Question: How often does a Yamaha guitar serial number repeat?

Yamahas guitars serial numbers repeat every 10 years, so additional research may be needed to find the exact year your guitar was made.

How do you read a Yamaha guitar serial number?

The first two numbers represent the year. The next two digits represent the month and the last two digits represent the number of the unit (serial number). The 29th guitar that was built in June 1980. In the short period of 1985-1986 a 6-digit serial number has been used but the month is not displayed.

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