Guild’s official documentation of serial numbers is not comprehensive, as some lists have been lost in the past.

## Table of Contents

**Where to Find Guild Serial Number?**

You can find the serial number of a guitar stamped on the back of the headstock. In the case of **(semi) acoustic guitars**, it may also be located on the bottom inside of the body or stamped on the neck block.

The database below provide the most accurate information available to **Guild** to distinguish the date of manufacture by serial number. But as already mentioned, the documentation of the serial numbers is not complete because there are lists in the past that have been lost leaving some gaps in the dating.

## Guild Serial Number 1952-1959

Year | The Last Serial Number Produced Is Estimate |
---|---|

1953 | 1000-1500 |

1954 | 1500-2200 |

1955 | 2200-3000 |

1956 | 3000-4000 |

1957 | 4000-5700 |

1958 | 5700-8300 |

1959 | 12035 |

## Guild Serial Number 1960s

The table below shows the first and last serial numbers of guitars produced from **1960** to **1969**.

Year | First Number | Last Number |
---|---|---|

1960 | 12036 | 14713 |

1961 | 14714 | 18419 |

1962 | 18420 | 22722 |

1963 | 22723 | 28943 |

1964 | 28944 | 38636 |

1965 | – | 46606 |

1966 | – | 46608 |

1967 | – | 46637 |

1968 | – | 46656 |

1969 | – | 46695 |

### Guild Serial Number Database 1965-1967

From **1965** to **1969**, Guild used a separate serial numbering system for each model. The table below lists the year, model, start, and final serial numbers for each guitar.

MODEL | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 |
---|---|---|---|

A50 | AB101 – 136 | AB137 – 162 | AB163 – 203 |

A150 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

A350 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

A500 | N/A | AF101 – 102 | N/A |

ARTIST AWARD | AA101 | AA102 – 113 | AA114 – 139 |

BB195-241 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

GEORGE BARNES a/e | N/A | N/A | N/A |

CA100 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

CE100 | EF101 – 211 | EF212 – 396 | EF397 – 549 |

D25 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D35 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D40 | AJ101 – 333 | AJ334 – 1136 | AJ1137 – 2244 |

D44 | AC101 – 166 | AC167 – 318 | AC319 – 435 |

D50 | AL101 – 192 | AL193 – 301 | AL302 – 513 |

D55 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

DD238-395 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

DE400 | EH101 – 126 | EH127 – 233 | EH234 – 276 |

DE500 | EI101 – 107 | EI108 – 116 | EI117 – 136 |

F20 | AG101 – 316 | AG317 – 1534 | AG1535 – 2499 |

F30 | AI101 – 341 | AI352 – 1142 | AI1143 – 1855 |

F47 | AK101 – 128 | AK129 – 218 | AK219 – 418 |

F50 | AD101 – 119 | AD120 – 190 | AD191 – 291 |

F112 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F212 | AN101 – 228 | AN229 – 810 | AN811 – 1558 |

F312 | AS101 – 136 | AS142 – 230 | AS231 – 335 |

F412 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F512 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

JET STAR BASS | SD101 – 108 | SD109 – 327 | SD328 – 343 |

MARK I | CA101 – 110 | CA317 – 996 | CA997 – 1973 |

MARK II | CB101 – 247 | CB248 – 967 | CB968 – 1773 |

MARK III | CC101 – 252 | CC253 – 666 | CC667 – 992 |

MARK IV | CD101 – 128 | CD129 – 292 | CD293 – 491 |

MARK V | CE101 – 120 | CE121 – 137 | CE138 – 195 |

MARK VI | N/A | N/A | CF101 – 128 |

M20 ѕ | Some AH #’s | N/A | N/A |

M65 ѕ | EC101 – 182 | EC183 – 267 | EC268 – 322 |

M65 | ED101 – 160 | ED161 – 194 | ED195 – 270 |

M75 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

M85 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S50 | SA101 – 201 | SA202 – 490 | SA491 – 584 |

