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Bjärton serial numbers
A copy of the original Bjärton serial number list compiled in 1977.


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1952 - ca 1959
4 digits impressed into the top edge of the headstock.

Serial number range Year
1001 - 11xx ca 1952
11xx - 13xx ca 1953
13xx - 16xx ca 1954
16xx - 22xx ca 1955
22xx - 29xx ca 1956
29xx - 41xx ca 1957
41xx - 60xx ca 1958
60xx - 9xxx ca 1959


ca 1959 - ca 1961
4-5 digits hand written on the label.

Serial number range Year
9xxx - 130xx ca 1959
130xx - 190xx ca 1960
190xx - 2xxxx ca 1961


ca 1961 - 1969
5-6 digits printed on the label.

Serial number range Year
2xxxx - 266xx ca 1961
266xx - 36511 1962
36512 - 48392 1963
48393 - 61180 1964
61181 - 73220 1965
73221 - 85308 1966
85309 - 94573 1967
94574 - 101420 1968
101421 - 103xxx 1969


1965 - 1968
3-5 digits preceeded by an "S" printed on the label.

Serial number range Year
S 100 - S 2722 1965
S 2811 - S 5515 1966
S 5710 - S 12395 1967
S 12411 - S 14161 1968


1969 - 1973
6 digits printed on the label.

Serial number range Year
103xxx - 107812 1969
107813 - 114606 1970
114607 - 123554 1971
123555 - 133292 1972
133292 - 141xxx 1973


1973 - 1985
6 digits most (but not all) preceeded by "54".

Serial number range Year
54141xxx - 54142706 1973
54142707 - 54151341 1974
54151342 - 54159026 1975
54159027 - 54167089 1976
54167090 - 54174xxx 1977
54174xxx - 54182xxx ca 1978
54182xxx - 54189xxx ca 1979
54189xxx - 54197xxx ca 1980
54197xxx - 54204xxx ca 1981
54204xxx - 54212xxx ca 1982
54212xxx - 54220xxx ca 1983
54220xxx - 54227xxx ca 1984
54227xxx - 54239xxx ca 1985


1985 - 1989
6 digits preceeded by "1-".

Serial number range Year
1-001001 - 1-003249 1985
1-003250 - 1-009725 1986
1-009726 - 1-013131 1987
1-013132 - 1-016664 1988
1-016665 - 1-020653 1989


1989
40th Anniversary series.

Serial number range Year
1 - 286 1989


1990
6 digits preceeded by "1-".

Serial number range Year
1-020654 - 1-024229 1990