How should I care for my guitar?
Proper care is important to keeping your instrument(s) in good condition. Check out our care guide here.
What year was my guitar built?
Most Gallagher guitars have a serial number printed on the neck block. You can find this number by looking through your instrument’s sound hole toward the neck. If you can’t find the number on your guitar or on this list, please contact us and we’ll help you find more info.

#68001-68098: 1968
#69001-69041: 1969
*other 5-6 digit numbers: pre-1968
**serial number ranges are approximate hereafter, please contact us if you need the specific date of completion or more info
#201-265: 1970
#266-403: 1971
#404-521 :1972
#522-602: 1973
#603-673: 1974
#674-800: 1975
#801-961: 1976
#962-1104: 1977
#1105-1201: 1978
#1202-1385: 1979
#1386-1489: 1980
#1490-1612: 1981
#1613-1711: 1982
#1712-1793: 1983
#1794-1847: 1984
#1848-1876: 1985
#1877-1962: 1986
#1963-2035: 1987
#2036-2052: 1988
#2053-2058: 1989
#2059-2064: 1990
#2065-2074: 1991
#2075-2103: 1992
#2104-2168: 1993
#2169-2209: 1994
#2210-2281: 1995
#2282-2354: 1996
#2355-2472: 1997
#2473-2540: 1998
#2541-2602: 1999
#2603-2678: 2000
#2679-2744: 2001
#2745-2831: 2002
#2832-2956: 2003
#2957-3063: 2004
#3064-3161: 2005
#3162-3278: 2006
#3279-3390: 2007
#3391-3499: 2008
#3500-3546: 2009
#3547-3590: 2010
#3591-3610: 2011
#3611-3655: 2012
#3656-3688: 2013
#3689-3709: 2014
#3710-3743: 2015

Who do you recommend for guitar repair?
If your Gallagher guitar is in need of any type of repair, our shop will be glad to fix it up for you. Repairs typically take 4-6 weeks. If you need your instrument worked on sooner, or don’t want to mail it, we recommend using any Martin-certified luthier or repair shop in your area. The Gallagher shop only does repair work on Gallagher guitars.
Is my guitar under warranty?


The Gallagher instrument warranty covers any defects in workmanship and/or material solely to the original owner. This warranty, expressed or implied, is not transferable to subsequent owners. The warranty does not provide coverage for normal fret/fingerboard wear, accidental damage, or damage to the finish or other as a result of improper climate control or other improper care. Tone is a subjective matter and not warranted. Gallagher Guitar Co. assumes no liability other than the actual repair of the instrument. Defects in workmanship and/or material covered by this warranty will be corrected without charge. A nominal charge will be accessed for repairs due to damage or wear. All shipping and insurance expenses will be borne by the owner of the guitar.

This Limited Lifetime Warranty does not apply: (a) to claims of defects or damage to a guitar which has been worked on or repaired by a person other than Gallagher Guitar Co. or a Gallagher certified technician; (b) to claims on a guitar which was not purchased from Gallagher Guitar Co. or an authorized Gallagher dealer; (c) to electronic components beyond the manufacturer’s warranty for said electronics; (d) to claims regarding subjective personal likes or judgements such as tone or wood characteristics; (e) to claims or damage caused by misuse, abuse, neglect, accidents, acts of nature or improper maintenance of the guitar; (f) to claims which result from normal wear and tear or breakage of frets, strings, nuts, saddles; (g) to claims or damage to the guitar such as cracks, splitting, or warping of wood or damage to the guitar’s finish which are the result of accident or exposure to changes in or extreme instances of temperature or humidity, exposure to sunlight, moisture, body salts or acids, guitar straps, guitar stands or guitar handers which result in damage to the guitar; (h) Gallagher Reserves the exclusive right to determine if damage is due to misuse, modification or neglect based upon inspection by Gallagher Guitar Co.  

The obligations of Gallagher Guitar Co. hereunder are limited to repair or replacement of parts of the instrument or pickup found to be defective under this limited warranty. In no event shall gallagher guitar co. be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages, including but not limited to time, wages or lost profits, of any nature or kind or for damages to or loss of property. This limited warranty does not cover circumstances beyond Gallagher’s control. This warranty does not apply when failure is due to shipping damage, accident, alteration, modification, unauthorized service, misuse, abuse, use with incompatible accessories or attachments.

What tool do I need to adjust the truss rod?

The vast majority of our older guitars have truss rods that can be adjusted with either a 7/16″ wrench or 5mm Allen wrench. In either case, you’ll need to shorten the handle to be able to use the wrench at the proper angle.  We currently use truss rods with 4 mm hex nut.

Does the shop still make *insert old Gallagher model here*?

Yes! As of January 2020, our stock models are the Doc Watson model, the Ragtime Special, (Legacy Lines) G-50, G-70, (Contemporary Lines) G-60, G-45 Songwriter Series,  and the Jim Hurst Signature and the Doc Watson Signature models.  The Legacy and Contemporary Lines can be built in any of the seven Gallagher guitar body shapes.  For custom orders,  contact us for a quote and availability.