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Vintage Guitar Serial Number Info

How To Look Up - Decode - Search For Information About Your Vintage Gibson or Fender Guitar by Serial Number

Lookup Vintage Gibson and Fender Guitar Serial Numbers

Welcome to True Vintage Guitar, your premier destination for authentic vintage Gibson and Fender guitars. If you're looking to verify the authenticity, age, and value of your prized instrument, understanding how to look up and interpret serial numbers is crucial. Our comprehensive guide will walk you through the process of identifying vintage Gibson and Fender guitars, ensuring that you can confidently date your guitar and appreciate its unique history.

Gibson Guitar Serial Number Information


Search Gibson Les Paul serial numbers from 1952 - 1975

Lookup a gibson es-335 serial number

Search Gibson ES-335, ES-345, ES-355 serial numbers here

Lookup a Gibson SG Serial Number

Search Gibson SG serial numbers from 1963 - 1985

Fender Guitar Serial Number Information

Lookup A Fender Guitar Serial Number

Search Fender serial numbers from 1950 - Today

Fender Telecaster: How to date and value

Find out the age and value of your Fender Telecaster here!

Fender Jazzmaster: How to date and value

Find out the age and value of your Fender Jazzmaster here!

Fender Jaguar: How to date and value

Find out the age and value of your Fender Jaguar here!

Looking to sell a vintage gibson guitar?


What kind of guitar buyer is worthy to provide a new home for your older Gibson guitar? When looking for the right Gibson guitar buyer, passion, knowledge, and experience are of the utmost importance. This website is the expression of my devotion to spreading passion and knowledge about vintage Gibson guitars. 

Passion: I travel world wide to buy the vintage guitars I'm looking for. You can sell your original Gibson in person from anywhere in the world. 

Knowledge: Having trouble finding the year and model of a classic Gibson guitar? Check this out: Gibson Serial Numbers

Ease: As a skilled Gibson guitar buyer with 15 years experience, I have the infrastructure to help you sell your Gibson either in person or using my full insurance and overnight shipping. 

We buy vintage Gibson guitars for fair prices and with no risk or hassle to the seller. We're looking for the nicest examples from the 1950s and 1960s primarily, but we also buy Gibson guitars from 30s, 40s, and 50s depending on the model and condition. 

Ready to chat about selling? Click here to send me info and photos of your guitar and I will be in touch!

Looking to sell a Vintage Fender Guitar?

As a vintage Fender guitar buyer, I get a lot on inquiries from people looking to sell my Fender guitar. I am a passionate guitar buyer for vintage Fender guitars only; I consider Fender guitars made from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s to be vintage. My favorite Fender guitar models are the Telecaster, Stratocaster, Jazzmaster, and Jaguar guitars made in the 1950s and 1960s. 

If you think your Fender guitar might have been made in the 1950s, 1960s, or 1970s then I would be happy to take a look at it. You can reach out to me at the contact button below to send more information about your Fender. You can e-mail or text pictures of your Fender to the contact information at the bottom of this page. You'll hear back from me quickly if your Fender is vintage and a model or condition I'm looking for. 

I am paying top dollar for these vintage guitars

Gibson Les Paul Custom
1953 - 1968

Gibson Les Paul "Burst"
1958 - 1960

Fender Stratocaster 1954 with Maple neck and Ash body, original leather strap, in center pocket case

Fender Stratocaster

Factory Custom 1950s Fender Stratocaster

Fender Broadcaster


If you've inherited a vintage Fender, Gibson, or Epiphone guitar then you need a certified appraisal to find out how much your guitar is worth. The value of a vintage guitar depends heavily on first determining the exact make and model, identifying the year by serial number, identify color and features, and a careful inspection for originality.

Click below to speak to a vintage guitar expert with over a decade of experience buying and selling vintage USA made guitars.