Dating guild acoustic guitars
There are certainly less expensive examples of vintage M-20's...although most have abundant cosmetic imperfections and some with potential functional issues (neck angle, bridge lift etc. 00 is imo the absolute highest conceivable price for that guitar. I bought a 1973 D-25 in the meantime, and while I really like it, it's just not the same as the M-20. I know that Guild didn't always keep perfect serial number records pre-1960.They have it priced for someone who really wants THAT guitar and cannot find a good example. I recently came across a beautiful vintage Guild M-20 at my local guitar store. My 1965 was heavily worn when I got it, conversely, the guitar at my local shop appears to have been in a time capsule for the last 60 years. The serial number on this guitar is 1003 (which the Guild chart indicates that this number was used in 1953) but it has the Ghost Label (which was used in 1959).An instrument from Wildwood isn't just an ordinary guitar. Each and every instrument we sell includes a full, point by point setup, an exhaustive evaluation, and expert shipping procedures, with first class, industry leading standards from start to finish. Hi all, I had a 1965 M-20 a few years ago, sold it due to an unfortunate finance situation, and have been looking for a vintage M-20 since.
There are other resources for dating Guild guitars which you may also want to consult, such as: “The Guild Guitar Book” by Hans Moust, and “Gruhn’s Guide To Vintage Guitars” by George Gruhn.
I wouldn't be surprised to find a few people who would pay that amount knowing full well that it is hard to find such a good one. With that, I have a few questions: 1) Should I be concerned about the seemingly 1953 serial number on a ghost label?
I recently found one in very good/excellent condition for about 0 in need of about 0 worth of work...I thought that was an excellent 'deal'. Seems like a silly question, but I just want to cover my bases. 2) What was the first year that Guild produced the M-20?
With that, I have a few questions: 1) Should I be concerned about the seemingly 1953 serial number on a ghost label?
Seems like a silly question, but I just want to cover my bases. 2) What was the first year that Guild produced the M-20?
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I can't seem to find consistent information on this. It really does look like it went from the production line directly into a time capsule; the epitome of "mint" condition.