“Made In USA” was added to the serial number stamp and the numbers were date coded in the same way that they had been between ’65 and ’67.
These serial numbers were also either 5 or 6 digit numbers, depending on the month of production.
The Nashville Custom Shop product is so well built and just exudes class.
Toward the end of 1967, Baldwin took over the Gretsch Company.
Presumably 1999 will be the same formula; I don't know what they'll do in the year 2000.