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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:28 pm 
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Thought I would share.
I picked up few cool pieces for a custom Kramer inspired build I am working on. It all started when I found an 80's, 1 of a kind, hand made, 1 piece, quilt maple, HSS guitar body on Reverb for only $60.00.
It was beat up a little. It was played for 30+ years. It had a ton of red stain and clear coat. I stripped the red off, and was amazed at what was underneath. An amazing 1 piece quilt maple body. It needs some of the routing cleaned up and sanded. Then a oil finish.
I then set off to find a neck. I found an AMAZING neck by a custom luthier. The neck has a couple decades on it, but is in like NEW condition. I found the neck on Ebay and for $240.00 it was a STEAL. You will see. This neck would have cost 3 times as much from Warmoth. It has 1 5/8 in nut width and is cut to fit an R2 Floyd Rose nut, 25 1/2 inch scale length. It has a 12' fingerboard radius. C shape. It also has the standard 2 3/16 heel width so it should fit most strat style and most definitely fits 1983 thru 1985 Kramer Baretta bodies! It had 90 degree mini Schallers installed, dot inlays, 22 Medium Dunlap 6105 frets and an accurate dual acting truss rod that adjusts in the heel. There is a very high quality hand rubbed oil finish on this neck.
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I found an ORIGINAL Kramer Floyd Rose from the 80's still in the box.
The plan is to put in some Duncan's. I am going to use a custom shop 78, and 2 Vintage Rails.
This is going to take a while to get done because of the holidays.
Anyway. Here are some pic's. Lot's of pic's.
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87 Ripley Blk
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:52 pm 
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Let me know what you think.
I think I might like this too much. It has aged. It could turn into a monster tone machine.

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85 Striker 100ST Blk (1st E. Guitar)
88 Nightswan Sparkle BL
90 ProAxe Std CR
87 Ripley Blk
89 Sustainer Blk
84 Baretta BLK
85 Baretta CR
86 Focus 1000 Blk
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:46 pm 
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The quilt & flame is sick!! :bling

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:51 pm 
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Woods looks nice! :thumbs Are you sure the Floyd being original to this box? Do not remember of a stock Kramer with an "original" stamped Floyd? scratch_head


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:57 pm 
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Yeah! I did a lot of research on that. It was a short time late 80's thing they did. Then they stopped calling it original for a while.

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85 Striker 100ST Blk (1st E. Guitar)
88 Nightswan Sparkle BL
90 ProAxe Std CR
87 Ripley Blk
89 Sustainer Blk
84 Baretta BLK
85 Baretta CR
86 Focus 1000 Blk
84 Focus 1000 CR


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:27 am 
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This combo is just "WOW" :headbang :headbang .

The grain/quilt/flaming is indeed sick :thumbs .

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:26 am 
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How is the weight of that body? Looks stunning. :headbang

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:45 pm 
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kremark wrote:
How is the weight of that body? Looks stunning. :headbang


The body weighs 4.13 lbs.
The neck weighs 1.04 lbs.
I weighed the Floyd rose with all parts and 1 humbucker at 1.09 lbs.
So we are at 7.10 lbs. Add oil finish, a neck plate with screws, another 2 single coil pickups, and electronics, tuners, strap locks.
It should stay under 10 lbs I think?
I will be removing a little wood cleaning up the routed areas. we will see.

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85 Striker 100ST Blk (1st E. Guitar)
88 Nightswan Sparkle BL
90 ProAxe Std CR
87 Ripley Blk
89 Sustainer Blk
84 Baretta BLK
85 Baretta CR
86 Focus 1000 Blk
84 Focus 1000 CR


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:32 pm 
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What a looker that'll be! It must be nice when you get it finished and you pull off a cavity cover and it looks that good on the inside too. :hit

Hopefully it doesn't end up too heavy, though. :yikes

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:02 pm 
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Beautiful. I never thought Deluxe style bodies looked right with a banana headstock, especially the larger grail type ones. You should find as Baretta body for that neck.


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