Through the years, as well as through several different owners of the Guild Guitar companysome historical documentation has unfortunately been lost or destroyed. Be sure to check the top for dryness cracks too. Please refer to the guides before each chart for information on how to interpret the data. But in the meantime, any rough ideas what would be a fair price? Even if you are not planning to sell your guitar knowing a bit about when it was made is a fun thing to do, from there you can read about the history of the company and work out just where your guitar fits into the story. The following chart, however, details the best information we have for the approximate last serial numbers produced in each given year before
Join Date: He's been in business a long time and usually a very smart, informed businessman, so I don't understand what happened in this case. Guild is one of the best values in vintage guitars today. Guilds have a habit of the bridge lifting at the back. At the same time as the repair a brass nut was install. In the s, Gibson acquired its chief competitor Epiphone, and in many ways Guild emerged as a high-quality alternative to those two companies.
A couple of local D CL listings for comparison.
Guild D35 1979 Sunburst
I would check the Blue Book value for the Guild D35 as well as the gear you plan to trade. A portion of each sale goes to Reverb Gives. Join Date: Buyer beware and know before you buy. Each are numbered on the back of the headstock with the number in the given series, i.
Guild D-35 Bluegrass Natural 1980
Guild moved the factory to Westerly, Rhode Island over a three-year period between and after Dronge sold the company to Avnet, an electronics corporation. Dronge hired the right people from around the world to build the first guitars. The peg head veneer disappeared on lower model numbers during the s and was replaced with a silkscreen logo. The veneer issue appears to have been mostly fixed by the time production moved to Westerly. At the foot of this page, you will find a long and detailed list regarding the manufacture date of your guitar and it is as simple as looking for the serial number of your guitar on the list and from that, it will tell you the date.