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Volvoguy - Posted - 12/22/2008:  00:13:32


Anyone know how to date a Deering Banjo? I just picked up a Deering Calico, and was wondering what year it is. It's serial number is 0172005E959. Any ideas????

ChipL - Posted - 12/22/2008:  01:10:34


The serial number is made up like this; the first two digits are the month in which it was made, the center digits is how many of that model were made and the last two digits is the year. Then there's a dash followed by the four numbers put on the peg head.

Poke Chipe''

Volvoguy - Posted - 12/22/2008:  02:25:00


So 720 Calico's made in January '05? Is that what you mean?

ChipL - Posted - 12/23/2008:  08:36:38


quote:
Originally posted by Volvoguy

So 720 Calico's made in January '05? Is that what you mean?





I believe yours would be the 720th Calico made in total..... not just during the month of January '05

Poke Chipe''

Volvoguy - Posted - 12/23/2008:  22:52:56


Makes sense! I was pretty sure there wouldn't have been 720 made that month....... But ya never know, i've never seen the Deering factory.........

GerryH - Posted - 12/24/2008:  08:16:30


Thanks for the info on Deering SNs. Now I know the date of my John Hartford.
GerryH

RMH - Posted - 12/24/2008:  13:24:26


"I believe yours would be the 720th Calico made in total..... not just during the month of January '05"

ChipL has it right

Ron

sangamo23 - Posted - 01/22/2009:  06:13:00


what about M473? Does that tellwhat model it is?

''It isn''t what you don''t know, it is what you think you know for sure that will kill you.'' Somebody Famous

strang - Posted - 01/22/2009:  11:09:02


Is that on the peghead or on a sticker inside the resonator?

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