Dating guild guitars by serial number
The Spanish arrival and colonization brought Roman Catholicism to the country, which became the main religion of Mexico.
Mexico is a secular state, and the Constitution of 1917 and anti-clerical laws imposed limitations on the church and sometimes codified state intrusion into church matters.
Following the conquest, the first artistic efforts were directed at evangelization and the related task of building churches.
The government does not provide any financial contributions to the church, and the church does not participate in public education. According to the Government's 2000 census, approximately 87 percent of respondents identified themselves as at least nominally Roman Catholic.
Other religious groups for which the 2000 census provided estimates included evangelicals, with 1.71 percent of the population; other Protestant evangelical groups, 2.79 percent; members of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1.25 percent; "Historical" Protestants, 0.71 percent; Seventh-day Adventists, 0.58 percent; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 0.25 percent; Jews, 0.05 percent; and other religions, 0.31 percent.
Does anybody know if Guild has made that many over the entire course of their history yet?
I'm 99.9% positive the inspection tags that come with Westerly Collection guitars have that same stylized "GREE" border on them, just can't recall who's mentioned it recently for confirmation..