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  1. It's good to know the International market is doing well. Is there a marketing plan for the US or is it a wait and see what happens approach?
  2. Being a longtime fan of Kramer guitars and only a recent owner, I have been looking at the history and current market. I can't help but wonder if the brand will ever rise to the popularity and prestige it once knew. I recently took a shopping trip around Knoxville,TN. While it may not be a Mecca for Rock or Metal, it does have several guitar shops. I proceeded to my local Guitar Center thinking they should have at least a couple in stock since they are advertised on their web site. There were none in the store. New, used or otherwise. Disappointed I visited a vintage guitar shop in town. Not o
  3. http://cgi.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT Try that. I noticed the serial started with SI or S1. Can I assurme the S is for Samick?
  4. Does anyone happen to know when the neck plate saying "Made to Rock Hard!" came out? I was bidding on a Kramer Vanguard and the seller said it was an 86 but I can't tell if that was a model or a year. The neck plate had the Made to Rock Hard slogan on it. Is this vintage or just a re-issue. For that matter, Are there special neck plates for certin eras in Kramers history?
  5. Thanks for clearing that up. Since you seem to know your stuff, maybe you can tell me something about my serial. I havent found anything about decoding one like mine. its 0901234651. any info you have would be great.
  6. Questions? um... a couple. Where were the Music Yo era Kramers made. USA? I read an artical about a plant in memphis that was building Kramers during that time. Will gibson be releasing the serial numbers of their guitars. What's with the new logo. There are many questions that we would like answered.
  7. so blacksheep. to answer a lot of questions, your saying that Once gibson took over Kramer the guitars were made in the usa. music yo era etc? there has been some question about that. some have stated they were made at the samick plant in korea. my music yo era 422 seems alot better quality than samick usually produces.
  8. Well, from what I've read, NONE of the Kramer guitars are 100%made in the US. From what I understand, reading a history of Kramer guitars, They could never perfect their neck-making so they imported the necks from the ESP plant in Japan. Apparently they only knew how to make aluminum necks. Anyhoo, To the best of my knowlege ALL Kramer USA models were Assembled here but not completely manufactured here. As a footnote, Kramer became vague about their countrys origin, not putting anything but Neptune NJ on their guitars.
  9. Are you saying they are absent?
  10. Are all the reissues made after Gibson took over made in the USA. I have a musicyo era Striker but it says nothing about where it's made.
  11. cullenszoo

    New logo?

    Well I hate to go all moderate on everyone, but I like both. I am a product of the 80s and I remember seeing my rock gods shredding away on Kramers with the block letters on a banana headstock. And the Gibson made Striker I own has them. But, having played it, It dosn't matter what logo it has on it cause it out plays ANY guitar I've ever picked up. The logo is just a logo, the quality is what will put Kramer back on top. I'm sure Gibson, who's name has been around since the early 1900s, and has the same logo, understands that the insturments make the brand not the other way around. Aside from
  12. It's been my experience dealing in guitars resale value is based on two factors. Function and Appearance. Function: In order to preserve resale and collectable value ALWAYS replace any parts with the same brand parts. There are sources for origional parts. You may have to dig around the internet a bit but they are out there. If you can't find what your need, then consider a different brand. Make sure that you don't have to drill or alter the neck or body in any way! On something minor like a tuner, or tremelo/bridge part, your not looking at a huge resale difference if it's not factory.
  13. Let me be more specific. Where were the Strikers made for Musicyo? I have been all over the net and found soooo much informantion that conflicts with each other it's not funny. If Gibson was making them, surely they have a database of serial numbers or some form of decoder available.
  14. Are there any Gibson/Kramer company representitives floating around on this forum or is it just fans and owners? I would think the company would have someone available through this forum to answer questions and provide information about the product line.
  15. That appears to be the correct model, but what year and where?
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