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Martin has kept impeccable records of serial numbers since 1898, and it's incredibly easy to date your instrument no matter what make or model with this handy guide!

The number in the left-side column is the year, and the number following the year is the last serial number used in that given year. Serial number 8349 for example, would be the first guitar built in 1899.

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
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
2009      1406715
2010      1473461
2011      1555767
2012      1656742
2013      1755536
2014      1857399
2015      1972129
2016      2076795
2017      2161732
2018      2258889
*Doesn't include the serial numbers 900001 to 902908, because these serial numbers were used on Sigma-Martins from 1981-1982.

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