Kustom Necks

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Re: Kustom Necks

Post by 80sChris » Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:59 pm

_xxx_ wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:06 am
80sChris wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 5:12 pm I thought the first Kramer with a banana headstock was a copy of the hacked up Ibanez.
That one was basically a Gibson Explorer copy, not identical but close.
The Kramer Ad Franky general neck shape looks copied off the explorer but it has the tuners in a curved line like the later 5150 and ultimately the current 84 model (which oddly never seems to look quite right). The original Ibanez Destroyer, Gibson Explorer, Grail Baretta and ESP Kamikaze headstocks have the tuners in a straight line.

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Re: Kustom Necks

Post by AAEA » Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:29 pm

Kramer Non-tilt headstocks for reference. the EVH ad size and the "skinny" version seen on other models.

I own kramers :mrgreen

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Re: Kustom Necks

Post by Kramers » Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:32 pm

daleae wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:34 pm Thanks for the encouragement! I’ve been doing R5 Grails and JKs for a while now. You’ve inspired me to try my hand at shark tooth inlays and binding on a pointy for my next project.
For sure! That's what we do here, great place. Keep the pictures coming! :thumbs
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Re: Kustom Necks

Post by Evil1986Genius » Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:50 pm

Kramers wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:28 pm I can't say if it's worth your time or not, but the closer you can get to making true replicas, the better imo, especially if you are able to recreate some of the more sought after Kramer necks. There are a lot of Kramer-style out there as you know, but not a lot of people making claw necks or maple R5 anything, etc (understatement of the year). Otherwise the competition would be at your price point from my view.

Unofficial official semi-elusive Kramer forum house master luthier is making a nice one for a member in this thread (pics are down for me though : / ):

I do hope you continue though regardless of where you plan to take this! :thumbs :toast
Here you go, I dont know why the pics are down but our semi-elusive fav. goat framer shared this on his company page of my neck. I do agree it would be nice if some would start building the Pointy style era necks.

84 Striker 200ST
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86 DC-3 (5 Digit Custom Order Plate)
86 Classic
86 Stagemaster Custom
87/88 Pacer Deluxe (FF Blue Reb Beach Tribute)
88 Retta I (12th fret inlay Maple board)
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Re: Kustom Necks

Post by daleae » Tue Oct 11, 2022 12:14 am

For some reason your video won’t come up on Tapatalk but I was finally able to view the video on the Kramer URL. Anyway, that’s a spectacular neck!!! How does it play?

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