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Cimar and Starfield were guitar and bass brands owned by Hoshino Gakki.In the 1970s, Hoshino Gakki and Kanda Shokai shared some guitar designs, and so some Ibanez and Greco guitars have the same features.The serial number consists of a letter and six digits.
On all guitars made before and up to 1987 the first two digits of the serial number would designate the year of manufacture.
For example a guitar manufactured in 1981 would start out with the numbers "81" and if it was made in in 1985 it would start of with "85".
This is a simple easy intelligent idiot proof system. (It will present problems down the road guaranteed) On all guitars made after 1987, The last digit of the year is the first number of the serial number for example a 1989 guitar would start off with a "9" and a 1993 guitar would start off with a "3".
But they redid their pricing and came back to the market with some great deals.
While dating the appearance and disappearance of various models is not always precise, fixing the date of individual instruments has for the most part been a breeze since around 1975 or 1976 when a very logical serial number sequence was implemented.
I recently picked up a SA160, metallic grape with a SN WZ 01928.