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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:29 pm 
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I just got this guitar in the mail. A 1984 or 1985 Baretta. It is in pieces. I told the previous owner not to bother reassembling the guitar after he pulled a NON-Original, Duncan JB out of it.
I do all my own work.
No dates on this guitar. In the neck pocket, or on the neck heal.
There are some clues to the date.
Maybe you folks could help me narrow down the year?
Here are the clues.
Serial # D 16** Black plate, kramer made in USA.
Schaller Humbucking PU 60/84-8-
Block logo on head stock is gold, Baretta name on the Truss rod cover.
Schaller style tuning machines, with no Schaller markings?
R5 nut.
Floyd Rose is original/early small logo floyd rose with NO pat # on the block.

I am thinking this was an 85. I could be wrong. What do you folks think?
I will post pic's later when I get this back together. My sever head cold may make this take a momment. I am not thinking real normal at this time.
Thanks.

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88 Nightswan Sparkle BL
90 ProAxe Std CR
87 Ripley Blk
89 Sustainer Blk
84 Baretta BLK
84 Baretta CR
85 Baretta CR
86 Baretta Cream
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:18 pm 
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:worthless

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:03 pm 
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Well here it is. After a qwick setup, and cleanup. It has been a while since someone had even polished it.
I decided that I wanted to put a NEW Duncan Rev/Zebra JB in this guitar. I will keep the Schaller for it.
This guitar has some scars, dents, and dings, but it plays and sounds great, and I don't even have the pickup wired in yet. I will work on the scars later. I will finalize the setup tomorrow once I wire in the pickup.
Here are pic's.
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Let me know what year you folks think it is.

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Joe in Detroit
85 Striker 100ST Blk (1st E. Guitar)
88 Nightswan Sparkle BL
90 ProAxe Std CR
87 Ripley Blk
89 Sustainer Blk
84 Baretta BLK
84 Baretta CR
85 Baretta CR
86 Baretta Cream
86 Focus 1000 Blk


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:28 pm 
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No trussrod notch... Likely '85... Gold faded off logo not unusual. Looks pretty clean aside from the gouge on the back. I saw that on Reverb, but decided against getting it as I have an '84 CA red already. Nice guitar...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:02 pm 
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Beautiful. :thumbs

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:11 pm 
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One item of concern... no faux binding on headstock. I'm pretty sure every '84 and '85 tilt-head Baretta I've seen had that, except obviously for black.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:25 pm 
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:yikes drool Looks like a great score to me!!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:35 pm 
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louieatienza wrote:
One item of concern... no faux binding on headstock. I'm pretty sure every '84 and '85 tilt-head Baretta I've seen had that, except obviously for black.


It has the brown stain around the edge of the headstock.

Thanks for the compliments folks. It does have several dents, dings and the one big scar.
Aside from that it is in good shape.

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85 Striker 100ST Blk (1st E. Guitar)
88 Nightswan Sparkle BL
90 ProAxe Std CR
87 Ripley Blk
89 Sustainer Blk
84 Baretta BLK
84 Baretta CR
85 Baretta CR
86 Baretta Cream
86 Focus 1000 Blk


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:24 pm 
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SWANTECH wrote:
It has the brown stain around the edge of the headstock.


But not on the face?

I think there's a pic of Eddie holding a Baretta with no faux binding on the face, and that was a white one... pretty cool...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:29 pm 
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louieatienza wrote:
SWANTECH wrote:
It has the brown stain around the edge of the headstock.


But not on the face?

I think there's a pic of Eddie holding a Baretta with no faux binding on the face, and that was a white one... pretty cool...


No. As far as I know everyone I have ever seen has had it on the side of the headstock. Even my black 84 Baretta has it on the side.

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Joe in Detroit
85 Striker 100ST Blk (1st E. Guitar)
88 Nightswan Sparkle BL
90 ProAxe Std CR
87 Ripley Blk
89 Sustainer Blk
84 Baretta BLK
84 Baretta CR
85 Baretta CR
86 Baretta Cream
86 Focus 1000 Blk


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