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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 - 1100 ca 1952
1101 - 1300 ca 1953
1301 - 1700 ca 1954
1701 - 2900 ca 1955
2901 - 4600 ca 1956
4601 - 7164 ca 1957
7165 - 10764 ca 1958
10765 - 15xxx ca 1959


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

Serial number range Year
99xx - 10764 ca 1958
10765 - 17234 ca 1959
17235 - 19513 ca 1960
19514 - 19999 ca 1961
20000 - 2053x ca 1959
2053x - 2145x ca 1960
2145x - 284xx ca 1961
284xx - 34803 ca 1962
34804 - 36511 1962


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

Serial number range Year
2145x - 284xx ca 1961
284xx - 34803 ca 1962
34804 - 36511 1962
36512 - 48499 1963
48500 - 61180 1964
61181 - 73220 1965
73221 - 85308 1966
85309 - 94573 1967
94574 - 101420 1968
101421 - 103xxx 1969


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

Serial number range Year
S100 - S2749 ca 1965
S2750 - S5689 ca 1966
S5691 - S12395 ca 1967
S12396 - S14161 ca 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