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FDP Forum / Guild/DeArmond/Tacoma Guitars / DeArmond Serial Numbers

bigorangefrankenstrat
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USA

Feb 26th, 2007 06:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There is a DeArmond currently for sale on ebay that first showed up as an M-75T, but sure looks like an M-77T in Solar Bronze to me...clear pickguard, no inscription on truss rod cover, Solar Bronze color.
I can't seem to find out anything about the serial numbers so here goes: This one is s/n KC01043291.
If you know how these work please let me know.
Thanks!!

DeArmond on the 'bay

Diggs Digsby

US

Dearmonds flat-out ROCK!
Feb 27th, 2007 06:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The serial number indicates that this guitar was made in 2001, the end of the DeArmond run. The M-75T was replaced by the M-77T within the last 2 years of the DeArmond line.

The "Sinlge Bump" headstock, lack of engraving on the truss-rod cover, and black pickup covers all point to this being an M-77T.

Any one else?

beatlefan
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Pawleys Island,SC

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Feb 27th, 2007 06:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I would agree based on what I have read and researched on this. I was watching that guitar but bought an identical one from Chris' Guitars since I am assured of a good setup and check out from a reputable dealer. Chris had his listed as an M75T also but, based on the color, the black pup covers, the single bump headstock and the "roller" bridge, I believe it to actually be an M77T.

Tony Salieri
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Bayou City, TX, USA

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Feb 27th, 2007 09:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

+1 for M-77T; looks just like my wife's Solar Bronze M-77T.

Golodkin

California

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Mar 1st, 2007 07:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think it's conclusively an M-77T. No question in my mind, despite the terrible photography.

The reasons given above are good ones.



ImetJimi

Australia

Mar 5th, 2007 01:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I may be wrong (I'm new to De Armonds), but I reckon it's more likely to be 2000 manufacture. Why I'm sticking my neck out here is that the serial on my M75-T commences KC91. So the only year it could have been made would be '99 (Obviously not '91). So the first digit stands for the year in the decade it was made not the first two digits. Any takers - or am I missing something?

santfe

U.S.

Mar 6th, 2007 01:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

0104 was made in April of 2001.

ImetJimi

Australia

Mar 7th, 2007 01:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I see. So when would 9115 have been made?

Charlie Vegas

Tampa Bay, FLA

Mar 7th, 2007 07:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

KC9115xxx would be November '99.

2000 year S/N's are one digit longer so KC01043291 is April '01,

(This message was last edited by Charlie Vegas at 07:16 AM, Mar 7th, 2007)

ImetJimi

Australia

Mar 7th, 2007 01:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic


Ah, the old 'extra number' trick!

Thanks for that - makes sense now.

koolkat

Belgium

Sep 4th, 2007 05:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi All
I own a DeArmond m75t serial number 8071149
Can anyone date it?
Thanks
Tim

DH
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Youngstown, Ohio

Sep 4th, 2007 10:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Can anyone date it?"

*July 1998...

-Dennis

*edited to to change date from 1988 to 1998 :-)

(This message was last edited by DH at 09:38 PM, Jan 14th, 2008)

JJG

USA

Jan 14th, 2008 08:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

you mean 98, no?

DH
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Youngstown, Ohio

Jan 14th, 2008 09:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes indeed...I just corrected my original post.

Thanks for pointing out my typo, JJG

-Dennis

(This message was last edited by DH at 09:43 PM, Jan 14th, 2008)

71charger

Central Florida

Apr 24th, 2008 06:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Can anyone tell me about this Guitar?serial number IC99094614 for a DeArmond S65 SG style guitar?
Year of manufacture, I know it was made in Indonesia. Anyone have any comments about this guitar as afar as playability, durability, etc.
Thanks!

jlee562
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San Francisco, CA

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Apr 26th, 2008 07:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

IC9 would be Indonesia, Cortek, 1999.

71charger

Central Florida

May 6th, 2008 09:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thank you jlee562!

(This message was last edited by 71charger at 09:46 AM, May 6th, 2008)

il.fine

italy

Apr 12th, 2009 04:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

one of my two de armond strafire has serial number 8070030. can anyone give me information about year of costruction? thanks

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Apr 13th, 2009 12:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

July 1998

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