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BONGO BASSES 

(2003-Current)


A sample of serials to aid in dating an instrument. It is not a complete data base and may not be accurate. Serials are not necessarily in chronological order. Ernie Ball can date your instrument by contacting their customer service.

BONGO 4 (2003-current).

Bongo 4 Fretless."smallequestrian".

F03114...1 Dec 2004. Black. HS.
F03500...24 Jan 2006. Graphite Pearl.
F04250...2003. Desert Gold. Black Ice pg. Single H.
F05503...PROTOTYPE 4 string Bongo. Green with a STERLING fretted Rosewood neck. No pg. Strings-through-body bridge. HH. (To be included in Rare Basses page).
F05883...DOB 20 Mar 2006. Radiance Red with White Pearl pg. HH.
F07663...2003. Desert Gold with Rosewood. Black Ice pg.
F07692...DOB 8 Oct 2003. Lava Pearl with White Ice pg. HH.
F07796...16 Oct 2003. Egyptian Smoke. Single H.
F07808...10/03. Blue Pearl with Moonstone pg. HS.
F07833...22 Oct 2003. Single H.
F07896...10/03. Lava Pearl. Moonstone pg. HH.
F07912...DOB 5 Nov 2003.
F07941...2003. Lava Pearl. White Ice pg. HH.
F07957...10/03. Lava Pearl with White Ice pg. 2HH.
F08159...21 June 2004. White with White Pearl pg. HS. (White is rare for a bongo as there were problems matching the White body to the White neck).
F08188...21 June 2005. Buttercream. HH.
F08276...12 Nov 2003. Lava Pearl. HH.
F08313...DOB 31 Jan 2007 (year is correct).
F08355...11/03. Rolls Burgundy. Now with Tort pg. HH.
F08437...11/03. Lava Pearl.
F08537...5 Nov 2003. Lava Pearl.
F08614...11/03. Rolls Burgundy. White Pearl pg. HH.
F08639...1 Dec 2003. Egyptian Smoke with Python pg.
F08652...25 Nov 2003. Carbon Blue Pearl. HH.
F08675...DOB 25 Nov 2003. Egyptian Smoke. HH.
F08783...4 Dec 2003. Black. Black pearl pg. HH.
F08803...8 Dec 2003. Sapphire Black. Abolone pg. H.
F08856...DOB 28 Jan 2004. Rolls Burgundy with White Ice pg. HH.
F08870...20 Jan 2004. Graphite Pearl. Single H.
F08942...28 Jan 2004. Black Sparkle. HH. Although Black was discontinued in 2002, some were especially made for "VOERMAN" in Sweden.
F09030...23 Dec 2003. Egyptian Smoke. HS. NAMM Show display Bass.
F09223...15 Jan 2004. Sapphire Black. HH.
F09388...15 Dec 2003. Sapphire Black. HH.
F09483...2003. Pearl Blue. HS.
F09486...18 Feb 2004. Lava Pearl. HH.
F09540...DOB 26 Feb 2004. Graphite Pearl. Black Ice pg. (unknown if a 4 string or 5 string).
F09589...03/04. Blue Pearl. Dual Humbucker.
F09613...5 May 2004. Lava Pearl.
F09629...23 March 2007 (year is correct). Limited Edition Dargie Delight finish. HH.
