Neck-Thru-Body Product Dating
On Neck-Thru-Body models, the serial number is stamped into the fingerboard at the last fret.
Use the charts here to easily cross-reference Jackson serial numbers with product dates and manufacturing facility locations. Note that these charts contain information only on U.S.-made Jackson instruments.
|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|
|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|
- 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.