S100 | SB101 – 169 | SB170 – 220 | SB221 – 251 |

S200 | SC101 | SC102 – 153 | SC154 – 166 |

ST100 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

STARFIRE II | EK101 – 387 | EK388 – 2098 | EK2099 – 2819 |

STARFIRE III | EK101 – 387 | EK388 – 2098 | EK2099 – 2819 |

STARFIRE IV | EL101 – 276 | EL277 – 1167 | EL1168 – 1840 |

STARFIRE V | EN101 – 194 | EN195 – 927 | EN928 – 1807 |

STARFIRE VI | DB101 – 174 | DB175 – 274 | DB275 – 329 |

STARFIRE XII | N/A | DC101 – 586 | DC587 – 896 |

STARFIRE BASS | BA101 – 177 | BA178 – 654 | BA655 – 1696 |

T50 | EB101 – 196 | EB197 – 391 | EB392 – 558 |

T100 | EE101 – 601 | EE602 – 1939 | EE1940 – 2794 |

X50 | EA101 – 202 | EA203 – 326 | EA327 – 491 |

X175 | EG101 – 107 | EG108 – 160 | EG161 – 239 |

X500 | DA101 – 106 | DA107 – 138 | DA139 – 180 |

### Guild Serial Number Database 1968-1969

MODEL | 1968 | 1969 |
---|---|---|

A50 | AB204 – 240 | N/A |

A150 | AI101 – 108 | AI109 – 113 |

A350 | OD101 – 109 | OD110 – 112 |

A500 | AF103 – 115 | N/A |

ARTIST AWARD | AA140 – 157 | AA158 – 167 |

BB195-241 | N/A | N/A |

GEORGE BARNES a/e | N/A | OF101 – 104 |

CA100 | OH101 – 113 | OH114 |

CE100 | EF550 – 719 | EF720 – 760 |

D25 | OG101 – 192 | OG203 – 233 |

D35 | OJ101 – 1003 | OJ1004 – 1592 |

D40 | AJ2245 – 2825 | AJ2826 – 3218 |

D44 | AC436 – 488 | AC489 – 570 |

D50 | AL514 – 584 | AL585 – 698 |

D55 | OI101 – 105 | OI106 – 113 |

DD238-395 | N/A | N/A |

DE400 | EH277 – 301 | N/A |

DE500 | N/A | EI137 – 141 |

F20 | AG2500 – 2793 | AG2794 – 2822 |

F30 | AI1856 – 2270 | AI2271 – 2554 |

F47 | AK419 – 488 | AK489 – 583 |

F50 | AD292 – 355 | AD356 – 418 |

F112 | OA101 – 511 | OA512 – 695 |

F212 | AN1559 – 2009 | AN2010 – 2271 |

F312 | AS336 – 376 | AS377 – 497 |

F412 | OB101 – 110 | OB111 – 114 |

F512 | OC201 – 206 | OC207 – 223 |

JET STAR BASS | N/A | N/A |

MARK I | CA1974 – 2156 | N/A |

MARK II | CB1774 – 2018 | N/A |

MARK III | CC993 – 1203 | N/A |

MARK IV | CD492 – 541 | N/A |

MARK V | N/A | N/A |

MARK VI | CF129 – 175 | CF176 – 197 |

M20 ѕ | N/A | OE101 – 102 |

M65 ѕ | EC323 – 334 | N/A |

M65 | ED271 – 335 | ED336 – 414 |

M75 | DD101 – 138 | DD139 – 237 |

M85 | BB101 – 109 | BB110 – 194 |

S50 | N/A | N/A |

S100 | SB252 – 269 | N/A |

S200 | SC167 – 191 | N/A |

ST100 | ES101 – 275 | ES276 – 318 |

STARFIRE II | EK2820 – 3028 | EK3029 – 3098 |

STARFIRE III | EK2820 – 3028 | EK3029 – 3098 |

STARFIRE IV | EL1841 – 2223 | EL2224 – 2272 |

STARFIRE V | EN1808 – 2141 | EN2142 – 2272 |

STARFIRE VI | DB330 – 339 | N/A |

STARFIRE XII | DC897 | DC899 – 910 |

STARFIRE BASS | BA1697 – 1946 | BA1947 – 2043 |

T50 | EB559 – 607 | EB608 – 652 |

T100 | EE2795 – 3003 | EE3004 – 3109 |

X50 | EA492 – 502 | EA503 – 506 |

X175 | EG240 – 322 | EG323 – 346 |

X500 | DA181 – 235 | DA236 – 244 |

## Guild Serial Number 1970-1979

The table below shows the first and last serial numbers of guitars, produced from **1970** to **1979**. Corresponding model names or numbers are not available.

Year | First Number | Last Number |
---|---|---|

1970 | 46696 | 50978 |

1971 | 50979 | 61463 |

1972 | 61464 | 75602 |

1973 | 75603 | 95496 |

1974 | 95497 | 112803 |

1975 | 112804 | 130304 |

1976 | 130305 | 149625 |

1967 | 149626 | 169867 |

1968 | 169868 | 195067 |

1979 | 195068 | 211877 (tot 30 Sep. 1979) |

## Guild Serial Number 1979-1983

From **1979** through **1983**, Guild continued to use separate serial number prefixes for every guitar model. The table below shows the year, model, and last serial number.

MODEL | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

ARTIST AWARD | JA100012 | JA100043 | JA100067 | JA100097 | JA100107 |

B301-B302 | BB100400 | BB100846 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

B301A-B302A | BC100061 | BC100196 | BB100235 | N/A | N/A |

B401-B402 | N/A | BD100212 | BD100335 | N/A | N/A |

B50 | BA100002 | BA100012 | BA100168 | BA100212 | BA100249 |

BLUES BIRD | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

BRIAN MAY | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

CE100 | KA100015 | KA100077 | KA100136 | KA100159 | KA100169 |

D15 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | AH100617 |

D15/12 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | EL100064 |

D17 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D17/12 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D25 | DA100914 | DA105752 | DA109433 | DA111910 | DA112936 |

