Dating a guild guitar

It is probably worth more than the dollars you will sell it for.

Here are a few examples from the store: Adirondack Guitars specializes in left-handed instruments (but we love our righties too), so if you are thinking of selling such a piece then please contact us first for a discussion about date and price and we will be only too happy to help.

I have been playing, collecting, repairing and analyzing vintage Ibanez (and other MIJ guitars) for over 30 years, and I am often asked this question.

The reason I get asked it is because many people who are selling an old guitar without the Ibanez brand on it put something to this effect in their ad: So, if you have found this article because you are considering buying a cool old guitar, the information I have presented below should help you avoid paying more for a guitar than it is actually worth, or finding out later, when you go to sell it, that it really isn't an Ibanez at all.

MODEL 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 Between the years 19, Guild continued with the system which used a separate serial number prefix for each guitar model.

MODEL 1990 1991 1992 1993 For the year 1994, ONLY the model prefix and last serial number for each model produced is available.

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