## Godin SERIAL NUMBER Decoder

### Godin Serial numbers 4 and 5 digits

The four-digit numbers were used from **1982** to **1986**.

Five digits from **1986** to **1993**.

For dating 6-digit serial numbers, it is best to contact **Godin**.

### Godin Serial numbers 7 and 8 digits

Dating the 7 and 8-digit serial numbers is somewhat complicated. Godin started using seven-digit numbers in early **1993** and eight digits in **1995**.

The method for a seven-digit number is the same as for an eight-digit one.

Godin uses a fiscal year for dating, which begins on **August 1st**.

**Example: 02062032**

The first two digits **02** indicate the year.

The next two digits **06** represent the week. This is the week number in Godin’s fiscal year, counted from **August 1st**. In this example, it is **six** weeks after August 1st, 2001, which corresponds to **September**.

The third digit **2** indicates the day of the week (Tuesday), and the last **3 digits** represent the serial number.

The manufacturing year of the serial number **02062032** is **Tuesday**, **September** **4**, **2001**.

### Godin Serial numbers 12 digits

In late **2007**, Godin switched to a twelve-digit serial number. There is no dating information in this serial number system.

The first **6 digits** represent the model code.

The **7th** digit is a factory code (factory second) indicating whether there is damage or not (**0** = no damage, **9** = damage).

Damage does not mean that the guitar is defective, but rather a minor blemish on the finish.

The last **5 digits** represent the serial number of the model.

**Example: 050406000540**

**050406** indicates that the model is ‘Radium Matte Green’. The **0** indicates that there is no finishing flaw.

In this example of serial number **050406****0****00540**, it is the **540th** **Radium Matte Green** guitar, **without any damage**.