Gretsch drums serial dating
Gretsch began date-coding serial numbers in August 1966.
Over those years, the imaging varied slightly on the RB.
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Gretsch used several different serial number schemes through the years.
For example, 946119-976 would be a June 1994 Tennessee Rose, the 976th made.
Lower numbers will always appear on earlier guitars, higher numbers on later guitars.
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