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Kramer Pacer Classic Electric Guitar   

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This model's specs are based on the famed 1983 USA Pacer.

Kramer guitars have a long history of performance-driven excellence. In the 80's, the company itself was considered one of the top guitar companies in the world.

The Kramer Pacer Classic's body, neck and electronics layout is faithful to the 1983 Kramer Pacer, which was famed for its versatility and playability. No wonder many name guitarists from that era were Kramer endorsees!

The Kramer Pacer guitar's beak headstock and classic 80s block logo top off this classic Kramer with a locking nut to keep you in tune. Vintage Kramer fans will notice Kramer moved the truss rod adjustment to the headstock, but that's the only difference in the Kramer Pacer Classic's neck from the original.

Classic dot inlays on a satin finished, thin-tapered maple neck with jumbo frets. No splice joint here, its all one piece topped with a maple board.

The mahogany body is loaded with classic alnico magnet pups, with a volume, tone control layout with a 3-way mini-toggle. Kramer has also added a what they call a "treble bleed" mod to the volume controls to keep that sparkle when you back down the decibels. This Kramer guitar is topped off with a Floyd Rose tremolo system for all the dive bombs you can handle while staying in tune.


Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • Floyd Rose tremolo bridge
  • 2 humbuckers
  • Volume "treble bleed" mod
  • 2 volume, 1 tone
  • 3-way selection switch
  • Black hardware
  • Mahogany body
  • Hard maple neck, satin finish
  • Maple fingerboard
  • 14" radius
  • Dot fingerboard inlays
  • 22 medium frets
  • 1.65" nut width (43mm)
  • 25.5" scale
  • Die-cast tuners

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KramerPacer Classic Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (4)
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    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Mind blown

I'm blown away by this guitar. I grabbed it off the used section here on MF and I'm surprised anyone would return this beauty.

The fretwork is perfection. No buzz....Read complete review

I'm blown away by this guitar. I grabbed it off the used section here on MF and I'm surprised anyone would return this beauty.

The fretwork is perfection. No buzz. Easy to set up. It came set up perfectly right out the box, with slightly high action on the treble side. In less than a minute I had it exactly where I wanted it.

Wow! I've owned Gibsons, Ibanez Prestige... This Kramer somehow plays better then all of them. When Kramer releases more finishes of this model I'm buying a second! (My first is pearl white.)

The electronics are tops, and I even liked the stock pickups. That being said, the stock pickups are the 490T/R set used in Epiphones. Since I already own a Gibson with 490's I decided to swap pickups.

I dropped in a set of Duncan Distortions and... Words don't describe the tones you can achieve. Dokken all day long! Pretty good cleans too, roll back the volume knob (gotta love the built in treble bleed!) and you got some nice funk/reggae tones. I know a lot of strat players aren't interested in dealing with Floyds, and I completely understand why, but Floyds CAN use used subtly. No one is forcing you to drive bomb all day. You can, though, and this guitar isn't going out of tune! The licensed Kramer trem beats the official import "Floyd Rose Special". My Ibanez Prestige doesn't hold tune as well as this baby, and it's sporting an original Edge Pro! (Not to discredit the prestige, I love it, but it doesn't astound me like the Kramer does. The price difference helps.)

I love the combination of the mahogany body with the maple fretboard. Lots of snap, but it's still warm. Perfect balance.

Once I threw on some strap locks and neon green dome knobs I was ready to whip out the spandex and rock! I can't say enough positive things about this axe.

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Nice guitar for the money

This was my practice guitar for a long time. The pickups sound really good, the tremolo shocked me with how well it stayed in tune, and the red paint looks great. The build...Read complete review

This was my practice guitar for a long time. The pickups sound really good, the tremolo shocked me with how well it stayed in tune, and the red paint looks great. The build quality doesn't feel amazing and the neck is comfortable but not wonderful, however, I was able to put the action extremely low without buzz. The guitar is worth the money, but I still prefer the Striker when it comes to feel.

