Dating a schecter guitar


These labels were once again a Black and White rectangle, and had “Gretsch Guitars” printed on them, as well as a line for the Baldwin model number and the date coded serial number.These numbers are interpreted in the same way as the earlier date coded numbers, though a hyphen was sometimes placed between the first and second digits better identifying the month/year designation.• The letter at the beginning of the serial number identifies the year of manufacture and is based on a dating system introduced by the Tacoma guitar manufacturing plant in 1998, that associated the letter “B” with that specific year.

While these instruments were identified and branded as 2nds inside the body, they would still show a final number of 0 in the serial number.• The next digit of the serial number refers to the unit type. A 0 identifies the instrument as having a traditional soundhole, and a 5 identifies the instrument as having a Wing (offset) soundhole.• The next two digits of the serial number refer to the number of units of that type built on that specific day.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.Toward the end of 1967, Baldwin took over the Gretsch Company.

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