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The following series of charts contain the most accurate information Guild has available for discerning the date of manufacture of Guild guitars by serial number. Through the years, (as well as through several different owners of the Guild Guitar company), some historical documentation has unfortunately been lost or destroyed. While there are some holes in the historical record, as well as a few anomalies, inconsistencies, and obvious errors in the dating charts, the information complied and presented here is the most comprehensive data we have available for dating Guild guitars. Please refer to the guides before each chart for information on how to interpret the data.

There are other resources for dating Guild guitars which you may also want to consult, such as: "The Guild Guitar Book" by Hans Moust, and "Gruhn's Guide To Vintage Guitars" by George Gruhn. Both are excellent references and may be quite helpful to you in both determining the year of production of your instrument as well as identifying specifications and a historical context for the instrument.

Unfortunately, the records of Guild serial numbers prior to 1960 are somewhat sketchy, and so we are unable to assure the accuracy of dating before that time. The following chart, however, details the best information we have for the approximate last serial numbers produced in each given year before 1960. There are no corresponding model names or numbers available.

Since the Closing of the Guild Rhode Island Plant I have chosen not to continue to sell Guild Guitars.

I do get dozens of Emails a week thanking me for keeping this information on the web (and you are welcome) and asking questions about older Guild Guitars. Unfortunately I am too busy trying to earn a living, doing what I love to do (selling and occasionally playing the guitar) to answer these emails.

Frequently asked questions -

Q. I can't find my guitars serial number? A. Sorry, I know this list is not complete. Listed below is all the info I could collect before Westerly RI was closed by Fender.

Q. My Guild has different specifications than the model listed on xxxxx Website? A. This is not unusual. Guild made many unrecorded variations of their Guitars.

Q. How much is my Guitar worth? A. It is probably worth more than the dollars you will sell it for. If you are thinking of selling, check adds in Vintage Guitar Magazine, or on Guitar classified web pages and see what similar Guitars are selling for.

If it was your first guitar - Don't sell it! If it was you Mom or Dads - Don't sell it!

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1952 - 1960

1953 1000-1500
1954 1500-2200
1955 2200-3000
1956 3000-4000
1957 4000-5700
1958 5700-8300
1959 12035

1960 - 1969

The following chart displays the first and last serial numbers of guitars produced in each given year (1960 to 1969). There are no corresponding model names or numbers available.

1960 12036 14713
1961 14714 18419
1962 18420 22722
1963 22723 28943
1964 28944 38636
1965 ** 46606** (See Next Chart)
1966 ** 46608** (See Next Chart)
1967 ** 46637** (See Next Chart)
1968 ** 46656** (See Next Chart)
1969 ** 46695** (See Next Chart)

1965 - 1969

**Between the years 1965 and 1969, Guild used a separate serial numbering system for each guitar model The following chart details the year, the guitar model, and the beginning and ending serial number for each model in each given year.

