Jackson serial numbers

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USA[edit]

Neck-thru Guitars[edit]

Year & Factory Randy Rhoads
Neck-thru body
Other Custom
Neck-thru's
Jackson Archtop Jackson USA
Neck-thru
1982 San Dimas RR 0000
1983 San Dimas RR0001-RR0294 J0001-J0034
1984 San Dimas RR0295-RR0996 J0035-J0406
1985 San Dimas RR0997-RR1754 J0407-J1539
1986 San Dimas RR1755-RR1929 J1540-J2799 JA0001-JA0011
1987 Ontario RR1930-RR2115 J2800-J4072 JA0012-JA0036
1988 Ontario RR2116-RR2274 J4073-J5007 JA0037-JA0087
1989 Ontario RR2275-RR2527 J5008-J5657 JA0088-JA0149
1990 Ontario RR2528-RR2664 J5658-J5842 JA0150-JA0169 UO0001-UO0852
1991 Ontario RR2665-RR2683 J5843-J5923 JA0170-JA0175 UO0853-UO1750
1992 Ontario RR2684-RR2706 J5924-J5974 JA0176-JA0177 UO1751-UO2070
1993 Ontario RR2707-RR2724 J5975-J6079 JA0178-JA0179 UO2071-UO2527
1994 Ontario RR2725-RR2744 J6080-J6171 JA0180 UO2528-UO2941
1995 Ontario RR2745-RR2756 J6172-J6238 End of Series UO2942-UO3211
1996 Ontario RR2757-RR2784 J6239-J6300 None Produced UO3212-UO4005
1997 Ontario RR2785-RR2801 J6301-J6379 None Produced UO4006-UO5247
1998 Ontario RR2802-RR2823 J6380-J6444 None Produced UO5248-UO6904
1999 Ontario RR2824-RR2844 J6445-J6506 JA0182-JA0185 UO6905-UO7626
2000 Ontario RR2845-RR2860 J6506-6568 JA0186-JA0191 UO7627-UO8969
2001 Ontario RR2861- J6569- JA0192-JA194 UO8970-

NOTES

  • Jackson JS, X and Pro Series guitars that were made from 2013 until present day feature a 10-digit alphanumeric serial number located on the back of the headstock or neckplate. The first two number digits in the serial number identify the year the guitar was created. For example, a guitar with the serial number ICJ1500001 was made in 2015.
  • All Randy Rhoads neck-through-body guitars were given “RR****” serial numbers from 1983 to spring 1990. After that, only custom Rhoads guitars bore “RR****” serial numbers; production Rhoads guitars were considered “USA” models and given “U0****” serial numbers.
  • Neck-through-body guitars that weren’t Randy Rhoads models were given “J****” serial numbers, including Soloist™, King V™, Kelly™, Concert Bass and other models. After spring 1990, only custom neck-through-body models were given “J” serial numbers; production Soloist, Kelly and King V models, etc., were also considered “USA” models and given “U0****” serial numbers. There are exceptions to this rule—production neck-through-body models from the 1990s can sometimes be found with “J” or “RR” serial numbers instead of “U” serial numbers; these typically identify an instrument as a Jackson Custom Shop prototype of some kind. Also, a few Rhoads guitars were mistakenly released with “J” rather than “RR” serial numbers.


Bolt-On Guitars[edit]

Year & Factory Custom Shop
Bolt On*
USA Bolt On vJackson Junior**
1986 San Dimas 1001-1505
1987 Ontario 1506-7303
1988 Ontario 1506-7303
1989 Ontario 1506-7303
1990 Ontario 7304-7498 000001-000900
1991 Ontario 7499-7761 000901-001563
1992 Ontario 7762-7814 001564-001739
1993 Ontario 7815-7898 001740-001931
1994 Ontario 7899-7973 001932-2324 0001JJ-0091JJ
1995 Ontario 7974-8013 002325-002687 0092JJ-0105JJ
1996 Ontario 8014-8055 002688-003370 0106JJ-0256JJ
1997 Ontario 8056-8089 003371-004676 0257JJ-0422JJ
1998 Ontario 8090-8138 004677-004923 0423JJ-583JJ
1999 Ontario 8139-8158 004924-004974 0584JJ-0605JJ
2000 Ontario 8159-8176 004975-005050 0606JJ-0643JJ
2001 Ontario 8177- 005051- 0644JJ-

NOTES

  • From 1987 to 1989, Jackson Custom Shop bolt-on-neck guitars were not assembled in strictly sequential serial number order. Due to a stamping machine error, for example, serial numbers 5234 to 5999 do not exist; these neck plates say “Jackson, 4452 Airport Drive Ontario, CA 91761.”
  • The serial numbers of Jackson Junior (JJ) guitars—the only Jackson bolt-on-neck models without neck plates—are stamped into the fingerboard.
  • Four-digit Jackson neck plates were reserved only for custom instruments in spring 1990. All production bolt-on-neck instruments were given six-digit USA series neck plates.
  • Jackson JS, X and Pro Series guitars that were made from 2013 until present day feature a 10-digit alphanumeric serial number located on the back of the headstock or neckplate. The first two number digits in the serial number identify the year the guitar was created. For example, a guitar with the serial number ICJ1500001 was made in 2015.