They started, sensibly enough, at 001, just writing the number inside the back.
After the war that method continued, but some guitars had the serial number embossed on the headstock.
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Gretsch began numbering it's guitars sequentially in 1939, beginning with the better models.
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Gretsch also did a good business in special order guitars.I was bought my guitar a few years ago but being the foolish child I was at the time decided it was too damn hard to play, so I quit.Decided to not be a pussy anymore so picked it back up and I am really enjoying learning now.There are many factors that can affect the value of your vintage guitar.Some of those include variables such as refinished bodies or necks, replaced parts, refrets, and overall condition of the guitar.You can order these titles through your local Authorized Fender Dealer.Locate the serial number and look at the first letter of the serial number.Many vintage guitar owners value guitar dating and guitar serial number data to date their electric and acoustic guitars.Guitar dating services provide serial numbers to date your guitar.Out of curiosity I thought I would see how old my guitar was, but I just can't find out exactly.From all the time I have spent searching online I have found that it sounds as though it's from the 80s or early 90s, but I can't be sure.Note also that Gretsch, like the Detroit automakers, had model years, so in the same way a '57 Thunderbird may have been made in 1956, a '57 White Falcon may have been made earlier.Dating a Guitar to locate the year it was made - Locate the year your guitar was made to find out the possible value depending on condition.Below we have listings of guitar dating and serial number information sites and other resources.