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 Post subject: WTB - Maple beak
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:25 am 
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I am in need of a Maple Beak that is in good playing shape. I don't care if it's beat up - I just need a legit beak that is straight, good fret life, etc. If you have anything you'd be willing to sell, please send me a PM. Thanks in advance.

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 Post subject: WTB - Maple beak
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:25 pm 
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This is a great looking neck, but the logo doesn't look right to me. It's far more than I want to spend, but I'm curious if there are any opinions on whether this is legit? https://reverb.com/item/5769261-kramer-nos-neck-satin-maple?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIx6ny_dar3AIVgTqBCh3p6ABOEAQYAiABEgJZ7fD_BwE&pla=1

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 Post subject: WTB - Maple beak
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:46 pm 
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Logo sure as hell doesn't look right, whether it's the camera angle I dunno shrug
I would lean toward that being some kind of aftermarket neck that someone has stuck a decal on :thumbs

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 Post subject: WTB - Maple beak
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:54 pm 
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Kramer Maniac

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Thanks. That was my initial thought as well. The missing "pacer series" below the "Kramer" also caught my attention. However, according to Vintage Kramer, the absence of the "pacer series" may not mean anything: "Some classic headed necks were unlaquered from the factory. On these necks no is no "Pacer series" decal."
Nevertheless, it just doesn't look right to me.

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 Post subject: WTB - Maple beak
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:21 pm 
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This is a Vaccaro era Kramer that never got released. Also unlike the original one-piece ESP necks, this is a 2-piece neck. Henry Vaccaro, Sr. wanted to resurrect the Kramer line, before the whole Gibson/MusicYo and Vaccaro Guitars thing. So this is a prototype neck from that era, between 1996 and 2002 or such.


The volute and heel are different than the ESP made necks, it's very possible these necks were made by Paul Unkert or Phil Petillo...


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 Post subject: WTB - Maple beak
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:54 pm 
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louieatienza wrote:
This is a Vaccaro era Kramer that never got released. Also unlike the original one-piece ESP necks, this is a 2-piece neck. Henry Vaccaro, Sr. wanted to resurrect the Kramer line, before the whole Gibson/MusicYo and Vaccaro Guitars thing. So this is a prototype neck from that era, between 1996 and 2002 or such.


The volute and heel are different than the ESP made necks, it's very possible these necks were made by Paul Unkert or Phil Petillo...


This.^^

http://vintagekramer.com/pacer3.htm

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 Post subject: WTB - Maple beak
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:00 am 
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Good stuff! Seller told me he purchased from Gibson.

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