I'm trying to find the approximate manufacture/ship date for my P-80, serial # 041xxx.

After searching and reading hundreds of posts, here's what I know:

1) The P-80's first production year was 1999

2) Yamaha uses a sequential serial number scheme rather than a format where the sequence of numbers indicate manufacture date (example: 01XXXX might indicate year as 2001).

3) I've heard you can contact Yamaha, and I have, but no response yet.

Any anecdotal info from other P-80 owners would be appreciated.