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If you'd like to learn more about Gretsch serial numbers, we highly recommend Ed Ball's "Gretsch 6120: The History of a Legendary Guitar." Ball is one of the key researchers who have determined the actual dates, years and features Gretsch serial numbers correspond to.Gretsch began date-coding serial numbers in August 1966.For example, serial number JT03074463 would break down as: Of those, JT is by far the most common on the pro-line instruments.

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As of July 2011, the current thinking is that the first digit probably denotes the year, while the following numbers remain a mystery.

This only pertains the pre-Fender Korean-made guitars.

Lower numbers will always appear on earlier guitars, higher numbers on later guitars.

Remember that 20 guitars will, of course, not begin with a 9.

The Fender-era 51xx guitars follow the normal Fender numbering scheme.

When Fender took over production in January 2003 the serial number scheme changed again, and Fender-era serial numbers have a two-character originating factory code, followed by year and month, and finally a sequential ordering number.

In the beginning, Gretsch simply wrote serial numbers inside the guitar in pencil.

These pencilled-in numbers often fade and become illegible, or even disappear.

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.

Most Electromatic hollowbodies carry a KS designation, although KP was fairly common prior to about 2007.

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