Eddie played aluminum necks?

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Eddie played aluminum necks?

Post by leftykramerguy » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:13 pm

Big EVH fan here but never saw these photos until the other day;

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Fabulous! :guns

Note the stack of bodies in the 2nd photo :yikes
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Eddie played aluminum necks?

Post by sixstring » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:13 pm

Yep.
He had a lot of creative freedom at Neptune.
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:58 am

You´ll find a couple more of those pics in the old place. And keeping in mind how his extensive guitar collection sports more than the usual oddballs these are his more conservative guitars.
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Eddie played aluminum necks?

Post by thomasgtrtch » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:32 pm

The yellow one was originally being built for me!!!

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Eddie played aluminum necks?

Post by leftykramerguy » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:57 pm

thomasgtrtch wrote:The yellow one was originally being built for me!!!

Please...tell us more. :book
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Eddie played aluminum necks?

Post by thomasgtrtch » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:38 pm

Back before Ed came pn board with Kramer, I had arranged with Dennis Berarrdi to have a double neck made. During a phone call to check on the build, Dennis refered me to Tony Costello, who was the new AR manager at Kramer. Tony told me that I could see the guitar in the next month's copy of Life magazine, because Ed had come on board, talking about a double neck, and with a few modifications, they finished the guitar for him! He didn't know that it was supposed to be my guitar until we met in 1987, and I told him the story! The good part of the story is that until Kramer closed, they went out of their way to make it up to me, and I have the honor, and pleasure of being Ed's tech! I've never seen the guitar, ( it's at 5150 somewhere), but happy ending either way!!!

I'm in search of an aluminum neck at this point though! I've had some conversations with Paul Unkert about building one after all these years, and between the two of us, I would think we could pull it off!!!

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Post by Dirty D » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:20 am

Cool story! Why do you figure they wanted to use the Lumie neck for the 12 string side, because it was wider, or stiffer, or both, or for the added sustain? Or some other reason, maybe for 12 string the zero fret lets it set up better? Did you spec the lumie neck or was that their idea?
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Eddie played aluminum necks?

Post by sixstring » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:06 am

Kool story!
Is Eds guitar tuning technique true?
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by thomasgtrtch » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:36 pm

I was used to the aluminum neck, and the conversion to 12 string had successfully been done, so we ran with it!
With regard to Ed's tuning, I'd have to ask which story we're refering to?!?

Still in search of an aluminum neck at this point!!!

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Eddie played aluminum necks?

Post by sixstring » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:36 pm

I guess they are moot at this point.
Give us the factual one. :whistle
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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