Made in November 1983. I like to call these nearly-Recording Customs. Same shell and lugs - just 8 lugs vs. 10, same throw off and snare bridges/wires.....at half the price. I got mine last year and like it a lot . This is the more desirable 6.5" deep which is not that easy to run across (SD 765 vs. 755 or 750). And most are not as clean as this one as the lugs and rims often pit or show rust.