The first Numberis the year the next 5 numbers are the production number of the piece forthe year.EXAMPLE F700001 - This guitar was made in 1987 and is the first one made that year. 1976 to 1981 #0001 to #0680 - A Total of 680 guitars all Custom Shop guitars or custom made for someone special etc etc.
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.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.AA1234, AC1234, FA1234, FC1234, SA1234) 2) One letter followed by five letters (e.g. 12345) 4) Model numbers preceding serial number (e.g.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.All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners.All material contained within is the property of the Tokai Guitar Registry.Another good way to tell if your Kramer is an overseas made model isif it is made out of plywood or composite wood.Also, if your Kramer has "non-name"pickups or "Designed by Seymour Duncan" pickups, it is an overseas model.During the period from 1975-1977 Gibson used a transfer that had eight digit numbers, the first two indicate the year, 99=1975, 00=1976 and 06=1977, the following six digits are in the 100000 to 200000.