F09693...DOB 3 Mar 2004. Egyptian Smoke with Black pg. HH.
F09707...10 Apl 2006. Medallion Gold. Fretless. Single H with piezo option.
F09719...DOB 22 Feb 2007. "Dargie Delight" Ltd Ed finish. H.
F09832...24 Mar 2004. HH.
F09971...05/04. Lava Pearl. White Ice pg. HH.
F09972...12 Mar 2004. Black. Black Pearl pg.
F09978...03/04. Rolls Burgundy. White Ice pg.
F09985...DOB 20 May 2004. Lava Pearl.
F10086...2 July 2004. Teal Pearl. HS with Piezo option.
F10200...2 June 2004.
F10324...15 June 2004. Lava Pearl. Moonstone pg.
F10345...9 June 2004.
F10568...DOB 30 Sep 2004. Desert Gold. Black Ice pg. HS.
F10811...2004. Black. HH.
F11015...DOB 27 Aug 2004. Ltd ED number one for 2004 Radiance Red. Neck plate "Limited Edition". HH.
F11044...11 May 2004. Ltd ED number one for 2004 Radiance Red. HS.
F11121...14 Sept 2007. Ltd. Ed Blue Dawn. HH.
F11146...2004. Limited Edition number two for 2004 Envy Green. HH.
F11155...28 June 2007. Limited Edition Blue Dawn. HS.
F11158...28 Aug 2007 (year is correct). Limited Edition Blue Dawn. Black pg. Single H.
F11169...26 June 2007 (year is correct). Limited Edition Blue Dawn. Fretless. HH with piezo option. Bass is first of it's kind with respect to combination of finish, pickups, and piezo bridge.
F11178...09/04. White. White Pearl pg. Neck plate "Limited Edition".
F11237...12 Dec 2007 (year correct). Ltd ED Blue Dawn. Single H with piezo option.
F11239...24 Oct 2007.Blue Dawn. H.
F11240...1 Oct 2009. Dargie Delight Version 2. HH.
F12261...09/04.
F12262...2004. Black. White pg. Weight 8lbs 12ozs. HH.
F12328...30 Dec 2004.
F12464...DOB 22 Feb 2005. Single H with Piezo Bridge.
F12496...11 Mar 2005. Stealth. HH.
F12623...28 July 2005. Stealth. Moonstone pg. HH.
F12631...26 July 2005. Sapphire Black. HH.
F12647...25 July 2005. Sapphire Black. HH.
F12659...DOB 27 Jan 2005. Single H.
F12683...DOB 22 July 2005. Sapphire Black. Moonstone pg. HH.
F12797...26 Jan 2005. HS.
F12699...01/05. Pearl Blue. HH.
F12902...DOB 15 July 2005.
F12985...DOB 19 July 2005. HH.
F13282...2005. Limited ED Buttercream. HH.
F13398...7 Apl 2005. Limited ED Buttercream. Tort pg. HH. (Less than 10 made in this configuration).
F13507...8 July 2005. Stealth. HH.
F13516...DOB 9 May 2005. Stealth. HH.
F13600...2005. Stealth. HH.
F13602...20 July 2005. Stealth. HH.
F13620...11 Nov 2005. Stealth. HH.
F13651...3 Jan 2007 (year correct). Stealth. HH.
F13685...6 Apl 2007 (year correct). Stealth. HH.
F13689...DOB 26 Sept 2005. Stealth. HH.
F13699...23 Feb 2007 (year correct). Stealth. HH.
F13840...09/05. Gold Medallion with lined fretless. Single H.
