Back to life!

Discussions and pictures of Kramers that are brought back from the disaster area.
Pcruis1
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Re: Back to life!

Post by Pcruis1 » Tue Aug 15, 2023 1:17 pm

Vinnie never ceases to amaze me. Incredible work.
:whistle

ColoradoRandy
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Re: Back to life!

Post by ColoradoRandy » Tue Aug 15, 2023 1:55 pm

marsmountain wrote: Sun Aug 13, 2023 7:00 pm Great restoration. She’s brand new again.

One question though - why was the headstock painted metallic gold before the black top coat? Did you paint the Kramer logo on?
In talking to Vin, gold was laid down prior to really make the candy red "pop". If you look at the sanded body, you can see a layer of gold under the red.
Kramer logo was a decal.

Vin crushed it! Knocked it out of the park for me.
Too many guitars!
1953 tele
1984/1985 Kramer Baretta
1983 Kramer Pacer Deluxe mutt
2005 Charvel EVH Arts
2006 Fender QMT strat
2009 Schecter limited edition C1
2019 Taylor 814CE
2017 Taylor T5z
2020 Custom luthier built tele

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sixstring
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Re: Back to life!

Post by sixstring » Tue Aug 15, 2023 2:34 pm

Gold under red was standard issue. :thumbs
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

ColoradoRandy
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Re: Back to life!

Post by ColoradoRandy » Mon Aug 21, 2023 5:54 pm

Just got it home and Vinny's work is spectacular to say the least. It's nestled into it rightful place and ready for its new life. Yes, I did replace that awful knob with a fender style volume knob.

Most hilarious is that it was delivered in a "Marvin" box. Those of you that know him will get a laugh!

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Too many guitars!
1953 tele
1984/1985 Kramer Baretta
1983 Kramer Pacer Deluxe mutt
2005 Charvel EVH Arts
2006 Fender QMT strat
2009 Schecter limited edition C1
2019 Taylor 814CE
2017 Taylor T5z
2020 Custom luthier built tele

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Kramers
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Re: Back to life!

Post by Kramers » Mon Aug 21, 2023 8:15 pm

That's a beauty!! drool

Great Marvin box. Hope it didn't come with Marvin's "packing peanuts" this time. :thumbs
7-Pointies, 4-Bananas of sorts, 2-Hockey Sticks, 1-Open Book(?)

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_xxx_
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Re: Back to life!

Post by _xxx_ » Tue Aug 22, 2023 2:44 am

Awesome and great choice of color too :bling


Regarding gold - for candy finish, the base coat is always gold or silver, with semi-trans top coat. Hard to do properly, many luthiers won't even do it.

Soulmagnet
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Re: Back to life!

Post by Soulmagnet » Tue Aug 22, 2023 8:58 am

Well done!

All Kramers are mutts

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Takemebackto84
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Re: Back to life!

Post by Takemebackto84 » Tue Aug 22, 2023 6:20 pm

Wow - great work from Vinnie !
1983 Pacer Special - Rainbow
1984 Baretta White
1985 Baretta Cream
1985 Baretta Cream maple fretboard
1985 Baretta Black Custom Plate
1985 Baretta Cream Custom Plate w. added single pickup
1988 Baretta I Claw White
1988 Nightswan Blue Sparkle
1989 Ibanez Jem777DY Desert Sun Yellow
1989 Ibanez Jem77FP
1991 Ibanez Jem777VBK
1992 EBMM EVH Trans Red
2007 Yamaha Pacifica 1511MS Mike Stern
2010 Jackson USA PC-1 Trans Red Flame
2012 Suhr Modern Koa Reb Beach Spec

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kremark
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Re: Back to life!

Post by kremark » Mon Dec 04, 2023 7:38 pm

Kick ass goat oil restore.
I don't usually find a use for this smiley :flipa , but I like so there you have it.
Steve B.

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_xxx_
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Re: Back to life!

Post by _xxx_ » Mon Dec 04, 2023 7:59 pm

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That insert looks well done, proper repair.

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