Guitar Dating | Vintage Guitar Dating
Page Update 3/7/2016
Dating a Guitar to locate the year it was made - Locate the year your guitar was made
to find out the possible value depending on condition. Many vintage guitar owners value guitar dating and guitar serial number
data to date their electric and acoustic guitars. Guitar dating services provide serial numbers to date your guitar. Below we have
listings of guitar dating and serial number information sites and other
While dating your electric guitar or acoustic guitar can be tricky, the
places listed below should give you an idea of the date for your vintage
guitar through its serial number. There are many factors that can
affect the value of your vintage guitar. Some of those include
variables such as refinished bodies or necks, replaced parts, refrets, and
overall condition of the guitar. Original and mint condition will
catch the highest values for your instruments. If the guitar has been
altered, it can depreciate the value of the guitar tremendously. If
you are having trouble finding the date of the guitar you are researching,
try emailing the manufacturer and see if they can help date the instrument. Usually the more original the guitar,
the better it holds its value. It is a good idea is to check out the
Blue Book Of Electric Guitars
in order to get a quality value of your vintage guitar, based on its
condition. The following are vintage, electric, and acoustic guitar
dating and serial number websites. Also, visit our
Pedal Dating page to date your vintage guitar effects pedals or our
Guitar Amp Dating page.
Vintage Guitar Dating and Serial Number Sites
Gibson Serial Numbers and Gibson Guitar Dating - Blue Book
Publications Inc. now handles Gibson Serial Numbers and Dating. Click
on the Free Serialization Section. You Can see Gibson Vintage Guitar
Serial Numbers from 1977 to Present. For Serial Number info prior to
1977 Gibson offers downloadable .pdf files for their serial numbers
prior to 1977. Just follow this link and scan down to the bottom of the
page to find the download link. Also available Gibson Electric and
Acoustic Vintage Guitar Descriptions from the Blue Book of Electric
Guitars. You can also email Gibson Customer Service and they are pretty
good about getting back to you with Gibson dating information or Call
1-800-4GIBSON. Gibson Serial Numbers or
Serial Number Info.
Jackson Serial Numbers - Find Guitar Serial Numbers for Jackson Bolt
on Neck Modes and Neck Through Body Models
Martin & Co. - Find Serial Number and Date your Martin Acoustic
Epiphone - General Epiphone Guitar information including serial
numbers and specs.
Gretsch - Find information on Vintage Gretsch Guitars including
serial numbers, model numbers, specs, and more.
Rickenbacker - Sometimes spelled Rickenbacker Guitars - valuable
serial numbers, model information, and production numbers.
Dobro - Includes vintage and more recent Dobro serial numbers along
with plenty of pictures.
Antique Vintage Guitar Info - Visit this site for more vintage
guitar history, pictures, and valuable vintage guitar dating
information. One of the better resources for guitar dating and history
on the web today.
- Peavey Guitar Dating - Try the Peavey forum to Date your Peavey
Guitar. The only way we know to date your Peavey Guitar including
dating your Peavey Wolfgang and others is to ask Peavey through their
forum. You have to submit a question to the Peavey company and include
the serial number.
Guitar Pedal Dating By Pot (Potentiometer) - Visit The Guitar Dater
Project website to enter your guitar, vintage guitar, and electronic
music equipments pot code, pot number, or potentiometer code to
approximately date your guitar.
Source Date Codes - Find Approximate Dates for older American Guitar
Electronics through source code dating. Detailed explanations for how
source date codes work, manufacturers codes, date codes, and how to read
the pot codes.
- Jedi Star -
One of the largest free lists of guitar dating and serial number