2014     1857399 An exception are the electric solidbody guitars. The serial number for each year shows the serial number of the last guitar that was built in that year. 1922     10245 They were similar in length to standard 1 sizes... 1920 – 1929…

Required fields are marked *. Click here to date another Martin guitar. 1994-2002 Mandolins are custom order only. 1924     22008 1916     5007 1953     134501 This causes used Martin guitars to show wear. 1905     10120 Example: Serial Number 439628 was built in 1983 as the last serial number made in 1982 was 439627. The Martin serial decoder currently only supports American made guitars. 1916     12390

1902     9528 Other common elements in these guitars are maple bridge plates and adjustable truss rods. So the serial numbers for Martin Guitars built in 2002 are 845645-900000 and 902909-916759. 1903     1348 1995     570434 1904     9988 1944     90149 But an incomplete registrations and illogical serial numbers is its history often unclear. 1903     9810 The serial numbers denote the last serial number used in that year. Martin guitars are widely considered to be some of the greatest instruments in existence. With a clear serial number, you can trace the guitar’s history, understand its production, and get the information you need to spot a fake. 1979     419900 Acoustic vs Bass Guitar: Which is better for Beginners. 1932     15476 The group also includes special edition guitars featuring intricate pearl details and Victorian design elements. 1955     147328 1902     1171 1959     23262, 1960    23512 2002 Mandolin production ends.

1943     Our retail storefront is 1972     313302 This shows all of the serial numbers of Martin’s guitars since 1898! 1963     24139 Just over 2,000 guitars appeared on the market in this time. 1974     25679 1927     34435 Martin Guitar Co.Uploaded by clusternote) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons. It's actually a lot easier than you may think.

Stamping on the head-stock officially stopped in 1935. The company started branding guitars with a serial number in 1898. Last updated: June 14, 2019 by Nate 5 Comments. The most valuable models from this era feature Brazilian rosewood. Durch die weitere Nutzung dieser Seite stimmen Sie der Verwendung von Cookies zu. Not sure when they did that exactly, but they do seem to be slow to update them. Copyright © Fret Not Guitar Repair Inc. 1994     551696 Production of the D-45 stops due to the wartime shortage of materials. 1977     26101 1998     668796 1936     16156 1.0) 2000    780500 1933     15528 1911     11413 Unfortunately, this is an area of higher wear than the inside of the sound hole, so it is possible that the serial number has been worn off if it is not present.


In 1981 & 1982 the serial numbers 900001 to 902908 were used on Sigma … 1955     22254 Martin Guitar Serial Numbers 1989 – 1905: #8001 – #10120. 1917     5752 For all Martin guitars manufactured after 1928, the model and serial number is written here. 1910    11203

Common guitars in this group include the D-1 and HD-28V from the Vintage Series.
1941     80013 1991     509122** As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 1997     624799 1952     128436 Copyright © 2020 The Guitar Dater Project | All rights reserved. 1962     23938 1994-2002 Mandolins are custom order only.

1976     260020* 1925     12520 1948     108269 **1991 C. F. Martin & Co. begins using one set of serial numbers for guitars & mandolins. 2002     916759* **1991 C.F. The major difficulty in this task lies in the fact that Martin has produced hundreds of different guitar models throughout its history, several of which look quite similar to an untrained eye. Check the neck joint at the back of the guitar for a serial number if none can be found elsewhere. 1971     25139 1965     207030 2012     1656742 1906     2026 Serial numbers are on the neck block inside the sound hole, on the back of the head-stock, or on the neck joint. 1993     535223 This shows all of the serial numbers of Martin’s guitars since 1898! The second number (the bottom number) will be the serial number. 1981     26215 1993     533213. Guitars made before 1898 do not have serial numbers. 1899     577, 1900    800 The serial numbers begin with 8001, as the company estimated that they already had 8,000 guitars prior to 1898 in their portfolio.