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The dates in this chronology reflect actual appearances of models, determined from price lists and the recollections of sales representatives and dealers.

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The first 26 are prototypes; #27-#61 are a non-tooling production run; #62-#76 have a new headstock design and the Kaman bar neck reinforcement.

Acoustic electric models introduced: New top finishes introduced: Red, White, or Blue Patriot Bicentennial introduced.

Limited run of 1776 guitars, fancy version of Custom Legend with drum-and-flag decal and "1776*1976" on lower treble bout. First production Adamas sold is a Model 1687, #0077-95.

YEAR FIRST NUMBER PRODUCED LAST NUMBER PRODUCED Between the years 19, Guild returned to the system which used a separate serial number prefix for each guitar model.

The following chart details the year, the guitar model, and the last serial number produced for each model in each given year.

The innovation is the use of a thinner, synthetic back, because of its foreseen acoustic properties.

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