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Dating gibson bass

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.

On a heavily used guitar, there is a chance that time has taken its toll and it could be weathered down or off.

The following chart details the year, the guitar model, and the last serial number produced for each model in each given year.

MODEL 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 Between the years 19, Guild continued with the system which used a separate serial number prefix for each guitar model.

Over the years and due to various changes of ownership some of the necessary documentation has unfortunately been misplaced or destroyed and whilst this has led to a few anomalies and inconsistencies in the dating charts, the information presented here represents the most comprehensive data available for Guild guitar dating.

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.

Each are numbered on the back of the headstock with the number in the given series, i.e. Each also has a seven digit serial number inside the guitar. The last four digits refer to the date of production.

The first three numbers (beginning with 500), refer to the sequence of units made, i.e. The first and fourth of these numbers in reverse refer to the year of production. For example: #5077019 would mean the seventh guitar made that year, and would date to January 1997.

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.