Were late model Pacers available in natural finish?

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Were late model Pacers available in natural finish?

Post by lonewolfsx » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:05 pm

So I picked up a Pacer C2 kind of on impulse because the hardware looks to be there and the price was decent. It is however a natural wood finish... as far as I know, there were stain/transparent color finishes but in years of looking at these I have never seen a natural finish with no color.

I suspect it's been sanded/refinished... it's an '88 or so Custom II, 7/8 sized body and diminishing headstock logo & american script. Everything checks out to me except for the finish... I'll find out for sure when it arrives but I'm still curious if anyone else has more info

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Were late model Pacers available in natural finish?

Post by sixstring » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:40 pm

None that I know of.

http://vintagekramer.com/paint.htm

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Were late model Pacers available in natural finish?

Post by lonewolfsx » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:16 am

Yeah, I have seen that page before. In the second row, far right, it does actually show a pacer with natural finish. That’s an early model though, and who knows if it’s the original finish.

I was mainly asking for someone who has real life experience i.e. saw these guitars new on the wall in the late 80s
83 Pacer Dlx Red
85 Pacer Dlx Champagne
86 Pacer Imp Trans Blue
86 Pacer Imp Red
86 Pacer Dlx FF Pink
86 Baretta Kline
86 Pacer C2 Red
86 Pacer Dlx Trans Blue
87 Pacer C2 Black
88 Sustainer White
88 Sustainer FF Red + Claw
89 Pacer C1 Trans Red

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Were late model Pacers available in natural finish?

Post by _xxx_ » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:25 am

Pretty sure it's been refinished.

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Were late model Pacers available in natural finish?

Post by KickstartMyHeart » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:06 am

Vintegakramer says this
... this list will stick to catalog offered paint colors.
So, a natural finish would have been - according to Terry´s and Mike´s research - a finish option; if an uncommon one shrug .
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Were late model Pacers available in natural finish?

Post by lonewolfsx » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:22 am

Well, I guess I'll find out when it shows up. I'll take a peak inside the cavities and see if there are any leftover bits of color that might give it away. Either way, if it plays well not a big deal regardless.

If it has been stripped and it's good otherwise, might be a good candidate for a holoflash or similar new color scheme. I've always wanted to do something crazy.
83 Pacer Dlx Red
85 Pacer Dlx Champagne
86 Pacer Imp Trans Blue
86 Pacer Imp Red
86 Pacer Dlx FF Pink
86 Baretta Kline
86 Pacer C2 Red
86 Pacer Dlx Trans Blue
87 Pacer C2 Black
88 Sustainer White
88 Sustainer FF Red + Claw
89 Pacer C1 Trans Red

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Were late model Pacers available in natural finish?

Post by lonewolfsx » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:50 pm

Update: Apparently this guitar sold before my order went through, so I'm not getting it after all. Too bad, oh well.

Thanks for the input though, hopefully someone else here got it
83 Pacer Dlx Red
85 Pacer Dlx Champagne
86 Pacer Imp Trans Blue
86 Pacer Imp Red
86 Pacer Dlx FF Pink
86 Baretta Kline
86 Pacer C2 Red
86 Pacer Dlx Trans Blue
87 Pacer C2 Black
88 Sustainer White
88 Sustainer FF Red + Claw
89 Pacer C1 Trans Red

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Were late model Pacers available in natural finish?

Post by sixstring » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:00 pm

:worthless
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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