Dating guild guitar vintage

YEAR FIRST NUMBER PRODUCED LAST NUMBER PRODUCED 1960 12036 14713 1961 14714 18419 1962 18420 22722 1963 22723 28943 1964 28944 38636 1965 ** 46606** (See Next Chart) 1966 ** 46608** (See Next Chart) 1967 ** 46637** (See Next Chart) 1968 ** 46656** (See Next Chart) 1969 ** 46695** (See Next Chart) 1965 – 1969 **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.

MODEL 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 A50 AB101 to 136 AB137 to 162 AB163 to 203 AB204 to 240 N/A A150 N/A N/A N/A AI101 to108 AI109 to 113 A350 N/A N/A N/A OD101 to 109 OD110 to 112 A500 N/A AF101 to 102 N/A AF103 to 115 N/A ARTIST AWARD AA101 AA102 to 113 AA114 to 139 AA140 to 157 AA158 to 167 BB195-241 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A GEORGE BARNES a/e N/A N/A N/A N/A OF101 to 104 CA100 N/A N/A N/A OH101 to 113 OH114 CE100 EF101 to 211 EF212 to 396 EF397 to 549 EF550 to 719 EF720 to 760 D25 N/A N/A N/A OG101 to 192 OG203 to233 D35 N/A N/A N/A OJ101 to 1003 OJ1004 to 1592 D40 AJ101 to 333 AJ334 to 1136 AJ1137 to 2244 AJ2245 to 2825 AJ2826 to 3218 D44 AC101 to 166 AC167 to 318 AC319 to 435 AC436 to 488 AC489 to 570 D50 AL101 to 192 AL193 to 301 AL302 to 513 AL514 to 584 AL585 to 698 D55 N/A N/A N/A OI101 to 105 OI106 to 113 DD238-395 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A DE400 EH101 to 126 EH127 to 233 EH234 to 276 EH277 to 301 N/A DE500 EI101 to 107 EI108 to 116 EI117 to 136 N/A EI137 to 141 F20 AG101 to 316 AG317 to 1534 AG1535 to 2499 AG2500 to 2793 AG2794 to 2822 F30 AI101 to 341 AI352 to 1142 AI1143 to 1855 AI1856 to 2270 AI2271 to 2554 F47 AK101 to 128 AK129 to 218 AK219 to 418 AK419 to 488 AK489 to 583 F50 AD101 to 119 AD120 to 190 AD191 to 291 AD292 to 355 AD356 to 418 F112 N/A N/A N/A OA101 to 511 OA512 to 695 F212 AN101 to 228 AN229 to 810 AN811 to 1558 AN1559 to 2009 AN2010 to 2271 F312 AS101 to 136 AS142 to 230 AS231 to 335 AS336 to 376 AS377 to 497 F412 N/A N/A N/A OB101 to 110 OB111 