Question: What do Gretsch serial numbers mean?

Gretsch serial numbers typically appear on the back of the headstock and begin with a two-letter prefix code indicating the country of origin and specific manufacturing facility, followed by numbers indicating year and month of manufacture and sequential order of manufacture.

What do the Gretsch model numbers mean?

The numbers are easy - four digits always represent vintage model years a modern guitar emulates, the lone “-12” designates Gretschs only 12-string, and “6/12” goes for the two doublenecks. In the modern era, Gretsch has gradually moved to denoting model variations with a letters following a common model number.

What does a serial number on a guitar mean?

The serial number of a set-neck model is located on the back of the guitars headstock. After the year prefix, the remaining digits indicate the sequential order of set neck models built. Approximate Serial Numbers. Year.

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