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 Post subject: What Year Is My Guitar?
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:20 pm 
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I have an Electro ES-16 tulip design. The unusual aspect of the guitar is the truss rod cover that has a metal plate attached to the plastic cover. I know it's not a Rickenbacker, but can someone let me know if there is a guide to tell the month and year it was made? I know Rickenbacker has a chart, but can't find an Electro chart. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: What Year Is My Guitar?
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:48 pm 
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The Electro and Rickenbacker serial number is the same, at least from 1960 and beyond. The decoder will work fine for these.


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 Post subject: Re: What Year Is My Guitar?
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JohnHall wrote:
The Electro and Rickenbacker serial number is the same, at least from 1960 and beyond. The decoder will work fine for these.

Thank you! :)

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 Post subject: Re: What Year Is My Guitar?
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Look on the bridge plate for the serial number. I've seen a couple of examples of Electros like yours.


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This was answered over at the RRF. He has CC 380 from March 63 - a tulip shaped Electro ES16 in Fireglo.

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 Post subject: Re: What Year Is My Guitar?
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JohnWilliams wrote:
Look on the bridge plate for the serial number. I've seen a couple of examples of Electros like yours.

Yes, I already got my answer awhile back. Thank you!

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JohnHall wrote:
The Electro and Rickenbacker serial number is the same, at least from 1960 and beyond. The decoder will work fine for these.

Thank you!

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