MODEL 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
A50 AB101 to 136 AB137 to 162 AB163 to 203 AB204 to 240 N/A
A150 N/A N/A N/A AI101 to108 AI109 to 113
A350 N/A N/A N/A OD101 to 109 OD110 to 112
A500 N/A AF101 to 102 N/A AF103 to 115 N/A
ARTIST AWARD AA101 AA102 to 113 AA114 to 139 AA140 to 157 AA158 to 167
BB195-241 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
GEORGE BARNES a/e N/A N/A N/A N/A OF101 to 104
CA100 N/A N/A N/A OH101 to 113 OH114
CE100 EF101 to 211 EF212 to 396 EF397 to 549 EF550 to 719 EF720 to 760
D25 N/A N/A N/A OG101 to 192 OG203 to233
D35 N/A N/A N/A OJ101 to 1003 OJ1004 to 1592
D40 AJ101 to 333 AJ334 to 1136 AJ1137 to 2244 AJ2245 to 2825 AJ2826 to 3218
D44 AC101 to 166 AC167 to 318 AC319 to 435 AC436 to 488 AC489 to 570
D50 AL101 to 192 AL193 to 301 AL302 to 513 AL514 to 584 AL585 to 698
D55 N/A N/A N/A OI101 to 105 OI106 to 113
DD238-395 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
DE400 EH101 to 126 EH127 to 233 EH234 to 276 EH277 to 301 N/A
DE500 EI101 to 107 EI108 to 116 EI117 to 136 N/A EI137 to 141
F20 AG101 to 316 AG317 to 1534 AG1535 to 2499 AG2500 to 2793 AG2794 to 2822
F30 AI101 to 341 AI352 to 1142 AI1143 to 1855 AI1856 to 2270 AI2271 to 2554
F47 AK101 to 128 AK129 to 218 AK219 to 418 AK419 to 488 AK489 to 583
F50 AD101 to 119 AD120 to 190 AD191 to 291 AD292 to 355 AD356 to 418
F112 N/A N/A N/A OA101 to 511 OA512 to 695
F212 AN101 to 228 AN229 to 810 AN811 to 1558 AN1559 to 2009 AN2010 to 2271
F312 AS101 to 136 AS142 to 230 AS231 to 335 AS336 to 376 AS377 to 497
F412 N/A N/A N/A OB101 to 110 OB111 to 114
F512 N/A N/A N/A OC201 to 206 OC207 to223
JET STAR BASS SD101 to 108 SD109 to 327 SD328 to 343 N/A N/A
MARK I CA101 to 110 CA317 to 996 CA997 to 1973 CA1974 to 2156 N/A
MARK II CB101 to 247 CB248 to 967 CB968 to 1773 CB1774 to 2018 N/A
MARK III CC101 to 252 CC253 to 666 CC667 to 992 CC993 to 1203 N/A
MARK IV CD101 to 128 CD129 to 292 CD293 to 491 CD492 to 541 N/A
MARK V CE101 to 120 CE121 to 137 CE138 to 195 N/A N/A
MARK VI N/A N/A CF101 to 128 CF129 to 175 CF176 to 197
M20 ¾ Some AH #'s N/A N/A N/A OE101 to 102
M65 ¾ EC101 to 182 EC183 to 267 EC268 to 322 EC323 to 334 N/A
M65 ED101 to 160 ED161 to 194 ED195 to 270 ED271 to 335 ED336 to 414
M75 N/A N/A N/A DD101 to 138 DD139 to 237
M85 N/A N/A N/A BB101 to 109 BB110 to 194
S50 SA101 to 201 SA202 to 490 SA491 to 584 N/A N/A
S100 SB101 to 169 SB170 to 220 SB221 to251 SB252 to 269 N/A
S200 SC101 SC102 to 153 SC154 to 166 SC167 to 191 N/A
ST100 N/A N/A N/A ES101 to 275 ES276 to 318
STARFIRE II EK101 to 387 EK388 to 2098 EK2099 to 2819 EK2820 to 3028 EK3029 to 3098
STARFIRE III EK101 to 387 EK388 to 2098 EK2099 to 2819 EK2820 to 3028 EK3029 to 3098
STARFIRE IV EL101 to 276 EL277 to 1167 EL1168 to 1840 EL1841 to 2223 EL2224 to 2272
STARFIRE V EN101 to 194 EN195 to 927 EN928 to 1807 EN1808 to 2141 EN2142 to 2272
STARFIRE VI DB101 to 174 DB175 to 274 DB275 to 329 DB330 to 339 N/A
STARFIRE XII N/A DC101 to 586 DC587 to 896 DC897 DC899 to 910
STARFIRE BASS BA101 to 177 BA178 to 654 BA655 to 1696 BA1697 to 1946 BA1947 to 2043
T50 EB101 to 196 EB197 to 391 EB392 to 558 EB559 to 607 EB608 to 652
T100 EE101 to 601 EE602 to 1939 EE1940 to 2794 EE2795 to 3003 EE3004 to 3109
X50 EA101 to 202 EA203 to 326 EA327 to 491 EA492 to 502 EA503 to 506
X175 EG101 to 107 EG108 to 160 EG161 to 239 EG240 to 322 EG323 to 346
X500 DA101 to 106 DA107 to 138 DA139 to 180 DA181 to 235 DA236 to 244

1970 - 1979

The following chart displays the first and last serial numbers of guitars produced in each given year (1970 to 1979). There are no corresponding model names or numbers available.

