Here is a list of first and last Martin serial numbers for each year starting in 1898 when Martin first started keeping close track of such things. At the time they estimated that they had made about 8000 guitars from 1833 through 1897.

Note I have a report that Martin made at least one guitar during 1898 that has no serial number. So the total I list for that year may be somewhat off.

Also note that starting sometime around the early 1880's Martin often wrote the month and year the guitar was made in pencil somewhere inside the top of the guitar.

This list is presented in the hopes it will be useful. Please make no assumptions as to its accuracy, though I have done my best to get it right.

-Mike
AKA elephantfan85 at the UMGF (Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum)

PM me there if you have any questions/suggestions/corrections.

Year

First Serial #

Last Serial #

Total Built

1898

8001

8348

348

1899

8349

8716

368

1900

8717

9128

412

1901

9129

9310

182

1902

9311

9528

218

1903

9529

9810

282

1904

9811

9988

178

1905

9989

10120

132

1906

10121

10329

209

1907

10330

10727

398

1908

10728

10883

156

1909

10884

11018

135

1910

11019

11203

185

1911

11204

11413

210

1912

11414

11565

152

1913

11566

11821

256

1914

11822

12047

226

1915

12048

12209

162

1916

12210

12390

181

1917

12391

12988

598

1918

12989

13450

462

1919

13451

14512

1062

1920

14513

15848

1336

1921

15849

16758

910

1922

16759

17839

1081

1923

17840

19891

2052

1924

19892

22008

2117

1925

22009

24116

2108

1926

24117

28689

4573

1927

28690

34435

5746

1928

34436

37568

3133

1929

37569

40843

3275

1930

40844

45317

4474

1931

45318

49589

4272

1932

49590

52590

3001

1933

52591

55084

2494

1934

55085

58679

3595

1935

58680

61947

3268

1936

61948

65176

3229

1937

65177

68865

3689

1938

68866

71866

3001

1939

71867

74061

2195

1940

74062

76734

2673

1941

76735

80013

3279

1942

80014

83107

3094

1943

83108

86724

3617

1944

86725

90149

3425

1945

90150

93623

3474

1946

93624

98158

4535

1947

98159

103468

5310

1948

103469

108269

4801

1949

108270

112961

4692

1950

112962

117961

5000

1951

117962

122799

4838

1952

122800

128436

5637

1953

128437

134501

6065

1954

134502

141345

6844

1955

141346

147328

5983

1956

147329

152775

5447

1957

152776

159061

6286

1958

159062

165576

6515

1959

165577

171047

5471

1960

171048

175689

4642

1961

175690

181297

5608

1962

181298

187384

6087

1963

187385

193327

5943

1964

193328

199626

6299

1965

199627

207030

7404

1966

207031

217215

10185

1967

217216

230095

12879

1968

230096

241925

11830

1969

241926

256003

14078

1970

256004

271633

15630

1971

271634

294270

22637

1972

294271

313302

19032

1973

313303

333873

20571

1974

333874

353387

19514

1975

353388

371828

18441

1976

371829

388800

16972

1977

388801

399625

10825

1978

399626

407800

8175

1979

407801

419900

12100

1980

419901

430300

10400

1981

430301

436474

6174

1982

436475

439627

3153

1983

439628

446101

6474

1984

446102

453300

7199

1985

453301

460575

7275

1986

460576

468175

7600

1987

468176

476216

8041

1988

476217

483952

7736

1989

483953

493276

9324

1990

493277

503309

10033

1991

503310

512487

9178

1992

512488

522655

10168

1993

522656

535223

12568

1994

535224

551696

16473

1995

551697

570434

18738

1996

570435

592930

22496

1997

592931

624799

31869

1998

624800

668796

43997

1999

668797

724077

55281

2000

724078

780500

56423

2001

780501

845644

65144

2002

845645

916759

71115

2003

916760

978706

61947

2004

978707

1042558

63852

2005

1042559

1115862

73304

2006

1115863

1197799

81937

2007

1197800

1268091

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