Dating acoustic guitars
However it can be a big project and you need to be patient, do research, talk to others and be prepared to modify parts if necessary.Guitars/Basses from the 1960s are generally easier to restore as many parts are available either using new items or vintage items. The exceptions are those guitars sold by Selmer in the UK which will (probably) have a number stamped into the back of the headstock and guitars sold by Van Wouw in the Netherlands.We will try to assist with identification and dating of an old Höfner guitar.
For 40 years, Taylor has been an innovator in the music world.
Specializing in acoustic guitars, Taylor is a brand that is trusted for its amazing build quality and richness of tone produced by their instruments.
Dating back to 1974, Taylor acoustic guitars have been making headlines in guitar magazines for more than 40 years.
But they didn't always go by the name 'Taylor' - if you're a veteran of the '70s music scene, you might remember their introduction as the Westland Music Company.
The rarer guitars from the 70s, 80s are harder to deal with as parts are now hard to find. The USA distributors in the 60s and 70s used their own serial number systems and we do not have information about these.