It works like this: V often stood for Model 900 or Model 1000. The codes didn't tell us any specific model information, but it tells us that the instrument was one of the smaller student models.
The numbers with an 'R', like in #2R022 was used in the early 60's for De Luxe Hollow Body Models with the Rick-O-Sound output.
The letter 'T' is for non-vibrato tailpiece and the 'V' means vibrato tailpiece.
Below are a few examples: As so many times during the earlier periods, there are exceptions from the serial numbering system shown above. It also happened that a vibrato model could end up with a 'T' in the number as well as a 'V' on non-vibrato models.
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The letter following the first number(s) indicate the instrument style.
The first single digit after the letter tells us what year in the 50's.
Now we are looking for a letter and a number above the jack. For example a A0= a January, 1987 manufacture date and C2= March 1989 manufacture date.
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