to 114 F512 N/A N/A N/A OC201 to 206 OC207 to223 JET STAR BASS SD101 to 108 SD109 to 327 SD328 to 343 N/A N/A MARK I CA101 to 110 CA317 to 996 CA997 to 1973 CA1974 to 2156 N/A MARK II CB101 to 247 CB248 to 967 CB968 to 1773 CB1774 to 2018 N/A MARK III CC101 to 252 CC253 to 666 CC667 to 992 CC993 to 1203 N/A MARK IV CD101 to 128 CD129 to 292 CD293 to 491 CD492 to 541 N/A MARK V CE101 to 120 CE121 to 137 CE138 to 195 N/A N/A MARK VI N/A N/A CF101 to 128 CF129 to 175 CF176 to 197 M20 ¾ Some AH #’s N/A N/A N/A OE101 to 102 M65 ¾ EC101 to 182 EC183 to 267 EC268 to 322 EC323 to 334 N/A M65 ED101 to 160 ED161 to 194 ED195 to 270 ED271 to 335 ED336 to 414 M75 N/A N/A N/A DD101 to 138 DD139 to 237 M85 N/A N/A N/A BB101 to 109 BB110 to 194 S50 SA101 to 201 SA202 to 490 SA491 to 584 N/A N/A S100 SB101 to 169 SB170 to 220 SB221 to251 SB252 to 269 N/A S200 SC101 SC102 to 153 SC154 to 166 SC167 to 191 N/A ST100 N/A N/A N/A ES101 to 275 ES276 to 318 STARFIRE II EK101 to 387 EK388 to 2098 EK2099 to 2819 EK2820 to 3028 EK3029 to 3098 STARFIRE III EK101 to 387 EK388 to 2098 EK2099 to 2819 EK2820 to 3028 EK3029 to 3098 STARFIRE IV EL101 to 276 EL277 to 1167 EL1168 to 1840 EL1841 to 2223 EL2224 to 2272 STARFIRE V EN101 to 194 EN195 to 927 EN928 to 1807 EN1808 to 2141 EN2142 to 2272 STARFIRE VI DB101 to 174 DB175 to 274 DB275 to 329 DB330 to 339 N/A STARFIRE XII N/A DC101 to 586 DC587 to 896 DC897 DC899 to 910 STARFIRE BASS BA101 to 177 BA178 to 654 BA655 to 1696 BA1697 to 1946 BA1947 to 2043 T50 EB101 to 196 EB197 to 391 EB392 to 558 EB559 to 607 EB608 to 652 T100 EE101 to 601 EE602 to 1939 EE1940 to 2794 EE2795 to 3003 EE3004 to 3109 X50 EA101 to 202 EA203 to 326 EA327 to 491 EA492 to 502 EA503 to 506 X175 EG101 to 107 EG108 to 160 EG161 to 239 EG240 to 322 EG323 to 346 X500 DA101 to 106 DA107 to 138 DA139 to 180 DA181 to 235 DA236 to 244 1970 – 1979 The following chart displays the first and last serial numbers of guitars produced in each given year (1970 to 1979).

