Guitar serial number dating fender
Gretsch used several different serial number schemes through the years.
Gretsch began date-coding serial numbers in August 1966. Most notably, production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses. instrument production history, production dates have been applied to various components.Unfortunately, correct information can be very difficult to come by.Most online guides (and quite a few print guides) are based on Jay Scott's groundbreaking book "Gretsch: the guitars of the Fred Gretsch Company," which is a fine book, but is nearly two decades old.