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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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kramer 5150 guitar help ASAP!

Ok... i found a deal "too good to be true"

Its a 5150 for 500$.... how can I tell if its legit? What do I need to look out for? Etc etc.
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Ok... i found a deal "too good to be true"

Its a 5150 for 500$.... how can I tell if its legit? What do I need to look out for? Etc etc.
Be very careful man, there are a ton of kits out there for these!
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Yeah I thought these were like 2000$ for ssome reason. 500 isn't that outlandish I suppose.

All the signs are pointing to "real" for now. Ill post some pics later.
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Re: kramer 5150 guitar help ASAP!

Which one? I nearly bought one of the Kramer "reissue" ones that had 5150 on the neck plate at a pawn shop or $350 or $400 last year.
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Thoughts??? I know next to nothing about kramers
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Re: kramer 5150 guitar help ASAP!

Chinese knock-off! First--there never were any "official" 5150 replicas. Some folks like Mean Street Guitars made some replicas--but not real Kramers. The decent replicas will have the correct space tape numbers, not the black stencil like yours. LOL--you got a Chiba Kramer!

Edit--the only "legit" EVH striped guitars were the Charvels.

This is what you got:
http://www.tradetang.com/for-sale/El...-2213333.html#

This is what the real Space Tape looks like:




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that would certainly explain the price...
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that would certainly explain the price...
Even for $500.00 you got ripped! You paid about $300.00 more than they typically go for. I guess that makes up for all of the sweetheart deals you've been getting....LOL.



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Even for $500.00 you got ripped! You paid about $300.00 more than they typically go for. I guess that makes up for all of the sweetheart deals you've been getting....LOL.
No you doofus I didn't buy it. I only trust ibanez guitars on their "good deal" factor. Some ithers as well, but I never pull the trigger on things I don't know


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No you doofus I didn't buy it. I only trust ibanez guitars on their "good deal" factor. Some ithers as well, but I never pull the trigger on things I don't know


Edit: and nope.... ask ryc about the next rg im grabbin tomorrow
Thank goodness--I thought you snagged it! Go build a 5150. Wait until you see MY 2 new RGs coming next week! First one is a black RG-770BK with white Crunchlab/Liquifire combo--the other is an elusive RG-570EG.



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2 knobs on a 5150? lol it also has a knockoff floyd it seems
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Re: kramer 5150 guitar help ASAP!

I know that we've established this as a fake, but to contribute to the knowledge base, here are some other key points:

1) There was never an EVH Art Series Kramer.

2) Look at the Trem. It is not even a Kramer Floyd from back in the day.

3) The "5150" on the guitar is all wrong.

4) The original made by/for Ed never had a tone knob.

5) The original made by/for Ed never had a pickup ring.

Those points alone should dissuade anyone. Then there's the fact the Kramer never made one. That's kind of a deal killer.
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Haha I didn't know man! That why I asked

I knew some things were "off" but I was under the impression kramer did have a 5150 model.

Anywho, thanks guys!
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