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These seem to be Korean, but just trying to gather examples and see what the evidence shows.

Also looking for a pattern and if the number indicates the date of mfr?

Looking like late 90s into the 2000s.
 

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AJB33BB

SN F9910010

1999??

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1999 catalog:

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SN F703088

AST33 GSR

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Made in Korea in the mid-late 1990's, these Korean factory models are a significant step up from the modern Chinese AST models. Sunburst finish on an alder body with a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, it weighs 3.6kg's. All original with the exception of some new Gotoh ferrules and a new 5-way switch, ST-VT1K pickups sound very reasonable for the price.


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https://www.ebay.com/itm/174941725536?hash=item28bb56e360:g:UmkAAOSw0lphQuZ-&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAoMQvKYMaRrtgilF92ABQP8gJhdBTuZfRa5yMROe0q3tOoS7JMNuxTXiB2QGKzPf1FOaH7%2Ft%2Bt2KHqpa7O5sfnSB%2F9kgTf5RUj7vCLhcpx4bIODKBT0i1OWo%2F31pii4tK1hq%2BueIUwVVexQ7ABAPB5qTPmn95uwApsOJ%2Fm4%2Bb7XtbJR6M84Vd72VKchZkgHUvHaxeL1UnZQQi5Yu%2FJt6WQ%2Fk%3D%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR_KvpvSeYQ
 

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