I have an 84ish Kramer Pacer Imperial (C7 on the neck plate) . I am trying to learn what I can about it. Some info seems contradictory so correct me where I am wrong.
It is a tilt back hockeystick headstock with a thick fingerboard so I was told that would be ESP. Make sense?
I am also "worried" about the scarf joint. I know they are an issue. How do I identify if it is going to be a problem? I can feel the joint when I run my fingers over it but the finish has been sanded off the neck a long time ago. Is there any hints to know if the neck joint is going south?
The body would have been made by Sports? It is maple, HEAVY (10.25lbs with the neck/hardware included) and has a very thick finish.
Assuming the guitar is mostly original (at least one pot replaced, and the nut locks as well) anything else I should know about her? I bought it for about 350US but needs a refret (8$). The FR took some diddling but I got it working. The guitar was sold with working pickups but the wiring was a clu-fu but that was just putting back the wires in the right place and fixing cold solder joints.
Any thoughts or comments? I went through vintage kramer site but even there it was hard to find pics of a white 84 imperial with rosewood fb (reaaaaly nice rw btw.. )
My first post here so let me know if I am doing anything wrong/inappropriate.