F13884...15 Sept 2005. Pearl Blue. White Pearl pg.
F13930...DOB 6 Oct 2005. No other info.
F13957...DOB 15 Nov 2005. Carbon Blue Pearl. Black Ice pg. HH. 9.7 lbs.
F14024...2 Mar 2006. Candy Apple Red. Single H.
F14079...10/05. Limited Edition Buttercream. Fretless. Tort pg. HS. Piezo bridge.
F14166...16 Feb 2006. Fretless. HH.
F14277...DOB 28 Oct 2005. Buttercream. Tort pg. Signed on headstock by Ernie Ball and Dudley Gimpel. HS.
F14385...DOB 10 Feb 2006. Ltd Ed Radiance Red. White pg. HH.
F14430...DOB 27 Oct 2005. Desert Gold. Black pg. Signed on headstock by Ernie Ball and Dudley Gimpel. HH.
9 lbs.
F14446...DOB 28 Oct 2005. Desert Gold. White Pearl pg. Signed on headstock by Ernie Ball and Dudley Gimpel. HH. 9.5 lbs.
F14539...1 Nov 2006.
F14830...24 May 2006. Egyptian Smoke. Python pg. HH.
F14855...28 Sept 2006. Medallion Gold. Python pg. Lined fretless. Single H. Piezo bridge.
F14882...DOB 21 Apl 2006. Sapphire Black. HH.
F14970...24 May 2006. Candy Red. H.
F15196...Nov 2006. Egyptian Smoke. Unlined fretless. Single H. 3EQ.
F15301...19 Mar 2007. Rolls Burgundy. HH.
F15313...20 July 2006. Sapphire Black. Moonstone pg.
F15535...DOB 26 Aug 2006. Ltd Ed all Black with Gold hardware. HH.
F15696...9 Mar 2007. Rolls Burgundy. Tort pg.
F15833...4 Dec 2006. Sapphire Black. Moonstone pg. HH.
F15873...8 Jan 2007. Sapphire Black with Moonstone pg.
F15933...19 July 2007. Stealth. Single H.
F18032...18 Apl 2007. Dargie Delight. Fretless. HS. (Only 4 fretless lined or unlined in this combination).
F18223...DOB 27 March 2007. Limited Edition Dargie Delight finish. HS.
F18239...7 May 2007.
F18250...7 May 2007. Sapphire Black. HH.
F18457...11 June 2007. Sapphire Black. HH.
F18490...13 Jun 2007. Dargie Delight. H.
F18517...31 Aug 2007. Stealth HS.
F18555...3 July 2007. HH.
F18625...26 July 2007. HH.
F18657...13 July 2007. Egyptian Smoke. Python pg. Single H with Piezo.
F18695...14 Aug 2007. Candy Red. White Ice pg.
F18841...11 Oct 2007. Rolls Burgundy.
F19066...3 June 2008. Pearl Teal. HH.
F19068...19 June 2008. desert Gold. HH.
F19204...24 Sep 2007. HH.
F19299...14 Sep 2007. HH
F19742...20 Feb 2008. Candy Red. HH.
F19809...30 Nov 2007. Stealth. HH.
F19931...3 Jan 2008. Pearl Blue. Fretless. Single H with piezo option.
F20435...13 Nov 2009. Dargie Delight version 2.
F22127...27 Oct 2008. Stealth. Vintage White Pearl pg. HH.
F22135...3 Feb 2009. Stealth. HH.
F24964...5 Mar 2009.Black. HH.
F27891...28 Dec 2010. Roasted neck. Single H.
L02255...23 Aug 2006. Single H. LEFT HANDED.
L02281...14 June 2006. Egyptian Smpke. Black Pearl pg. LEFT HANDED.

