NGBD- Kramer American Pacer Custom

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leftykramerguy
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Post by leftykramerguy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:13 pm

Two of these popped up on eBay. Made an offer on the blue one and it sold. Made an offer on this one and got it. KramerRoy saw it and says it looks like the bodies that came out of Neptune in the late 80s. It would not bother me if it was a Focus 6000 body but I would like the experts opinions here.

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What I plan on it looking like down the road except for a maple lefty board (if I ever find one) and gold hardware.


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NGBD- Kramer American Pacer Custom

Post by _xxx_ » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:46 pm

With that floyd stabilizer thingy routing, should be USA - I know of no Foci with that feature.

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Post by sixstring » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:54 pm

Yep American.
KA would prb signify Kramer American but should be II... shrug
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by LhKramerLunatic » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:21 pm

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Sweet find man!!

yea urs is a usa body,i just picked up this 1986 pacer custom,then u get custom 1 and then custom 2. id bet urs is a custom 2 they had the slide switch and either blower switch or split coil.
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mine has the 3 toggles for pups and blower switch for straight to lead or rythmn without effectting the other pup settings.

gonna look sweet with my lefty bound american neck.
1986 lefty Focus 6000
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Post by leftykramerguy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:04 pm

LHKL, saw that one too. Nice score. :thumbs Now I have to beat you to the other pieces to complete mine. :poke
Excellent cost performance is a strong friend of a left-handed guitarist!

86 Focus 1000 White
87 Focus 1000 Black
87 American Pacer Custom I project
88 Focus 700ST Bass
85 Ferrington KFS-2
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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:41 am

US Kramer body. That Trem-setter wasn´t available on Foci afaik :thumbs .
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Post by 2112 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:48 am

leftykramerguy wrote:


What I plan on it looking like down the road except for a maple lefty board (if I ever find one)
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Post by kremark » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:16 am

Oooowweeee that's a sexy southpaw body in red. Just to add to the other American vs. Focus observations, the diameter of the hole for the jack is almost always smaller than that of the Focci. I noticed right away that your body appeared ready for the barrel jack as opposed to the larger Japan versions which they always covered with a rectangular jack plate.
I don't usually find a use for this smiley :flipa , but I like so there you have it.
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Post by 88PCII » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:51 am

Large soloist body, partial recess of the trem route and no scoop in the lower horn - all original about 87/88, shortly before the smaller "dinky" bodies.
Nice :mrgreen

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Post by Sirion » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:58 pm

Is this one of the 24 fret Pacers that were never released? (I have THREE of them) Notice that the "shelf" that the bridge mounting screws are attached are just recessed a little bit – not nearly as much as the rest of the recess. I don't think I've seen that on any of the 22 fret models?
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