This will be of interest to all of you who grew up (or not) in the 80s...
For over a year now, MusicYo has been talking up their plans to do a re-issue of the now-infamous red Kramer Pacer (that was later put into production as the Baretta) that launched the whole single-humbucker-slanted-headstock-superstrat craze in the mid-80s.
As much as MusicYo is known for dirt-cheap Korean-made guitars, it sounds like they've done their research on this one, collecting a few past samples of Pacers and making sure they get it "just right". They've just put up a photo and some preliminary specs in their Sneak Peeks
section, and it looks pretty bang-on, even down to the non-tilted "banana" headstock and direct-mounted pickup. They should have used eyelet screws and clips instead of Schaller strap locks, though.
No word on pricing yet, and chances are, it'll still be made in Korea and assembled in the USA, but it should at least be a fun piece of nostalgia, if not a cool guitar.
[edited to fix the link... ikonboard apparently doesn't like an "https" url - dw]
(Edited by darren wilson at 3:17 pm on Feb. 25, 2002)