SERIAL NUMBERS

  • All models are mandolins unless indicated

  • Chronological order regardless of instrument or model

  • Two digit prefix indicating year made e.g. #82122

  • No year prefix between #145 - #258

  • Change to year suffix from June 2009 - #62609

  • Regular numbered batches from May 1991 - #212

  • Mandolin nut width 1.100" unless otherwise noted


    Highlighted Numbers indicate photo record

  • X = X braced top

  • // = parallel braced top (tone bars)

  • Flat fingerboards unless indicated R (radius)

  • 1pc = 1 piece back

  • RS = red spruce

  • ES = engelman or european spruce IT=Italian

  • RM = red maple

  • HM = hard sugar maple. N.B. Maple on many mandolins beginning #432 is from one single large tree (ā€Dā€ log) indicated by HM-D