Kramer Floyd Rose Signature Guitar 1984 or 1985
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2006-06-15)
Price : US $380
The good stuff: In lovely shape. No cracks anywhere. A joy to play. Sounds MEAN. Original Duncan pick-ups. Original Floyd Rose (I did get a new tremolo arm and clutch… it works a lot better; but I still have the original clutch and arm and will include them). Stays in tune even after mammoth dive bombs. The neck is amazing slab rosewood. A heavy guitar of substance with excellent sustain. I believe it is the ONLY “Signature Model” ever devoted to a non-player. The body is a “Type II” Floyd Rose Signature body and the headstock is the “banana” shape… which dates the guitar between 1984 and 1985. Hardshell case included.
The not-so-good stuff: A small chip from the body around where the 20th fret it (see picture). Some minor scrapes on the top of the headstock (see picture). The neck plate is not original (see picture). Someone etched the serial number (F2346) on the back of the neck (see picture). Hardshell case is not original. (It’s a Jackson case, but the guitar fits very snugly and safely.)
Kramer weirdness? The body has a truss rod access hole at the neck joint, but the truss rod on this guitar is accessed through the headstock. I thought this was weird and perhaps indicated a replacement neck (is that where the original plate went?) , but then I found an advertisement picture for the guitar with Floyd himself (see picture), and he is holding a guitar just like this one-- truss hole in the Type II body, banana headstock with the truss rod itself accessible through there. Dunno. Might just have been a weirdness of Kramer at the time. The body shape and neck “match” on this guitar in that they are from the middle period of the production run. The earliest FR Signature had their “classic” headstock and a more asymmetrical body, and the truss rod was accessed...
This guitar is sold (sold on 2006-06-15)
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