1970 46696 50978
1971 50979 61463
1972 61464 75602
1973 75603 95496
1974 95497 112803
1975 112804 130304
1976 130305 149625
1977 149626 169867
1978 169868 195067
1979 195068 211877 (to September 30, 1979)

1979 - 1983

Between the years 1979 and 1983, Guild returned to the system which used a separate serial number prefix for each guitar model. The following chart details the year, the guitar model, and the last serial number produced for each model in each given year.

MODEL 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
ARTIST AWARD JA100012 JA100043 JA100067 JA100097 JA100107
B301-B302 BB100400 BB100846 N/A N/A N/A
B301A-B302A BC100061 BC100196 BB100235 N/A N/A
B401-B402 N/A BD100212 BD100335 N/A N/A
B50 BA100002 BA100012 BA100168 BA100212 BA100249
CE100 KA100015 KA100077 KA100136 KA100159 KA100169
D15 N/A N/A N/A N/A AH100617
D15/12 N/A N/A N/A N/A EL100064
D17 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
D17/12 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
D25 DA100914 DA105752 DA109433 DA111910 DA112936
D25C N/A N/A N/A N/A EH100098
D35 DB100503 DB102097 DB103268 DB103743 DB104078
D40 DC100247 DC101105 DC101638 DC101782 DC101889
D40C N/A DG100542 DG100818 DG100959 DG101002
D46 N/A DL100131 DL100622 N/A DL100784
D47CE N/A N/A N/A N/A GE100026
DS48CE N/A N/A N/A N/A GF100024
D50 DD100212 DD100944 DD101382 DD101588 DD101737
D52 N/A N/A N/A N/A EK100034
D55 DE100236 DE100661 DE101058 DE101186 DE101247
D62 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
D64 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
D66 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
D70 N/A N/A EF100151 EF100208 EF100250
D80 N/A N/A N/A N/A EG100014
D212 N/A N/A AA101085 AA101529 AA101895
D312 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A AG100019
F20 FA100051 FA100244 FA100394 FA100490 FA100524
F30 FB100073 FB100235 FB100382 FB100440 FB100472
F30R N/A GG100123 GG1-174 GG100203 GG100207
F40 FC100015 FC100197 FC100381 FC100393 N/A
F42 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
F44 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
F45CE N/A N/A N/A GG100006 GG100409
F45/12 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
F46 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
FS46BASS N/A N/A N/A N/A BF100008
FS46CE N/A N/A N/A N/A EJ100205
FS46CE/12 N/A N/A N/A N/A GH100005
F50 FD100018 FD100286 FD100424 FD100484 FD100535
F50R FE100025 FE100261 FE100340 FE100426 FE100431
F112 FF100199 FF100277 FF100286 FF100294 N/A
F212 FG100014 FG100194 FG100308 FG100324 FG100342
F212C FH100001 FH100056 FH100424 N/A N/A
F212XL ------------------ FJ100233 FJ100401 FJ100486 FJ100525
F412 FK100045 FK100221 FK100342 FK100385 FK100405
F512 FL100040 FL100225 FL100362 FL100440 FL100477
G37 DF100052 DF100814 DF101339 DF101579 DF101774
G45 N/A N/A N/A GD100002 GD100050
G212 DH100035 DH100248 DH100398 DH100419 DH100436
G312 DJ100014 DJ100164 DJ100235 DJ100263 DJ100281
M80 N/A HA100003 HA100229 HA100339 HA100350
MARK II CA100005 CA100246 CA100424 CA100510 CA100570
MARK III CB100014 CB100163 CB100283 CB100305 CB100367
MARK IV CC100017 CC100101 CC100199 CC100218 CC100232
MARK V CD100021 CD100064 CD100089 CD100124 CD100137
PROTOTYPES N/A LL100031 LL100108 LL100147 LL100198
S25 N/A N/A AC100159 AC100293 AC100339
S60 - S65 ED100050 ED100349 ED100499 ED100500 N/A
S60D EC100019 EC100169 EC100207 N/A N/A
S70 EE100019 EE100154 EE100246 N/A N/A
S250 N/A N/A AB100154 AB100236 AB100250
S260 N/A N/A N/A N/A AK100030
S275 N/A N/A N/A AF100139 AF100110
S280 - S281 N/A N/A N/A N/A HC100050
S282 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S284 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S285 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S300 EA100023 EA100112 EA100468 N/A EA100470
S300A EB100023 EB100039 EB100229 N/A EB100230
SB201-SB202 N/A N/A N/A AE100426 AE100452
SB600 SB602 SB603 N/A N/A N/A N/A BE100050
SB604 N/A N/A N/A N/A BH100266
SB605 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
SB608 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
SF4 GA100051 GA100439 GA100686 GA100713 GA100713
T50 N/A N/A N/A HD100019 N/A
T250 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
X79 N/A N/A AD100304 AD100342 AD100509
X80 N/A N/A N/A N/A HD100023
X82 N/A N/A JF100107 JF100311 JF100430
X88 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
X92 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
X100 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
X170 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
X175 JC100014 JC100082 JC100177 JC100184 JC100205
X500 JB100036 JB100082 JB100136 JB100144 JB100148
X701-X702 N/A N/A N/A JD100174 JD100234

