Epiphone Fender Gibson Ibanez Yamaha Cheers!
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