D25C | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | EH100098 |

D35 | DB100503 | DB102097 | DB103268 | DB103743 | DB104078 |

D40 | DC100247 | DC101105 | DC101638 | DC101782 | DC101889 |

D40C | N/A | DG100542 | DG100818 | DG100959 | DG101002 |

D46 | N/A | DL100131 | DL100622 | N/A | DL100784 |

D47CE | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | GE100026 |

DS48CE | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | GF100024 |

D50 | DD100212 | DD100944 | DD101382 | DD101588 | DD101737 |

D52 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | EK100034 |

D55 | DE100236 | DE100661 | DE101058 | DE101186 | DE101247 |

D62 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D64 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D66 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D70 | N/A | N/A | EF100151 | EF100208 | EF100250 |

D80 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | EG100014 |

D212 | N/A | N/A | AA101085 | AA101529 | AA101895 |

D312 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | AG100019 |

F20 | FA100051 | FA100244 | FA100394 | FA100490 | FA100524 |

F30 | FB100073 | FB100235 | FB100382 | FB100440 | FB100472 |

F30R | N/A | GG100123 | GG1-174 | GG100203 | GG100207 |

F40 | FC100015 | FC100197 | FC100381 | FC100393 | N/A |

F42 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F44 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F45CE | N/A | N/A | N/A | GG100006 | GG100409 |

F45/12 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F46 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

FS46BASS | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | BF100008 |

FS46CE | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | EJ100205 |

FS46CE/12 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | GH100005 |

F50 | FD100018 | FD100286 | FD100424 | FD100484 | FD100535 |

F50R | FE100025 | FE100261 | FE100340 | FE100426 | FE100431 |

F112 | FF100199 | FF100277 | FF100286 | FF100294 | N/A |

F212 | FG100014 | FG100194 | FG100308 | FG100324 | FG100342 |

F212C | FH100001 | FH100056 | FH100424 | N/A | N/A |

F212XL | N/A | FJ100233 | FJ100401 | FJ100486 | FJ100525 |

F412 | FK100045 | FK100221 | FK100342 | FK100385 | FK100405 |

F512 | FL100040 | FL100225 | FL100362 | FL100440 | FL100477 |

G37 | DF100052 | DF100814 | DF101339 | DF101579 | DF101774 |

G45 | N/A | N/A | N/A | GD100002 | GD100050 |

G212 | DH100035 | DH100248 | DH100398 | DH100419 | DH100436 |

G312 | DJ100014 | DJ100164 | DJ100235 | DJ100263 | DJ100281 |

M80 | N/A | HA100003 | HA100229 | HA100339 | HA100350 |

MARK II | CA100005 | CA100246 | CA100424 | CA100510 | CA100570 |

MARK III | CB100014 | CB100163 | CB100283 | CB100305 | CB100367 |

MARK IV | CC100017 | CC100101 | CC100199 | CC100218 | CC100232 |

MARK V | CD100021 | CD100064 | CD100089 | CD100124 | CD100137 |

MKS10CE | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

NIGHT BIRD | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

PROTOTYPES | N/A | LL100031 | LL100108 | LL100147 | LL100198 |

S25 | N/A | N/A | AC100159 | AC100293 | AC100339 |

S60 – S65 | ED100050 | ED100349 | ED100499 | ED100500 | N/A |

S60D | EC100019 | EC100169 | EC100207 | N/A | N/A |

S70 | EE100019 | EE100154 | EE100246 | N/A | N/A |

S250 | N/A | N/A | AB100154 | AB100236 | AB100250 |

S260 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | AK100030 |

S275 | N/A | N/A | N/A | AF100139 | AF100110 |

S280 – S281 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | HC100050 |

S282 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S284 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S285 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S300 | EA100023 | EA100112 | EA100468 | N/A | EA100470 |

S300A | EB100023 | EB100039 | EB100229 | N/A | EB100230 |

SB201-SB202 | N/A | N/A | N/A | AE100426 | AE100452 |

SB600 SB602 SB603 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | BE100050 |