1984 - 1989

Between the years 1984 and 1989, Guild continued with the system which used a separate serial number prefix for each guitar model. The following chart details the year, the guitar model, and the last serial number produced for each model in each given year.

MODEL 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
ARTIST AWARD JA100122 JA100127 JA100133 JA100147 JA100203 JA100227
B30 N/A N/A N/A B300100 B300230 B300310
B50 BA100269 BA100306 BA100326 BA100212 BA100249 BA300310
B301-B302 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
B301A-B302A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
B401-B402 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
BLUES BIRD N/A BJ100060 BJ100215 BJ100216 N/A N/A
CE100 KA100175 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
D15 AH100924 AH101371 AH101815 D1500642 ? D151898 D151898
D16 AH100924 AH101371 AH101815 N/A N/A N/A
D15/12 EL100144 EL100211 N/A N/A N/A N/A
D17 AL100092 AL100402 AL100575 AL100886 AL100888 N/A
D17/12 GC100026 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
D25 DA113675 DA114523 DA115528 DA001232 ? DA252265 D252986
D25/12 N/A N/A N/A D2512467 N/A D251005
D25C EH100101 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
D30 N/A N/A N/A D3000367 ? D300719 D300921
D35 DB104288 DB104477 DB104697 DB104754 DB104754 N/A
D40 DC101972 DC102066 DC102190 D0400233 DC400482 D400640
D40C DG101032 DG101068 DC102190 D0400233 DC400482 D400640
D46 DL100839 DL100870 N/A N/A N/A N/A
N/A GE100047 GE100049 N/A N/A N/A N/A
DS48CE GF100026 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
D50 DD101789 DD101878 DD101928 DD101210 D500447 D500478
D50/12 D5012014 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
D52 EK100054 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
D55 DE101298 DE101374 DE101406 DE101407 N/A DE101376
D60 N/A N/A N/A D0600113 D600234 D600306
D62 KB100046 KB100060 N/A N/A N/A N/A
D64 KC100031 KC100051 KC100193 N/A N/A N/A
D65 N/A N/A N/A D0650012 N/A N/A
D66 KD100110 KD100162 KD100208 N/A N/A N/A
D70 EF100263 EF100280 N/A N/A N/A N/A
D80 EG100017 EG100019 N/A EG100024 N/A N/A
D100 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
D212 AA102114 AA102395 AA102792 N/A N/A N/A
D225 N/A N/A N/A N/A D225768 N/A
D312 N/A N/A DJ100299 DJ100300 N/A N/A
DE500 AG100148 AG100153 AG100169 N/A N/A N/A
DETONATOR JH000341 JH100580 N/A N/A N/A N/A
F20 FA100545 FA100595 FA100663 N/A N/A N/A
F30 FB100509 FB100527 N/A N/A N/A N/A
F30R N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
F40 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
F42 KG100036 KG100065 N/A N/A N/A N/A
F44 KH100078 KH100186 KH100249 F0440017 N/A N/A
F45 N/A N/A N/A F0450311 F450535 F450664
F45CE GB100533 GB100683 GB100839 N/A N/A N/A
F45/12 GJ100030 N/A GJ100157 N/A N/A N/A
F46 KJ100029 KJ100089 KJ100121 N/A N/A N/A
FS46CE EJ100306 EJ100370 EJ100401 N/A N/A N/A
FS46CE/12 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
F50 FD100600 FD100650 FD100693 N/A N/A N/A
F50R FE100462 FE100479 FE100505 FE100515 N/A N/A
F112 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
F212 FG100358 FG100382 N/A N/A N/A N/A
F212C N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
F212XL FJ100545 FJ100567 N/A N/A N/A N/A
F412 FK100445 FK100476 FK100506 FK100578 N/A N/A
F512 FL100519 FL100543 FL100569 N/A N/A N/A
G37 DF101890 DF101990 DF102135 N/A N/A N/A
G45 GD100053 GD100080 N/A GD100089 N/A N/A
G212 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
