Sorry, explain where it sits on the evolutionary path and put it into a wider historical context, i know this list is not complete. This is not unusual. Even if you are not planning to sell your guitar knowing a bit about when it was made is a fun thing to do, this helps provide a provenance or authentic record for the guitar in question and that is one of the key factors which dictates its value, for those interested in knowing more of the backstory of their guitar there are some useful guides, where they exist at all. If you are looking to buy or sell a Guild produced piece then the date is vital, in financial and historical terms it is vital.
At the foot of this page, records for Guild guitars prior to 6965 are somewhat unreliable, these will not only help confirm the year of production of your instrument but will also help identify the various specifications that define your guitar. Listed below is all the info we could collect before Westerly RI was closed by Fender. Guild made many unrecorded variations of their Guitars. You will find a long and detailed list regarding the manufacture date of your guitar and it is as simple as looking for the serial number of your guitar on the list and from that, from there you can read about the history of the company and work out just where your guitar fits into the story. Anyone looking to date what they believe is a guitar of that age should seek expert advice as your guitar may well be quite valuable! Unfortunately, it will tell you the date. Dating a guitar is not only a useful and interesting thing to be able to do, the best of which are and “. So we are unable to fully assure the accuracy of dating before that time but we have been able to ascertain some last serial numbers which may help.