Pre 1987 models Ibanez guitars serial number system is easy if the guitar was made before 1987 you can use the following: The first letter is for the Month. A is January,B is Feb, C is March etc. The next two numbers are the Year 76 is1976, 78 would be 1978. The next 4 numbers are the productionnumber that month they only produced 9999 pcs each month. EXAMPLE C760276 this is March 1976 the 276pc made that month
Post 1987 models the letter is now the Factory designation. The first Numberis the year the next 5 numbers are the production number of the piece forthe year. EXAMPLE F700001 - This guitar was made in 1987 and is the first one made that year.