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Kramer Pacer Classic Electric Guitar  Candy Apple Red

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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 21 reviews)

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    (14)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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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      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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        (2 of 3 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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            (4 of 4 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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            (1 of 1 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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            (10 of 10 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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            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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                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Axe

                  By OcelotYou

                  from MI

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Great Neck
                  • Stable Tuning

                  Cons

                  • Average P-upsnot Bad

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kramer Pacer Classic Electric Guitar:

                    This is a sweet guitar. So smooth, effortless to play. My strat is now a lawn ornament.

                    Previously I owned a similar style of blue or red guitar from a similar price range. It was a piece of junk, the worst guitar I've ever owned of prolly four dozen. Impossible to get in tune. I never once got the thing in tune and finally gave it away for next to nothing. I should have just junked it to save anyone else the trouble.

                    Ok, this guitar, the Kramer Pacer Classic I got used. This is a dream. A thin, yet fat neck. Just right so that your hand doesn't close all the way and get cramped up. You don't have to apply much pressure to play a note, so moving from one to the next is effortless. I can play licks on this that would be impossible or, at least, very tedious, on my strat.

                    The body is a very nice shape visually, and is large enough that it is very comfortable to play while sitting.

                    Ok, to the pickups. They are not super hot by any means. But, they aren't garbage. They are adequate and I won't be replacing them. They are what I would call average.

                    Tuning stability is very good. I might remove the locking nut once a week or so to tune, then use the fine tuners for a week.

                    Ok, get this axe, it's probably the best guitar you'll find in its price range. In reality, it's likely the best guitar you'll find even in a slightly higher price range.

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