Kramer name that neck plate game - advanced edition

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Kramer name that neck plate game - advanced edition

Post by Dirty D » Sat Sep 23, 2023 11:51 am

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The task is to identify the provenance of all five neck plates as shown. One or three of them are fairly easy, the other two not so much.
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buncha others from mints to mutts
some lumies & Spectors
buncha projects that'll eventually get done
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Re: Kramer name that neck plate game - advanced edition

Post by _xxx_ » Sat Sep 23, 2023 11:54 am

5x "mutts"? :mrgreen

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Re: Kramer name that neck plate game - advanced edition

Post by Dirty D » Sat Sep 23, 2023 12:22 pm

5x "mutts"? :mrgreen
Knowing me, that's a good guess, although not correct for all of them.
If you're going through hell, keep going... -Winston Churchill

Karma, justice, whatever you call it... It's really there, just keep looking for it. -Kevn Kinney

Classic II Tele seafoam green
DMZ 6000G from Bob Corson
buncha others from mints to mutts
some lumies & Spectors
buncha projects that'll eventually get done
some that won't
Bastard childs:
Ed Sheeran Sig Martin, 1st ed.
Billie Joe Armstrong Gibson LP Jr, 1st year

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Re: Kramer name that neck plate game - advanced edition

Post by Kramers » Sat Sep 23, 2023 1:27 pm

Two custom order plates (black and chrome), two 2007 Yo Imperial reissue plates, and a 2005 Yo '84 plate?

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Re: Kramer name that neck plate game - advanced edition

Post by 80sChris » Sat Sep 23, 2023 1:28 pm

Presumably 2 x 08 Imp plates. The black one looks like one of those unused ones with the bad finish that have been on eBay for ages. The one underneath it looks the same but cleaned up. No idea about the one on the left but I'm guessing Yo.

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Re: Kramer name that neck plate game - advanced edition

Post by 80sChris » Sat Sep 23, 2023 1:44 pm

It looks a lot like this Yo Jersey Star:

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Re: Kramer name that neck plate game - advanced edition

Post by Dirty D » Sat Sep 23, 2023 5:09 pm

Presumably 2 x 08 Imp plates. The black one looks like one of those unused ones with the bad finish that have been on eBay for ages
All correct. However, the serial numbers on both of the Imps suggests 2007 rather than 2008, and indeed the one marked #0040 came from a prototype made from alder, whereas the regular production ones I believe were poplar.

The black one is indeed one of the corroded ones off fleabay. The one below it has not been altered or cleaned up by me and was attached to a sweet-ass mystery Kramer with an alder Imp body and a tranny banana neck. All of the machining is the same as the black one, although it appears never to have been anodized, and interestingly, it appears to be the same plate as this guitar that just showed up for sale

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If you're going through hell, keep going... -Winston Churchill

Karma, justice, whatever you call it... It's really there, just keep looking for it. -Kevn Kinney

Classic II Tele seafoam green
DMZ 6000G from Bob Corson
buncha others from mints to mutts
some lumies & Spectors
buncha projects that'll eventually get done
some that won't
Bastard childs:
Ed Sheeran Sig Martin, 1st ed.
Billie Joe Armstrong Gibson LP Jr, 1st year

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Re: Kramer name that neck plate game - advanced edition

Post by Dirty D » Sat Sep 23, 2023 5:27 pm

Here's another one with the same plate:

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If you're going through hell, keep going... -Winston Churchill

Karma, justice, whatever you call it... It's really there, just keep looking for it. -Kevn Kinney

Classic II Tele seafoam green
DMZ 6000G from Bob Corson
buncha others from mints to mutts
some lumies & Spectors
buncha projects that'll eventually get done
some that won't
Bastard childs:
Ed Sheeran Sig Martin, 1st ed.
Billie Joe Armstrong Gibson LP Jr, 1st year

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Re: Kramer name that neck plate game - advanced edition

Post by 80sChris » Sat Sep 23, 2023 6:27 pm

Looked like Vinnie was looking for a narrow plate on Facebook if anyone could help him out.

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Re: Kramer name that neck plate game - advanced edition

Post by Kramers » Sun Sep 24, 2023 3:31 am

:thumbs

Pretty certain the '05 plate was once black fwiw. My '84 factory second (with black hardware) is 30 some serials earlier than that one.
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