Late-era Custom I body ruined

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Sirion
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Late-era Custom I body ruined

Post by Sirion » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:26 am

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-1988-KRAMER ... SwWxNY2S7Y

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I really want to save these but this one would demand more love than I can give. WTF is up with the neck humbucker routing? Why have they opened between the rout and the neck pocket? Holy mashed potatoes what have they done with the neck pocket?! What have they done with the neck screw holes?!

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And what are the two extra holes that were almost but not quite drilled (I'm using the term loosely here) through meant to do?
THIS BODY HAS SEEN MANY THINGS OVER THE YEARS AND HAS A GREAT STORY TO TELL.
Yes, it goes like this: I was bought by arseholes who mangled me almost beyond recovery. I suppose it could still be fixed but it would be too much for me.
No longer looking for a late-era Baretta I body (with double scooped lower horn).

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KickstartMyHeart
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Late-era Custom I body ruined

Post by KickstartMyHeart » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:23 am

Sirion wrote:
THIS BODY HAS SEEN MANY THINGS OVER THE YEARS AND HAS A GREAT STORY TO TELL.
Yes, it goes like this: I was bought by arseholes who mangled me almost beyond recovery. I suppose it could still be fixed but it would be too much for me.
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sixstring
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Late-era Custom I body ruined

Post by sixstring » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:21 am

It's like plastic surgery gone wrong! vomit
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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menace
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Late-era Custom I body ruined

Post by menace » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:28 am

Firewood.... :chainsaw

The fact that you can't give away a PC in good condition absolutely rules out the need to try and save this thing.
It's not really hoarding if your shit is cool....

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_xxx_
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Late-era Custom I body ruined

Post by _xxx_ » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:37 am

The neck hum route was changed for the single coil.

As for the rest, I'm puzzled too... it does look like it was actually in a fire, at least the neck pocket does.

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2112
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Late-era Custom I body ruined

Post by 2112 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:08 pm

Too bad. I looked long and hard for mine, and I'm sure 98% of the Kramerites would say I way overpaid for it.

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80sChris
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Late-era Custom I body ruined

Post by 80sChris » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:48 pm

Nice project if it was free (baretta conversion?). Really isn't worth anything as it is.

Heinz
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Late-era Custom I body ruined

Post by Heinz » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:54 pm

Someone was gonna make a "set neck".

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Post by Heinz » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:41 am

Welp. You make a ridiculous offer, you get a ridiculous project.

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menace
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Post by menace » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:35 pm

Just be sure to document this fiasco with pictures.... :poke


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