G312 DJ100287 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
GF25 N/A N/A N/A GF250409 GF250715 GF250845
GF30 N/A N/A N/A GF300269 GF300498 GF300604
GF40 N/A N/A N/A GF400082 GF400086 N/A
GF50 N/A N/A N/A GF500212 GF500290 GF500322
GF50R N/A N/A N/A FE100512 N/A N/A
GF50/12 N/A N/A N/A GF50120043 N/A N/A
GF55 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A GF100002
GF60M N/A N/A N/A GF600048 GF600082 N/A
GF60R N/A N/A N/A GF60R0087 GF600206 GF600275
JF30 N/A N/A N/A JF300234 JF300618 JF300663
JF30/12 N/A N/A N/A JF30120198 J230398 J230561
JF50 N/A N/A N/A JF500050 JF500112 N/A
JF50/12 N/A N/A N/A JF501250007 N/A N/A
JF55 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A FE100562
JF65M N/A N/A N/A JF650031 N/A N/A
JF65R N/A N/A N/A JF65R0019 N/A FE100516
JF65/12 N/A N/A N/A JF65120064 J265153 JF265227
JF65R/12 N/A N/A N/A JF65R0018 N/A N/A
JF212XL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A FJ100612
LIBERATOR JK000085 JK000206 N/A N/A N/A N/A
M80 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
MARK II CA100657 CA100689 CA100733 CA100743 N/A N/A
MARK III CB100406 CB100425 CB100461 CB100463 N/A N/A
MARK IV CC100253 CC100270 N/A N/A N/A N/A
MARK V CD100156 CD100176 CD100184 CD100185 N/A N/A
MKS10CE CE100046 CE100056 N/A N/A N/A N/A
NIGHT BIRD N/A BL100104 BL100324 N/A N/A N/A
NIGHT BIRD I N/A N/A N/A BE100083 BC100103 N/A
NIGHT BIRD II N/A N/A N/A BL100426 BL100489 BL100530
PROTOTYPES LL100228 LL100234 LL100237 LL100238 N/A FF000006
S25 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S60 - S65 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S60D N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S70 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S250 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S260 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S275 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S280 - S281 HC100481 HC101039 HC101493 N/A N/A N/A
S282 HE100047 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S284 HG100101 HG100435 HG100637 HG100638 N/A N/A
S285 N/A N/A GK100011 N/A N/A N/A
S300 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
S300A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
SB201-SB202 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
SB600 BE100456 BE101135 BE101726 N/A N/A N/A
SB602 BE100456 BE101135 BE101726 BE102702 BE103519 BE103826
SB603 BE100456 BE101135 BE101726 N/A N/A N/A
SB604 BH100616 N/A N/A BH100725 BH100744 N/A
SB605 N/A N/A BK100177 BK100290 BK100435 BK100524
SB608 BG100068 BG100116 N/A N/A N/A N/A
SB902 N/A N/A N/A N/A JE1000153 JE000186
SB905 N/A N/A N/A N/A JJ000008 JF000009
SF4 GA100898 GA100911 GA100982 GA100982 N/A N/A
STUDIO 24 N/A N/A GL100030 N/A N/A N/A
T50 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
T250 N/A N/A HK100123 HK100211 N/A N/A
T280 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
X79 AD101705 AD101790 N/A N/A N/A N/A
X80 HD100129 HD100172 N/A N/A N/A N/A
X82 JF100460 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
X88 HF100285 HF100457 N/A N/A N/A N/A
X92 HH129 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
X100 HJ100004 HJ100095 N/A N/A N/A N/A
X160 N/A N/A N/A N/A HJ000005 HJ000126
X170 N/A HL100014 HL100076 HL100230 HL100471 HL100558
X175 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
X500 JB100165 JB100178 JB100194 JB100214 JB100312 JB100341
X701-X702 JD100235 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

