Need banana neck ID help please - Sports? Lasido?

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Need banana neck ID help please - Sports? Lasido?

Post by loomis » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:50 pm

Hello. First post.

I just picked up this neck. I'm a long time guitar collector, but a Kramer novice.

This all looks vintage correct to me, but have you guys ever seen a Kramer neck with a truss rod anchor in the heel like this?

I'm a beginner on the Sports / Lasido possibilities. Or do you think this was a later truss repair / replacement? Or is the whole neck fake entirely?

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wf787unmikh8y ... r.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3nuc4icmu769a ... 1.jpg?dl=0

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Post by sixstring » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:12 pm

Totally legit. :thumbs
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Post by loomis » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:20 pm

Thank you. Who would have been the manufacturer of this neck? There is no date or any mark on the end.

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Post by 80sChris » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:29 am

ESP guessing late 85.

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Post by loomis » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:25 am

Is it accurate to say that only ESP made skunk stripe necks, and that Sports and Lasido never did?

I'm going to post this on the FB group too and see what they think as well.

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Post by louieatienza » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:17 pm

As far as I know ESP made these from beak neck blanks with an extra piece of wood added behind the headstock area. I don't recall a LaSiDo neck with a skunk stripe.

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Post by _xxx_ » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:16 pm

While we're at it, were the one-piece nanners with R5 and block logo also ESP-made? I regret selling my blue Imp with that neck...

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Post by Dirty D » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:14 am

If somebody is interested in an R5 banana Carrera, I might know a guy...

I actually have the entire rest of the guitar (Imperial) if anybody wanted to take it on as a project. It's not the body that the neck is currently attached to as shown in pic, but rather it's a proper original Imperial Carrera, fully intact and excellent condition. I was getting ready to offer it up, so I'll just start another thread. My apologies for the hijack.

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Post by LhKramerLunatic » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:53 am

Doc wrote:If somebody is interested in an R5 banana Carrera, I might know a guy...

I actually have the entire rest of the guitar (Imperial) if anybody wanted to take it on as a project. It's not the body that the neck is currently attached to as shown in pic, but rather it's a proper original Imperial Carrera, fully intact and excellent condition. I was getting ready to offer it up, so I'll just start another thread. My apologies for the hijack.

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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:30 am

Welcome. That´s a nice Tranny :thumbs .
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