Latest Update: Nov 01 2009
Lets start with the disclaimer. This information is presented with no
warranty of any kind. It could be and in some cases likely is bogus.
I do my best to give the most accurate information possible but I'm
human, the people who contribute are human and the world is an
imperfect place. If you make a purchase based on information in
the database and it turns out to be wrong, tough. If you fail to
make a purchase because of information in the database that turns
out to be wrong, tough. Etc.
Currently the data is available in these forms(Click on the text to the left of each description for the file.)...
Online Database:Browse the database by year and model
XLS: Microsoft Excel <=2007 format spreadsheet
CSV: Character Seperated Value spreadsheet
Web: Web page in spreadsheet format. Includes links to images
Long Form:"registry" format file (Only serial numbers with additioanl information)
Long Form(web):"registry" format file (Only serial numbers with additioanl information) in web page format
Extra Long Form:"registry" format file (All serial numbers)
Extra Long Form(web):"registry" format file (All serial numbers) in web page format
The first two files contain only the minimal information about each
serial number. There may be multiple entries for each serial number.
Sometimes this will be due to multiple sightings of the same instrument
over time. In other cases it may be due to serial numbers being
duplicated. This was apparently somewhat common in the early
years of Martin stamping a serial number on the neck block of guitars.
The last file is a "registry" like format that includes only entries for
serial numbers that have additional information. Here is an example...
============================== Serial #77913 ============================
Bought for $35 in 1961
============================== Serial #77919 ============================
Source: Elderly Vintage & Used Instrument
small repair in peghead by volute
Replacement Top (Scalloped)
Replacement Bridge Pins
============================== Serial #78016 ============================
Contributor: Mac Carter
============================== Serial #78226 ============================
How to participate...
You can email the following address...
martin-db at turbolift.com>
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