Applause Aa 31 Guitar Serial Numbers

  



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THREEDIGIT SERIES
Applause aa-31 serial number
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  • Applause model aa-31 bowl-back acoustic guitar, unique and rare coloring, plays and sounds great, plastic-back design gives the guitar a unique sound that is rich & detailed, shows wear including scuffs, dings (body, neck, headstock), and a missing strap button at the base of guitar with what appears to be the light remnants of some tape that was used to hold the strap button on (see pics), a.
THREE DIGIT SERIES
(Numberrange)

YEAR MADE

Comment
006-3191966Threedigits in red ink
320-9991967(Feb-Nov)NewHartford; three digits in redink
1000-1967(Nov)-1968 (July) Fourdigits in black ink, noletter prefix
10000-1970(Feb)-1972 (May) Fivedigits, no letter prefix
A+3Digits1968(July-Nov)
B+3Digits1968(Nov)-1969 (Feb)
B+5Digits1974-1979Magnumsolid body basses
C+3Digits1969(Feb-Sept)
D+3Digits1969(Sept)-1970 (Feb)
E+4Digits1973(Jan)-1975 (Feb) Solidbodies
E+5Digits1975(Feb)-1980Solidbodies
E+6Digits1980(late)-1981SomeUK IIs (does not reflectproduction)
F,Gprefix1968(July)-1970 (Feb)
H,I,J,Lprefix1970-1973ElectricStorm Series
Numbers
FourDigit Series
Model numbers applause guitars

Applause Aa-31 Serial Number

Firstdigit is always 1
Seconddigit is type of guitar:
1Acoustic roundbacks (also semi-hollowbody electrics)
2Solidbody and semi-hollowbody electrics
3Ultra acoustics
4Solidbody
5Acoustic electric cutaway Adamas and II/Elite/Ultra electric
6Acoustic electric roundbacks
7Deep
8Shallow
Thirddigit denotes bowl depth on acoustic andacoustic electrics:
1Standard bowl, 5 13/16' deep
2Artist bowl, 5 1/8' deep
3Elite/Matrix electric deep bowl
4Matrix shallow bowl
5Custom Balladeer, Legend, Legend 12, Custom Legend 12, Anniversary
6Cutaway electric, deep bowl
7Cutaway electric, shallow bowl
8Adamas, 6 1/16' deep
Fourthdigit denotes mode, for the first eightacoustic models:
1Balladeer
2Deluxe Baladeer
3Classic
4Josh White
5 12-String
6Contemporary Folk Classic
7Glen Campbell Artist Balladeer
8 Glen Campbell12-String
Colorcode follows hyphen after model number:
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Ovation & Adamas Colors Chart
Applause aa-31 serial number
SIXDIGIT SERIES
1971-Present(ExceptAdamas)


YEAR MADE
000001-0070001972(May-Dec)
020001-0390001974
039001-0670001975
067001-0860001976
086001-1030001977(Jan-Sept)
103001-1260001977(Sept)-1978 (Apr)
126001-1570001978(Apr-Dec)
157001-2030001979
211011-2149331980
214934-2636331981
263634-2914561982
291457-3026691983
302670-3033191984ElitesOnly
315001-3391871984BalladeersOnly
303320-3560001985-1986
357000-3679991987
368000-3821061988
382107-3929001989
403760-4204001990
421000-4306801990
400001-4036761991
430681-4460001991
402700-4060001992
446001-4578101992
457811-4707691993
470770-4844001994
484401-5014701995
501471-5186891996
518690-5283681997
528369-5368261998
536827-5458901999
545891-5559792000
555980-5644782001
564479-5718832002
571884-5796542003
579655-5929192004
592920-6014502005
601451-6095662006
609567-6184942007
618495-6202632008
620264-6212092009
621210-6219812010
621982-6221472011
622148-6224192012
622420-6225392013
Applause Aa 31 Guitar Serial Numbers

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ADAMASSERIES
Seriesstarts with 0077 in September 1977

ADAMAS SERIES
(Numberrange)


YEAR MADE
0077-00991977
0100-06081978
0609-10581979
1059-16701980
1671-26681981
2669-32421982
3243-38591983
3860-41091984
4110-42511985
4252-42831986
4284-44271987
4428-46961988
4697-49741989
4975-55411990
5542-62781991
6279-70881992
7089-81591993
8160-97781994
9779-112131995
11214-124481996
12449-130201997
13021-146231998
14624-161361999
16137-173932000
17394-189612001
18962-200402002
20041-208022003
20803-210852004
21086-215142005
21515-222112006
22212-225222007
22523-228782008
22879-231552009
23156-234022010
23403-235912011
23592-237632012
23764-238452013

Applause Guitars Serial Numbers