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 Post subject: Jk-2000 body wood ?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:52 am 
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Hello folks.

Does anybody know what kind of wood was used in the JK series, specifically the 2000's? Ive found different answers and some say that most of the JK's are plywood, which i want to avoid.


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 Post subject: Jk-2000 body wood ?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:39 am 
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They're not plywood.


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 Post subject: Jk-2000 body wood ?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:30 am 
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Defo not ply.
Asian adler or maple IIRC.

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 Post subject: Jk-2000 body wood ?
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ThoTru wrote:
Hello folks.

Does anybody know what kind of wood was used in the JK series, specifically the 2000's? Ive found different answers and some say that most of the JK's are plywood, which i want to avoid.



Mine are alder

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 Post subject: Jk-2000 body wood ?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:08 am 
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My JK1000 is alder, you'll know if it's maple cos it will be heavy :thumbs

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 Post subject: Jk-2000 body wood ?
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That sounds awesome, almost any wood but plywood will do.


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 Post subject: Jk-2000 body wood ?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:02 pm 
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I dont know if this link will work, but this is the body i have been looking at. CAR jk 2000.

I cant find any mention of the jk series back at vintage kramer, i thought that was the go-to website for kramers.

I bought me a set of used EVH wolfgang humbuckers and thought i might try out a dual humbucker guitar :viking :band :viking


https://scontent.fcph3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5AAA1480


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 Post subject: Jk-2000 body wood ?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:14 pm 
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At the bottom of this page it says alder for the JK1000. None of the other literature seems to cover it. VK is great for the US stuff but doesn't really cover the Japanese guitars, certainly not the JDM stuff.

http://www.vintagekramer.com/catalog/JapanOct89/2.jpg


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 Post subject: Jk-2000 body wood ?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:27 am 
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ThoTru wrote:
https://scontent.fcph3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23472774_1774596655885192_4556079717478841086_n.jpg?oh=fa8290b9f4f95b4e1dc1f9331379c14e&oe=5AAA1480


If that´s the body in question, you already have the answer that this is no plywood. Looks like alder.

On a side note: If you paste the picture´s adress between the IMG-brackets it will show shrug .

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 Post subject: Jk-2000 body wood ?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:59 am 
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Yep, that's deffo Alder :thumbs

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