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The only difference from the 1977-2005 is the addition of this batch indicator.
YDDDYBPPP YY is the production year DDD is the day of the year B is the batch number PPP is the plant designation and/or instrument rank.
Look for the brand name decal on the guitar's headstock.The sixth number is now a batch number- batch 0 starts at the beginning of the day, and once 699 is stamped, the batch number will change to 1.The first 5 numbers remain the same, the last 3 numbers will remain the same.This can help when you are researching serial numbers.This information is often written on the headstock or truss rod cover.
Serial numbers tend to be stamped or written somewhere on the headstock or neck joint of the guitar.