NO DATE INFO.

F08633...Single H. No other info.
F08868...Carbon Blue Pearl with Abalone pg. HS.
F09972...Black. Black Pearl pg.
F10268...Rolls Burgundy. HS.
F12158...Black with Black pg. HH.
F12175...Egyptian Smoke. HS.

BONGO 5 (2003-current).

Bongo 5. "Baird".

F06949...18 Jan 2007(year correct).
F07976...2003. Egyptian Smoke (?) [Silver/gold finish] with Rosewood. Black pearl pg. 2 PUP. 3 Band EQ.
F08266...2003. Desert Gold with Tort pg. Single H.
F08391...2003. Lava Pearl. Black Pearl pg. HH.
F08403...DOB 12 Apl 2006. Blue Pearl with White Pearl pg. Single H.
F08438...6 Nov 2003. Sapphire Black. Moonstone pg. HH. Piezo bridge.
F08533...2003. Sapphire Black with Rosewood. Black Ice pg.
F08534...10/03. Sapphire Black. Tort pg (originally Black Ice). Piezo Bridge. Double Humbucker.
F08737...Purchased 4 May 2006. Desert Gold. White Pearl pg.
F08916...25 Jan 2006. Lava Pearl. HH.
F09074...30 Dec 2003. HH.
F09137...2 Jan 2004. Desert Gold with White Ice pg. HH.
F09350...17 Dec 2003. Desert Gold. White Ice pg.
F09678...29 Apl 2004. HH.
F09727...10 May 2006. Sapphire Black.
F09795...5 Oct 2006. Sapphire Black. Moonstone pg. Piezo bridge. HS.
F09966...12 Mar 2004. Candy Red. White Pearl pg. Piezo bridge. HH.
F10041...06/04. Sapphire Black (or Graphite Pearl). HH.
F10130...06/04. Desert Gold. HH.
F10151...Body date 8 Dec 2004. Sapphire Black. Black Ice replaced with Abalone pg. HH.
F10217...DOB 22 July 2004. Roll Burgundy. Single H.
F10236...DOB 21 July 2004. Desert Gold with White Ice pg. HH.
F10358...6 July 2004. Desert Gold. HH.
F10440...DOB 10 Sept 2004. Desert Gold. White Ice pg. HH.
F10618...10 Sept 2004. Desert Gold. HH.
F10665...17 Aug 2004. Candy Red. Tort pg. HH.
F10685...DOB 6 Oct 2004.
F10741...DOB 17 Aug 2004. Purchased new in Mar 2007. Sapphire Black. Moonstone pg (originally Black Ice pg).
F10809...1 Feb 2006 (year correct). Desert Gold. HH.
F10815...DOB 20 Oct 2004. Desert Gold. Black pg. HH.
F10828...14 Oct 2004. Desert Gold. HH.
F10864...26 Oct 2004. Sapphire Black. Black Ice pg. HH. Piezo bridge.
F10868...DOB 22 Oct 2004. Sapphire Black. Black Ice pg. HH.
F10945...Bought new at end of March 2005. Desert Gold. White Ice pg. HH.
F11025...2004. Limited Edition number 1 Radiance Red.
F11039...DOB 9 Sep 2004. Ltd ED number two Envy Green. Abalone pg. HH. "Limited Edition" on neck plate, Black headstock with gold lettering. (Limited Edition refers to colour finish). 2004 is the first year of limited editions (Two Ltd EDs for 2004...the other being 'Radiance Red' Limited Edition number 1). Envy Greens shipped latter half of 2004.
F11040...7 Oct 2004. Ltd ED number 2 Envy Green. HH.
F11056...31 Aug 2004. Ltd ED number 2 Envy Green (?). HH.
F11075...14 Sept 2007. Ltd. Ed Blue Dawn. HH.
F11141...2007. Ltd Ed Blue Dawn. HH.
F11199...26 Apl 2007. Limited Edition Blue Dawn finish. Black pg. Lined Fretless. Single H with piezo option.
F11244...22 Sept 2009. Version 2 Dargie Delight. HH with piezo option.
F11256...15 Sept 2009. Version 2 Dargie Delight. Single H.
F11274...2 Nov 2007. Limited Edition Blue Dawn finish. HS with piezo option.
F12002...DOB 15 Nov 2004. Carbon Blue Pearl with White Ice pg. HS. Purchased 16 Aug 2005.
F12084...DOB 17 Nov 2004. Desert Gold with Black Ice pg. HH. Piezo bridge.
F12088...DOB 18 Nov 2004. Carbon Blue Pearl. HH.
