Dating guild guitars by serial number
Michael Black has been a freelance writer based in South Central Pennsylvania since 2010.
This guide can help you determine the If you’re unable to identify the approximate production year of your instrument using the above charts, several excellent books are available that contain invaluable and reliable information on the history of Fender instruments. They are detailed reference resources with a wealth of information on determining the production years of various instruments and on Fender history in general.
Indeed, we use these same books here at Fender when researching historical and date-related issues.
You can order these titles through your local Authorized Fender Dealer.
Many guitar makers have brand-specific serial number information on their web pages, usually in the "Support," "FAQ," or "Info" sections.
Sometimes third-party websites also have solid information on guitar serial numbers.
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