Dating guild acoustics
Just wodnering what to do with the '78, keep it or sell it? why don't you just send it on over to me Just the fact that they don't make those Guilds anymore adds value to the instrument.
Gibson introduced a new pattern when they began producing solid body guitars.
This new system had the numbers pressed into the wood.
The system was used from 1961 to 1969 and had many problems that resulted in duplicated batch numbers so the numbers from those years are approximate and exact dates are hard to come by.
Unfortunately, the numbers were in no particular order. 1970 also saw the end of the orange labels on the inside of hollowbodies and acoustics.
New white and orange rectangular labels were designed for acoustics and smaller black/purple and white labels for hollow body electrics.