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The first 2 numbers of the serial number correspond to the year built.

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The specifications and paperwork on every guitar built by Tom Anderson Guitarworks is recorded and stored in the company offices.The neck plate of each guitar has the date it was complete along with the letters A, N, or P, corresponding to a.m., noon, or p.m. With production beginning in 1972, the first 350 guitars were numbered sequentially.In 1974 a system of serial number coding began using a 5 digit code with the first 2 digits indicating the year and the last 3 indicating the place in production.Because of increased demand and production late 70s and early 80's serial coding, as it relates to identifying year of production, began to become inconsistent. Rich serial numbers follow the year and number of guitars format.By 1980 the numbers were 2 years ahead, and by 1982 year coding was off by 4 years. Benedetto archtops, over which 400 instruments have been made, are numbered in a numbering sequence consisting of 4 or 5 digits.The last 2 digits are the year and the preceding numbers are the instruments place in production.

Semi-hollowbody electrics follow the archtop numbering scheme.Violins, and violas as well as solidbody guitars and electrics have their own numbering sequence.Between 19 Carvin guitars do not have a serial number.The first guitar to have a serial number was #5000 and it was issued in 1970.Carvin guitars serial numbers first appeared on the end of the fretboard and are now located on the neck plate. With the individual attention paid to each instrument, and the variations driven by custom orders, this led to differences in the specifications in the construction of his guitars.D'Angelico had filled many orders from jazz guitar's most accomplished players.