Kramer guitar dating
Pre 1987 models Ibanez guitars serial number system is easy if the guitar was made before 1987 you can use the following: The first letter is for the Month. The next two numbers are the Year 76 is1976, 78 would be 1978.
The next 4 numbers are the productionnumber that month they only produced 9999 pcs each month.
The pattern is as follows: YDDDYPPP YY is the production year DDD is the day of the year PPP is the plant designation and/or instrument rank.
The numbers 001-499 show Kalamazoo production, 500-999show Nashville production. During the early 1980s production moved to Korea, and again the serial numbers are not an exact science as a dating mechanism.
If the serial number of your Kramer starts with the following serial numbers, it is NOT a USA Made or "American" series Kramer: 1) Two letters followed by a serial number (e.g.
Starting in late 1985, virtually all Kramer guitars were being made by ESP Guitars in Japan.
Although the "American" Series guitars were made by ESPin Japan, they were assembled in the US.
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