Yamaha drums dating guide

yamaha drums dating guide

How do I Date my Yamaha Drums?

For Yamaha drums created between 1975-1989, Yamaha used a two-letter prefix on the serial number. For Yamaha drums created between 1990 - 2012, Yamaha used either a two or three-letter prefix on the serial number. Read more to learn how to date your Yamaha drums.

When were my Yamaha drums made?

When were my Yamaha Drums made? On every Yamaha Drum logo badge there are 2 sets of number/letter sequences. The model number of the drum is on the LEFT (IE: TT-912Y). The serial number will always be to the RIGHT of the model number. Please use the information below to determine the production date. NOTE: This will date drums from 1980 on only.

What do the numbers after a Yamaha drum model number mean?

A dot (•) after the letters indicates a research model or first run in production. 1990-2012 Yamaha drums manufactured between 1990 and 1999 will have a serial number in the format of [Letter][Letter][Dash].

How can I tell what year my Drum or drum kit is?

If the drum or drum kit is believed to be older, please send Yamaha Customer Support a note and we will be happy to assist you further. 1980-1989: Drums are coded with two-letter prefix on the serial numbers. The first letter in the serial number indicates the year of manufacture; the second letter is the month.

How do I determine the production date of my Yamaha drum?

On every Yamaha Drum logo badge there are 2 sets of number/letter sequences. The model number of the drum is on the LEFT (IE: TT-912Y). The serial number will always be to the RIGHT of the model number. Please use the information below to determine the production date. NOTE: This will date drums from 1980 on only.

What do the letters mean on Yamaha drum serial numbers?

Yamaha drums manufactured between 1975 and 1989 are coded with either two-letters or a two-letter prefix in the serial number. For example, JM or JM1234. The first letter in the serial number indicates the year of manufacture. The second letter is the month of manufacture.

How can I tell what year my Drum or drum kit is?

If the drum or drum kit is believed to be older, please send Yamaha Customer Support a note and we will be happy to assist you further. 1980-1989: Drums are coded with two-letter prefix on the serial numbers. The first letter in the serial number indicates the year of manufacture; the second letter is the month.

What do I do if my drum or drum kit is older?

If the drum or drum kit is believed to be older, please send Yamaha Customer Support a note and we will be happy to assist you further. 1980-1989: Drums are coded with two-letter prefix on the serial numbers.

What do the numbers on a drum serial number mean?

1980-1989: Drums are coded with two-letter prefix on the serial numbers. The first letter in the serial number indicates the year of manufacture; the second letter is the month. Example: OL = 1988/May, OM= 1988/June. *Indicates prototype of first run in production. 1990-Present: Drums are coded with three-letter prefix on the serial numbers.

What do I do if my drum or drum kit is older?

If the drum or drum kit is believed to be older, please send Yamaha Customer Support a note and we will be happy to assist you further. 1980-1989: Drums are coded with two-letter prefix on the serial numbers.

How can I tell what year my Drum is?

If you happen to know your woods, examining the plies and interior finish can be instrumental in era identification, but again, the drum may have been modified through the years. Shells from 1960 through the fall of 1968 were comprised of two mahogany plies with a single poplar ply sandwiched between.

How do I determine the production date of my Yamaha drum?

On every Yamaha Drum logo badge there are 2 sets of number/letter sequences. The model number of the drum is on the LEFT (IE: TT-912Y). The serial number will always be to the RIGHT of the model number. Please use the information below to determine the production date. NOTE: This will date drums from 1980 on only.

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