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5.0

Brought back the Metal!

By Shadow

from Southern California

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Kramer Pacer Classic Electric Guitar:

      I really didn't need to buy another guitar but had some loyalty points I wanted to burn up. Browsing thru the hot deal section I stumbled upon this Kramer Pacer Classic with zebra pickups. First of all, as an X Gen, seeing Kramer back evoked many memories of excitement growing up with some of my old fav metal and glam/hair metal bands. I try to stick with US made guitars, this one is exempt. I own a few nice LPs and MIA strats, but grew up trying all from Ibanez to Schecter. So I ordered the pearl white. Double boxed and packed well. The finish is stunningly great. Makes me rethink why we pay so much for more expensive guitars! The neck pocket is tighter than some of my expensive strats . The pickups look and sound surprisingly good. Looks like the 57s in my LP. The Kramer branded Floyd seems a bit stiff but seems to work fine. Although when I received it, the metal on the back of the Floyd tuners were hitting the finish and scratched it, no big deal I didn't pay over a grand and not worth fussing over.. If you're unfamiliar with a Floyd there is a learning curve tuning and changing strings. I dumped a nice S series back in the day due to this. I'm basing my review on the price factor so it's a 5 star. It's good, not perfect but I didn't expect that for a guitar in this range. I did have one con which is I do have some buzz on the low E. I've raised the Floyd to compensate but I feel after some shedding I'll burn the problem down. Great looks, 80s vibe, nice neck, sounds great, now need to brush up on my Round and round and unchained licks! Great looking and playing guitar that's made in Indonesia. If you can overcome that like I did, you have yourself a classy shredder!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Everything I was lookng for!

      By Rob

      from Somewhere in Africa

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kramer Pacer Classic Electric Guitar:

          I am overseas and was looking for a good shred guitar that I was not going to be worried about due to cost in case of damage. This, after changing the strings to a nice lite set and breaking in the neck a little plays as good as a guitar worth much more $$. I would say the closest I can compare it to is my 1987 RG-550. I like that neck a little more, but this is close...for under 400 I am really, really happy! You wont regret buying one!!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Guitar !!!! Buy it you won't regret it!

          By Weaser116

          from Cleveland,Oh

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming

            Comments about Kramer Pacer Classic Electric Guitar:

            I absolutely love this guitar, I mainly use and prefer Les Paul style guitars and ibanez guitars never appeased my taste...however the neck on this guitar is awesome, I can not stop playing this guitar!! I did replace the stock pickups with some Seymour Duncan's other than that I did a quick set up on the bridge and I got it just perfect for my hands.

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Guitar love

            By Lucky

            from Ohio

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kramer Pacer Classic Electric Guitar:

                This is a really good guitar for this price. It sounds good, stays in tune amazingly well and it's fast. I had problems with it our of the box, just dropped the action with a turn of two screws on the Floyd and it was ready to play. You can't go wrong with it.

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                AWESOME GUITAR!!!

                By reddragon1967

                from Lowellville, OHIO

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to play
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Gorgeous Guitar
                • Rock Hard Maple Neck
                • Solid Electronics
                • Very responsive

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Kramer Pacer Classic Electric Guitar:

                KRAMER is back! I could not be happier with this guitar. So solid and well built it practically plays itself. Very easy to play and very responsive. Great warm tone. Very '80's Metal sounding. The Mahogany Body and Hard Maple Neck combine to create the most amazing tone and sustain. The neck has a smooth satin finish and is very easy to play and would make it a lot easier for a beginner to learn. Very well built. High quality. I have no idea how they can offer a guitar of this quality for such a low price. The Candy Apple Red finish is absolutely beautiful. I am proud of this guitar and have a blast playing it. It feels like and sounds like a guitar that costs three times more! If you are thinking of buying this, dont hesitate any further.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great guitar for the price

                By Timmyt

                from Madison, WI

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                • Fret Buzz

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Kramer Pacer Classic Electric Guitar:

                Great guitar for the price. If your into super strats. You can't go wrong with this.

