Hi "Cadman", welcome aboard!Hi All,
Just bought the above guitar on Ebay and it is on the way to Butler, PA. Can you tell me what year this is?
Then I think you found one of the posts I was referring to; he's put it up a couple of times.Thanks for the great reply. I read on an older post that the 10 digit number stamped on the heel below the truss nut tells a story. The first two digits are the year it was built.
I just received my guild gad f-130 the manufacturer number is 1401170060, I assume that it is a 2014 made in Jan 17th what does the 0060 mean?
As mentioned in that link I posted, 2004 was the first model year for ALL MIC Guild guitars including the "GAD F30", which had slightly different detail specs than the later "GADF130" such as binding, and nut and saddle material, but were essentially the same instruments in terms of body woods and dimensions*** (below).Thanks so much for all your help with this post. So you think it is a 2014 built guitar. I believe that was the last year this model was built do you know the first year?
AS Chaz said, "YES".We're all the gad f-130's built in China I read that China built guild used the spec woods but the wood did not have the same inspection or acceptance requirements as the Mia unit
Short answer: "NOT True".Wow I am going to have to print all of this out and and try to digest this. I was told by reading reviews that fender does not make very good acoustic guitar, is this true?
They allowed Guild virtually complete autonomy during the last 5 years of Westerly production, '96-'01.If so I hope they did not try to improve the guild design.
IN '95, just before Fender acquired Guild (finalized in November '95), they were still attempting to penetrate the "quality acoustic" market with this series of US-built guitars, the "Springhill series":If so I hope they did not try to improve the guild design.
Here is the September 24, 2011 news release: http://guildguitars.com/all-new-guild-acoustic-design-series-introduced/...do you know the first year?