Dating guild guitar

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Unfortunately, records for Guild guitars prior to 1960 are somewhat unreliable, where they exist at all, so we are unable to fully assure the accuracy of dating before that time but we have been able to ascertain some last serial numbers which may help.Anyone looking to date what they believe is a guitar of that age should seek expert advice as your guitar may well be quite valuable.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.

MODEL 1990 1991 1992 1993 For the year 1994, ONLY the model prefix and last serial number for each model produced is available.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.There are no corresponding model names or numbers available.Dating a guitar is not only a useful and interesting thing to be able to do, in financial and historical terms it is vital.

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