Zeal 2010- Zeal guitars by Bastian Kanbach and Oliver Reich, Kaiserslautern, Germany

“We started making guitars under this brand name in September 2010
We make them strictly by hand in Kaiserslautern, Southwest Germany.

Dating Zeal guitars

The first series of of guitars are “plain”, without any serial number or ID. Later, we started labeling them inside the electronic chamber, with the year and the number of this instrument in this year (e.g. 1201 is the first guitar in 2012 and so on) [Source and images: Bastian Kanbach, email 18/4/2012]