The GAD serial numbers begin with GAD- followed by 5 digits.There are not separate prefixes for each model of guitar, and the serial numbers alone do not provide specific dating information for the instruments.Any information anyone has or if you can direct me to somewhere/someone that may have this information I would greatly appreciate it.
1952 – 1960 YEAR APPROXIMATE LAST SERIAL NUMBER PRODUCED 1953 1000-1500 1954 1500-2200 1955 2200-3000 1956 3000-4000 1957 4000-5700 1958 5700-8300 1959 12035 1960 – 1969 The following chart displays the first and last serial numbers of guitars produced in each given year (1960 to 1969).
I know for a fact it has not been modified after it was built.
At some time in late 1990's BENEDETTO came on board at Guild as a consultant for them and made desighn changes in the Artist Award guitar,could this be a prototype or possibly a custom build?
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