Warwick Stage I Streamer

Hi all! I just bought a Warwick Stage I Streamer at a music Store in Stuttgart, Germany. I was at home admiring it and touching myself (JUST KIDDIN) and I noticed that the tuning hardware on the back has the Warwick symbol and they are marked "West Germany". I know Warwick is made in Germany but As far a I know the wall that divided Germany came down in like 1989, so does that date my guitar and make it more valuable? I was just curious. If anyone knows how I can find out that would be great. Thanks!

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JD, according to my friend Arni's site leftybass.com (in English and German), Warwicks were made in Erlangen, near Nurnburg, Bavaria from 1982 to 1995. After this, production switched to Markneuenkirchen and I have to admit I have no idea where that is in Germany.

It's a safe bet that yours was made in Erlangen, prior to 1990 ish. As for value, it's usually the way that instruments made "before things changed" (eg pre-CBS Fenders) become more prized than the ones that come later. Give it a while and your Streamer might start to climb in comparison with later models, if they haven't done so already.

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