anyone notice this?

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anyone notice this?

Post by AAEA » Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:46 am

so they just released these:

figured SM-1. the official kramer site says these can be ordered in left hand?
https://www.kramerguitars.com/en-US/Ele ... -Perimeter

Black Denim Perimeter
https://reverb.com/item/65025092-kramer ... -perimeter
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Royal Purple Perimeter
https://reverb.com/item/65043181-kramer ... -pre-order
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Caribbean Blue Perimeter
https://reverb.com/item/65025096-kramer ... -perimeter
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Re: anyone notice this?

Post by AAEA » Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:53 am

So I guess these are being offered as pre-order right now.
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Re: anyone notice this?

Post by _xxx_ » Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:36 pm

If they're still indonesian like mine, meh... looks can't make up for the lack of tone.

They should rather offer a higher end model made of proper tonewood (the neck at least), I'd buy that in a heartbeat.

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Re: anyone notice this?

Post by marsmountain » Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:59 pm

The Music Zoo website says they are in stock.

I think all three of these new color options are ugly.

Why can't they just do a few normal solid colors? I would love to pick up a black or red SM-1H, but my current options are purple, silver and gold. scratch_head shrug
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Re: anyone notice this?

Post by Kramers » Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:47 pm

Hasn't Jackson and/or Charvel done the third one before, if not a couple/few times?
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Re: anyone notice this?

Post by 80sChris » Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:26 pm

They look like Ibanez finishes. I'm more into solid colours myself.

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Re: anyone notice this?

Post by PacerMedic » Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:53 pm

Typical Gibson business model. Trot out a new burst on a Les Paul and call it "innovation". Disappointing.
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Re: anyone notice this?

Post by PacerMedic » Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:20 pm

How many times have we told them? "Bring this formula back and it'll sell like mad". But no. They "test" the theory with a bottom end version of the Baretta and when it sells like crazy, instead of admitting they should listen, they put out mid-range guitars and stuff that Kramer was never known for. Same thing since day one, and It'll be used to kill it eventually. We keep hearing "This will be the year; just you wait." and we're still waiting. We have a better chance of getting a solid state Mesa, than seeing an American-made Liberty or SC-3, but the burst palette is never-ending.

In case anybody from Gibson is reading: the FORMULA is build a guitar using only the best parts available, in colors the people actually want. History buffs here can verify that the lesser lines followed, they didn't lead the way.

Talk about wasted chances. So many good starts, and then fail. The recession will kill any chance of the best plan working now.
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Re: anyone notice this?

Post by Full Crib » Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:37 pm

They need front and back binding....yep

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Re: anyone notice this?

Post by shwayman11 » Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:07 pm

I liked the SM-1H I tried out, but those finishes aren't for me. Remind me of the Yo era Strikers. Maybe that was on purpose--they're basically vintage now dielaughing
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