Martin guitar serial number dating

This applies for overseas models from 2013 For Example; Serial Number:#51010999.The first two digits represent the number of years from 1962 (1962 51 = 2013). The last four is the sequential number from all guitars made that month.The remaining four digits denote the instrument’s sequential number of manufacture among all the instruments made during the month indicated.

It does not apply to ukes (except for the first year, they do not have a serial number).This confuses a lot of people who think their style 18 guitar is a style 28. On round hole martin guitars, the serial and model numbers are stamped on the neck block inside the instrument.The number can be seen by looking inside the sound hole. All f-hole Martin archtops have their serial and model numbers stamped on the inside center of the backstripe, roughly under the shadow of the bridge (and best seen from the bass side "f" hole).Does not apply to Martin mandolins either (they have their own serial number system).Year Serial# Range (produced) Year Serial# Range (produced) 1898 8001-8349 (347) 1950 112962-117961 (4999) 1899 8350-8716 (367) 1951 117962-122799 (4837) 1900 8717-9128 (411) 1952 122800-128436 (5636) 1901 9129-9310 (181) 1953 128437-134501 (6064) 1902 9311-9528 (217) 1954 134502-141345 (6843) 1903 9529-9810 (281) 1955 141346-147328 (5982) 1904 9811-9988 (177) 1956 147329-152775 (5446) 1905 9989-10120 (131) 1957 152776-159061 (6285) 1906 10121-10329 (208) 1958 159062-165576 (6514) 1907 10330-10727 (397) 1959 165577-171047 (5470) 1908 10728-10883 (155) 1960 171048-175689 (4641) 1909 10884-11018 (134) 1961 175690-181297 (5607) 1910 11019-11203 (184) 1962 181298-187384 (6086) 1911 11204-11413 (209) 1963 187385-193327 (5942) 1912 11414-11565 (151) 1964 193328-199626 (6298) 1913 11566-11821 (255) 1965 199627-207030 (7403) 1914 11822-12047 (225) 1966 207031-217215 (10184) 1915 12048-12209 (161) 1967 217216-230095 (12879) 1916 12210-12390 (180) 1968 230096-241925 (11829) 1917 12391-12988 (597) 1969 241926-256003 (14077) 1918 12989-13450 (461) 1970 256004-271633 (15629) 1919 13451-14512 (1061) 1971 271634-294270 (22636) 1920 14513-15484 (1335) 1972 294271-313302 (19031) 1921 15485-16758 (909) 1973 313303-333873 (20570) 1922 16759-17839 (1080) 1974 333873-353387 (19513) 1923 17840-19891 (2051) 1975 353388-371828 (18440) 1924 19892-22008 (2116) 1976 371829-388800 (16971) 1925 22009-24116 (2107) 1977 388801-399625 (10824) 1926 24117-28689 (4572) 1978 399626-407800 (8174) 1927 28690-34435 (5745) 1979 407801-419900 (12099) 1928 34436-37568 (3132) 1980 419901-430300 (10399) 1929 37569-40843 (3274) 1981 430301-436474 (6173) 1930 40844-45317 (4473) 1982 436475-439627 (3152) 1931 45318-49589 (4271) 1983 439628-446101 (6473) 1932 49590-52590 (3000) 1984 446102-453300 (7198) 1933 52591-55084 (2493) 1985 453301-460575 (7274) 1934 55085-58679 (3594) 1986 460576-468175 (7599) 1935 58680-61947 (3267) 1987 468176-476216 (8040) 1936 61948-65176 (3228) 1988 476217-483952 (7735) 1937 65177-68865 (3688) 1989 483953-493279 (9323) 1938 68866-71866 (3000) 1990 493280-503309 (10032) 1939 71867-74061 (2194) 1991 503310-512487 (9177) 1940 74062-76734 (2672) 1992 512488-522655 (10167) 1941 76735-80013 (3278) 1993 522656-535223 (12567) 1942 80014-83107 (3093) 1994 535224-551696 (16472) 1943 83108-86724 (3616) 1995 551697-570434 (18737) 1944 86725-90149 (3424) 1996 570435-592930 (22495) 1945 90150-93623 (3473) 1997 592931-624799 (31868) 1946 93624-98158 (4534) 1998 624800-668796 (43996) 1947 98159-103468 (5309) 1999 668797-724077 (55280) 1948 103469-108269 (4800) 2000 724078-780500 (56422) 1949 108270-112961 (4691) 2001 780501-845644 (65143) Year Serial# Range (produced) Year Serial# Range (produced) Since 1900, Martin did make guitars, mandolins and ukes for other brands and guitar studios. Just because your guitar looks like a Martin, doesn`t mean it is.

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