For 19, Guild returned to the system which used a separate serial number prefix for each guitar model, and also the first and last serial number produced for each model in each given year.

MODEL 1994 1995 1996 ARTIST AWARD AA000039 AA000040 to AA000089 AA000089 to AA000105 A25 N/A N/A AF250272 to AF250893 A50 N/A N/A AF500079 to AF500194 B4E AB040487 AB040488 to AB040714 AB040714 to AB041044 B30/B30E AB300132 AB300133 to AB300207 AB300208 to AB300286 N/A N/A N/A CL000060 to CL000152 BRIAN MAY BM00415 N/A N/A BRIAN MAY SIGNATURE ME00316 N/A N/A BRIAN MAY SPECIAL BHM30114 N/A N/A BRIAN MAY STANDARD BHD00039 N/A N/A BM01/BM01(ST) N/A BHP00004 to BHP00057 N/A CE100/CE100(HG) AC100023 N/A N/A CROSSROADS FA000097 N/A N/A (CR01) D4 AD042116 AD042117 to AD044518 AD044518 to AD048099 D4E N/A AD042117 to AD044518 N/A D4-12 AD420368 AD420369 to AD420802 N/A D6 AD060701 AD060702 to AD061343 N/A D6E, D6HG, DV6 N/A AD060702 to AD061343 N/A D15 D153520 N/A N/A D25 N/A AD042117 to AD044518 AD044518 to AD048099 D25-12 N/A AD420369 to AD420802 N/A D26 N/A AD260001 to AD260458 N/A D30 AD300184 AD300185 to AD300301 N/A D30BLD N/A N/A AD300302 to AD300348 D50 D501106 D501107 N/A D55 AD550114 AD550115 to AD550220 AD550221 to AD550412 D60 AD600028 AD600029 to AD600043 N/A D65 GC000020 N/A N/A D100 AD100014 AD100015 to AD100022 N/A D100C N/A AD100015 to AD100022 AD100023 to AD100039 DC1 AD110841 AD110842 to AD111713 N/A DCE1 N/A AD110842 to AD111713 AD111714 to AD113572 DC5 FC050298 FC050299 to FC050578 FC050579 to FC050964 DC130 FD000019 FD000020 to FD000022 N/A DV6HR N/A N/A AD061343 to AD062106 DV52 AD520445 AD520446 to AD520945 AD520946 to AD521850 DV52HG N/A AD520446 to AD520945 AD520946 to AD521850 DV62 AD620145 AD620146 N/A DV72 AD720197 N/A N/A DV73 AD730014 AD730015 to AD730052 N/A DV74 N/A N/A AD740008 to AD740022 DV76 AD760010 N/A N/A DV82 FK000001 N/A N/A F4CE AF040801 AF040802 to AF041355 AF041356 to AF042131 F5CE AF050200 AF050201 to AF050353 AF050354 to AF050614 F30 AF300151 AF300153 N/A F65CE AF650118 AF650119 to AF650237 AF650238 to AF650398 F20 AF200049 AF200050 to AF200131 N/A F50 AF500012 AF500013 to AF500015 N/A FF5CE AF150119 AF150120 to AF150143 N/A G045/HANK WILLIAMS FG450005 N/A N/A G45/HANK WILLIAMS FG000067 N/A N/A GV52 FE000225 N/A N/A GV70 FJ000059 N/A N/A JA100-12C N/A N/A AJ120005 to AJ120012 JF4 AJ040387 AJ040388 to AJ040424 N/A JF4E N/A AJ040388 to AJ040424 N/A JF4-12 AJ420064 N/A N/A JF30 AJ300329 AJ300330 to AJ300779 AJ300780 to AJ301720 JF30-12 AJ320240 AJ320241 to AJ320592 AJ320593 to AJ321101 JF55 AJ550129 AJ550130 to AJ550293 AJ550294 to AJ550483 JF55-12 AJ520062 AJ520063 to AJ520175 AJ520176 to AJ520253 JF65-12 AJ620090 AJ620091 to AJ620188 AJ620188 to AJ620304 JF100 AJ110121 AJ110122 to AJ100027 N/A JF100C N/A N/A AJ100028 to AJ100041 JF200 AJ120005 AJ120006 to AJ100007 N/A JV52 FJ520028 N/A N/A JV72 FJ720018 FJ720019 to FJ720023 N/A PRO4 AL040139 N/A N/A PRO5 AL050078 AL050079 to AL050096 N/A PROTOTYPES FB000004 JJ000001 to JJ000009 N/A S100 FB000132 FB000133 to FB000194 FB000195 to FB000378 S4CE AE040103 AE040104 to AE040343 N/A SONGBIRD FB000132 AE040104 to AE040343 N/A STARFIRE 4 AG000014 AG000015 to AG000023 AG000024 to AG000219 X160 AK160031 N/A N/A X170 AK170059 AK170060 to AK170138 AK170139 to AK170401 X500 AK500008 AK500009 to AK000010 N/A X700 AK700028 AK700029 to AK700069 AK700070 to AK700118 X2000/NIGHTBIRD N/A N/A N/A X3000/NIGHTINGALE N/A N/A N/A 1997 – 1999 The following chart details the year, the guitar model, and the beginning and ending serial number for each model in each given year.

There are no corresponding model names or numbers available.

The following series of charts contain the most accurate information Guild has available for discerning the date of manufacture of Guild guitars by serial number.

Please refer to the guides before each chart for information on how to interpret the data.

There are other resources for dating Guild guitars which you may also want to consult, such as: “The Guild Guitar Book” by Hans Moust, and “Gruhn’s Guide To Vintage Guitars” by George Gruhn.

