#1
I own two martin guitars. A DC-16RGTE aura and a LX1E travel guitar. i was looking up how to date these guitars by the serial numbers but the serial number for my DC-16RGTE wasnt in any martin database. im just looking on any way to figure out how to date my guitar.
#2
Dude, why would you want to date a guitar? Go date a real person.
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#3
Since it's a DC-16RGTE aura, it might not even be in the database yet. It's a pretty new guitar. At most, it's 2-3 years old. The Aura system has only been out for that long.
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#4
you could always try the old fashioned method & give them a call
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#5
the model should not have any impact. Only serial number. here's the list from Martin site:


Home > History > Dating Your Guitar
Year Last Serial No.
1898 8348
1899 8716
1900 9128
1901 9310
1902 9528
1903 9810
1904 9988
1905 10120
1906 10329
1907 10727
1908 10883
1909 11018
1910 11203
1911 11413
1912 11565
1913 11821
1914 12047
1915 12209
1916 12390
1917 12988
1918 13450
1919 14512
1920 15848
1921 16758
1922 17839
1923 19891
1924 22008
1925 24116
1926 28689
1927 34435
1928 37568
1929 40843
1930 45317
1931 49589
1932 52590
1933 55084
1934 58679
1935 61947
1936 65176
1937 68865
1938 71866
1939 74061
1940 76734
1941 80013
1942 83107
1943 86724
1944 90149
1945 93623
1946 98158
1947 103468
1948 108269
1949 112961
1950 117961
1951 122799
1952 128436
1953 134501
Year Last Serial No.
1954 141345
1955 147328
1956 153225
1957 159061
1958 165576
1959 171047
1960 175689
1961 181297
1962 187384
1963 193327
1964 199626
1965 207030
1966 217215
1967 230095
1968 241925
1969 256003
1970 271633
1971 294270
1972 313302
1973 333873
1974 353387
1975 371828
1976 388800
1977 399625
1978 407800
1979 419900
1980 430300
1981 436474
1982 439627
1983 446101
1984 453300
1985 460575
1986 468175
1987 476216
1988 483952
1989 493279
1990 503309
1991 512487
1992 522655
1993 535223
1994 551696
1995 570434
1996 592930
1997 624799
1998 668796
1999 724077
2000 780500
2001 845644
2002 916759*
2003 978706
2004 1042558
2005 1115862
2006 1197799
2007 1268091
2008 1337042
Last edited by Stephan_64 at Dec 27, 2009,
#6
FYI... those serials indicate the LAST number issued in that year.
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