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.
(Their numbering system began with “H” for 1.) The second letter indicates the month. 17/11/2015 The Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster (Maple Fingerboard, Black) and Fender Champion 100 (Snow White Limited Edition) are two new, stunning Fender FSR models. 05/06/2015 John Lennon's first Gibson acoustic guitar, a J-160e, which was stolen after a Christmas concert in 1963 and remained lost for 50 years, will be auctioned later this year. The retro-future stylings of the Flying V, Explorer, and Firebird.Yamaha’s serial number system is one of the more complicated ones I have come across – so it’s a little bit involved.But the complexity of decoding the number isn’t the most frustrating part of this particular serial number system – it’s the fact that the serial numbers actually repeat every decade – so you actually have to know what decade your guitar was built in to begin with.