MADE IN USA were also included on the transfer and some models had LIMITED EDITION also applied.
A few bolt on neck instruments had a date ink stamped onthe heel area.
Furthermore, the Gorky Park special editionmodel is also an overseas made guitar.
Another good way to tell if your Kramer is an overseas made model isif it is made out of plywood or composite wood.
Like Gibson numbers, there are 8 digits in the completenumber, and follows the code of YDDDYNNN. DDD indicates the day of the year (so DDD can't be above 365), and the NNN indicates the instrument's production ranking for that day (NNN = 021 = 21st guitar built).
The Nashville facility begins eachday at number 501, and the Montana workshop begins at number 101.
Although the "American" Series guitars were made by ESPin Japan, they were assembled in the US.Also, if your Kramer has "non-name"pickups or "Designed by Seymour Duncan" pickups, it is an overseas model.Finally, ifyour Kramer came with a Floyd Rose II, Floyd Rose with no fine tuners, or a Floyd Rose unit that does not require the ball ends of the strings to be cut off, it is an overseas model.Pre 1987 models Ibanez guitars serial number system is easy if the guitar was made before 1987 you can use the following: The first letter is for the Month. The next two numbers are the Year 76 is1976, 78 would be 1978.The next 4 numbers are the productionnumber that month they only produced 9999 pcs each month.