How to identify?

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How to identify?

Post by kdr1224 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:53 pm

How do identify a Kramer 04960 without a plate/ serial number? I have what appears to be an early 1980's custom Pacer with only Kramer 04960 listed.

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Re: How to identify?

Post by menace » Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:17 pm

:worthless

How do I do this you ask?

https://www.kramerforumz.com/viewtopic.php?t=1328

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Re: How to identify?

Post by sixstring » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:41 am

Sounds like a Focus plate. shrug
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Re: How to identify?

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Re: How to identify?

Post by 80sChris » Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:50 pm

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Re: How to identify?

Post by 80sChris » Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:55 pm

I'm guessing early focus 3000 (based on non fine tuner Floyd) with lots of mods with maybe a Focus 4000 neck? It's hard to see.

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Re: How to identify?

Post by _xxx_ » Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:56 pm

Looks like a Focus mutt, body is from a 3000 while the neck seems to be from the V-shaped model (4000 IIRC?).

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Re: How to identify?

Post by kdr1224 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:07 pm

So I took it to a local guitar shop. Unfortunately he could not identify it either. And they can't get parts for the Floyd. He said the Floyd looks to be from 1981. Maybe I should get a second opinion. I was hoping to make her play again...

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Re: How to identify?

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Re: How to identify?

Post by sixstring » Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:21 pm

Throw a OFR or a 1000 in it. Non Fine tuner fairly useless for tuning stability.
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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