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 Post subject: Kramer ID Help
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:21 pm 
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Hi,
I need some help identifying a Kramer I just picked up off of craigslist.
It's definitely a project guitar (was pretty beat up) but the owner said is was a made in the USA kramer.
I am very skeptical but I got her cheap and it would only be a bonus if it happened to be a USA.

I've been doing as much research as I could but can't officially figure anything out... see the pictures and the serial number on the attachments. The serial # is 85120143
The neckplate is chrome and says Neptune, NJ USA
(Although I know that doesn't necessarily mean made in USA)

It has grover tuners and a german made floyd rose tremolo (chrome).
Black finish on body... the headstock is covered by a snakeskin cover... I can take the snakskin off if it is necessary to determine whether it is a USA kramer via logo style identificaiton. Let me know if anyone can help.

file:///Users/jmwhite/Desktop/KRAMER/20180118_163911.jpg
file:///Users/jmwhite/Desktop/KRAMER/20180118_164000.jpg

Let me know if the pictures don't show up.


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 Post subject: Kramer ID Help
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:58 pm 
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Serial # sounds like a early striker made in 85. (85 at the beginning)
Use imgbb.com to upload pics then post links here.
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 Post subject: Kramer ID Help
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:13 am 
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Welcome. ThereĀ“s a sticky in the FAQ as to how to post pics.

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 Post subject: Kramer ID Help
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:51 am 
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Serial # sounds like a early striker made in 85. (85 at the beginning)

Indeed, Grover tuners came stock on those early Strikers, from what I've seen, and I believe also a German NFT Floyd.

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 Post subject: Kramer ID Help
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:13 am 
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Post the pics dude & we'll be able to confirm what you have :thumbs

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