I read recently that the first two numbers are the year, but this seems wrong to me at least sometimes. is a a statement about goya made hagstrom from 1959-61 on this page: following site is running a registry so you might be able to match your serial with a time period..deduce a coding system...
tia WAB There are a lot of Hagstrom resources available but I must confess it is difficult to find a statement about dating: see links at the top of this page for more...
me know if you find a definitive (or orugh will do) statement - I will post it (attributed of course) good luck Can you date a hagstrom from the serial number? No, Hagstroms can not be dated by the number alone.
I read recently that the first two numbers are the year, but this seems wrong to me at least sometimes. Hagstrom do publish a serial number book, but (if my memory serves) the money from the sales of the book goes to the Hagstrom workers pension scheme or something - so I think they've asked for it not to be reproduced....
I have always been curious about the year of manufacture.
I see from this forum that there is no easy way to tell the year of manufacture from the s/n.
Bjarton was the company that produced the Hagstrom acoustic line and that is the reason that there are no acoustic serial numbers in the Hagstrom book(Although I would incourage you to pick it up anyway).
I recently purchased a 1965 H-45 on ebay and I am still awaiting it's arrival. if you check the 66' Hagstrom catalogue on the site, you will see the 4 Folk guitars listed with pictures: H-11, H-22, H-45, H-45e(This one has electronics) 2 great sites for you to check out: is were the serial numbers for bjarton made guitars are and also some interesting info) (another amazing site for info and pics and stuff) Hope this helps, Dave Rose Found this thread and thought I'd revive it.
Many thanks Glenn White Hi Glenn, This is a guitar forum too!
Unfortunately the Hagstrom book only gives details for electrics - nothing about acoustics at all i'm afraid Try emailing someone at this site - you may get your answer there - I hope so Hey Glenn, Your guitar is H-45 from the second half of 1964.