MODEL 1990 1991 1992 1993 ARTIST AWARD JA100274 JA100280 JA100328 JA100379 B4E N/A N/A N/A LD000271 B30 B300373 B300425 B300590 B300727 B500CE N/A N/A KF000018 KF000061 BRIAN MAY N/A N/A N/A BM20022 CE100 N/A N/A N/A LB000069 D4 N/A CF000323 CF003381 CF006541 D4-12 N/A N/A CH000631 CH001045 D6/D7 N/A N/A N/A KL001210 D15 D152418 D152700 D153183 D153484 D25 D253561 D253790 D254482 D254666 D25-12 D251271 D2251372 D2251570 D2251630 D30 D301140 D301259 D301458 D301709 D40 D400824 D400857 D400884 N/A D40C D400824 D400857 N/A N/A D50 D500703 D500782 D500964 D501104 D55 DE101476 DE101527 DE101688 DE101833 D60 D600308 N/A N/A N/A D100/D100C EG100073 EG100085 EG100105 EG100148 DCE1 N/A N/A N/A LH000003 DETONATOR JH000605 N/A N/A N/A DV52/DV62 N/A N/A N/A EK100611 F4CE N/A N/A CK000003 N/A F5 N/A N/A N/A LE000122 F15 F150054 F150167 F150254 N/A F20 FA100818 FA100874 FA100890 N/A F25E/F4 N/A N/A CJ000597 CJ002255 F30CE N/A N/A F3000130 F3000242 F30R N/A N/A N/A GG100118 F35 F350029 F350038 F350049 N/A F45 F450816 F450860 F450918 N/A F48 N/A N/A F480006 N/A F65CE N/A N/A F650062 F650120 F512 FL100603 N/A N/A N/A FF5/FF5CE N/A N/A N/A LF000046 GF25 GF250935 GF250946 GF250948 GF250999 GF30 GF300699 GF300766 GF300836 GF300845 GF50 GF500337 N/A N/A N/A GF55 GF100069 GF100103 GF100126 GF100166 GF60R GF60277 N/A N/A N/A GX SERIES HJ000771 N/A N/A HJ000772 JF4 N/A N/A CG000746 CG001572 JF4-12 N/A N/A N/A LA000166 JF30 JF301099 JF301224 JF301528 JF301880 JF30-12 JF230820 JF230970 JF231262 JF231502 JF55 FE100658 FE100707 FE100869 FE101037 JF55-12 N/A FL100621 FL100660 FL100708 JF65 N/A N/A N/A N/A JF65-12 JF265352 JF265427 JF265544 JF265635 JF100 N/A JF000002 JF100008 JF100021 JF100-12 N/A N/A N/A JF200003 JF212-XL N/A N/A N/A N/A NIGHTBIRD CU BL100597 BL100626 BL100634 N/A NIGHTBIRD DX LC000015 LC000020 N/A N/A NIGHTBIRD ST LB000015 LB000020 N/A N/A PRESTIGE CL JK000025 JK000038 JK000044 N/A PRESTIGE EX JL000011 JL000016 JL000037 N/A PRESTIGE ST JH000089 JH000120 JH000172 N/A PROTOTYPES FF000015 FF000019 FF000036 FF000057 S4CE N/A N/A KE000042 N/A PILOT/SB602 BE103981 BE104111 BE104420 BE104434 PILOT/SB605 BK100569 BK100594 BK100748 BK100783 PILOT/SB902 JE000195 N/A N/A N/A PILOT/SB905 N/A N/A N/A N/A STARFIRE/SF4 GA101002 GA101072 GA101115 GA101147 SONGBIRD KK001267 KK001352 KK001847 KK002243 SPECIAL ORDER FL100571 N/A N/A N/A X160/161 HJ000154 HJ000176 HJ000261 HJ000302 X170 HL100636 HL100660 HL100717 HL100765 X2000/4000 N/A N/A CL000053 CL000054 X500 JB100373 JB100389 JB100421 JB100173 1994 – 1996 For the year 1994, ONLY the model prefix and last serial number for each model produced is available.There are other resources for dating Guild guitars which you may also want to consult, such as: "The Guild Guitar Book" by Hans Moust, and "Gruhn's Guide To Vintage Guitars" by George Gruhn.** Between the years 19, Guild used a separate serial numbering system for each guitar model.The following chart, however, details the best information we have for the approximate last serial numbers produced in each given year before 1960.1952 – 1960 YEAR APPROXIMATE LAST SERIAL NUMBER PRODUCED 1953 1000-1500 1954 1500-2200 1955 2200-3000 1956 3000-4000 1957 4000-5700 1958 5700-8300 1959 12035 1960 – 1969 The following chart displays the first and last serial numbers of guitars produced in each given year (1960 to 1969).

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