Oddity in New Zealand

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Sirion
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Post by Sirion » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:45 pm

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=151 ... 7CF890882B

Any idea what this is? I would suspect that it is a cheaper model, and the control scheme seems to match a Striker, but (1) the headstock is bound and (2) the neck plate seems to be angled for better access, which would be a very nice touch for a plywood guitar. Any ideas what this is?
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Post by sixstring » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:22 pm

Don’t think that’s a Kramer body of any sort.
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by Sirion » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:14 am

You are probably right. Jolanda neck? I have never seen a bound headstock on the imports…
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Post by _xxx_ » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:15 am

Yeah, looks like a jolana nack. Body may be some asian Charvel model or such, they used to have that kind of neck joint with tilted plate.

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Post by Sirion » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:37 am

I went for it. 280 NZ$ = just over 200 US$, and I think I can recoup most of that money by parting the thing out. (It is a mutt in the first place, and a bad one at that, so I don't want to hear any complaints ;) )

If nothing else, it should be a fun project. The neck is probably going to need some work to fit a Kramer again, though.
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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:58 am

Good deal. Jolana neck plus nondescript body and the proper HW. Have you checked that the import of this baby won‘t kill the bargain?
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