FDP Forum / Identify Hoboken or Westerly/ 4 messages in thread.

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Feb 21st, 2012 08:50 AM        

Hi everyone. I've been lurking and registered for a while now but this is my first entry.<br /> <br /> I have a SFIII with a ser. #EK in the 1300's which is 1966 according to the Guild chart.<br /> <br /> I'm trying to determine if it is a Hoboken or Westerly build. The label inside has a Hoboken NJ address. Is this enough to say it is definitely a Hoboken guitar? That's the year they moved the factory to Westerly I believe.


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Feb 21st, 2012 08:55 AM        

I would say it IS a Hoboken build.<br /> <br /> However, I'd check with the folks over in the Guild Forum to be sure.<br /> <br /> 6



Feb 21st, 2012 09:39 AM        

Thank you 6. I'm not registered over there, but I did search some of the archives without any conclusions. I thought I'd inquire of some of the Guild experts here as well.


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Feb 21st, 2012 05:52 PM        

Hoboken<br /> <br /> Guild didn't acquire the building in Westerly until 1967, and it took a few years to set it up and go into full production

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