Jackson Guitar Company & Serial Numbers

Jackson Guitars started off providing quality American-made heavy metal guitars to popular artists, headlined by Randy Rhoads. Now under Fender Musical Instrument Corporation, they continue to offer rock and metal friendly guitars at various price points.

Their website features their complete product catalog, including custom shop options and more. You can also build your own customized metal guitar or bass via the Custom Select page. The site also features a community page where users and fans can interact.

If you are trying to get more information about your Jackson guitar and you have the serial number, here is a nifty serial number table that you can use to find out the year and factory where your guitar came from.

Serial Number Table for Jackson Neck-Thru Models:

Randy Rhoads

Custom Neck-thru

Jackson Archtop

Jackson USA Neck-thru

Year and Factory

RR0000

1982 San Dimas

RR0001-RR0294

J0001-J0034

1983 San Dimas

RR0295-RR0996

J0035-J0406

1984 San Dimas

RR0997-RR1754

J0407-J1539

1985 San Dimas

RR1755-RR1929

J1540-J2799

JA0001-JA0011

1986 San Dimas

RR1930-RR2115

JJ2800-J4072

JA0012-JA0036

1987 Ontario

RR2116-RR2274

J4073-J5007

JA0037-JA0087

1988 Ontario

RR2275-RR2527

J5008-J5657

JA0088-JA0149

1989 Ontario

RR2528-RR2664

J5658-J5842

JA0150-JA0169

UO0001-UO0852

1990 Ontario

RR2665-RR2683

J5843-J5923

JA0170-JA0175

UO0853-UO1750

1991 Ontario

RR2684-RR2706

J5924-J5974

JA0176-JA0177

UO1751-UO2070

1992 Ontario

RR2707-RR2724

J5975-J6079

JA0178-JA0179

UO2071-UO2527

1993 Ontario

RR2725-RR2744

J6080-J6171

JA0180

UO2528-UO2941

1994 Ontario

RR2745-RR2756

J6172-J6238

UO2942-UO3211

1995 Ontario

RR2757-RR2784

J6239-J6300

UO3212-UO4005

1996 Ontario

RR2785-RR2801

J6301-J6379

UO4006-UO5247

1997 Ontario

RR2802-RR2823

J6380-J6444

UO5248-UO6904

1998 Ontario

RR2824-RR2844

J6445-J6506

JA0182-JA0185

UO6905-UO7626

1999 Ontario

RR2845-RR2860

J6506-6568

JA0186-JA0191

UO7627-UO8969

2000 Ontario

RR2861-

J6569-

JA0192-JA194

UO8970-

2001 Ontario

Serial Number Table for Jackson Bolt-On Neck Models:

Jackson Custom Shop

Jackson Junior

Jackson USA Bolt-On

Year and Factory

1001-1505

1986 San Dimas

1506-7303

1987 Ontario

1506-7303

1988 Ontario

1506-7303

1989 Ontario

7304-7498

000001-000900

1990 Ontario

7499-7761

000901-001563

1991 Ontario

7762-7814

001564-001739

1992 Ontario

7815-7898

001740-001931

1993 Ontario

7899-7973

0001JJ-0091JJ

001932-2324

1994 Ontario

7974-8013

0092JJ-0105JJ

002325-002687

1995 Ontario

8014-8055

0106JJ-0256JJ

002688-003370

1996 Ontario

8056-8089

0257JJ-0422JJ

003371-004676

1997 Ontario

8090-8138

0423JJ-583JJ

004677-004923

1998 Ontario

8139-8158

0584JJ-0605JJ

004924-004974

1999 Ontario

8159-8176

0606JJ-0643JJ

004975-005050

2000 Ontario

8177-

0644JJ-

005051-

2001 Ontario

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541 thoughts on “Jackson Guitar Company & Serial Numbers”

  1. Jackson rr v
    Anonymous

    I have a Randy rhoads black v no tremolo neck thru serial number is stamped on the last fret. It is 110 1466. Any ideas?

  2. Jackson Guitar 1990?
    Lee

    I have a Black Strat body neck through jackson active electronics serial #u00464. Was wondering if anybody had any info on these guitars? Is it considered a soloist? Mother of pearl inlays in neck and Jackson name. Is this rare? Tried looking up serial # From what i could make out it was built in 1990 in Ontario. Any info would be appreciated Thanks

  3. My Jackson seems different
    Rashinna

    I can’t find the body style w the same humdinger cut outs and the tuner pegs aren’t all on one side. My number is 01060370
    I believe it said made in Italy though… Is this a fake or has it been modified?

