Gretsch began date-coding serial numbers in August 1966. Date-coded serial numbers are typically found stamped on the back or top of the headstock, and Made in USA is stamped next to the number starting in June 1967. The first digit or first 2 digits = month (1-12).
What do the numbers mean on Gretsch guitars?
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.
Is Gretsch a good guitar?
Gretsch guitars have excellent playability and play importance on quality and the overall experience. Due to their quality control, Gretsch guitars are a great playing experience and a dream to play. Hence why their guitars typically cost more than the average budget guitar.