1984 Pacer Deluxe

Discussion about wooden neck Kramer guitars made in the USA and American Series.
User avatar
psu1989
Kramer Maniac
Posts: 54
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2024 6:30 pm

1984 Pacer Deluxe

Post by psu1989 » Sat Mar 09, 2024 9:10 pm

After 20 years, I'm again a proud Kramer owner. I bought my first one in 1987 and sadly sold it in 2000. Shipped it CA and the neck broke in shipping. :(. If you are on this forum and have it, I'd love to hear from you. When i sold it, it had a new, factory installed late 1980's style neck. https://media.rainpos.com/9408/img_8674.jpg. Not sure what the new owner did with it.

I spent the last 3 years looking for it and wasn't able to locate it. (Ebay history isn't retained that long). The planets aligned and I was able to locate an almost identical one. My first one had black hardware and the "new" has chrome. The amazing part is- It was at the exact same store I bought mine in 1987!!!

1984 Pacer Deluxe in Transparent Emerald Green! Here are some pics:

At the checkout counter:
Image

Deep cleaning:
Image

Replacing a broken pot:
Image
Image

The beginning of a collection:
Image

Last thing on the restoration list is locating an original style pickguard to replace the after market thick, clear one. Any leads, greatly appreciated.

Happy to have this and happy to be part of this forum.
1984 Pacer Deluxe
2023 Fender Acoustasonic Player Telecaster
2024 3D Printed Les Paul
2024 3D Printed Telecaster

User avatar
Kramers
Kramer Kingpin
Posts: 3255
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:53 pm

Re: 1984 Pacer Deluxe

Post by Kramers » Sun Mar 10, 2024 3:47 pm

Cool deluxe! Congrats and welcome!

Fwiw, looks to me that the previous owner may has used a Focus wiring harness or the like. Appears to have 250kohm import pots and non-Duncan single coils. Easy fix!
7-Pointies, 4-Bananas of sorts, 2-Hockey Sticks, 1-Open Book(?)

User avatar
psu1989
Kramer Maniac
Posts: 54
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2024 6:30 pm

Re: 1984 Pacer Deluxe

Post by psu1989 » Sun Mar 10, 2024 5:27 pm

Kramers wrote: Sun Mar 10, 2024 3:47 pm Cool deluxe! Congrats and welcome!

Fwiw, looks to me that the previous owner may has used a Focus wiring harness or the like. Appears to have 250kohm import pots and non-Duncan single coils. Easy fix!
Could that explain why the coils don't line up under the strings?
1984 Pacer Deluxe
2023 Fender Acoustasonic Player Telecaster
2024 3D Printed Les Paul
2024 3D Printed Telecaster

User avatar
Kramers
Kramer Kingpin
Posts: 3255
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:53 pm

Re: 1984 Pacer Deluxe

Post by Kramers » Mon Mar 11, 2024 6:26 pm

Possibly! Though I don't know how well the stock ones line up off hand. Don't have mine out right now.
7-Pointies, 4-Bananas of sorts, 2-Hockey Sticks, 1-Open Book(?)

Frontline205
Kramer Maniac
Posts: 82
Joined: Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:45 am

Re: 1984 Pacer Deluxe

Post by Frontline205 » Mon Mar 11, 2024 6:28 pm

I might have a jbj or just plain old cash if you ever want something other then a DDJ pickup in the bridge.

User avatar
psu1989
Kramer Maniac
Posts: 54
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2024 6:30 pm

Re: 1984 Pacer Deluxe

Post by psu1989 » Mon Mar 11, 2024 9:58 pm

I'm not too versed in all the pickup lingo. Can you ELI5 or point me to some documentation? I wouldn't mind putting in original pickups if I find an original pickguard. Also open to upgrades to them.
1984 Pacer Deluxe
2023 Fender Acoustasonic Player Telecaster
2024 3D Printed Les Paul
2024 3D Printed Telecaster

User avatar
menace
KF ADMIN
Posts: 3321
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:12 pm

Re: 1984 Pacer Deluxe

Post by menace » Tue Mar 12, 2024 7:23 am

Hey Del Hudson :poke

Can you find that excellent write up you did on Pick Guards?

I looked last night but couldn’t find.
When I die I hope to God my wife doesn't sell my shit for what I told her I paid for it.

User avatar
psu1989
Kramer Maniac
Posts: 54
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2024 6:30 pm

Re: 1984 Pacer Deluxe

Post by psu1989 » Sun Mar 17, 2024 8:57 pm

I picked up one from Warmoth and it fits very well. A little sanding around the neck and drill a hole for the coil switch.

Production# 20732
Stratocaster® Pickguard
Color/Material .06 Black Mas
Right-Handed
Strat® Single Coil Strat® Single Coil
Humbucker (Uncovered)
Floyd Rose Bridge Cut
8 Hole Vintage Strat®
Volume 1
Tone 1
Tone 2
Blade Switch
1984 Pacer Deluxe
2023 Fender Acoustasonic Player Telecaster
2024 3D Printed Les Paul
2024 3D Printed Telecaster

User avatar
sixstring
Kramer Kingpin
Posts: 8753
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:34 pm

Re: 1984 Pacer Deluxe

Post by sixstring » Mon Mar 18, 2024 1:32 pm

menace wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 7:23 am Hey Del Hudson :poke

Can you find that excellent write up you did on Pick Guards?

I looked last night but couldn’t find.
Did some searching...it's in a F3000 thread but pics are NLA :cen :bs

https://kramerforumz.com/viewtopic.php? ... Del+Hudson
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

User avatar
menace
KF ADMIN
Posts: 3321
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:12 pm

Re: 1984 Pacer Deluxe

Post by menace » Mon Mar 18, 2024 2:11 pm

sixstring wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 1:32 pm
menace wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 7:23 am Hey Del Hudson :poke

Can you find that excellent write up you did on Pick Guards?

I looked last night but couldn’t find.
Did some searching...it's in a F3000 thread but pics are NLA :cen :bs

https://kramerforumz.com/viewtopic.php? ... Del+Hudson

Quick.....someone post a picture of a maple neck Deluxe.

That's like flashing the bat signal to him.
When I die I hope to God my wife doesn't sell my shit for what I told her I paid for it.

Post Reply