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Feb 26th, 2007 06:46 PM        

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.

Diggs Digsby


Dearmonds flat-out ROCK!
Feb 27th, 2007 06:42 AM        

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?


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Pawleys Island,SC

"Get Back Loretta..."
Feb 27th, 2007 06:48 AM        

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

My Musical Apttitude Test score, -37.
Feb 27th, 2007 09:40 AM        

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



Does Not Apostrophize Plurals
Mar 1st, 2007 07:53 AM        

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

The reasons given above are good ones.



Mar 5th, 2007 01:47 PM        

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?



Mar 6th, 2007 01:52 PM        

0104 was made in April of 2001.



Mar 7th, 2007 01:04 AM        

I see. So when would 9115 have been made?

Charlie Vegas

Tampa Bay, FLA

Mar 7th, 2007 07:13 AM        

KC9115xxx would be November '99.

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



Mar 7th, 2007 01:25 PM        

Ah, the old 'extra number' trick!

Thanks for that - makes sense now.



Sep 4th, 2007 05:17 AM        

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


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Youngstown, Ohio

Sep 4th, 2007 10:27 PM        

"Can anyone date it?"

*July 1998...


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



Jan 14th, 2008 08:50 PM        

you mean 98, no?


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Youngstown, Ohio

Jan 14th, 2008 09:36 PM        

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

Thanks for pointing out my typo, JJG



Central Florida

Apr 24th, 2008 06:38 AM        

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.


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San Francisco, CA

really, you can call me Jared
Apr 26th, 2008 07:56 PM        

IC9 would be Indonesia, Cortek, 1999.


Central Florida

May 6th, 2008 09:46 AM        

Thank you jlee562!



Apr 12th, 2009 04:50 AM        

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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US--Downeast (NC)

Guitar playin' bassist
Apr 13th, 2009 12:21 PM        

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