F12175...7 Jan 2005. Egyptian Smoke. HS.
F12176...Body date 12 Oct 2004. W/O number "5274432". BLD number "162 07 22 14". Graphite Pearl. Black Ice pg. HH.
F12227...6 Jan 2005. Carbon Blue Pearl. HS.
F12272...DOB 29 Dec 2004. Carbon Blue Pearl. HS.
F12964...5 Feb 2005. Carbon Blue Pearl. HS.
F13204...14 Apl 2005. Lava Pearl. White Pearl pg. HH.
F13276...11 May 2005. Ltd ED Buttercream. Piezo bridge. HS.
F13303...DOB 15 Apl 2005. Sapphire Black with Moonstone pg. HS.
F13353...DOB 7 Apl 2005. Lava Pearl with White Ice pg. HH. Fretless.
F13387...1 Apl 2005. Ltd ED Buttercream. HS (one of the first made).
F13551...10 May 2005. Stealth.
F13575...5 Apl 2005. Stealth. (One of the first Slealths built).
F13667...DOB 20 Dec 2005. Stealth HH. 9.5 lbs.
F13683...26 Apl 2006. Stealth.
F13698...6 Apl 2007 (year correct). Stealth. HH.
F13794...29 Aug 2005. Pearl Teal. HH.
F13843...DOB 22 Sep 2005. Desert Gold. Tort pg. HH Piezo.
F13854...DOB 7 Sep 2005. Purchased 23 Sep 2005. Graphite Pearl with Black Ice pg. HH. Piezo bridge.
F13906...4 Oct 2004. Lava Pearl. HH.
F14281...DOB 26 Oct 2005. Signed on headstock by Sterling Ball and Dudley Gimpel. Teal Pearl with Abolone pg. HH with piezo bridge.
F14475...DOB 12 Jan 2006. Fretless. No other info.
F14774...14 Sept 2006. Candy Red. Single H.
F14824...29 Aug 2006. Desert Gold. HH.
F15519...18 Apl 2008 (year correct). Ltd ED Sequoia Gold. HH.
F15982...6 March 2007. Limited Edition Dargie Delight finish. HS with Piezo option.
F18073...25 Apl 2007. Dargie Delight. HS.
F18094...17 Apl 2007. Medallion Gold. HS.
F18159...3 Apl 2007. Limited Edition Dargie Delight finish. HH.
F18188...24 July 2007. Egyptian Smoke. Black Ice pg. Piezo option.
F18361...1 June 2007. Black. Black pg. HH.
F18526...26 Sept 2007. Stealth. HH.
F19193...4 Sept 2007. Candy Red. HH.
F19246...25 Sept 2007. Egyptian Smoke with Pau Ferro fretless. Piezo bridge. HH.
F19501...11 Oct 2007. Stealth. HH.
F19782...1 Nov 2007. Stealth. HH.
F21023...19 Mar 2009. Black with ALL ROSEWOOD NECK. HH.
F21503...10 Apl 2008. Graphite Pearl. Black Ice pg. HS with piezo option.
F22082...8 Aug 2008. Lava Pearl.
F22092...15 Aug 2008. Candy Red. HH.
F22323...23 Sept 2008. Black. Black Pearl pg.
F22326...23 Sept 2008. Lava pearl. HH.
F22473...5 Nov 2008. Cabernet Pearl. HS.
F23343...10 Oct 2008. Candy Red. Single H.
F23374...6 Oct 2008. HH.
F23402...20 Nov 2008. Electric Blue. HH.
F25524...12 Aug 2009. HH.
F25531...10 Aug 2009. Cabernet Pearl. Vintage White Pearl pg. HS.
F25869...20 Nov 2009. Cabernet Pearl. HH with Piezo option.
F21023...19 Mar 2009. 5 String. Black with ALLROSEWOOD NECK. HH.

L02328...24 Sept 2008. Sapphire Black. HH. Left handed.

NO DATE INFO.

F08275...Burgundy. HS.
F08409...Egyptian Smoke. White Ice pg. Single H.
F19092...HH. No other info.

2008 Flyer for All-Rosewood necks

BONGO 6 (2008-current).

Bongo 6 introduced at the Jan 2008 NAMM Show. "spideyjg".

F19063...11 June 2008. Single H.
F21610...16 May 2008. Ltd ED Sequoia Gold. HH pickup configuration.
F21708...2 May 2008. Candy Red with White Pearl pg. HS.
F21965...16 July 2008. Carbon Blue Pearl. Single H.
F22106...Purchased May 2010.
F23107...27 Aug 2008. Egyptian Smoke. HH.
F25187...20 Apl 2009. Stealth. Black pg. HH.
F25259...3 June 2009. Sapphire Black.
F27161...23 Mar 2010. HH.