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A faithful reproduction of a Kramer guitar so popular that it helped to define an era of rock and roll.
The Kramer USA 1984 Reissue Electric Guitar features a hard maple K-Speed Slim Taper ™ neck, a solid alder double cut body and maple fretboard. The Kramer USA 1984 reproduction is 100% made in the USA and has a 84T™ humbucker that pumps out the power, a single volume knob keeps things simple and authentic, and an original Floyd Rose tremolo bridge keeps the divebombs coming. You can almost feel the spandex.
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I think this is the best guitar ever, such and awsome guitar. I teamed the 1984 with a Marshall JCM800, Fender stage 100, Peavey Clasic 30, and a Peavey 5150. You can play everything from blues and clasic rock to the heaviest metal. It has such a smooth neck that you can play sweep arpegios with such ease you wont want to put the thing down. I recommend it to anyone who likes the feel of a strat and the sound of a gibson.
features: nice finish (even though a little boring)screaming pickup, great tuners, original floyd rose, and unfinished fast but meaty neck.Quality: it came to me with a decent set up. the strings were a little high at first but was taken car of immediately. the fretwork was really nice. i figured a newly reborn kramer might ship some sharp frets. kramer put the guitar together nicely.value: although it is incredibly comfortable and it sounds great, i would price a guitar like this around 600 bucks. there isn't much to this guitar as far as electronics and hardware go. overall: the only thing this guitar is lacking is the signature stripes. the pinch harmonics squeel but there isn't breakup at loud volumes. i plugged this guitar into a marshall vintage modern and a 5150 3 just to try and get that brown sound and you can imagine what it was like. so it may be kind of pricey but if you like van halen and are tired of his $2500 guitars that just have his name on it, it would be in your best interest to try one for yourself.
As for features, its convenitent having the wrenches on the back of the headstock for those times, rarely, you may need to tune it half step or whatever. Volume knob is very easy to use and looks like a tone knob on an amp haha. Also, I love not needing to screw the whammy bar INTO the guitar, instead you screw it ONTO the guitar. Floyd rose is really strong and never go out of tune.Quality: like I said, floyd rose is extremely reliable. maple neck has wonderful feel and great action similar to EVH's. overall quality is great. machine heads are best on the market. pickup, gibson 84t, best tone ive ever heard in my life, has more edge than Peavey Wolfgangs. Gosh and it just looks so darn awesome!Overall: features, quality, and value are amazing. definitely know you will love it if you love those Van Halen riffs/licks as well as Motley crue and everything in between!defnitely worth every last penny.enjoy ;)
In the mid 80's KRAMER ruled the guitar market, well here we go again...goodbye fender, goodbye gibson, This guitar is built like a tank ,playes like a dream, and sounds like godzilla when he first wakes up, other guitars are just obsolete when this thing is around.
This guitar is an absolute steal. Made in the good 'ole USA and an a** kicker. Solid alder body, one piece maple neck with integrated fretboard, OFR, Schaller tuners and a fantastic Gibson 84T pup. What more could one ask for? Harmonics fly off this baby at will and the fast, slightly chunky neck fits like a glove. This really is a great EVH machine. But its more than that. The audio taper pot helps giving that neck pup sound just by rolling it back. Its like having a neck pup, but not! I play everything from metal to country with my '84 with little hassle. This guitar begs for you to try new things and delivers. Get one, you will love it!