  4. Randy Rhoads Jackson
    Anonymous

    Im needing to know what year and everything basically about my guitar. The serial number is CWJ2204719

  5. What is the year and place made of this Kelly model that I have?
    Anonymous

    This is a Jackson Kelly I’ve heard that it might be a 99 model and on their catalog it looks like a K E3 except for there are not original pick ups and some of the other hardware has been replaced with black hardware although it’s a Kramer Floyd Rose Which fits it has a eight number serial number only the serial number is on the back of the back plate. The number is 99090678. Thank you for any input by the way this has one volume knob and 3 position switch, as well as to hum bucker‘s the hum bucker‘s are. Not Seymour Duncan’s

  6. Guitar ID Help
    HTTP410

    My best friend passed away in July and left me one of his prized guitars and I’m looking for some help is IDing it. The serial number is 4511 and has a block cityscape graphic.

    Appreciate any help.

  7. Jackson Performer PS1 serial number
    Steham

    Anyone have any clue as to my guitar’s origin?
    It’s got a 7 digit serial number of 5000466 stamped into the neckplate.
    I can find it in online database search

  8. A bit stumped on mine.. Any
    Anonymous

    A bit stumped on mine.. Any help or corrections to what I’ve come up with is greatly appreciated!

    Serial Number: NJHK08007320
    N=India
    J=Jackson
    H=Harmony Music Instruments (HMI)
    K=?????????
    08=2008
    007=7th day of production
    3=March
    20=Inspected by inspector no. 20

    Description: RR body, bolt on, standard headstock, shark fin inlays, 24 frets, Jackson (licensed under Floyd Rose pats.) trem, black/red Jackson pups, black body w/ red bevels

    1. type of guitar using serial number: gun-metal grey finish, Floy
      Shane

      Serial number is NHJ1025613 anybody know what this is. Has fender type body, reverse headstock, 24 pearl inloid shark fin inlays, Floyd rose licensed Jackson tremolo (double locking) 2 Jackson humbucker pickups, 3 way toggle switch, master volume, master tone

  9. Jackson Guitar CYJ1800840
    Anonymous

    Does anyone know the model of this Jackson guitar I have? I’m looking to sell and need a price.

  10. Jackson Performer PS-4 serial number
    Beotheguitarist

    Guys. I purchased a Jackson Performer and it came with a neck plate with the serial number 8633252. I haven’t seen anywhere online where any guitar from Jackson starts with the number 8. The serial number generator doesn’t come back with this number so anyone have an idea?

  11. Jackson soloist sl1 made in usa
    Anonymous

    I cant find any information about my jackson soloist sl1 . Serial number : U19021
    Where can i find information?
    Thank you.

  12. rr1 usa????
    Anonymous

    Hi,

    i have an rr1 written in usa on headstock with serial number j22430 . Would you know how to inform year and place of manufacture and if this serial number really corresponds to a jackson USA?

    appreciate

    1. Jackson Performer serial numbers
      Anonymous

      Made sometime in the mid to late 90’s at the Korean factory. All of the Korean Jackson Performers started with a 1. You can’t get an exact year out of the serial number. Just know that it was made in Korea in the 90’s because that’s when they were being produced. The Made In Japan Performers started with a 94 (the early models) or 96,97, and 98 possibly. Hope this helps.

  13. 2002 USA soloist
    Dave

    I have a 2002 USA Soloist SL1 with Hot Rod Flames. (through body) Can’t quite figure out anything concerning the serial # U10779. None of the guides I have been able to check start with U1. The closest I can get is U0. I know 2002 was around when jackson was being sold and thing got a little weird concerning serial numbers. Or so a Jackson rep told me a few years back.

  14. Jackson Performer made in Japan
    CEVI

    Hi ( SERIAL 9607496 ),

    Please, I want to know information about this guitar and what is its worth (this has been saved without use, It’s almost new)?

    Thanks

    1. Japanese jackson
      Anonymous

      I can’t tell you what model it is from the serial number but
      I can tell you it’s Japanese and that’s a good thing.

      Look at the 2006 Jackson catalog to figure out which model it is.
      With a 96 serial number it will be close to that model year.

      Hope that helps. Reverb is a good indicator of value usually once you find the model of the guitar.
      Be safe.

