|Strobel||2003 to present||Strobel Rambler Guitars. “The Strobel Folding Travel Guitars are made in Boca Raton, Florida, USA since 2003.
Our guitar comes apart to fit in a briefcase or computer bag. It plays and sounds like an expensive electric guitar. A stage quality instrument…
Dating Strobel Rambler guitars
Early Strobel Rambler guitars used SN of MMYY-##, 2 digits for month, 2 digits for year and then the production number in sequence. The first few guitars were dated 1003-# and they were started in late 2003. This numbering system was kept through 2005.
In 2006 we switched to YYMM-## and still use that system. I have been putting the serial numbers in the neck pick up cavity, usually written with a marker or pencil.
[Source: Russ Strobel, email 22/3/2010]