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    Default Date for Rigel Mandiolin?

    I just bought Rigel A+ Deluxe #2234. I tried Facebook, calling and emailing Pete Langdell but no response. Does anyone on here have an approximate date of manufacture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Johnson View Post
    I just bought Rigel A+ Deluxe #2234. I tried Facebook, calling and emailing Pete Langdell but no response. Does anyone on here have an approximate date of manufacture?

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    Charles
    Do a search on the forum. There are a couple of threads that give date ranges for Rigel serial numbers.
    '05 Rigel G5
    '90 N. Sweet cittern
    99 Larrivee DV-09e

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    #2435 sold on Reverb awhile back and it was a 2005, if that helps. You could probably say “early 2000’s” and satisfy,ist people.
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    Eric Foulke posted this in 2009. Don't know of a way to verify but really don't have a reason to doubt it is correct. Better than the typical "contact so and so" responses that dot all of these conversations.

    Green Label, up to #1419, Jeffersonville shop, late 80's to 10/13/99.
    Red label, from #1420 to #2265, the Hyde Park shop, 10/13/99- 6/20/04.
    Brown label, from #2266 to #2525, the Cambridge shop, 6/20/04-7/26/06.
    Green label, from #2526 and onward, back to the Jeffersonville shop, 7/26/06 to present.

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    Scott,
    The information came directly from Pete Langdell. As I remember there were a lot of Rigel dating questions at that time so this was a way to head them off.

    My Rigel is #1266, made in the Jeffersonville shop.
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    My Rigel is #1774, a red label from Hyde Park. It was purchased in the spring of 2003 from First Quality.
    Axes: Rigel A Natural #1774 w/mods, Andrew Jerman Irwin-style 5 string electric "Stealie", Eastman 515, Shiro F-5, Crafter M85E, Dillion 335 style, Grandmom's solid-mahogany teens bent-top, Baglamas 002
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