  15. Serial Number: 042031
    Jared Toney

    Hi,

    Could you please send me all the possible information that you have on Jackson Serial Number: 042031

    Thanks,

  16. Jackson DK2 TR serial number 9696373 Japanese bolt on valuation
    ChrisB

    Hi there,
    I was wondering if anyone knew roughly the value of a Jackson DK2 TR (Transparent Red finish) serial number 9696373 Japanese bolt on neck, please? It has Seymour Duncan pickups in 2 single coils and a pair from the direction of the neck to the Floyd Rose style locking trem.
    Many thanks.
    Chris

    1. Check reverb for resale value. Take the average asking price and
      Subtract 10-20% off of it.

      Dk2’s are killer I’ve got 2. I paid 3-400$ each a couple of years ago but that’s a killer deal
      They sell for 5-800$ depending on the market and condition.

      Sometimes more. Hope that helps.

    1. similar serial number
      Anonymous

      ive got a “professional” model neck-thru serial number J101374 which is the closest ive seen to yours. its a standard jackson strat style body, one humbucker two single coils. its a deep green, almost black.
      im trying to figure it out, from what i gather it could be a japanese made guitar from 1991 which could make sense, i read they only made professional neck thrus there from 90-92 i believe.
      Your guitar serial number have the J in front of the 101091?

      tough figuring this out, thought i had an american made all this time lol
      maybe it is but i dont think so now

  17. Jackson Performer
    Samo

    I just bought a Jackson Performer (PS4 – I think) Numbered on Back Plate 9615710. Can anyone tell me where it was Made (Japan I think) Year it was made and Approximate Value. I really like this Guitar so I plan to keep it, but my Son also likes it, Thank You, Samo

  18. Can anyone tell me when and where my guitar was made?
    Joseph

    So, its a Jackson V serial number 002030 on the fingerboard. The only match to this number I can find says its a bolt on,…but is clearly not. Its one solid piece. Anyway, its silver, 24 frets with a floating bridge and Seymour Duncan pickups. I bought it used about 15 years ago.

    Thanks

    1. Usually 6 digit serial
      Anonymous

      Usually 6 digit serial numbers are Japanese models made before 1997. The first number denotes the year 0=1990.

  19. Jackson concept serial number
    Gus Swanburg

    This doesn’t even look close to a typical Jackson serial number. I’m selling 9405559.. I don’t know what it’s worth. Someone made a rent payment with it.

  20. purple jx7 Jackson Serial # j000016
    Edmond

    Looking for information about this guitar which I purchased in 1990’s. It’s a bolt neck. White sparkle pick plate. Serial number on back of neck.

  21. What Year is this made?
    Susannah

    Hi guys,

    I’ve been searching all over online and can’t find anything for my guitar to tell me what year it was made. The plate on the back says 210507 and it’s a Jackson Professional Dinky Reverse.

    Thanks,

    Susannah

  22. Dinky what...??
    Anonymous

    This is all I can find on my guitar in which I am trying to find out what it is….Dinky what…??

    Serial number: NHJ1048300
    Production year: 2010
    Production number: 48300
    Factory: Harmony (India)

  23. Jackson V "Crafted in India"
    Karl Schantz

    I just bought a Jackson V that has “Crafted in India” stamped into the back of the tuning head. It has a Jackson Floyd Rose Tremolo and the Pickups look like EMGs, but they say Jackson on them, and there is no where to put a battery so I’m sure they aren’t Active or EMGs. The tuning machines have (would you believe) stickers that say Jackson. It is not a bad looking guitar. It looks identical to a JS Series King V, except the cord jack is on the lower part of the “V” instead of the upper. I plugged it in in the pawn shop and there was no buzzing or bad feedback. Whoever owned it didn’t know how to adjust the floating tremolo to make it level and then set the string height and intonation. I plan on doing all of that before I pass judgement. The serial number is stamped into the metal neck plate and is NJHK08007329. I can’t find any information about this guitar anywhere. Anyone know anything about it?

    1. Jackson V
      Anonymous

      Its JS20s

      Serial number: 08007329 (eliminate the letters)

      Production year: 2008
      Model: JS20s
      Production number: 8007329
      Factory: India

    2. I have been having the same
      GECKO

      I have been having the same issue. Did you ever find a way to decipher the serial number? Or a way to I’d specific model numbers?

  24. I have a jackson guitar i
    Anonymous

    I have a jackson guitar i dont know where it wade…its started on NHJ1287329 and 1 is 9802237..can some somebody help me?

