When Were My Yamaha Drums Made?

Last Update: 02/01/2011

When were my Yamaha Drums made?

On every Yamaha Drum logo badge there are 2 sets of number/letter sequences. The model number of the drum is on the LEFT (IE: TT-912Y). The serial number will always be to the RIGHT of the model number. Please use the information below to determine the production date.

NOTE: This will date drums from 1980 on only. If the drum or drum kit is believed to be older, please send Yamaha Customer Support a note and we will be happy to assist you further.

1980-1989: Drums are coded with two-letter prefix on the serial numbers. The first letter in the serial number indicates the year of manufacture; the second letter is the month.

Example: OL = 1988/May, OM= 1988/June.

H I J K L M N O P Q S X Y Z
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 * 10 11 12




*Indicates prototype of first run in production.

 

1990-Present: Drums are coded with three-letter prefix on the serial numbers. The first two letters indicate year, the third letter indicates the month (1=Jan, 2=February, etc.).

Example: PPI=February 1999(PP=99   I=Feb.)

H I J K L M N O P Q X Y Z
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 10 11 12

 

 

 

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