Dating a guild guitar
Two other highly reliable resources for dating Guild instruments are The Guild Guitar Book and Gruhn’s Guide to Vintage Guitars, both of which are excellent references that often prove helpful with questions regarding dating, specifications and historical context of many Guild instruments.Unfortunately, once again, records of Guild serial numbers before 1960 are at best sketchy, preventing us from being able to assure dating accuracy before that year.
Thus far, the M-20, D-20, M-40 and D-40 are all made in our Ventura County, California factory.
You don’t have to worry about CITES unless you decide to sell or trade your guitar abroad.
The proper CITES certification will be your responsibility and failure to comply may lead to forfeiture and sometimes destruction of the item.
We came up with this handy dandy naming chart, taking Guild’s historical & flagship models into consideration.
Though there will always be exceptions to the rule, we plan to follow these general guidelines.