How to Date a BC Rich Guitar – Serial Number Decoder

While under the ownership of Hanser, this is the way you would date your BC Rich Guitar:

The numbering system is as follows.  Each factory is given a number.  Numbers were devised for the factory, month of production, year, etc. WMI’s number is 08. Below is an example of the number scheme. First is the month code

A = January J = July
C = February K = August
E = March L = September
F = April M = October
G – May N = November
H = June P = December

Next is the factory number. World’s number is 08.
Next is the year code, which is 14 for 2014
Next is the production number
Here is an example serial number:

The serial number shows that this guitar was:
(A) – Made in January
(17) – by factory #08
(14) – in 2014
(0023) – and was the 23rd instrument made in 2014


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