22 responses to “Dating Guild Guitars”

  1. Blaine Campbell

    Guild d30 ad301198…….is it a1991?

  2. dave van dyke

    have a guild d225nt AD421427 ..think its a 1998.. not sure.. thx

  3. kenneth green

    I have a GUILD guitar Model DV52-NT SATIN Serial no AD522818. Thanks for any information you can give me (made in USA)

  4. mark Diebel

    I have a guild f30ce-bld.,serial# f300135. Iwant to know what year it was made and what is worth. Thanks for any help. Love the guitar.

    1. wannabe

      Don’t know myself. maybe somebody else will answer.

      Mike- Admin

  5. Stuart Goldenberg

    I have a Guild 1973 D44 M – NT # 91787
    NT”, for “natural top” The “M” in D-44M, for a D-44 with maple back & sides
    Got back in 73′ new. Sounds great, I’ve taken it all over the world. Wouldn’t sell it if my life depended on it

  6. Davd Morris

    Model DV52-NT
    Serial No AD520341

  7. Davd Morris

    Question is: Year of Manufacture and Value. In excellent condition

  8. Larry Kehl

    I have a Guild Songbird SN AE040757 bought new Sep 1998 so I know it was not made later than 1998 yet serial numbers for Songbirds in your charts seem to fall way short by almost 100 of that number. Also my SN would suggest a ’99 production even if your list is short by a few yet, again it had to have been made no later than 1998?

  9. wannabe

    Gibsons on serial number charts do have problems. I will double check these. thanks for the heads up- Mike- Admin

  10. john lavers

    hi, I would like to find the date for a guild f 47 mce, serial number r000074. can you identify the date and place of manufacture?

  11. AxVault AxVault


    If you search axvault you will find most of the larger mfg dating schema.

    I am making an algorithm to do it automatically

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  13. wannabe

    Hi I really like the content on Academia.edu I have read incredible writing on the guitars.

    My site is very difficult. I have lots of content and very detailed database that has required lots of tweaking by many developers. On top of that is is community and musical instrument & accessories. I would not wish this on anyone. A standard word press, not custom, site is easy to set up and maintain. Axvault has some 50,000 pages and records. Thanks to Alex, the developer, he has fixed most of the bugs and we are getting ready to launch a more stream lined and efficient website.

    Mike- wannabe the admin

  14. Bill

    I have a 1969 Guild F-50 Serial # AD439. Yet all the data bases suggest the serial #s for the Hoboken plant ended on AD419.

    1. wannabe

      Did you post the guitar. It helps. Site get 15 k hits per month of people just checking out the guitars

  15. Steve Riemann

    I have a Guild Guitar that has a model number D4 NT HR with a serial number AD405413 and I don’t see that on any of the sites that tells me the year it was made etc. Can anyone help

    1. Ryan


      I too have a D4 NT HR with a very close serial to yours:

      I can’t seem to find a date either, but my guess is a 1998 since it’s close in count to the last serial of 1997 for the D4’s.

      Also, I found out that Fender purchased Guild in 1995, but kept the production in the original Rhode Island factory (and likely many of the original employees) for a few years before they decided to close that shop and move Guild production to Corona, CA. I’m just not sure when this move was made, and I’d like to know so I could place the production location of this guitar as well.

      If anyone has any further knowlege, I’d appreciate it

  16. Felipe

    Hi! I’m the owner of a Guild Starfire V since 2001. Its serial number is AG301580.
    I can’t find it in this chart. Could anyone tell me something about my guitar?

    Thank you

  17. Ralph Morris

    I.ve just perchused a Guild D-140 it was made in China. serial. 311686586? Would like to find what year it was made.Can anyone help.

  18. Charlie

    What year would a D55 with a CV…… Serial number be?

  19. Charlie

    What year is a CV…… serial number?

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