EF550 to 719 EF720 to 760. Because of this, it was no longer immediately clear if a Guild-branded guitar is a US-made model or an import, although the GAD models usually had unique ornamentation. For more recent US serial numbers, please contact Peavey Customer Service. Here is a link the the ongoing discussion thread: These guys ( / ) say if you email them at, and include a picture of your instrument and its serial number they will provide you with the production year. Starting in 1977 with the "Sunburst" models, Hamer used a different system using five or six digits for "production" instruments. 7 Notable users of Guild guitars edit Sofia Talvik 1984 D-25 Bryan Adams F-50R Ryan Adams D-25M Billie Joe Armstrong D-55 Dan Auerbach Thunderbird S-200 Joan Baez F30R Ehud Banai George Barnes (musician) George Barnes Acousti-Lectric, George Barnes Guitar in F Richard Barone X-500 (. The easy way to narrow down the period your Guild acoustic was produced is by the label, which is located inside the soundhole and should have both the model and serial number. Year first number produced last number produced (to September 30, 1979) Between the years 19, Guild returned to the system which used a separate serial number prefix for each guitar model. Made in Korea and Made in China, 2003-: like so: QKJ0011Y. In 2011, Traditional Series models' were improved by means of a new dtar pickup system (dtar-MS, for 'multi-source which allows blending between an internal microphone element and an under-saddle transducer.
Year approximate last serial number produc.
The following series of charts contain the most accurate information Guild has ava ilable for discerning the date of manufacture of Guild guitars by serial number.
Unfortunately, the records of Guild serial numbers prior to 1960 ar e somewhat sketchy, and so we are unable to assure the accuracy of dating.
Dating your guild guitar The following series of charts contain.
for discerning the date of manufacture of Guild guitars by serial number.
Promotional set with Blonde Deluxe Reverb Amp NC(xxxxxx) Squier Strat Bullets (dating unclear) SE(xxxxxx) Signature Series SE8(xxxxx 88, SE9(xxxxx 89 SN(xxxxxx) Signature Series SN0(xxxxx 90, SN1(xxxxx 91, SN2(xxxxx 92, etc. After 1969 you'll see a "volute" on the back of the neck where it meets the headstock. (You may need to use a flashlight.) Year / Last Serial Number Notes: Solidbody electrics like the E18 model from the '70s do not conform to the above. It is probably worth more than the dollars you will sell it for. For example, a US-built F-50R's GAD-level version would be called an F-150R.
(10 2010, 11 2011, etc). "MMR magazine - Cordoba Names Ren Ferguson VP of Manufacturing/R D for Guild Brand". Serial 0 1470 is a 1980 built guitar and the 1470th built. Later on, around mid 1987, the factory abandoned the decal on the headstock and began stamping the serial number into the last, blind fret of the fingerboard. FF factory ID rrrrr ranking number Example: / December / factory 15 / unit 20333 Note: Models from 2008 and onwards omit the factory ID letter prefix. Paul Reed Smith (PRS) To date a PRS guitar, look at the one- or two-digit prefix, which indicates the final one or two digits of the production year. F20 AG101 to 316 AG317 to 1534 AG1535 to 2499 AG2500 to 2793 AG2794 to 2822. Later Hagstrom instruments added the prefix "53" to their serial numbers, but the final six digits still have the same information.