The Reverb Gear Dating Hub

Say you want to know the value of a certain vintage Fender Stratocaster, a Keystone-badge Ludwig drum kit, or a Martin that may or may not be pre-War. Our gear dating guides below can help you determine the exact model and year. And from there, you can use Reverb's published sales data to see the going rate for similar instruments.

Find all of our dating guides below or get answers to some commonly asked questions before you dive in.

How old is my gear? Where did it come from?

Whether you inherited your instrument or bought it at a swap meet, you're probably curious about its provenance. Most gear has a serial number, either printed on a label inside it or stamped into the headstock or neck plate. Use our dating guides below to figure out when your instrument was made and where it came from. If you don't see the brand you're looking for, let us know what you're looking for in the comments at the bottom.

How much is my gear worth?

Check out our free price guide, which contains thousands of instruments and pieces of gear. We base our price estimates on real-world transactions and record them in our entries so you can see what your instrument has sold for in the past.

Sell Your Gear

If you have an instrument you're looking to sell, you can make a listing on Reverb by going to our sell page via this link. Listing on Reverb is free and we only charge a small fee if and when your item sells through our site. Best of all, Reverb puts your listing in front of the largest audience of musicians in the world, so you can be sure you're getting the most value out of your sale.

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