Dating guild madeira guitars
Even if you are not planning to sell your guitar knowing a bit about when it was made is a fun thing to do, from there you can read about the history of the company and work out just where your guitar fits into the story.If you are looking to buy or sell a Guild produced piece then the date is vital, this helps provide a provenance or authentic record for the guitar in question and that is one of the key factors which dictates its value.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.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.Unfortunately, once again, records of Guild serial numbers before 1960 are at best sketchy, preventing us from being able to assure dating accuracy before that year.Nonetheless, the charts below contain the best information we have on the approximate last serial numbers produced each year before 1960.
That said, the information compiled and presented here is the most comprehensive data set we have for dating Guild guitars.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.On a heavily used guitar, there is a chance that time has taken its toll and it could be weathered down or off.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.
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In Response to Guild Madeira A25C, uncertain of year. It has rover gold tuners and gold end pins and looks very sharp.