SB604 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | BH100266 |

SB605 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

SB608 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

SF4 | GA100051 | GA100439 | GA100686 | GA100713 | GA100713 |

STUDIO 24 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

T50 | N/A | N/A | N/A | HD100019 | N/A |

T250 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

X79 | N/A | N/A | AD100304 | AD100342 | AD100509 |

X80 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | HD100023 |

X82 | N/A | N/A | JF100107 | JF100311 | JF100430 |

X88 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

X92 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

X100 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

X170 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

X175 | JC100014 | JC100082 | JC100177 | JC100184 | JC100205 |

X500 | JB100036 | JB100082 | JB100136 | JB100144 | JB100148 |

X701-X702 | N/A | N/A | N/A | JD100174 | JD100234 |

F50 | FD100018 | FD100286 | FD100424 | FD100484 | FD100535 |

F50R | FE100025 | FE100261 | FE100340 | FE100426 | FE100431 |

F112 | FF100199 | FF100277 | FF100286 | FF100294 | N/A |

F212 | FG100014 | FG100194 | FG100308 | FG100324 | FG100342 |

F212C | FH100001 | FH100056 | FH100424 | N/A | N/A |

F212XL | N/A | FJ100233 | FJ100401 | FJ100486 | FJ100525 |

F412 | FK100045 | FK100221 | FK100342 | FK100385 | FK100405 |

F512 | FL100040 | FL100225 | FL100362 | FL100440 | FL100477 |

G37 | DF100052 | DF100814 | DF101339 | DF101579 | DF101774 |

G45 | N/A | N/A | N/A | GD100002 | GD100050 |

G212 | DH100035 | DH100248 | DH100398 | DH100419 | DH100436 |

G312 | DJ100014 | DJ100164 | DJ100235 | DJ100263 | DJ100281 |

M80 | N/A | HA100003 | HA100229 | HA100339 | HA100350 |

MARK II | CA100005 | CA100246 | CA100424 | CA100510 | CA100570 |

MARK III | CB100014 | CB100163 | CB100283 | CB100305 | CB100367 |

MARK IV | CC100017 | CC100101 | CC100199 | CC100218 | CC100232 |

MARK V | CD100021 | CD100064 | CD100089 | CD100124 | CD100137 |

MKS10CE | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

NIGHT BIRD | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

PROTOTYPES | N/A | LL100031 | LL100108 | LL100147 | LL100198 |

S25 | N/A | N/A | AC100159 | AC100293 | AC100339 |

S60 – S65 | ED100050 | ED100349 | ED100499 | ED100500 | N/A |

S60D | EC100019 | EC100169 | EC100207 | N/A | N/A |

S70 | EE100019 | EE100154 | EE100246 | N/A | N/A |

S250 | N/A | N/A | AB100154 | AB100236 | AB100250 |

S260 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | AK100030 |

S275 | N/A | N/A | N/A | AF100139 | AF100110 |

S280 – S281 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | HC100050 |

S282 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S284 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S285 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S300 | EA100023 | EA100112 | EA100468 | N/A | EA100470 |

S300A | EB100023 | EB100039 | EB100229 | N/A | EB100230 |

SB201-SB202 | N/A | N/A | N/A | AE100426 | AE100452 |

SB600 SB602 SB603 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | BE100050 |

SB604 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | BH100266 |

SB605 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

SB608 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

SF4 | GA100051 | GA100439 | GA100686 | GA100713 | GA100713 |

STUDIO 24 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

T50 | N/A | N/A | N/A | HD100019 | N/A |

T250 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

X79 | N/A | N/A | AD100304 | AD100342 | AD100509 |

X80 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | HD100023 |

X82 | N/A | N/A | JF100107 | JF100311 | JF100430 |

X88 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

X92 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

X100 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

X170 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

X175 | JC100014 | JC100082 | JC100177 | JC100184 | JC100205 |

X500 | JB100036 | JB100082 | JB100136 | JB100144 | JB100148 |

X701-X702 | N/A | N/A | N/A | JD100174 | JD100234 |

## Guild Serial Number 1984-1986

From **1984** through **1989**, Guild continued to add serial number prefixes to each model. The tables below show the year, model, and last serial number.

MODEL | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 |
---|---|---|---|

ARTIST AWARD | JA100122 | JA100127 | JA100133 |

ASHBORY BASS | N/A | N/A | AJ23 |

B30 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

B50 | BA100269 | BA100306 | BA100326 |

B301-B302 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

B301A-B302A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

B401-B402 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

BLUES BIRD | N/A | BJ100060 | BJ100215 |

BRIAN MAY | BHM150 | BHM286 | BMH316 |

CE100 | KA100175 | N/A | N/A |

D15 | AH100924 | AH101371 | AH101815 |

D16 | AH100924 | AH101371 | AH101815 |

D15/12 | EL100144 | EL100211 | N/A |

D17 | AL100092 | AL100402 | AL100575 |

D17/12 | GC100026 | N/A | N/A |

D25 | DA113675 | DA114523 | DA115528 |

D25/12 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D25C | EH100101 | N/A | N/A |

D30 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D35 | DB104288 | DB104477 | DB104697 |

D40 | DC101972 | DC102066 | DC102190 |

D40C | DG101032 | DG101068 | DC102190 |

D46 | DL100839 | DL100870 | N/A |

N/A | GE100047 | GE100049 | N/A |

DS48CE | GF100026 | N/A | N/A |

D50 | DD101789 | DD101878 | DD101928 |

D50/12 | D5012014 | N/A | N/A |

D52 | EK100054 | N/A | N/A |

D55 | DE101298 | DE101374 | DE101406 |

D60 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D62 | KB100046 | KB100060 | N/A |

D64 | KC100031 | KC100051 | KC100193 |

D65 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D66 | KD100110 | KD100162 | KD100208 |

D70 | EF100263 | EF100280 | N/A |

D80 | EG100017 | EG100019 | N/A |

D100 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D212 | AA102114 | AA102395 | AA102792 |

D225 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D312 | N/A | N/A | DJ100299 |

DE500 | AG100148 | AG100153 | AG100169 |

DETONATOR | JH000341 | JH100580 | N/A |

F20 | FA100545 | FA100595 | FA100663 |

F30 | FB100509 | FB100527 | N/A |

F30R | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F40 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F42 | KG100036 | KG100065 | N/A |

