Yamaha CS5 Serial Number

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Yamaha CS5 Serial Number

Post by Gavin Harrison » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:28 pm

Hey All,

Completely curious, but is there a way to know what year a CS5 was made from its serial number?

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Re: Yamaha CS5 Serial Number

Post by synthparts » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:27 pm

Well the CS5 was released in 1979 so if the serial isn't too high (Yamaha usually started them out at 1001) it's probably from then. If you open it up the chips will have date codes on them...
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Re: Yamaha CS5 Serial Number

Post by Gavin Harrison » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:32 pm

Ahhh ok, I only recently purchased it and will be getting it serviced by Synth Prof so will leave the opening up for now…I have a small fear I'll open it to see wires on their last legs, hehe!

My serial number is 6637, I'd just love to know if the synth is actually older than me!

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Re: Yamaha CS5 Serial Number

Post by zoomtheline » Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:18 pm

I have a good few instruments from the year I was born. My main guitar is and I feel it's my significant other ha.

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