Dating guild madeira guitars
YEAR APPROXIMATE LAST SERIAL NUMBER PRODUCED The following chart displays the first and last serial numbers of guitars produced in each given year (1960 to 1969).
YEAR FIRST NUMBER PRODUCED LAST NUMBER PRODUCED **Between the years 19, Guild used a separate serial numbering system for each guitar model The following chart details the year, the guitar model, and the beginning and ending serial number for each model in each given year.
Please refer to the notes preceding each chart on how to best interpret the data.
Two other highly reliable resources for dating Guild instruments are The Guild Guitar Book and Gruhn’s Guide to Vintage Guitars, both of which are excellent references that often prove helpful with questions regarding dating, specifications and historical context of many Guild instruments.
MODEL 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 The following chart displays the first and last serial numbers of guitars produced in each given year (1970 to 1979).
Here are a few examples from the store: Adirondack Guitars specializes in left-handed instruments (but we love our righties too), so if you are thinking of selling such a piece then please contact us first for a discussion about date and price and we will be only too happy to help.
If anyone has more info about this guitar please reply.
Thanks Been trying to find some info on this acoustic....brother gave it to me as he hurt his shoulder and couldn't play it w/o aggravating his injury.
Each are numbered on the back of the headstock with the number in the given series, i.e. Each also has a seven digit serial number inside the guitar. The last four digits refer to the date of production.
The first three numbers (beginning with 500), refer to the sequence of units made, i.e. The first and fourth of these numbers in reverse refer to the year of production. For example: #5077019 would mean the seventh guitar made that year, and would date to January 1997.
For those interested in knowing more of the backstory of their guitar there are some useful guides, the best of which are “The Guild Guitar Book” by Hans Moust and “Gruhn’s Guide to Vintage Guitars” by Hans Gruhn.