1981 Pacer Strat Head

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Pcruis1
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1981 Pacer Strat Head

Post by Pcruis1 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:03 am

I love these strat head pacers. I've never seen one in this color, which made me suspicious, but looking at the 1981 catalog, it looks like such a color was available. The only thing that doesn't look original is the bridge pickup, but who knows. Beautiful guitar either way: https://reverb.com/item/10120284-1981-k ... -condition
1981 Pacer Strat Head White
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1982 Pacer Graphic Beak
83/86 Mutt Pacer - TransRed Beak
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1981 Pacer Strat Head

Post by Dirty D » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:12 am

I find it very beautiful and also unique in the Kramer world. It's been up there several months, so use your excellent negotiation skills and try to get him down a couple hundred on it. Looks like it wasn't played much. I don't see any problem with the pickups, look like correct matching Schallers? Others on here will know more than me. Personally, if I was after a strat head, that would probably be the one. Cool also that it has the older style case like the lumies came in.
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Post by LhKramerLunatic » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:46 am

Its gone!

Was sweet lookin tho!!
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1981 Pacer Strat Head

Post by Pcruis1 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:57 am

Someone got a nice one!
1981 Pacer Strat Head White
1981 Pacer Strat Head Walnut
1981 Pacer Strat Head Graphic
1981 Pacer Strat Head Sunburst
1982 Pacer Graphic Beak
83/86 Mutt Pacer - TransRed Beak
1984 Pacer Candy Red Hockey

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Post by LhKramerLunatic » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:22 pm

Pcruis1 wrote:Someone got a nice one!
Yes indeed!!
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1981 Pacer Strat Head

Post by Dirty D » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:43 pm

Weird to me that it supposedly sat there for 5 months, and then as soon as we start taking about it, it sells immediately.
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SO many projects, so little time!

Classic II red Tele
a few other sweet ones!!
some lumies & Spectors
buncha projects that'll eventually get done
some that won't
Bastards:
Ed Sheeran Sig Martin, 1st ed.
Billie Joe Armstrong Gibson LP Jr, 1st year

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1981 Pacer Strat Head

Post by Pcruis1 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:02 pm

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1981 Pacer Strat Head White
1981 Pacer Strat Head Walnut
1981 Pacer Strat Head Graphic
1981 Pacer Strat Head Sunburst
1982 Pacer Graphic Beak
83/86 Mutt Pacer - TransRed Beak
1984 Pacer Candy Red Hockey

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Post by louieatienza » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:44 pm

Pretty sure Eric Ernest owned this one at one time. Nice one...

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Post by Pcruis1 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:52 pm

louieatienza wrote:Pretty sure Eric Ernest owned this one at one time. Nice one...
Now that you say that.... He sent me some pics a few weeks ago of some of the Pacers he once owned, and I'm pretty sure that was one he sent me a picture of.
As a follow up to another post you made, is there any insight as to why the big collectors have been selling off?
1981 Pacer Strat Head White
1981 Pacer Strat Head Walnut
1981 Pacer Strat Head Graphic
1981 Pacer Strat Head Sunburst
1982 Pacer Graphic Beak
83/86 Mutt Pacer - TransRed Beak
1984 Pacer Candy Red Hockey

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Post by louieatienza » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:49 am

Pcruis1 wrote:
louieatienza wrote:Pretty sure Eric Ernest owned this one at one time. Nice one...
Now that you say that.... He sent me some pics a few weeks ago of some of the Pacers he once owned, and I'm pretty sure that was one he sent me a picture of.
As a follow up to another post you made, is there any insight as to why the big collectors have been selling off?
Eric had (and probably still has) some of the coolest stuff. Pretty controversial figure back when the Charvel and Kramer scene where red hot. But he had the stuff you couldn't find.

I can only speculate. Prices on some stuff hasn't moved - in years. The unicorns will likely stay very desirable, like the early non-tilt Baretta, NightSwan, Liberty. But there's a Triax sitting for a LONG time, and they only made a dozen or so (not including the Ed Roman fakes!) Carreras were a top-of-the-line thing for Kramer; today you could buy one for less than what they sold for. Same thing with most Pacers, except Specials. Barettas will always be popular, as well as Stagemaster archtops, certain Kline graphics.

So sure, if you want to collect these guitars, they're great! Nothing like tangible assets. I think the risk is low - you're not going to lose a lot of money if that. But there are far more collectibles (and investments) that give a better ROI than Kramers.

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