F44 | KH100078 | KH100186 | KH100249 |

F45 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F45CE | GB100533 | GB100683 | GB100839 |

F45/12 | GJ100030 | N/A | GJ100157 |

F46 | KJ100029 | KJ100089 | KJ100121 |

FS46BASS | N/A | N/A | N/A |

FS46CE | EJ100306 | EJ100370 | EJ100401 |

FS46CE/12 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F50 | FD100600 | FD100650 | FD100693 |

F50R | FE100462 | FE100479 | FE100505 |

F112 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F212 | FG100358 | FG100382 | N/A |

F212C | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F212XL | FJ100545 | FJ100567 | N/A |

F412 | FK100445 | FK100476 | FK100506 |

F512 | FL100519 | FL100543 | FL100569 |

G37 | DF101890 | DF101990 | DF102135 |

G45 | GD100053 | GD100080 | N/A |

G212 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

G312 | DJ100287 | N/A | N/A |

GF25 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

GF30 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

GF40 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

GF50 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

GF50R | N/A | N/A | N/A |

GF50/12 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

GF55 | N/A | N/A | GF100002 |

GF60M | N/A | N/A | GF600048 |

GF60R | N/A | N/A | GF60R0087 |

GX SERIES | N/A | N/A | N/A |

JF30 | N/A | N/A | JF300234 |

JF30/12 | N/A | N/A | JF30120198 |

JF50 | N/A | N/A | JF500050 |

JF50/12 | N/A | N/A | JF501250007 |

JF55 | N/A | N/A | FE100562 |

JF65M | N/A | N/A | JF650031 |

JF65R | N/A | N/A | JF65R0019 |

JF65/12 | N/A | N/A | JF65120064 |

JF65R/12 | N/A | N/A | JF65R0018 |

JF212XL | N/A | N/A | FJ100612 |

LIBERATOR | JK000085 | JK000206 | N/A |

M80 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

MARK II | CA100657 | CA100689 | CA100733 |

MARK III | CB100406 | CB100425 | CB100461 |

MARK IV | CC100253 | CC100270 | N/A |

MARK V | CD100156 | CD100176 | CD100184 |

MKS10CE | CE100046 | CE100056 | N/A |

NIGHT BIRD | N/A | BL100104 | BL100324 |

NIGHT BIRD I | N/A | N/A | BE100083 |

NIGHT BIRD II | N/A | N/A | BL100426 |

NIGHTINGALE | JL000040 | JL000082 | N/A |

PRESTIGE ST | N/A | N/A | N/A |

PRESTIGE CL | N/A | N/A | N/A |

PRESTIGE EX | N/A | N/A | N/A |

PROTOTYPES | LL100228 | LL100234 | LL100237 |

S25 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S60 – S65 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S60D | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S70 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S250 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S260 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S275 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S280 – S281 | HC100481 | HC101039 | HC101493 |

S282 | HE100047 | N/A | N/A |

S284 | HG100101 | HG100435 | HG100637 |

S285 | N/A | N/A | GK100011 |

S300 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S300A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

SB201-SB202 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

SB600 | BE100446 | BE101135 | BE101726 |

SB602 | BE100446 | BE101135 | BE101726 |

SB603 | BE100446 | BE101135 | BE101726 |

SB604 | BH100616 | N/A | N/A |

SB605 | N/A | N/A | BK100177 |

SB608 | BG100068 | BG100116 | N/A |

SB902 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

SB905 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

SF4 | GA100898 | GA100911 | GA100982 |

STUDIO 24 | N/A | N/A | GL100030 |

T50 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

VORTEX | BL100085 | BL100229 | BL100404 |

VORTEX 12 | BL100044 | BL100193 | BL100372 |

VORTEX I | BL100035 | N/A | BL100410 |

VORTEX II | BL100099 | BL100229 | BL100402 |

VORTEX DELUXE | BL100230 | BL100243 | BL100407 |

VORTEX CUSTOM | BL100404 | N/A | N/A |

## Guild Serial Number 1987-1989

MODEL | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 |
---|---|---|---|

ARTIST AWARD | JA100147 | JA100203 | JA100227 |

ASHBORY BASS | AJ1109 | AJ1235 | N/A |

B30 | B300100 | B300230 | B300310 |

B50 | BA100212 | BA100249 | BA300310 |

B301-B302 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

B301A-B302A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

B401-B402 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

BLUES BIRD | BJ100216 | N/A | N/A |

BRIAN MAY | N/A | N/A | N/A |

CE100 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D15 | D1500642 (?) | D151898 | D151898 |

D16 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D15/12 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D17 | AL100886 | AL100888 | N/A |

D17/12 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D25 | DA001232 ? | DA252265 | D252986 |

D25/12 | D2512467 | N/A | D251005 |

D25C | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D30 | D3000367 ? | D300719 | D300921 |

D35 | DB104754 | DB104754 | N/A |

D40 | D0400233 | DC400482 | D400640 |

D40C | D0400233 | DC400482 | D400640 |

D46 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |

DS48CE | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D50 | DD101210 | D500447 | D500478 |

