|Simon & Patrick
||1986 to present
||Founded by Robert Godin, named for his sons.
Dating Simon and Patrick guitars by serial number
” Here’s how you can decode our serial numbers :
first 2 digits : production year, 3rd and 4th digits : production week, 5th digit : production day (1=monday, 2=tuesday, etc…), last 3 digits : weekly production rank. Our production year begins on August 1st.
As an example, a guitar with serial number 06053168 was built in september 2005, on a wednesday, and it was the 168th guitar built during that production week.
If your guitar’s serial number has 7 digits, the guitar was built in the 90’s and only the 1st digit indicates the production year.
If your guitar’s serial number has less than 7 digits, you’ll have to email Godin it’s serial number so I can look it up in our serial number lists.
On post 1993 guitars, the serial number is engraved behind the headstock.
On pre 1993 guitars, the serial number is stamped on the sound hole label.
The same system goes for Godin, Seagull, Norman, Simon & Patrick, Art & Lutherie and La Patrie guitars. [source: Michel, Godin, email 23 Jan 2007]