Regal Guitar Serial Numbers

What year was my G&L produced ?

Serial number on a 1936 M-35 metal body. Dobro Serial Numbers. 1929 to 1937 Dobro Serial numbers by M.Cass. Note the 1929 to 1937 serial number info is not very accurate. For example I own a Dobro metal body M-62 with the serial number 1832. According to the list below it should be 1930. But no metal body Dobro existed before 1935. Sep 15, 2017 National attempted to duplicate the Dopyeras' guitar designs during the Depression as Dobro instruments rose in popularity, but Dobro acquired National and gave the Regal Instrument Company of Chicago a license to manufacture and distribute Dobros. This is an old Regal 6-string, not resonator. No identifying info other than the Regal brand on the headstock and 'Made in Chicago'. No numbers inside anywhere that is plainly visible. Serial numbers for Sigma guitars built in Korea and Taiwan are perhaps meaningless, though again some seem to indicate the year of manufacture (e.g. 81XXXXXX.) Since we know these instruments were manufactured from 1984 through 2007 in these two countries, it is safe to assume that a serial number beginning with 81XXXXXX was not produced in 1981. Jun 24, 2009  Cort model serial numbers are usually found on the headstock of the guitar and can often be used to identify the date of manufacture. The most common current dating system has been in place since around 2000 and is YYMMXXXX. Thus, a serial number reading 02046572 means the guitar most likely manufactured in April 2002.

G&L instruments produced since mid-2010 are shipped with a Custom Build Specifications sheet which includes the date the instrument was completed.

There are also dates labeled on the neck heel and inside of the body. These will give you an approximate idea of when the instrument was completed, typically within one to two weeks of the latter of the two dates shown.

From the early 1980s to early 1997, serial numbers were typically stamped into a neck plate. The serial numbers for guitars began with “G0” (G zero) and basses began with “B0” (B zero). However, in rare instances there are guitars which began with “B0” and basses which began with “G0” on neck plates as the factory may have run out of the appropriate plates.

Some early guitars and basses had serial numbers stamped into the bridge plates. These are usually from 1980 to about 1982.

From early 1997 to about mid-1998, serial numbers for guitars and basses began with “CL” and were applied as a decal to the back of the headstock. Keygen for mac illustrator cs6.


From mid-1998 on, the serial numbers for guitars and basses began with “CLF”.

If you believe your G&L was made between 1980 and 1992, you may also reference the Chronology & Dating page. There is some information about later chronology on this page as well.

Where can I find a dealer for G&L instruments ?

See our listings of US Dealers and International Distributors.

What options are available on G&L instruments ?

Your G&L dealer will be able to show you the current options and retail pricing that are available for the instruments. You may also reference the Guitar Options and Bass Options pages.

I need a part for my G&L. Where can I get it ?

In the US, please visit our online store or contact your local G&L dealer. Outside the US, please contact your national distributor.

I lost the the User's Manual which came with my G&L made in the 1980s to early 1990s. Where can I get a copy ?

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Original printed versions are no longer availble, but you can download a PDF version.

Please note that models since the late 1980s, particularly 4-bolt guitars and 6-bolt basses, do not come with owner’s manuals. The manual for earlier models covers how to adjust the micro-tilt neck feature no longer used on 4-bolt and 6-bolt models. Other aspects of the manual, such as pickup height adjustment, generally apply to newer models.

Where can I find technical schematics and wiring diagrams for G&L instruments ?

Please visit our Support page.

Where can I discuss G&L instruments with other G&L instrument owners?

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For a guitar focused forum, please visit the Guitars by Leo enthusiast site at For G&L bass fans, please visit the G&L Bass Support Forum at
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