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                (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Mind blown

                By Kurisuku

                from New Jersey

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Attention to detail
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • People Might Find Out

                Best Uses

                • 80's
                • Everything Literally
                • Metal
                • Reggae
                • Versatility

                Comments about Kramer Pacer Classic Electric Guitar:

                I'm blown away by this guitar. I grabbed it off the used section here on MF and I'm surprised anyone would return this beauty.

                The fretwork is perfection. No buzz. Easy to set up. It came set up perfectly right out the box, with slightly high action on the treble side. In less than a minute I had it exactly where I wanted it.

                Wow! I've owned Gibsons, Ibanez Prestige... This Kramer somehow plays better then all of them. When Kramer releases more finishes of this model I'm buying a second! (My first is pearl white.)

                The electronics are tops, and I even liked the stock pickups. That being said, the stock pickups are the 490T/R set used in Epiphones. Since I already own a Gibson with 490's I decided to swap pickups.

                I dropped in a set of Duncan Distortions and... Words don't describe the tones you can achieve. Dokken all day long! Pretty good cleans too, roll back the volume knob (gotta love the built in treble bleed!) and you got some nice funk/reggae tones. I know a lot of strat players aren't interested in dealing with Floyds, and I completely understand why, but Floyds CAN use used subtly. No one is forcing you to drive bomb all day. You can, though, and this guitar isn't going out of tune! The licensed Kramer trem beats the official import "Floyd Rose Special". My Ibanez Prestige doesn't hold tune as well as this baby, and it's sporting an original Edge Pro! (Not to discredit the prestige, I love it, but it doesn't astound me like the Kramer does. The price difference helps.)

                I love the combination of the mahogany body with the maple fretboard. Lots of snap, but it's still warm. Perfect balance.

                Once I threw on some strap locks and neon green dome knobs I was ready to whip out the spandex and rock! I can't say enough positive things about this axe.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Guitar

                By bgm93

                from Monroeville, IN

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                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing
                  • Rock Concerts

                  Comments about Kramer Pacer Classic Electric Guitar:

                  This guitar is great right out of the box, the action is perfect and the tone is vintage. Stays in tune and has a great feel and balance. Exceeded all my expectations.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Not bad, not wonderful

                  By ATOMICPUNK

                  from Florida

                  Pros

                  • Awesome To Hold Not Heave
                  • Has Great Feel
                  • Kramer Tremolo Is Awesome
                  • Sound Is Pretty Good

                  Cons

                  • Action Is Horrible
                  • Fret Buzz
                  • Should Not Have Shipped

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kramer Pacer Classic Electric Guitar:

                    Ok, overall not a bad guitar at all. Sound is pretty good and I personally like the feel of it. I am not too picky when it comes to how the neck feels and plays, as long as it ins't uncomfortable. The only problem I had was that no matter what the action was horrible. If i set it so that the action didn't buzz on the lower end of the neck the action was too high at the higher end, and if it was nice at the higher end it buzzed at the lower end. I had to actually carve a bit of the neck off where it bolts into the body so that it was even throughout the frets. GO OVER THIS GUITAR WITH A FINE TOOTH COMB!!! Make sure everything is in order before you decide to keep it. In the long run its worth the money but only if they send you one that is of the quality and worth the Kramer name.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Nice guitar for the money

                    By MusicMan89803

                    from Aiken, SC

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Kramer Pacer Classic Electric Guitar:

                      This was my practice guitar for a long time. The pickups sound really good, the tremolo shocked me with how well it stayed in tune, and the red paint looks great. The build quality doesn't feel amazing and the neck is comfortable but not wonderful, however, I was able to put the action extremely low without buzz. The guitar is worth the money, but I still prefer the Striker when it comes to feel.

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