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MatiasTolkki
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NUGD Kramer Vanguard

Postby MatiasTolkki » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:32 am

So I had one of my fits of gas and found this on Yahoo Japan Auctions. Dont get the wrong idea, this is Indonesian made at the Epiphone plant, but the only things I found issue with were the input jack and frets are smaller than I like but overall it plays absolutely AMAZING. Candy Red V, YAY!

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Re: NUGD Kramer Vanguard

Postby slayer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:56 pm

Congrats. Very cool!!
Bring Back the "ST" Body!!

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Re: NUGD Kramer Vanguard

Postby slayer » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:56 pm

My only Kramer was from the 80`s and it was a Focus 1000, 1 humbucker and original Floyd. Made by ESP for Kramer. Another dumb move selling that guitar!!
Bring Back the "ST" Body!!

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Re: NUGD Kramer Vanguard

Postby Naked Ape » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:27 pm

Nice Kramer! Congrats.
slayer wrote:My only Kramer was from the 80`s and it was a Focus 1000, 1 humbucker and original Floyd. Made by ESP for Kramer. Another dumb move selling that guitar!!

I still have my Focus 4000, which is the Ultra V, similar to the Vanguard. I borrowed the neck and Floyd for another project, but it's going back together soon, with it's original parts. Can't wait!

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Re: NUGD Kramer Vanguard

Postby Naked Ape » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:09 pm

MatiasTolkki wrote:The Vanguard is a cool little guitar. I know a lot of people take a dump on Indonesian made guitars, but it seems I got one of the good ones. That has given me a lot of hope :D

I picked up an Indonesian Parker set-neck/body recently. I intended to finish the build and sell it, but I'm actually digging it. It's a nice playing guitar. The build quality is pretty darn good. I will probably keep it around, at least for a while. :wink:

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Re: NUGD Kramer Vanguard

Postby Doctor Turn » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:32 am

The talk veering over to the old days of rare Kramer axes makes me jones again for my old Kramer Duke guitar (which was spun off of their slightly less rare, but still rare, Duke bass--
Eddie back in the day playing the bass:
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Joe Walsh owned Kramer Duke in sweetassed white:
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Carrying the guitar in its case was like carrying around a violin or something. It was so small and light. Miss that thing (this black with the tan leatherette case is exactly what I had... until my nephew at Berklee sold it for cash, because he had acquired his dream (then) Jem. Now we both wish he never did what he did. Great neck, great DiMarzios... you just didn't want to pick up the guitar if had been sitting in a cold garage after a jam in the winter.. freeze your fingers off on the aluminum.
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Re: NUGD Kramer Vanguard

Postby Tabare777 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:59 pm

:twisted:
Congrats brother, that's wicked!!!
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