The following chart, however, details the best information we have for the approximate last serial numbers produced in each given year before 1960.
There are no corresponding model names or numbers available. It is probably worth more than the dollars you will sell it for.
Both are excellent references and may be quite helpful to you in both determining the year of production of your instrument as well as identifying specifications and a historical context for the instrument.
Unfortunately, the records of Guild serial numbers prior to 1960 are somewhat sketchy, and so we are unable to assure the accuracy of dating before that time.
(the A30m is in mint condition, or assume it to be if not) Will it be a great deal if it's under 0? Because that model is too old and I can't find much unbiased comments. A short list of options, but there are others, would include a Voyage Air VAD or a Yamaha 700 series.
(saw some comments from A30M owners but seems very emotional, and they seems to think A30Ms are good even compared with those Martin which priced 1~2 grands Is that true? Some guitar manufacturers have a separately labeled discounted line of guitars: Gibson . Now Playing: -----Composite Acoustics Cargo Raw -----Journey OF420 -----Alvarez MF75S -----Guild F20SB Dearly Departed: -----Yamaha FG730S -----Seagull S6 Folk -----Sunlite GWT-935 -----Taylor GS Mini -----Go Grande Walnut -----Voyage Air OM-04BK -----Art & Lutherie Ami -----Yamaha-FG170 -----Guild GAD M20 -----Voyage Air VAMD-04BK Madeira was Guild's "other, cheaper" line, as has been noted here... I'm sorry, it's just not; I don't care how old it is or how great the condition is...
__________________ Guild CO-2 Guild JF30-12 Guild D55 Goodall Grand Concert Cutaway Walnut/Italian Spruce Santa Cruz Brazilian VJ Taylor 8 String Baritone Blueberry - Grand Concert Magnum Opus J450 Eastman AJ815 Parker PA-24 Babicz Jumbo Identity Walden G730 Silvercreek T170 Charvell 150 SC Takimine G406s I've had my Madiera A30M for about 40 years now. It immediately gets attention as soon as I take it out of the case.Unfortunately, it's IMPOSSIBLE to find a single source of information on these beauties.Fender (who now owns Guild) has NOTHING other than the Guild Guitar book in terms of historical info.Madeira was an import-line by the legendary guitar manufacturer Guild. And, there are a large number of beginner and/or budget-minded guitarists who are simply priced out.To capture a share of the budget market, many American manufacturers have a separate, more affordable line of guitars.