Serial Number Statistics from the Registry

Below you can find an overview and comparison of various serial number statistics sourced from the Jag-Stang Registry. We compare MIJ vs CIJ vs MIM and the occurances for each serial number prefix.

We also show how the stamped appearance of the jag-stang serial number has changed over the years below.

(Data is updated throughout the day as jagstangs are added to the Registry.)

MIJ vs CIJ vs MIM?

Here we compare the numbers of Made in Japan (MIJ) vs Crafted in Japan (CIJ) vs Made in Mexico (MIM) jag-stangs.

Serial Count Percent Year(s)
MIJ 562 51.4% [1994-1997]
CIJ 478 43.7% [1997-2005]
MIM 53 4.8% [2021-]
Totals 1093 100%
Serial Number Prefixes

Here we compare the current distribution of each of the serial number prefixes.

Serial Count Percent Year(s)
MIJ T+6 51 4.7% [1994-1995]
MIJ U+6 163 14.9% [1995-1996]
MIJ V+6 348 31.8% [1996-1997]
CIJ V+6 * 50 4.6% [1997] *see note
CIJ A+6 133 12.2% [1997-1998]
CIJ O+6 21 1.9% [1997-2000]
CIJ P+6 5 0.5% [1999-2002]
CIJ Q+6 261 23.9% [2002-2004]
CIJ R+6 8 0.7% [2004-2005]
MX21+6 51 4.7% [2021]
MX22+6 2 0.2% [2022]
Totals 1093 100%

**Note: CIJ V+6 seems to be a unique “transitional” MIJ to CIJ serial number. Shortly after opening up The Registry we encountered these serial numbers that do NOT exist in ANY of the japanese serial number dating tables we’ve seen. We currently believe this was the period of factory transition from FujiGen Gakki to Tōkai Gakki / Dyna Gakki – MIJ to CIJ. Contact us if you have more info.

Prefix Appearance

Below are examples of each of the serial number prefixes and how the typography of each changed over the years.

Series: MIJ T+6
Years: 1994-1995

Series: MIJ U+6
Years: 1995-1996

Series: MIJ V+6
Years: 1996-1997

Series: CIJ V+6
Years: 1997
Note: This series changes “MADE IN JAPAN” to “Crafted in Japan”. This is the serial number series we refer to as “transitional” that does not appear in most date tables. See note in preceding section.

Series: CIJ A+6
Years: 1997-1998
Note: This series of serial numbers has a leading “s/n” instead of “serial number” text.

Series: CIJ O+6
Years: 1997-2000
Note: The “Crafted in Japan” typography changes in this series. Also note the change back to using full “serial number” text from “s/n”. (This is the best quality photo of this series we have currently. If you have a better one please get in touch.)

Series: CIJ P+6
Years: 1999-2002
Note: This series continues the cursive style “Crafted in Japan” typography.

Series: CIJ Q+6
Years: 2002-2004
Note: Notice the change in “Crafted in Japan” typography again in this series from the previous.

Series: CIJ R+6
Years: 2004-2005
Note: No change from previous series.

Series: MX21+6
Years: 2021
Note: The "Made in Mexico" Jag-Stang reissue for 2021.

Series: MX22+6
Years: 2022
Note: The "Made in Mexico" Jag-Stang reissue continues in 2022.