Dating a martin guitar

There are cheaper small-scale acoustics out there, but the Little Martin just seems to give you that bit extra.For more info about the Martin LX1 Little Martin, click here. I hope this helps you to discover when your Martin guitar was built if you are curious or need to know it for any other reason.

At the foot of this page, you will find a long and detailed list regarding the manufacture date of your guitar and it is as simple as looking for the serial number of your guitar on the list and from that, it will tell you the date.Over the years and due to various changes of ownership some of the necessary documentation has unfortunately been misplaced or destroyed and whilst this has led to a few anomalies and inconsistencies in the dating charts, the information presented here represents the most comprehensive data available for Guild guitar dating. On Martin Guitars the serial number is usually located on the heel of the neck inside the soundhole. Well, it’s quite easy to determine using the serial number on your Martin guitar.It sounds well-balanced in tone, and has that satisfying warmth that can only really come from an instrument with such a quality build.

Whether you’re looking for a model to travel with or something that will feel comfortable in the possession of smaller hands, the Little Martin is hard to beat – certainly comparable with the Baby Taylor in terms of sound, playability and affordable price.

The non-cutaway concert body – with its 23” scale length – is made from solid Sitka spruce on the top, with a High Pressure Laminate mahogany on the back and sides.

Falling in line with some of the other more affordable Martin instruments, the Little Martin uses rust birch laminate for the neck, which creates an interesting pattern and a comfortable feel in the hands, along with a Richlite fretboard and 20 frets.

It looks great, and – regardless of the affordable price – feels like a quality instrument in both build and playability.

But, made in Martin’s impressive Mexican facility, we wouldn’t expect anything less.

So, if your serial number is 240121 for example then your Martin guitar was built in 1968.