Focus 2000 / Pacer Build

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Fireful0
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Focus 2000 / Pacer Build

Post by Fireful0 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:38 pm

Hello everyone!
I am new here, and am loving what I am seeing!
Currently, I own a Kramer Pacer Classic Series made in 2009 (Before they started painting the headstocks) I have replaced the neck pickup with a Dimarzio PAF 36th Anniversary, and the bridge is a Dimarzio X2N. Also, I replaced the crap "Kramer" branded Floyd on it with a Floyd Rose 1000 that I bought straight from Indonesia. :mrgreen
Here is a pic of her:
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Hate how close the strings are to the edge of the neck. COME ON GIBSON!!!!!! WHY???????????? :lame

Anyway, you did not come for a Gibson Kramer! You came for my project! (Which will likely take several months)

[center]KRAMER FOCUS 2000 / PACER BUILD:[/center]

First off, let me give my plans for this project:
This Focus will have the exact same pickups as my other Kramer.
This will be built with a new Original Floyd Rose. None of that licensed crap.
Body paint will be stripped, dents filled, and body painted to resemble that of the lightning bolt on the Nightswan. (Obviously, gonna pay someone to do that right)
Also, (And these are the main project pieces) I have two ideas for the neck:
I have a dude in China making me a handmade Kramer neck. It will get here next month. (Already bought a decal to put on the neck before coating it)
In the meantime, I am keeping my eyes open for a "Sports" Kramer Pacer neck. The wide-thin neck with the 56mm heel and the 1 3/4" nut. People seem to hate them, but I love them! :mrgreen
I am only willing to spen 150-200 on one.
I am already in contact with Tommy's Guitars about getting one, and I am first on the list for one! :D

Without further ado, PICTURES!
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Once the China neck gets here, I will take a picture of her.

Hope you guys stay tuned for this project!
Just a dude who loves Kramer and PRS guitars.

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Focus 2000 / Pacer Build

Post by sixstring » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:22 pm

Welcome aboard.
Always like to see pics of builds.
:bananahead
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Focus 2000 / Pacer Build

Post by Fireful0 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:45 pm

Thank you!
Pictures will soon follow!
Just a dude who loves Kramer and PRS guitars.

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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:17 am

Welcome :toast .

Always great to see builds in the making.
Practice cures most tone issues.

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Great Deals with MrWhipper, JoeyM, Del Hudson, skydive69 and Kramer Classic I :thumbs

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Focus 2000 / Pacer Build

Post by Fireful0 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:30 pm

Thank you very much!
Just a dude who loves Kramer and PRS guitars.

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Post by RickYork » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:15 am

Glad you found this place. Great looking project!!!! :headbang
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Post by Fireful0 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:42 pm

Glad I found this place, too!
Great news on the neck! It arrived in California on the 25th!
WOOHOO!!!

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Just a dude who loves Kramer and PRS guitars.

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Post by Fireful0 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:33 am

Well, I was not planning on buying these so soon, until someone posted them on Ebay for $20!
This has the original Focus 2000, switch, pots, speed knobs, and guitar jack.
For $20, I think I scored big!
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Oh yeah! I am also expected to get my guitar neck on Monday, too!
Just a dude who loves Kramer and PRS guitars.

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Post by Fireful0 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:16 pm

After getting delayed in the mail, I finally received my neck!
It's very close to a Kramer neck, just the headstock tilt is off.
But, good enough for me!
Now, all I need to do is stain it and sand it!
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Post by sixstring » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:01 pm

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

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