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  • Fender

    DATING YOUR U.S. MADE FENDER For most of Fender`s U.S. instrument production history, production dates have been applied to various components.Most notably, production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the…

  • Gibson

    DATING YOUR GIBSON Serial Number Configuration and Placement:∙ 1902 to 1908: Rectangular label, no serial number or model name on label, photo of Orville Gibson and lyre-mandolin on label, date sometimes penciled under top.

  •  Gretsch

    DATING YOUR GRETSCH Through much of the company`s history, Gretsch guitars were numbered sequentially and/or chronologically, so serial numbers (in addition to the features on the guitar) can give a very accurate idea of when the…

  • Lowden

    DATING YOUR LOWDENIn order to find out the date your guitar was made and the workshop of origin, it is necessary to first identify the ‘era’ in which it was made. You can do this by looking at the interior label. Since we were…

  •  Martin & Co
    Martin & Co

    All Martin guitars since 1898 (except solidbody electrics from the 1970s, basses, and tiples) are numbered in consecutive order. Ukuleles do not have serial numbers. Mandolins use a different serial number…

  • Rickenbacker

    DATING YOUR RICKENBACKERSerial numbers and approximate date of manufacture.Dating Rickenbackers from 1961 to 1986Serial letters and numbers were stamped on the jackplate. Look for a two letter date code. The first letter gives the…

  • Taylor

    DATING YOUR TAYLOR GUITAR"When was my guitar made?" is one of the most frequently asked questions we field. So we`ve made it easy for every Taylor owner to "date" his or her guitar, using the very simple method of interpreting the…

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