Dating godin guitars
There is a small quiet village in the eastern townships of Quebec that has been the backbone of guitar building in Canada for over 30 years.This village of guitar builders is dedicated to the art & tradition of hand crafting guitars. The La Patrie series of classical nylon string acoustic guitars is comprised of seven models: The Motif, Etude, Concert, Concert CW, Presentation, Collection and Hybrid CW.See the Factories heading a few paragraphs down for little info on guitars produced elsewhere.
If you're trying to figure out what model something is from the serial number, figure out what year it is then go to the catalog library for the corresponding year [or year before or after] to find the model.
Seagull Guitars have also released a "compound-curve" top design on all of their lines.
This adds an arch to the top of the guitar to allow for a thinner and a more lightly braced top.
As a general rule better sound comes with more delicate construction.
An Ibanez serial number can tell you two things, year of manufacture and factory [or country] of manufacture.