John Birch Guitars 1970 to present John Birch died in 2000 [Source and photos Rare Guitars UK]

John Birch Serial Numbers and dating

“he original series from 1970 made at the Birmingham factory will serial numbers either in the pickup or wiring cavity, sometimes on the bridge unit.

The present series built in Nottingham. Additional brand Eaton Guitars are a subsidiary of John Birch Guitars UK.

Originality is important to the value of older guitars, parts missing especially pickups reduces the value.”

Q. Do the serial numbers have meaning date of manufacture wise?

“Yes up to a point as the sales increased in the later years to about 5000 numbers.”

[Source: John Carling, email 23/3/2008]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Birch_(luthier)

John Birch catalog

http://vintage.catalogs.free.fr/Index.htm