Dating gibson bass
Every Guild Guitar is different, however you can generally look on the back of the headstock or within the guitar itself (in the soundhole).
On a heavily used guitar, there is a chance that time has taken its toll and it could be weathered down or off.
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.
At the foot of this page, you will find a long and detailed list regarding the manufacture date of your guitar and it is as simple as looking for the serial number of your guitar on the list and from that, it will tell you the date.
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.
The winter flooding and shallows in the summer proved insurmountable, however cargo could be carried from the sea as far south as Wilden Ferry, where the river Derwent joins the river Trent and increases the quantity of water, then onwards by road.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.Dating a guitar is not only a useful and interesting thing to be able to do, in financial and historical terms it is vital.
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.MODEL 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 The following chart displays the first and last serial numbers of guitars produced in each given year (1970 to 1979).