Dating rogers drums serial numbers
Lower numbers will always appear on earlier guitars, higher numbers on later guitars.
Remember that 20 guitars will, of course, not begin with a 9.
For example, serial number JT03074463 would break down as: Of those, JT is by far the most common on the pro-line instruments.
Unlike the pre-Fender codes, specific models are no longer designated within the serial number.Serial numbers have six numbers, with a three digit suffix. The final numbers are the sequential order of the model made during the lifespan of the model (not that year).For example, 946119-976 would be a June 1994 Tennessee Rose, the 976th made.If you'd like to learn more about Gretsch serial numbers, we highly recommend Ed Ball's "Gretsch 6120: The History of a Legendary Guitar." Ball is one of the key researchers who have determined the actual dates, years and features Gretsch serial numbers correspond to.Gretsch began date-coding serial numbers in August 1966.
Date-coded serial numbers are typically found stamped on the back or top of the headstock, and "Made in USA" is stamped next to the number starting in June 1967. The next digit = last digit of the year (1966 to 1972: 6,7,8,9,0,1,2).