  25. need info
    Anonymous

    I have a Jackson electric guitar and i dont know what it is or how much it’s worth. It has a solid black bottom and a medium brown neck. The top is slanted and it was made in India. The serial # is 200501117

  26. Need some info please
    Metelfan

    I have a Jackson 9652006, string thru body, bolt on neck, Duncan pickups, emg fingerboard, reverse neck, two knob, toggle switch…..Anyone know which model this is and what it’s worth?

  27. What year? And what Jackson professional is it?
    Anonymous

    I’m interested in buying this Jackson but I just don’t know the year of it and what type of Jackson professional it is. #601408

  28. Jackson guitar ID help
    Anonymous

    I have a Jackson guitar and I’m trying to figure out what model it is and what year it is. Serial # on the bolt on plate is 9688359. Made in Japan. I think this is a Soloist. Any info would be much appreciated.

  29. Identify this model
    Anonymous

    Ser.#uo6549 = 1998 USA Ontario Jackson USA on top headstock, some signature in white on headstock back looks like Mat something or other can’t really make it out. It has two turquoise dome style control Knobs, 5 position p/u selector, HSS Seymour Duncan p/u, Floyd Rose trem. and dark blue with light blue flames. I inherited this guitar and would like to know the exact model and value if possible. It is in pristine condition.
    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

  30. Jackson guitar model and year?
    Anonymous

    I have a Jackson guitar, serial #NHJ1004708. It has a reverse headstock and dot inlays. Any help would be appreciated.

  31. Jackson guitar- V >> NHJ0903083
    Jack Saleh

    Can you help me about telling detail of my guitar which i bought from another person 2 yrs back…
    NHJ0903083
    i need some info like made of which country, year…

  32. Looking at buying an 05
    anonymous

    Looking at buying an 05 Jackson Kelly. # 9764260. Anyone have any info on it or where I can find some?

  33. Jackson Custom V
    Annon

    Hello. I have a custom shop Jackson serial #J13951. It doesn’t seem to fit the listing posted here. Can anyone tell me what year and whay factory it was mafe? Was it an artist edition?

  34. Anything on this NHJ. not
    Jason Perrigo

    Anything on this NHJ. not much chatter. What Ive gathered so far is maybe Japan.

  35. Jackson SL1 Soloist identification
    Anonymous

    I’ve acquired what I believe is a like new and never used Jackson SL1 Soloist with serial number U12086, trying to identify what year this was made, any sources or help is much appreciated.

  36. jackson serial #IWJ1200027
    AZJEDI

    can’t find the info for my guitar anywhere? the serial # on the back of the headstock is IWJ1200027. anyone know anything about it? ita a JACKSON neckthru with the newer headstock, quilted maple top in red

  37. jackson performer guitar
    Anonymous

    Can anyone tell me anything about this guitar? year? made in? etc…? serial Number 8633370
    can’t find a thing on it, or in the realm of where it falls on database.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Serial number
      BeoTheGuitarist

      I have the same problem. I purchased a Jackson Performer that came with the serial number 8633252 which doesn’t match the known Performer series guitars. Nobody on any forum knows what models even start with the number 8. Still a mystery.

      1. My serial number is very similar. 8633108 and I had not been able to find anything, until now.
        Someone suggested removing the neck and looking there. It says 1999 3 30, under that in bold
        letters there is a 4 2 and under that it also in bold letters PS4. It’s a transparent blue flame top
        with black hardware 12 fret dots close together and tuning keys on the bottom side of headstock.
        Someone said that all performers with the dots closer together on the 12th fret are Japanese
        but I have not confirmed that. I hope this helps. If you find any further info on these, I am interested.

  38. Jackson identify
    Michael james

    Jackson® Professional. Reverse headstock. HH. 3way switch. 24.75″ scale. Serial number 605755. Takeuchi trem. Neck heel/body pocket both have markings D-5. Anyone know what I have?

    1. jackson
      Anonymous

      hi you have a 1996 jackson dr5. dr means dinky reverse. however you are mistaken on the scale. it is 25.5. no dinky were 24.75 and no fusions 24.75 guitars were reverse head stocks. if you go to the jackson website and look at the catalog scans for 1996 you can find your guitar.

  39. Guitar serial number
    Anonymous

    9829116 – Jackson guitar
    Can someone tell me more about this guitar using the serial number please?

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