1990 - 1994

Between the years 1990 and 1994, Guild continued with the system which used a separate serial number prefix for each guitar model. The following chart details the year, the guitar model, and the last serial number produced for each model in each given year.

MODEL 1990 1991 1992 1993
ARTIST AWARD JA100274 JA100280 JA100328 JA100379
B4E N/A N/A N/A LD000271
B30 B300373 B300425 B300590 B300727
B500CE N/A N/A KF000018 KF000061
CE100 N/A N/A N/A LB000069
D4 N/A CF000323 CF003381 CF006541
D4-12 N/A N/A CH000631 CH001045
D6/D7 N/A N/A N/A KL001210
D15 D152418 D152700 D153183 D153484
D25 D253561 D253790 D254482 D254666
D25-12 D251271 D2251372 D2251570 D2251630
D30 D301140 D301259 D301458 D301709
D40 D400824 D400857 D400884 N/A
D40C D400824 D400857 N/A N/A
D50 D500703 D500782 D500964 D501104
D55 DE101476 DE101527 DE101688 DE101833
D60 D600308 N/A N/A N/A
D100/D100C EG100073 EG100085 EG100105 EG100148
DCE1 N/A N/A N/A LH000003
DV52/DV62 N/A N/A N/A EK100611
F4CE N/A N/A CK000003 N/A
F5 N/A N/A N/A LE000122
F15 F150054 F150167 F150254 N/A
F20 FA100818 FA100874 FA100890 N/A
F25E/F4 N/A N/A CJ000597 CJ002255
F30CE N/A N/A F3000130 F3000242
F30R N/A N/A N/A GG100118
F35 F350029 F350038 F350049 N/A
F45 F450816 F450860 F450918 N/A
F48 N/A N/A F480006 N/A
F65CE N/A N/A F650062 F650120
F512 FL100603 N/A N/A N/A
FF5/FF5CE N/A N/A N/A LF000046
GF25 GF250935 GF250946 GF250948 GF250999
GF30 GF300699 GF300766 GF300836 GF300845
GF50 GF500337 N/A N/A N/A
GF55 GF100069 GF100103 GF100126 GF100166
GF60R GF60277 N/A N/A N/A
GX SERIES HJ000771 N/A N/A HJ000772
JF4 N/A N/A CG000746 CG001572
JF4-12 N/A N/A N/A LA000166
JF30 JF301099 JF301224 JF301528 JF301880
JF30-12 JF230820 JF230970 JF231262 JF231502
JF55 FE100658 FE100707 FE100869 FE101037
JF55-12 N/A FL100621 FL100660 FL100708
JF65 N/A N/A N/A N/A
JF65-12 JF265352 JF265427 JF265544 JF265635
JF100 N/A JF000002 JF100008 JF100021
JF100-12 N/A N/A N/A JF200003
JF212-XL N/A N/A N/A N/A
NIGHTBIRD CU BL100597 BL100626 BL100634 N/A
NIGHTBIRD DX LC000015 LC000020 N/A N/A
NIGHTBIRD ST LB000015 LB000020 N/A N/A
PRESTIGE CL JK000025 JK000038 JK000044 N/A
PRESTIGE EX JL000011 JL000016 JL000037 N/A
PRESTIGE ST JH000089 JH000120 JH000172 N/A
PROTOTYPES FF000015 FF000019 FF000036 FF000057
S4CE N/A N/A KE000042 N/A
PILOT/SB602 BE103981 BE104111 BE104420 BE104434
PILOT/SB605 BK100569 BK100594 BK100748 BK100783
PILOT/SB902 JE000195 N/A N/A N/A
STARFIRE/SF4 GA101002 GA101072 GA101115 GA101147
SONGBIRD KK001267 KK001352 KK001847 KK002243
X160/161 HJ000154 HJ000176 HJ000261 HJ000302
X170 HL100636 HL100660 HL100717 HL100765
X2000/4000 N/A N/A CL000053 CL000054
X500 JB100373 JB100389 JB100421 JB100173

