Here’s how it breaks down: Factory: Factory Designation: 1 = El Cajon 2 = Tecate Accordingly, the serial number for the first guitar built in the Tecate factory on November 2, 2009 is 2011029001.
As with the previous serial numbering system, the serial number does not indicate when a guitar was finished, or when it was shipped, but the day the guitar’s body was assembled.
A slightly downscale version of the Sunburst was originally released in 1980.
*From 1993 until the end of 1999, each Taylor guitar featured a nine-digit serial number that precisely pinpoints when work was begun on that guitar.(As of 2000, the serial number expanded to 11 digits to accommodate the four-digit year designation.) Reading left to right, the first two digits (or four starting in 2000) represent the year; the second pair of digits represents the month; and the third pair of digits represents the calendar day that work was begun.Upgraded with a solid Maple top on Mahogany body, the tone is beefy yet focused and a Transparent Black on figured Maple veneer results in a visually inspiring instrument.The SATF comes standard with a Tune-o-matic bridge and classic Hamer controls and switch orientation.The SATFW comes standard with a Wilkinson Tremolo and classic Hamer controls and switch orientation.
The Sunburst SATF-TBK is based on the Hamer Studio body, the third classic Hamer design introduced in 1977.Built with a full depth dovetail neck joint and fitted with a Hamer Dog Eared P-90, the SPJ provides resonance galore. Fender moved production of some Fender-branded instruments from Korea to Indonesia in 2008.The Monaco is a comfortable carved top single cutaway design built with a solid Maple cap on Mahogany and a set neck for great tone.The MONF-CS is visually stunning with a Cherry Sunburst Figured Maple veneer and it features a smooth playing mahogany set-neck and a Rosewood fingerboard that is capped off with classy victory inlays.The serial numbering scheme for these instruments initially used the letters “IC” as a prefix indicating that they were made in Indonesia at the Cort factory.