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    Guild serial numbers & dating, 2000-2005

    I've been curious for a long time as to whether FMIC has ever explained why it cannot post a dating list for the last two years of Westerly guitars and for all the Corona guitars. Or whether they have any intention to provide such a list at some time in the future. Would it be that much work?

    It looks so sloppy that the Guild website allows someone to track all the guitars made, except the most recent ones, produced under the direction of the current owner of the enterprise.
    '86 F-44 Blonde
    '81 F-212XL
    '93 DV-52 HG
    '88 Nightbird II Amberburst
    '78 X-175 Manhattan Blonde
    '65 T-100 Sunburst
    '65 M-65 3/4 Blonde
    '85 S-270 Runaway Black
    '75 Mark III
    '00 DeArmond Pilot Bass
    '27 Vega Little Wonder Tenor Banjo

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    Re: Guild serial numbers & dating, 2000-2005

    Amen Zillaman...
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    '88 JF30-12
    '89 D25
    '10 Santa Cruz OM/PW
    '13 Collings OM2H
    '14 Yamaha LS16
    '18 Martin 00015M
    '19 Taylor 322e 12 Fret


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    Re: Guild serial numbers & dating, 2000-2005

    They'd probably have to ask Hans.

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    '79 D25
    '89 JF30 12
    '94 DV72
    '95 DV73
    '98 DV52
    '00 D30
    '13 Collings CJ G SS

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    Re: Guild serial numbers & dating, 2000-2005

    So, has anyone posted the serial number scheme for 98 - 05? Sorry to revive this, but I haven't seen any change on the Guild web site.
    Guilds:
    1967 MK-VI Artist Special (Hoboken - Jacobs restoration 2018) - "The Mark"
    12ers:
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

    Other 12ers:
    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

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    Re: Guild serial numbers & dating, 2000-2005

    Quote Originally Posted by 12 string
    I sent Hans the serial number of my F-212XL he he sent back word that it was a 2001 in about nothing flat. Wouldn't surprise me if he puts it all in Volume II before Fender lets us see it.
    I agree with that. Hans also confirmed my 512 was from '02. He is probably having the most difficulty with the Corona years, but I think he's tenacious enough to get it all documented with or without Fenders' help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by West R Lee
    They'd probably have to ask Hans.

    West
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Worked for me. I sent him the serial number of my F-212XL and he sent back word that it was a 2001 in about nothing flat. It wouldn't surprise me to find it all in the much anticipated Vol. II of his Guild book.
    GUILD:1976 F-112
    2001 F-212XL
    1978 G-312
    1990 JF-65 12
    1990 F-512
    TAYLOR: 2002 614 LTD
    2003 600 SPECce 12
    2004 855ce
    2004 855ce all koa
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    Re: Guild serial numbers & dating, 2000-2005

    Graham, thanks for quoting me. I was trying to edit that post and had a glitch which resulted in you being shown as referring to a now nonexistant post, like I tried to pull the rug out from under you. It was purely unintenional. Sorry.

    :cry: :oops: :cry:

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    GUILD:1976 F-112
    2001 F-212XL
    1978 G-312
    1990 JF-65 12
    1990 F-512
    TAYLOR: 2002 614 LTD
    2003 600 SPECce 12
    2004 855ce
    2004 855ce all koa
    5 Gibsons, a Goya and a Martin

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    Re: Guild serial numbers & dating, 2000-2005

    No worries, I had something similar happen to me waaaaaay back with Guildmark. He spent a bit of time rummaging through old posts trying to figure out where the quote came from, that I deleted. :shock:
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    It is frustrating having a number thats just above what's on the Guild charts. Like my D4 is AD407101. Does that automatically make it a 2000??? Label long gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbrous2 View Post
    It is frustrating having a number thats just above what's on the Guild charts. Like my D4 is AD407101. Does that automatically make it a 2000??? Label long gone
    Generally yes, but if it matters ask Hans.
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    What he said.
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    Frono: You are correct----again.

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