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Warwick Corvette Serial Number...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tom Hutton, May 13, 2005.

  1. Tom Hutton

    Tom Hutton

    Nov 22, 2004
    O.k., so I've searched the forum, and plenty of people have asked "how old is my Warwick with serial number XYZ" and the answer is generally - first letter (A-L) is month, last 2 digits are the year etc.
    But! The number on the headstock of my fretless Corvette Std. is T-1000001-02. I guess this means it was made in 2002, but what's the deal with the letter/number? Any thoughts? :confused:
  2. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Are you absolutely sure it's a "T"? Here's what I've dug up...

    "Warwick serial numbers from 1988-on all follow the same format. A xxxxxxxxx 97. The year of manufacture is always the last two digits on the right. The month of manufacture is represented by the letter on the left. A = January. M = December. There is no "I". Most serial number preceding 1988 also follow this format, although exceptions have been seen."

    This is from Dana B Goods, the sole distributor of Warwicks in the US...

    The above response from Dana is in the page below...


    So, if yours is a "T", you'll probably have to get Dana B Goods to help you date it.