D50/12 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D52 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D55 | DE101407 | N/A | DE101376 |

D60 | D0600113 | D600234 | D600306 |

D62 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D64 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D65 | D0650012 | N/A | N/A |

D66 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D70 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D80 | EG100024 | N/A | N/A |

D100 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D212 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

D225 | N/A | D225768 | N/A |

D312 | DJ100300 | N/A | N/A |

DE500 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

DETONATOR | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F20 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F30 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F30R | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F40 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F42 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F44 | F0440017 | N/A | N/A |

F45 | F0450311 | F450535 | F450664 |

F45CE | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F45/12 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F46 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

FS46BASS | N/A | N/A | N/A |

FS46CE | N/A | N/A | N/A |

FS46CE/12 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F50 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F50R | FE100515 | N/A | N/A |

F112 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F212 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F212C | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F212XL | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F412 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

F512 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

G37 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

G45 | GD100089 | N/A | N/A |

G212 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

G312 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

GF25 | GF250845 | N/A | N/A |

GF30 | GF300604 | N/A | N/A |

GF40 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

GF50 | GF500322 | N/A | N/A |

GF50R | N/A | N/A | N/A |

GF50/12 | GF50120043 | N/A | N/A |

GF55 | GF100002 | N/A | N/A |

GF60M | GF600082 | N/A | N/A |

GF60R | GF600275 | N/A | N/A |

GX SERIES | N/A | N/A | N/A |

JF30 | JF300663 | N/A | N/A |

JF30/12 | J230561 | N/A | N/A |

JF50 | JF500112 | N/A | N/A |

JF50/12 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

JF55 | FE100562 | N/A | N/A |

JF65M | N/A | N/A | N/A |

JF65R | FE100516 | N/A | N/A |

JF65/12 | JF265227 | N/A | N/A |

JF65R/12 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

JF212XL | FJ100612 | N/A | N/A |

LIBERATOR | N/A | N/A | N/A |

M80 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

MARK II | N/A | N/A | N/A |

MARK III | N/A | N/A | N/A |

MARK IV | N/A | N/A | N/A |

MARK V | CD100185 | N/A | N/A |

MKS10CE | N/A | N/A | N/A |

NIGHT BIRD | N/A | N/A | N/A |

NIGHT BIRD I | BE100083 | N/A | N/A |

NIGHT BIRD II | BL100530 | N/A | N/A |

NIGHTINGALE | N/A | N/A | N/A |

PRESTIGE ST | N/A | N/A | N/A |

PRESTIGE CL | N/A | N/A | N/A |

PRESTIGE EX | N/A | N/A | N/A |

PROTOTYPES | LL100238 | FF000006 | |

S25 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S60 – S65 | ED100050 | ED100349 | ED100499 |

S60D | EC100019 | EC100169 | EC100207 |

S70 | EE100019 | EE100154 | EE100246 |

S250 | N/A | N/A | AB100154 |

S260 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S275 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S280 – S281 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S282 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S284 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S285 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

S300 | EA100023 | EA100112 | EA100468 |

S300A | EB100023 | EB100039 | EB100229 |

SB201-SB202 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

SB600 SB602 SB603 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

SB604 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

SB605 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

SB608 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

SF4 | GA100051 | GA100439 | GA100686 |

STUDIO 24 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

T50 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

T250 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

X79 | N/A | N/A | AD100304 |

X80 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

X82 | N/A | N/A | JF100107 |

X88 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

X92 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

X100 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

X170 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

X175 | JC100014 | JC100082 | JC100177 |

X500 | JB100036 | JB100082 | JB100136 |

X701-X702 | N/A | N/A | N/A |

## Guild Serial Number 1990-1993

From **1990** to **1993**, every model also had a serial number prefix. The table below shows the year, model, and last serial number.

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 |

## Guild Serial Number 1994-1996

For **1994**, only the latest serial number of each model is available. For **1995** and **1996**, Guild continued to use serial number prefixes for each model, and the first and last serial number of the year.

MODEL | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 |
---|---|---|---|

ARTIST AWARD | AA000039 | AA000040 – AA000089 | AA000089 – AA000105 |

A25 | N/A | N/A | AF250272 – AF250893 |

A50 | N/A | N/A | AF500079 – AF500194 |

B4E | AB040487 | AB040488 – AB040714 | AB040714 – AB041044 |

B30/B30E | AB300132 | AB300133 – AB300207 | AB300208 – AB300286 |

N/A | N/A | N/A | CL000060 – 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 – BHP00057 | N/A |

