Es tan simple como preguntar a Mr. Gúguel, con las palabras mágicas que correspondan:
SEAGULL SERIAL NUMBER DATING
"For those of you wondering how our serial numbers work, here's a brief explanation:
Starting in '93 we introduced the following system:
First two digits: year - fiscal year beginning August 1st of the year before
next two digits: week of the fiscal year
fifth digit: day of the week
last three digits: rank of instrument made that week
Example: 98113231 would translate as Wednesday, second week of October '97, 231st instrument made.
02361055 would be Monday, first week of April 2002, 55th instrument made."
Dating Seagull Guitars by serial number
" Here's how you can decode our serial numbers :
first 2 digits : production year, 3rd and 4th digits : production week, 5th digit : production day (1=monday, 2=tuesday, etc...), last 3 digits : weekly production rank. Our production year begins on August 1st.
As an example, a guitar with serial number 06053168 was built in September 2005, on a Wednesday, and it was the 168th guitar built during that production week.
If your guitar's serial number has 7 digits, the guitar was built in the 90's and only the 1st digit indicates the production year.
If your guitar's serial number has less than 7 digits, you'll have to email me it's serial number so I can look it up in our serial number lists.
On post 1993 guitars, the serial number is engraved behind the headstock.
On pre 1993 guitars, the serial number is stamped on the sound hole label.
The same system goes for Godin, Seagull, Norman, Simon & Patrick, Art & Lutherie and La Patrie guitars. [source: Michel, Godin, email 23 Jan 2007]
"Our 12 digit serial numbers provide no info on the production date.
029396 is the product code for the S6 Cedar Original without electronics
0 indicates that the guitar is not a factory second (the 7th digit is a 9 on our factory seconds)
12633 indicates that your guitar was the 12633rd S6 Cedar Original without electronics to be shipped since we switched to 12 digit serials in late 2007" [Source: Michel, Godin - provided by Joe Brock the Guitar Medic, email, 7/3/2012]