I think these tables are about as correct as I can get them, I will remove the originals at some time, when I'm sure!John SOS In 1980 Electronic ignitions were installed, engines having the E prefix from that date.
In our example the guitar was built in August (08) Again, let’s use an example serial number to illustrate how this system works – 20051126029 The first 4 digits represent the year the guitar was built.
This is straight forward – in our example the guitar was built in 2005.
Hopefully this has helped you to understand your serial number(s) on your Taylor Guitar(s).
With apologies for the poor quality, we have reproduced this list directly from the original manuals.
Let’s take an example serial number to illustrate how the system works – 1108093001 The first digit signifies where the guitar was built.
It might have been built in one of two places 1108093001 – in our serial number we can see that the guitar was built in El Cajon.
The second and seventh digits indicate what year the guitar was built.
In our example those numbers are 13, which tells us that the guitar was built in 2013.
The system has changed a bit over the years so it gets a little bit complicated – but stick with me.