CE100/CE100(HG) | AC100023 | N/A | N/A |

CROSSROADS(CR01) | FA000097 | N/A | N/A |

D4 | AD042116 | AD042117 – AD044518 | AD044518 – AD048099 |

D4E | N/A | AD042117 – AD044518 | N/A |

D4-12 | AD420368 | AD420369 – AD420802 | N/A |

D6 | AD060701 | AD060702 – AD061343 | N/A |

D6E, D6HG, DV6 | N/A | AD060702 – AD061343 | N/A |

D15 | D153520 | N/A | N/A |

D25 | N/A | AD042117 – AD044518 | AD044518 – AD048099 |

D25-12 | N/A | AD420369 – AD420802 | N/A |

D26 | N/A | AD260001 – AD260458 | N/A |

D30 | AD300184 | AD300185 – AD300301 | N/A |

D30BLD | N/A | N/A | AD300302 – AD300348 |

D50 | D501106 | D501107 | N/A |

D55 | AD550114 | AD550115 – AD550220 | AD550221 – AD550412 |

D60 | AD600028 | AD600029 – AD600043 | N/A |

D65 | GC000020 | N/A | N/A |

D100 | AD100014 | AD100015 – AD100022 | N/A |

D100C | N/A | AD100015 – AD100022 | AD100023 – AD100039 |

DC1 | AD110841 | AD110842 – AD111713 | N/A |

DCE1 | N/A | AD110842 – AD111713 | AD111714 – AD113572 |

DC5 | FC050298 | FC050299 – FC050578 | FC050579 – FC050964 |

DC130 | FD000019 | FD000020 – FD000022 | N/A |

DV6HR | N/A | N/A | AD061343 – AD062106 |

DV52 | AD520445 | AD520446 – AD520945 | AD520946 – AD521850 |

DV52HG | N/A | AD520446 – AD520945 | AD520946 – AD521850 |

DV62 | AD620145 | AD620146 | N/A |

DV72 | AD720197 | N/A | N/A |

DV73 | AD730014 | AD730015 – AD730052 | N/A |

DV74 | N/A | N/A | AD740008 – AD740022 |

DV76 | AD760010 | N/A | N/A |

DV82 | FK000001 | N/A | N/A |

F4CE | AF040801 | AF040802 – AF041355 | AF041356 – AF042131 |

F5CE | AF050200 | AF050201 – AF050353 | AF050354 – AF050614 |

F30 | AF300151 | AF300153 | N/A |

F65CE | AF650118 | AF650119 – AF650237 | AF650238 – AF650398 |

F20 | AF200049 | AF200050 – AF200131 | N/A |

F50 | AF500012 | AF500013 – AF500015 | N/A |

FF5CE | AF150119 | AF150120 – 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 |

JF100-12C | N/A | N/A | AJ120005 – AJ120012 |

JF4 | AJ040387 | AJ040388 – AJ040424 | N/A |

JF4E | N/A | AJ040388 – AJ040424 | N/A |

JF4-12 | AJ420064 | N/A | N/A |

JF30 | AJ300329 | AJ300330 – AJ300779 | AJ300780 – AJ301720 |

JF30-12 | AJ320240 | AJ320241 – AJ320592 | AJ320593 – AJ321101 |

JF55 | AJ550129 | AJ550130 – AJ550293 | AJ550294 – AJ550483 |

JF55-12 | AJ520062 | AJ520063 – AJ520175 | AJ520176 – AJ520253 |

JF65-12 | AJ620090 | AJ620091 – AJ620188 | AJ620188 – AJ620304 |

JF100 | AJ110121 | AJ110122 – AJ100027 | N/A |

JF100C | N/A | N/A | AJ100028 – AJ100041 |

JF200 | AJ120005 | AJ120006 – AJ100007 | N/A |

JV52 | FJ520028 | N/A | N/A |

JV72 | FJ720018 | FJ720019 – FJ720023 | N/A |

PRO4 | AL040139 | N/A | N/A |

PRO5 | AL050078 | AL050079 – AL050096 | N/A |

PROTOTYPES | FB000004 | JJ000001 – JJ000009 | N/A |

S100 | FB000132 | FB000133 – FB000194 | FB000195 – FB000378 |

S4CE | AE040103 | AE040104 – AE040343 | N/A |

SONGBIRD | FB000132 | AE040104 – AE040343 | N/A |

STARFIRE 4 | AG000014 | AG000015 – AG000023 | AG000024 – AG000219 |

X160 | AK160031 | N/A | N/A |

X170 | AK170059 | AK170060 – AK170138 | AK170139 – AK170401 |

X500 | AK500008 | AK500009 – AK000010 | N/A |

X700 | AK700028 | AK700029 – AK700069 | AK700070 – AK700118 |

X2000/NIGHTBIRD | N/A | N/A | N/A |

X3000/NIGHTINGALE | N/A | N/A | N/A |

## Guild Serial Number 1997

The table **1997** shows the year, model, and start and end serial number.

