Please help me date my guitar

I have been trying to figure out the year of my Ibanez RS 2. I have owned it for about 20 years. I removed the neck from the body and finally found some numbers they are f440 and then it also says Ibanez but thats it for numbers on this guitar. Any feed back would great.

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Those numbers don't help much to put an age on it. The 440 likely refers to the model number (Roadstar II 440, Stratalike with HSS pups and a coil tap on the HB, locking bridge) and the "f" probably refers to the Fuji-Gen Gakki factory, as these were made in Japan. I'd estimate mid-1980s but you'd need a serial number in the format listed here:
http://www.ibanezregister.com/history/history-dating.htm

to get closer than the estimate.

1bassleft wrote:
Those numbers don't help much to put an age on it. The 440 likely refers to the model number (Roadstar II 440, Stratalike with HSS pups and a coil tap on the HB, locking bridge) and the "f" probably refers to the Fuji-Gen Gakki factory, as these were made in Japan. I'd estimate mid-1980s but you'd need a serial number in the format listed here:
http://www.ibanezregister.com/history/history-dating.htm

Thanks for the info I have figured out the year it is a 1986 RG410 DX
http://www.ibanezregister.com/Gallery/roadstar/gal-rg410.htm

Glad to be of some help, although I'm surprised that the "440" you spotted didn't refer to the model number. Those FGG-made Roadstars are very well regarded these days.

i was looking for the price/year of mine also

its a fender telecaster.
and since i uh, live in japan it is japanese.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4_A1dPgFIQ

its in that video
with pictures at the end.
thanks :)

it's a 2006 Fender Tele 52 reissue in black with seymour duncan pickups, its wired so that the neck pup can be reverse polorised, the neck is maple, the strings are ernie ball 9-48's i think in nickle, but i could be wrong, the brand of polish used on this occasion was Mr Sheen waxfree, good choice because of the sweaty circumstances, value?? i'd have to say, at least £350.
PS i don't like the song much.

haha okay thanks!

yeeeah, im guessing we dont really like the same kind of music.
but its cool :)

Ashley, just type up the serial number and I can get a date on the Tele for you. Or else you can type "Fender Serial Dating" into a search engine (Fender's own website has the ability to date their guitars). You'll turn up a few sites offering unlimited boyfriends/girlfriends/both who can't wait to lay themselves (or you) over the car, but at least three sites that can tell you the age of your guitar will also show up.

hahaha

i'll let you take this one if you dont mind ;D

P073076

:)

According to Fender's website, P+6 digits = made in Japan, 1993-1994. Here's the link direct to the site without risking internet sexfiends :)
http://www.fender.com/support/japanese_instruments.php

Welcome to the forum, BTW

ohh cool :D

thanks a tonnn :)

yeah, eh. i was alittle sketchy at first... thinking you might all be old pervs.
but the like... 3 people ive talked to so far all seem pretty nice :D

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