Tone King Production commenced 1993. The date is not coded into the serial number. I use serial numbers in the form:


Where MMM is a 3-digit model identifier, and NNN is a serial number, starting at 1 for the first one built. Model numbers are as follows:

200 = Imperial

300 = Continental

325 = Continental Combo

400 = Galaxy

500 = Comet

600 = Meteor (series I)

700 = Meteor (series II)

[Source: Mark Bartel, Tone King Amplifier Company Inc, Baltimore MD, email 5/2/2007]

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