1 senojnad 1 year ago I’ve wondered at times what the annual guitar production volume for Gretsch is. How many guitars do they build in a year…?The current serial numbering system shows the sequence number for each guitar built in a year via the last four digits in the serial number. If a given guitar’s number ends in “2549” it is the 2,549th Gretsch guitar built during that calendar year. (The first four digits indicate the year and month each was built).I have two post FMIC Gretsch guitars that were “born” in December – one in 2007 and one in 2016. The last four digits of the serial numbers are 4657 and 4178 respectively. Both are “JT” guitars. If I assume both to have been built at the beginning of the month, the projection for total annual volume would be around 5,000 guitars (or less) per year.I think I had assumed the total would be significantly higher. I have no idea how that compares with Gibson, Fender, etc. I DO know that Martin built its 1,000,000th guitar in 2004 and it 2,000,000th this year. Simple math indicates Martin builds over 150,000 guitars per year.There are no implied value judgments here. As long as Gretsch stays in business and builds guitars that I like (LOVE) I am a happy camper. I do not believe that this is an instance where “Size Matters”. Just curious…….