Dating my martin guitar

03 Mar

In August, move into 25,000-square-foot plant in El Cajon, California; guitar #16250 (a 712) is a “transitional” instrument (built in Santee plant, strung-up in the new El Cajon facility); 400 series ending number: 3152.

Seriously, I get that you want to know the day, not the year. You will roughly get the month it was made I would give it 1 -1 out of those three months pick your favorite month then close your eyes and point at a date.

Some of those include variables such as refinished bodies or necks, replaced parts, refrets, and overall condition of the guitar.

Original and mint condition will catch the highest values for your instruments.

They were assembled in Nazareth from parts made in Japan, and were finished in Nazareth as well.

The "assembly" did not consist of much more than attaching the neck to the body, however, and because of that and the Japanese origin, Martin was forced to stop using the "Made in USA" stamp on the inside.