Kramer SM-1

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larry
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Post by larry » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:48 am

Hello!

Looks like the Kramer SM-1 pickings are getting pretty low online...and thought I'd snatch one up soon. I'd like a candy red one, but it looks like only the black or white ones are still available.

How is the current/latest/(last?) production of those? I have not played a SM-1 yet...


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Post by _xxx_ » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:28 pm

Like any well-made $600-700 asian guitar from the same factory. The only bad thing about them is the "sticky" finish, but the back of the neck can be sanded off easily.

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Post by Axeman » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:36 pm

http://m.ebay.com/itm/272691841391?_trk ... mwBanner=1

Here's one on eBay pretty cheap. Missing the middle pickup, but I would probably end up changing the stock pickups on the SM1 anyway.

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Post by _xxx_ » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:06 am

Fair price there. With new black pot caps and a new trem arm, it'll look great.

Looks like it already got some new pups too.

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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:08 am

Necks on those seem to be somewhat thicker.
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Post by larry » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:25 pm

KickstartMyHeart wrote:Necks on those seem to be somewhat thicker.
yep, according to Kevin Bebout at Kramer, based on a guitar neck Eddie Van Halen used in the early 1980's
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Post by kremark » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:53 pm

larry wrote:Hello!

Looks like the Kramer SM-1 pickings are getting pretty low online...and thought I'd snatch one up soon. I'd like a candy red one, but it looks like only the black or white ones are still available.

larry
I think the SM-1 was only available in those 2 colors.....
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Post by _xxx_ » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:24 am

I think that added red later, at least I remember seeing some in red.

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Post by DoctorScary » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:06 pm

The red ones are available at my store. In fact, I just ordered one for myself! :thumbs

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