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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2004, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Older USA kramers?

I would like to know if you have any links to buy these older pre '88 kramers?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2004, 11:49 AM
 
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http://www.vintagekramer.com/

Your inquiry may yield better results there. REAL American Kramer Baretta's from the 1980s (difficult to find the real American made ones, I luckily have one) are absolutely astounding in quality. The one I have has since had its pickup (Seymour Duncan JB stock, I believe) replaced with an EMG-85, and its original Floyd Rose is still in perfect working condition. I believe mine was 1986 from the body and serial number.

What's amazing is, in the late '80s, this thing only cost about $250 or $350 (memory is hazy) used, WITH the EMG and Floyd Rose (so old it doesn't even say "original floyd rose", just "floyd rose"). Try getting a guitar these days with an OFR and active EMG in near-perfect condition for that much

EDIT: Reading through VK again, found out mine is a 1985 model, made completely in the US.
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thanks guys!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2004, 08:27 PM
 
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They were very good. I loved the 7/8 size body and OFR on my '83 Pacer Imperial. I'd get another, but the name keeps the price above other great axes like Yamahas. I had an '88 (IIRC) ESP made one, too - not nearly as nice, even though it had Duncan pickups.
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