If there’s an “AA” or “AAA” in the serial number this represents the grade of wood.Not all serial numbers have this – I think it’s just for maple top guitars.
You should be able to narrow this down reasonably quickly as you should know at least which your guitar is from.This digit represents whether this guitar is a “Factory Second” or not. this post should probably be called Godin guitar serial numbers rather than Seagull guitar serial numbers – because it applies to all guitars under the Godin umbrella (Seagull, Art & Lutherie, Simon & Patrick, Norman and La Patrie) but it certainly applies to Seagull guitars.Get your concentrating hat on because they haven’t made this simple!But as I said earlier, it is perhaps the fact that serial numbers are mainly for internal company purposes and for identifying stolen property.
But, it would be nice to be able to quickly tell what year your guitar was built from the serial number as well.
This information was compiled from the following – Godin don’t post information about their serial numbers:
Serial numbers for Ovation guitars typically appear on paper labels inside the body of the guitar visible through each instrument's sound hole. They also often contain the model of the guitar and the location of its manufacture.
Through the years, (as well as through several different owners of the Guild Guitar company), some historical documentation has unfortunately been lost or destroyed.
While there are some holes in the historical record, as well as a few anomalies, inconsistencies, and obvious errors in the dating charts, the information complied and presented here is the most comprehensive data we have available for dating Guild guitars.
Let’s use another example serial number – 029396000123 This represents the model of your guitar.