Carrera - how old??

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Carrera - how old??

Post by moose » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:06 pm

Hey guys - any idea how old the Carrera I've just bought is??

It's serial number 1572.

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Cornford RK100 #107 (Martin Kidd 02/02/2007)
Cornford MK50H #429
Cornford MK50H II #400
Cornford Hellcat #610
Cornford Carrera #1572
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Re: Carrera - how old??

Post by Gadget » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:33 pm

It should be signed and dated inside the chassis (unscrew the back panel).
Carrera #1757 Built by Chris Jones 26-7-2007
MK50H #0167 Built by Martin Kidd 10-7-2003
MK50H II #0296 Built by Martin Kidd 28-2-2006
Hellcat #HC0025 Built by Martin Kidd 28-8-2002
RK100 #040 Built by Martin Kidd 18-1-2005
RK 4x12 #041 Built ~2005
RK 4x12 #079-0907 Built Sept 2007
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Re: Carrera - how old??

Post by moose » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:23 pm

It's signed CJ (who I understand is Chris Jones) but there's no date..........

On the basis that you have "Carrera #1873 Built by Tom 4-10-2008", I'm assuming my combo is a bit earlier. Tom is Tom Taylor by the way, if you didn't know this already - he's active on the Cornford amp owners Facebook Group........
Cornford RK100 #107 (Martin Kidd 02/02/2007)
Cornford MK50H #429
Cornford MK50H II #400
Cornford Hellcat #610
Cornford Carrera #1572
Cornford Kotzen 4 x 12 cab
Cornford Kotzen 1 x 12 cab
Cornford 4 x 12 cab
Cornford 2 x 12 cab

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Re: Carrera - how old??

Post by Gadget » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:22 pm

Thanks for the info - I couldn't make out the surname. I'd love to know if mine was made at Cornford or Straight Edge.

300 earlier on the serial number could make yours quite a bit earlier in build; as the Carrera is part of the Harlequin line, it may be that the serial numbers were used on both models sequentially (?), but either way it would have taken a while to build 300 amps back then.

Perhaps search around the forum and see if any other Carrera owners have put pix up showing serial numbers.
Carrera #1757 Built by Chris Jones 26-7-2007
MK50H #0167 Built by Martin Kidd 10-7-2003
MK50H II #0296 Built by Martin Kidd 28-2-2006
Hellcat #HC0025 Built by Martin Kidd 28-8-2002
RK100 #040 Built by Martin Kidd 18-1-2005
RK 4x12 #041 Built ~2005
RK 4x12 #079-0907 Built Sept 2007
MK 4x12

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Re: Carrera - how old??

Post by shreddr69 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:42 pm

Hi there! I have Carrera serial # 1829.... Judging by the previous post this amp was made in 2008-09" but there is no signature or hand signed date on the inside. Just hoping you could help clear up the mystery? Thanks for the assistence :cool:

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Re: Carrera - how old??

Post by Gadget » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:05 pm

I've no idea why it isn't signed, though I have known the writing to be wiped-off in the past, perhaps when servicing?

As mine is #1873 from 4-10-2008, yours must be 2008 or earlier.
Carrera #1757 Built by Chris Jones 26-7-2007
MK50H #0167 Built by Martin Kidd 10-7-2003
MK50H II #0296 Built by Martin Kidd 28-2-2006
Hellcat #HC0025 Built by Martin Kidd 28-8-2002
RK100 #040 Built by Martin Kidd 18-1-2005
RK 4x12 #041 Built ~2005
RK 4x12 #079-0907 Built Sept 2007
MK 4x12

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Re: Carrera - how old??

Post by Russ » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:15 pm

Mine is #1373 dated 31/10/05 and signed with a scribble which could be CJ or just about anything else. What other intitials or names might be signed?

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