1994 - 1996

For the year 1994, ONLY the model prefix and last serial number for each model produced is available. For 1995 and 1996, Guild returned to the system which used a separate serial number prefix for each guitar model, and also the first and last serial number produced for each model in each given year.

MODEL 1994 1995 1996
ARTIST AWARD AA000039 AA000040 to AA000089 AA000089 to AA000105
A25 N/A N/A AF250272 to AF250893
A50 N/A N/A AF500079 to AF500194
B4E AB040487 AB040488 to AB040714 AB040714 to AB041044
B30/B30E AB300132 AB300133 to AB300207 AB300208 to AB300286
N/A N/A N/A CL000060 to CL000152
BM01/BM01(ST) N/A BHP00004 to BHP00057 N/A
CE100/CE100(HG) AC100023 N/A N/A

FA000097 N/A N/A
D4 AD042116 AD042117 to AD044518 AD044518 to AD048099
D4E N/A AD042117 to AD044518 N/A
D4-12 AD420368 AD420369 to AD420802 N/A
D6 AD060701 AD060702 to AD061343 N/A
D6E, D6HG, DV6 N/A AD060702 to AD061343 N/A
D15 D153520 N/A N/A
D25 N/A AD042117 to AD044518 AD044518 to AD048099
D25-12 N/A AD420369 to AD420802 N/A
D26 N/A AD260001 to AD260458 N/A
D30 AD300184 AD300185 to AD300301 N/A
D30BLD N/A N/A AD300302 to AD300348
D50 D501106 D501107 N/A
D55 AD550114 AD550115 to AD550220 AD550221 to AD550412
D60 AD600028 AD600029 to AD600043 N/A
D65 GC000020 N/A N/A
D100 AD100014 AD100015 to AD100022 N/A
D100C N/A AD100015 to AD100022 AD100023 to AD100039
DC1 AD110841 AD110842 to AD111713 N/A
DCE1 N/A AD110842 to AD111713 AD111714 to AD113572
DC5 FC050298 FC050299 to FC050578 FC050579 to FC050964
DC130 FD000019 FD000020 to FD000022 N/A
DV6HR N/A N/A AD061343 to AD062106
DV52 AD520445 AD520446 to AD520945 AD520946 to AD521850
DV52HG N/A AD520446 to AD520945 AD520946 to AD521850
DV62 AD620145 AD620146 N/A
DV72 AD720197 N/A N/A
DV73 AD730014 AD730015 to AD730052 N/A
DV74 N/A N/A AD740008 to AD740022
DV76 AD760010 N/A N/A
DV82 FK000001 N/A N/A
F4CE AF040801 AF040802 to AF041355 AF041356 to AF042131
F5CE AF050200 AF050201 to AF050353 AF050354 to AF050614
F30 AF300151 AF300153 N/A
F65CE AF650118 AF650119 to AF650237 AF650238 to AF650398
F20 AF200049 AF200050 to AF200131 N/A
F50 AF500012 AF500013 to AF500015 N/A
FF5CE AF150119 AF150120 to AF150143 N/A
GV52 FE000225 N/A N/A
GV70 FJ000059 N/A N/A
JA100-12C N/A N/A AJ120005 to AJ120012
JF4 AJ040387 AJ040388 to AJ040424 N/A
JF4E N/A AJ040388 to AJ040424 N/A
JF4-12 AJ420064 N/A N/A
JF30 AJ300329 AJ300330 to AJ300779 AJ300780 to AJ301720
JF30-12 AJ320240 AJ320241 to AJ320592 AJ320593 to AJ321101
JF55 AJ550129 AJ550130 to AJ550293 AJ550294 to AJ550483
JF55-12 AJ520062 AJ520063 to AJ520175 AJ520176 to AJ520253
JF65-12 AJ620090 AJ620091 to AJ620188 AJ620188 to AJ620304
JF100 AJ110121 AJ110122 to AJ100027 N/A
JF100C N/A N/A AJ100028 to AJ100041
JF200 AJ120005 AJ120006 to AJ100007 N/A
JV52 FJ520028 N/A N/A
JV72 FJ720018 FJ720019 to FJ720023 N/A
PRO4 AL040139 N/A N/A
PRO5 AL050078 AL050079 to AL050096 N/A
PROTOTYPES FB000004 JJ000001 to JJ000009 N/A
S100 FB000132 FB000133 to FB000194 FB000195 to FB000378
S4CE AE040103 AE040104 to AE040343 N/A
SONGBIRD FB000132 AE040104 to AE040343 N/A
STARFIRE 4 AG000014 AG000015 to AG000023 AG000024 to AG000219
X160 AK160031 N/A N/A
X170 AK170059 AK170060 to AK170138 AK170139 to AK170401
X500 AK500008 AK500009 to AK000010 N/A
X700 AK700028 AK700029 to AK700069 AK700070 to AK700118

