Dating guild guitars from serial numbers
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.
These will not only help confirm the year of production of your instrument but will also help identify the various specifications that define your guitar, explain where it sits on the evolutionary path and put it into a wider historical context.
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While there are some holes in the historical record, as well as a few anomalies, inconsistencies, and obvious errors in the dating charts, the information complied and presented here is the most comprehensive data we have available for dating Guild guitars.
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Last Jump to page: Is there any reference information available that connects serial 's to production dates?They connect the guitar's humble and populist acoustic beginnings, to the big-band and jazz eras, and all way through to the electrified ear-deafening arms-race that became known as rock n roll.Dating a guitar is not only a useful and interesting thing to be able to do, in financial and historical terms it is vital.It is probably worth more than the dollars you will sell it for.If you are thinking of selling, check adds in Vintage Guitar Magazine, or on Guitar classified web pages and see what similar Guitars are selling for. While we are happy to buy used guitars and gear, we absolutely love Guild Guitars since they've got a rich history.