Grab your mullet - 1983 Kramer

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Hotrodleroy, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Hotrodleroy

    Hotrodleroy Squier-holic

    Dec 7, 2011
    Any thoughts, I like the Floyd rose, locking nut, schaller tunners, and most of everything else
    Not alot of really good solid info on the early ones.
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  2. so1om

    so1om Squier-Axpert

    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago now Sarasota
    no pics no price no deal.
  3. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
  4. Hotrodleroy

    Hotrodleroy Squier-holic

    Dec 7, 2011
    Thanks, @ so1om I have read as much on that sight as possible. Probably the best site I have found. No pics. yet as I am picking it up tomorrow. I have seen the pics. of it, but not held it yet, watched several vids. and looked up asking prices, but can't find any sold in the condition this is in. Was just hoping someone here had one. It's a focus 3000 by Kramer made in Japan on back of headstock. Anyone?
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  5. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    If you still poudly flaunt your mullet Leroy, go for it.
  6. so1om

    so1om Squier-Axpert

    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago now Sarasota
  7. Hotrodleroy

    Hotrodleroy Squier-holic

    Dec 7, 2011
    This is the closest guitar I have similar to it minus the 22nd. fret. The Kramer also has a coil split on it, this one has it too but only when you pull up the lower tone knob. Don't pay know attention to the clutter. Man what mess. KIMG0856.JPG KIMG0858.JPG
  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe Squier-holic

    Dec 18, 2015
    My buddy in high school had a mid-'70s Kramer with the aluminum neck. Strange beast. Heavy. It was an early one. He likely still owns it. Here's an image of similar ones for you younger folks who've never seen such a thing:

  9. BuddyLee

    BuddyLee Squier-Nut

    Aug 30, 2019
    Liberty SC
    6a00d8345275cf69e201348992d5dc970c-600wi.jpg Like, something happened to them mon.
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  10. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-holic

    Jan 19, 2018
    GA USA
    I had a Pacer way back then, one with the 'banana' headstock. I think it was one of the ESP Japan neck/body ones that were assembled in the US. I bought it in late '86 or early '87 and sold it in '92 for far too little in an ill considered gear purge (never again).
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  11. cool gouhl

    cool gouhl Squier-holic

    Dec 4, 2014
    Haven't seen one of those since I was a kid. Those necks are hard to forget.
  12. DJGranite

    DJGranite Squier-holic

    Feb 7, 2012
    Only guitar I bought new was a Focus 4000,the RR body shape.
    If memory serves me correctly, I paid about $250 give or take a few dollars either way.
    It was a decent guitar. A couple of the fine tuners on the bridge stripped and I remember the pick-ups were lacking compared to my Les Paul.
    It played well enough and it was the guitar I learned how to play Bark at the Moon on.
    After a few years I traded it to an a guy I knew for a Guild Aviator 212, a nicer guitar.
    Traded that and $50 at a local mom and pop for a 1971 Gibson SG Custom or deluxe, I can't remember which it was called, had 3 pickups and block inlays.

    Depending on condition, I'd probably pay about the same for one now.
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  13. wickedtools

    wickedtools Dr. Squier

    May 16, 2010
    west texas
    Everyone should have one in their arsenal of guitars
  14. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

    Dec 18, 2009
    Fort Morgan, CO
    I have a ‘81 USA Voyager. I got one of the good ones before Fender sent them a cease and desist letter on the headstock shape. Mine has an Ibanez Pro Rock’r trem.
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  15. duzie

    duzie Squier-Meister

    Jul 8, 2017
    Nw New Jersey
    Was that Pro Rock’r the original tremolo on that guitar ?
    From what I’ve read it was only used between 84-85 by Ibanez .
    I have one on my proline 1440 that’s why I’m asking :)
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  16. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-holic

    Nov 20, 2017
    Hudson Valley, NY
    I haven’t looked in a while but I seem to remember these being held in high regard as good value. Check out some YouTube videos specifcally Steve in Boston. I think he did a couple of vids on a couple of them he has owned
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  17. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    I have one. What would you like to know?

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  18. Hotrodleroy

    Hotrodleroy Squier-holic

    Dec 7, 2011
    How good are the electronics?
  19. Hotrodleroy

    Hotrodleroy Squier-holic

    Dec 7, 2011

    Awesome guitar, I bet it screams! The one I'm getting had the ball end cut off and they call them Chicken beaks with a strat body it has the coil split feature. What would you value yours at?