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    Fender era Bluesbirds - How Many? Play along!

    I know everyone is sick of this (GAD), and I suspect its been done already, but if we self report CL and CM serial numbers, we should get a ballpark number on overall production of the line, (BB, Blues 90, BB 90) by Westerly and Corona. Weve probably have to assume that the numbering starts at 1 in order to be consistent. If were close, maybe Hans will verify it!

    Ill start:

    I know (think) that there were at least 2078 Bluesbirds made in Westerly as my Blues 90 has SN CL002078.

    I know that there were at least 694 Bluesbirds made in Corona as my Bluesbird has SN CM000694.

    Does anyone have SN higher than mine?

    Ill keep a tally.

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    Senior Member SFIV1967's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitch View Post
    I know (think) that there were at least 2078 Bluesbirds made in Westerly as my Blues 90 has SN CL002078.
    I know that there were at least 694 Bluesbirds made in Corona as my Bluesbird has SN CM000694.
    Does anyone have SN higher than mine?
    I know of CL002748 and CM000809.
    Ralf

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    If you want to go through all these posts, here's an interesting Bluesbird thread:

    https://www.letstalkguild.com/ltg/sh...Borrowers-List

    walrus
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFIV1967 View Post
    I know of CL002748 and CM000809.
    Ralf
    After reviewing the Bluesbird sticky self reporting, the CL 2748 and CM 809 seem to be the latest.

    With that said, I guess we could assume +/- 3500 Fender area Bluesbirds and BB derivatives. Considering how many Les Pauls there are on the street, our ‘Birds are indeed rare.

    The bigger issue with me is that you’ll never see theses guitars produced again. Sure Cordoba may fire up (or already have) a USA Bluesbird, but for me, the legacy, quality, history, and mojo of Guild/Fender Bluesbirds is over and can’t be replicated. I’ve gigged this guitar for 10 years and there’s nothing better live, clean or dirty.

    I think I’ll buy another one!

    Thanks for playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitch View Post
    After reviewing the Bluesbird sticky self reporting, the CL 2748 and CM 809 seem to be the latest.

    With that said, I guess we could assume +/- 3500 Fender area Bluesbirds and BB derivatives. Considering how many Les Pauls there are on the street, our ‘Birds are indeed rare.

    The bigger issue with me is that you’ll never see theses guitars produced again. Sure Cordoba may fire up (or already have) a USA Bluesbird, but for me, the legacy, quality, history, and mojo of Guild/Fender Bluesbirds is over and can’t be replicated. I’ve gigged this guitar for 10 years and there’s nothing better live, clean or dirty.

    I think I’ll buy another one!

    Thanks for playing.
    You got that right - my 2000 bird is the sweetest sounding, easiest playing guitar I've ever owned, and I've owned a lot of electrics!
    Guild '00 Bluesbird
    Gibson ES-175
    Cort Matt Murphy
    Hagstrom 1980's Viking II
    PRS SE-EG
    Guild AO-5CE
    Martin DC-1E
    Conn FG-11
    Harmony 60's classical
    Harmony 40's Vogue archtop

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