MODEL | 1997 |
---|---|

ARTIST AWARD | AA000106 – AA000158 |

A25 | AF250894 – AF250896 |

A50 | AF500195 – AF500209 |

B4E | AB041045 – AB041257 |

B4EHG | AB041045 – AB041257 |

B30E | AB300287 – AB301349 |

BB BLUESBIRD | CL000153 – CL001013 |

D4 | AD048100 – AD401129 |

D4-12 | AD421508 – AD421738 |

D25 | AD048100 – AD401129 |

D25-12 | AD421508 – AD421738 |

D30BLD | AD300349 – AD300784 |

D55 | AD550413 – AD550691 |

D100C | AD100040 – AD100049 |

DCE1 | AD113573 – AD114800 |

DCE1HG | AD113573 – AD114800 |

DCE5 | FC050965 – FC051258 |

DV6HR | AD062107 – AD062419 |

DV6HG | AD062107 – AD062419 |

DV52 | AD521850 – AD522272 |

DV52HG | AD521850 – AD522272 |

F4CE | AF042131 – AF042598 |

F5CE | AF050615 – AF050660 |

F65CE | AF650398 – AF650556 |

JF30 | AJ301720 – AJ302129 |

JF30-12 | AJ321102 – AJ321291 |

JF55 | AJ550484 – AJ550613 |

JF55-12 | AJ520254 – AJ520300 |

JF65-12 | AJ620305 – AJ620369 |

JF100C | AJ100042 – AJ100046 |

JF100C-12 | AJ100042 – AJ100046 |

S100 | FB000379 – FB000770 |

S4CE | AE040541 – AE040672 |

SONGBIRD HG | AE040541 – AE040672 |

STARFIRE II | AG300001 – AG301083 |

STARFIRE III | AG300001 – AG301083 |

STARFIRE IV | AG000220 – AG000937 |

X150 | AK150001 – AK150004 |

X170 | AK170401 – AK170799 |

X700 | AK700119 – AK700213 |

## Guild GAD Serials

The round label on the inside with a **GAD** (number) was consecutive but does not refer to the production date of the guitar.

The serial number that correlates with the production date can be found on the **heel block**.

## Guild Serial Number Tacoma

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) began building **Guild** guitars in **Tacoma, Washington** in **2005**.

These have a serial number consisting of **2 letters** and **6 digits**.

**Example: TK 135012**

The first letter **“T”** indicates that the guitar was made in the production facility in **Tacoma**.

The second letter indicates the year of manufacture and is based on a dating system introduced by the Tacoma guitar factory in **1998** which associated the letter ** “B“** with that year.

The following years are linked in sequence to the alphabet (

**I**= 2005,

**J**= 2006,

**K**= 2007,

**L**= 2008,

**M**= 2009,

**N**= 2010). In this system, the letter

**“K”**stands for the year

**2007**.

The first **3 digits** are derived from the *“Julian”* calendar, which associates each day of the year with a respective number in numerical order from **1** to **365**. These three digits indicate the production month and day.

In this example, the number **135** indicates that the guitar was made on the **135th** day of the year (**2007**), which is **May 15** according to the Julian calendar.

The **last 3 digits** of the serial number refer to the unit number built on that day.

In this example, **012** indicates that this is the **12th** guitar built on May 15th.

So, serial number **TK 135012** is the **12th** (012) guitar made in **Tacoma** (T) in **2007** (K) on **15 May** (135).

## Guild Serial Number New Hartford Since December 2008

The same dating system described above also applies to Guild guitars made in **New Hartford**, **Connecticut**.

The first letter indicates the location of the production, however, this is now **“N”**, meaning **“New Hartford”** indicates.

**Example**: **NL 348 004**

Serial number **NL 348 004** is the **4th** (004) guitar on that day built in **New Hartford**, in **2008** (L) on **14 December** (348).

## Other Guild Serial Number Formats

1) Serial Number **PYYxxxx** (**7** digits) is **P** = Production location (**3** Made by **Cordoba, Valencia, Spain**), **YY** = Year, **xxxx** = Production number.

2) Serial Number **PYYxxxxx** (**8** digits) is **P** = Production location (**1** = China, **8** = Oxnard, California), **YY** = Year, **xxxxx** = Production number.

3) Serial Number **PPYYMMxx** (**2** letters **6** digits) is **PP** = Production location (**GY** = **China**), **YY** = Year (**20YY**), **MM** = Month, **xx** = Production number.

4) Serial Number **PPYxxxxxx** (**2** letters **7** digits) is **PP** = Production location (**KC** = Korea Cort, **IC** = Indonesia Cort), **Y** = Year (**199Y**), **xxxxxx** = Production number.

5) Serial Number **PPYYxxxxxx** (**2** letters **8** digits) is **PP** = Production location (**KC** = Korea Cort), **YY** = Year (**20YY**), **xxxxxx** = Production number.

6) Serial Number **PPPYYxxxxx** (**3** letters **7** digits) **PPP** = Production location (**KWM** = Korea World Musical), **KSG** = Korea SPG), **YY** = Year (**20YY**), **xxxxx** = Production number.

7) Serial Number **PMMxxxxxx** (3 letters 6 digits) **P** = Production location (**C** = Corona, California), **MM** = Model (example: **UV** = F50, **PM** = D25 ), **xxxxxx** = Production number.

**Sometimes in life, popular things pass you by. That was the case with Guild guitars for me – I only knew them in theory. Where I lived and worked, none of my acquaintances had one, and the stores didn’t carry the brand. I wonder why? Still, I always had an interest in Guild, and when I finally encountered one, it was a thrilling experience – like touching a piece of guitar history. I can’t recall the model, but the depth of its sound left such an impression that I even considered buying one.**