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 Post subject: New Kramer line
PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:07 pm 
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So many other great axes to RI....ProAxe, Liberty... :thumbs[/quote


But look how bad they screwed up the Stagemaster! Plus they had Ken's real one in hand to go by and STILL screwed it up. It's nothing like a real Stagemaster.

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 Post subject: New Kramer line
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:59 pm 
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And here it is!

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I must say, reissuing the Voyager is a daring move. It has never struck me as being one of the most popular models, in fact, when I came into Kramerdom 12 years ago or so, Ed Roman used to have a collection of all sorts of Kramers, now only the "radical" shapes remain. That might not be the best example, but it does strike me that these aren't much talked about.

That being said, let us see what they can do with these! Should they be proper reissues rather than budget garbage, Kramer certainly has my interest. Now, how do we suggest a ProAxe reissue to them?

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 Post subject: New Kramer line
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:24 pm 
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Be nice to see some high end halo models made in the US (or Canada or Japan). Try and move away from the budget guitar image (again!).


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 Post subject: New Kramer line
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:36 pm 
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MIA or MIJ would be something to revive the brand shrug .

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 Post subject: New Kramer line
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:05 pm 
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Indeed. At this point it surprises me that they don't just re-invent themselves as a custom shop producing high-quality variants of the old models. After all, most of the Kramer horde today are older men who are at the top of their earnings, wanting to relive the days when they played in a Bulletboys cover band wearing the polka dot spandex pants they "forgot" to return to their ex.

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 Post subject: New Kramer line
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:26 pm 
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Gibbys lack of interest is :lame

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 Post subject: New Kramer line
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:32 am 
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sixstring wrote:
Gibbys lack of interest is :lame


Sad but true.

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 Post subject: New Kramer line
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:20 am 
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It's sad that musicyo could do it better than Almighty Gibson. Don't release another "low rent" guitar. I mean hell there are turds flooding the market already. Don't make me show Gibson's ass up by building a guitar that not only plays well, sounds great and has quality components.

They screwed up the Stagemaster for f&+! sake and had an original one in their hand. The Sm-1 plays like shit and is in no way close to a Stagey.

"As long as we make another of the same Les Paul's we've been making for 5 decades we'll be ok. " They should have bought Jay Turser guitars. Same quality as what they're producing now. :rant

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 Post subject: New Kramer line
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:29 am 
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To be fair, *they* are not producing it, but the same asian sweatshops that are producing cheap Epiphones etc.

What would you want to change about the real US Les Paul and why? shrug Can't do much better there IMO, those will be around in another 100 years just the same. Kramer is way behind in their priority list, especially regarding the projected possible revenue. MusciYo had much less overhead regarding costs, Gibson couldn't offer the same prices. They won't invest much into it just to make a few hundred fans like us happy. Look at the sales numbers of GKG "USA custom shop" for comparison, I dunno if they ever reached 3 digits.


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 Post subject: New Kramer line
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:29 pm 
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MusicYo = Gibson. Same.

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