Kent Hamblin learned how to make guitars and at the Roberto Venn school of luthiery.

He makes about 12-15 guitars per year.

“I started building guitars in 1993. I only produced 2 or 3 instruments a year until 2001 when I started making guitars full time.

Dating Hamblin Guitars

You can find the year the guitar was made by looking at the label on the inside of the guitar. the first 2 numbers are the year and the second set is the number of guitars made up to that point. So a serial # reading 0241 means that it was built in 2002 and is the 41st guitar made.”

[Source: Kent Hamblin, email 22/3/2008]