This tool will find the manufacture date of any device made by Roland. It works by decoding the date part of the serial number, as the date code on Roland devices was repeated my database of Roland manufacture ranges will then help to narrow it down. For instruments manufactured for a long time or for devices that are not in my database you may be given multiple possible dates. This tool supports all three Roland serial number formats (Pre 1989, 1989-2010, and 2010 to date).
This database is continually growing please message me if your model was not included and I will try to add it. If confusing results are returned please contact me I will be happy to help. For details of my Roland model database click here. This was originally built for vintage synths and drum machines but I have extended it to include all Roland gear including amplifiers and electric pianos. For the Jazz Chorus amps the model number is in the format JC-xxx, eg, JC-120, JC-160, JC-60, JC-80. V-drum models normally start with TD ( TD-20, TD-50 etc.). Roland V-Studio DAWs, Roland video equipment, Roland printers and Roland engraving machines should all work. For Boss products please use the Boss decoder as that has the the Boss production dates. Some examples :-
Roland serial numbers should be either 6 numbers, or be 6 or 7 characters with 2 letters and the rest numbers. If you have a code with just one letter please double check in case another character is actually a letter. It isn't always next to the other letter. To get the best chance of getting only one date returned it is best to enter your specific model in the second box.