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Discussion about the identification of Kramer Guitars and Kramer history
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techie88

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Post by techie88 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:35 pm

I have a Kramer Striker FR422 that I believe was built around 1987/88. I would really like to confirm a date for this one, but the serial number is a bit odd.

S00010399

I've spent hours looking for more information on the guitar, but can't find anything. Any ideas?

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Post by sixstring » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:40 pm

S00 S=Samick, Korea 00= year-2000

https://web.archive.org/web/20010815002 ... ?pf_id=194

Not exactly what you have but you get the idea. $250 new.

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Post by _xxx_ » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:15 am

Yep, MusicYo Striker. They were cheap but quite ok for the money, especially the real maple body. Just add a better Floyd and you have a nice player.

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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:20 am

Welcome.

http://www.vintagekramer.com/musicyoStriker424.htm

That´s a 424 in the review on VK. The numbers refer to the number of coils in the pickups. 422 for a HSS configuration and 424 for HSH INSTEAD that we are not talking about single coils and double single coils (i.e humbuckers) but single sized humbuckers and thus quad coil humbuckers or in Kramer/Yo-talk QUADRAIL pickups.

You can find some ended listings on Reverb and eBay and they range between 150 and rougly 300 USD - depending (it seems) on wether or not the guitar is in absolute pristine condition and the seller throws in a luxury guitar case to boot shrug .
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Post by techie88 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:25 am

Thanks for the info, guys.

I'm still baffled. Everything about the guitar other than the serial number says 80s. I do know this guitar has a history from the person I bought it from and was definitely around in the 90s.

Here are a couple of pics taken from a website. It's the exact same model. Does the headstock pointing up give any clues of the age? Sorry, not sure how to post a link you can click on, but see below!

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 1778040486

It has a D-tuna on it. Are these on the Music-yo models?

Thanks.

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Post by _xxx_ » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:00 am

A few had the D-Tuna, but on Strikers it's probably aftermarket. That would mean it has a real Floyd though? Those had a cheap chinese Floyd II copy from the factory.

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Post by sixstring » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:59 pm

100% musicyo.
Samick @ 2000 according to ser#.
Nothing 80s there.
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by marsmountain » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:50 pm

sixstring wrote:100% musicyo.
Samick @ 2000 according to ser#.
Nothing 80s there.

Exactly right. Definitely not an 80’s Kramer.
1987 Kramer Baretta II
Kramer Ferrington Tele
Kramer Baretta Special (Floyd Mod)
Kramer D-212S Acoustic Electric
"Kramer" Mick Mars GGG Tele (MarsMountain)
"Kramer" Mick Mars Mirror Top Tele (MarsMountain)
"Kramer" Firebird (MarsMountain)
"Kramer" Flying V - N2 (MarsMountain)

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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:34 am

techie88 wrote: I do know this guitar has a history from the person I bought it from and was definitely around in the 90s
Dude´s not driving a Delorean by any chance :whistle .

Nothing 80s or 90s about this guitar shrug .
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Post by sixstring » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:05 pm

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But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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