Finally, ifyour Kramer came with a Floyd Rose II, Floyd Rose with no fine tuners, or a Floyd Rose unit that does not require the ball ends of the strings to be cut off, it is an overseas model.
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.
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Although the "American" Series guitars were made by ESPin Japan, they were assembled in the US.In general, the following is a goodway to determine if your Kramer is USA made or an "American" series: The following wood neck guitar models were NOT Made in USA or "American" Series guitars.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.In 1993, a structure was developed where the number (or pair of numbers) following the initialletter indicates the year of production (i.e.b12345) The only exceptionto this would be some of the "E" and "F" series neckplates did have one letter followed by fiveletters (e.g. XL-1234) 5) A chrome or black neck plate with nothing on it but a Kramer headstockand a serial number stamped on them.
These neck plates are smooth flat neck plateswith no "Neptune, N. Keep in mind that just because the neckplate is imprinted with "Kramer, Neptune, NJ" does NOT mean that the guitar was Made in the USA or an "American" series.These instruments are the only ones that correspond to the standard post-1977 Gibson serialization.Like Gibson numbers, there are 8 digits in the completenumber, and follows the code of YDDDYNNN. DDD indicates the day of the year (so DDD can't be above 365), and the NNN indicates the instrument's production ranking for that day (NNN = 021 = 21st guitar built).This updated system utilizes an impressed eightdigit numbering scheme that covers both serializing and dating functions.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.These guitars were made either in Korea, Indonesia,or Japan. 410, 610), Thousand Series, XL Series, ZX Series, Aerostar Series, Showster Series, and Ferrington Series.