What did I buy...F Series or American

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What did I buy...F Series or American

Post by kremark » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:43 am

It is pretty exciting to see them take form. That one is a looker. :thumbs
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What did I buy...F Series or American

Post by Hunter008 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:04 am

Nice score! :thumbs
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What did I buy...F Series or American

Post by moshpit817 » Thu May 17, 2018 6:15 am

ncelectric wrote:Image

I have switches on the way and I am going to part out a guitar and use the JB from that. It’s coming along! A FS Post of a 83 Focus 2000 parts coming soon...


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I had one just like it 2 years ago,that was an amazing guitar,its volume was twice that of my other guitars,I plugged it in one day after just unplugging one guitar and plugging into it and it sounded like I had a 20db boost pedal turned on all the way..lots of resonance and just an awesome guitar,might be an Ash body..you did Damn Good !

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Re: What did I buy...F Series or American

Post by ncelectric » Thu May 17, 2018 8:23 pm

Slowly getting this one finished. It’s all strung up and has a JB but isn’t wired up yet. I’ll eventually get the single coils in. But I was inserting Floyd post inserts to correct a leaning wood screw in, the wood appeared pretty red for what poplar should be. Any thoughts about it possibly being alder?


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Re: What did I buy...F Series or American

Post by ncelectric » Thu May 17, 2018 8:42 pm

I also desperately want a period correct American neck for this guit. A claw would be the dream, but a Kramer 12th fret, or bound HS would be sweet too. Anyone have a lead on where I might inquire for one?


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Post by sixstring » Thu May 17, 2018 8:55 pm

Any thoughts about it possibly being alder?
Could be. ESP did the woodwork at the time.
Prob used whatever was on top of the wood pile to make whichever guitar was next to be cut to keep up with quota. More inexplicable randomness from Kramer lore. shrug
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Re: What did I buy...F Series or American

Post by ncelectric » Fri May 18, 2018 8:34 pm

sixstring wrote:
Any thoughts about it possibly being alder?
Could be. ESP did the woodwork at the time.
Prob used whatever was on top of the wood pile to make whichever guitar was next to be cut to keep up with quota. More inexplicable randomness from Kramer lore. shrug
I bet that could be! For all the American bodies of this era, were the woods ESP used of Japanese origin? Or American bodies sent to japan then sent back to US for assembly?


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What did I buy...F Series or American

Post by sixstring » Fri May 18, 2018 9:03 pm

ncelectric wrote:
sixstring wrote:
Any thoughts about it possibly being alder?
Could be. ESP did the woodwork at the time.
Prob used whatever was on top of the wood pile to make whichever guitar was next to be cut to keep up with quota. More inexplicable randomness from Kramer lore. shrug
I bet that could be! For all the American bodies of this era, were the woods ESP used of Japanese origin? Or American bodies sent to japan then sent back to US for assembly?
My understanding is that raw wood was sent from US to Japan for American series guitars. I'm sure some of that ended up in other guitars as well.
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by marsmountain » Sat May 19, 2018 12:21 pm

Looking great :thumbs
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Re: What did I buy...F Series or American

Post by ncelectric » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:56 pm

Finally finished this beast, I love the all chrome with white body and with black hs. I'm going to play this for a couple of weeks and see if it's a keeper. Image

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