Kramer ID Help

Discussion about the identification of Kramer Guitars and Kramer history
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Post by jmwhite » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:21 pm

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.


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

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Post by sixstring » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:58 pm

Serial # sounds like a early striker made in 85. (85 at the beginning)
Use to upload pics then post links here.
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:13 am

Welcome. There´s a sticky in the FAQ as to how to post pics.
Practice cures most tone issues.


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Post by Dirty D » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:51 am

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 by wizball » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:13 am

Post the pics dude & we'll be able to confirm what you have :thumbs
'83 Pacer Special, Spiderweb
'85 Retta, Black
'86 Retta, White
'87 Retta, Shattered Glass
'87 Retta, The Fly
'88 Retta, Guitarship
'14 Pacer Classic, white, modded

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