Rich guitar was stamped 'Proto', and subsequent guitars were consecutively numbered beginning 001, 002, 003, etc. That would make the first guitar of 1974 to have been numbered 74000, followed by 74001, 74002, 74003, etc.
This system was used for the guitars distributed by L. In the late '70s as production grew, the serial numbers begin to get ahead of themselves since only 1000 numbers were available in a series.
When I am satisfied all my gremlins are out of it and I have added as much as I can, I might delete the first one, but at the moment I leave both, as the first one came direct from the horses mouth, so to speak, British Seagull.
After the year prefix, these models us a code digit of "9", indicating a set-neck model bass.
Brian, otherwise known as Bran, is the owner of the company.
I think these tables are about as correct as I can get them, I will remove the originals at some time, when I'm sure!
John SOS In 1980 Electronic ignitions were installed, engines having the E prefix from that date.
Seagull guitars use a distinctive and recognizable headstock which places the tuning machines roughly in line with the nut to improve tuning stability.
Most models are available with either the Godin Quantum I electronics (featuring an under saddle transducer) or the Godin Quantum II electronics (with both a transducer and small microphone which can be blended together).
Like the CE and EG models the serial number is located on the neck plate on the back of the guitar.
The following number determines the model: 8 or SA for the Swamp Ash Special, then the sequential number for that particular model After the year prefix, these models use a code digit of "4", indicating a bolt-on neck bass.
The Bolt On guitars serial numbers started with "BC" followed by five digits (BCXXXXX). Class Axe did make some USA instruments of very good quality.