1997 - 1999

The following chart details the year, the guitar model, and the beginning and ending serial number for each model in each given year.

MODEL 1997 1998 1999
ARTIST AWARD AA000106 to AA000158
A25 AF250894 to AF250896
A50 AF500195 to AF500209
B4E AB041045 to AB041257
B4EHG AB041045 to AB041257
B30E AB300287 to AB301349
BB BLUESBIRD CL000153 to CL001013
D4 AD048100 to AD401129
D4-12 AD421508 to AD421738
D25 AD048100 to AD401129
D25-12 AD421508 to AD421738
D30BLD AD300349 to AD300784
D55 AD550413 to AD550691
D100C AD100040 to AD100049
DCE1 AD113573 to AD114800
DCE1HG AD113573 to AD114800
DCE5 FC050965 to FC051258
DV6HR AD062107 to AD062419
DV6HG AD062107 to AD062419
DV52 AD521850 to AD522272
DV52HG AD521850 to AD522272
F4CE AF042131 to AF042598
F5CE AF050615 to AF050660
F65CE AF650398 to AF650556
JF30 AJ301720 to AJ302129
JF30-12 AJ321102 to AJ321291
JF55 AJ550484 to AJ550613
JF55-12 AJ520254 to AJ520300
JF65-12 AJ620305 to AJ620369
JF100C AJ100042 to AJ100046
JF100C-12 AJ100042 to AJ100046
S100 FB000379 to FB000770
S4CE AE040541 to AE040672
SONGBIRD HG AE040541 to AE040672
STARFIRE II AG300001 to AG301083
STARFIRE III AG300001 to AG301083
STARFIRE IV AG000220 to AG000937
X150 AK150001 to AK150004
X170 AK170401 to AK170799
X700 AK700119 to AK700213


The Guild Custom Shop 45th Anniversary, Deco and Finesse models use a completely different serial numbering scheme. Each are numbered on the back of the headstock with the number in the given series, i.e. 1 of 45. Each also has a seven digit serial number inside the guitar. The first three numbers (beginning with 500), refer to the sequence of units made, i.e. 501, 502, 503 etc. . The last four digits refer to the date of production. The first and fourth of these numbers in reverse refer to the year of production. The middle two digits refer to the month. For example: #5077019 would mean the seventh guitar made that year, and would date to January 1997.

MODEL 1997 1998 1999
45th ANNIVERSARY 2 of 45 to 33 of 45 5077019 to 5787129
DECO 2 of series to 12 of series 5107019 to 5517069
FINESSE 2 of series to 11 of series 5197039 to 5487069

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