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Kramer American Showster Metallist II

#1 User is offline   Nemuri 

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 11:09 AM

So, I just picked up a 1989(?) Metallist II.
The neck is a little thicker than I usually like, but DEFINITELY shreddable!
Dig that crazy-thin body w/the metal plate!
Anyone know off-hand what cases will fit this thing? Can I just pick up a generic strat case?

I posted some pics here:
http://picasaweb.goo...m/hhbale/Kramer

BTW, what happened to the Kramer forums at http://www.kramerforum.com/?
I can't get the page to load.

-H

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 08:44 AM

View PostNemuri, on 26 September 2010 - 11:09 AM, said:

So, I just picked up a 1989(?) Metallist II.
The neck is a little thicker than I usually like, but DEFINITELY shreddable!
Dig that crazy-thin body w/the metal plate!
Anyone know off-hand what cases will fit this thing? Can I just pick up a generic strat case?

I posted some pics here:
http://picasaweb.goo...m/hhbale/Kramer

BTW, what happened to the Kramer forums at http://www.kramerforum.com/?
I can't get the page to load.

-H


A strat style case should be a good fit as long as there is room for the angled headstock.

Not sure on the forum you mentioned. It's not a GMI brand ran forum.

#3 User is offline   moku 

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 12:31 AM

showsters are good guitars. any stndard form fitted case should fit: roadrunner, gator, etc. fender strat cases are fine too, but the guitar tends to get knocked around in there (unless you get one of those newer ones with the neck gets strapped down).

the old kramer forum works fine: http://www.kramerfor...forum/index.php that's where i usually hang out.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:01 AM

View Postmoku, on 14 December 2010 - 12:31 AM, said:

showsters are good guitars. any stndard form fitted case should fit: roadrunner, gator, etc. fender strat cases are fine too, but the guitar tends to get knocked around in there (unless you get one of those newer ones with the neck gets strapped down).

the old kramer forum works fine: http://www.kramerfor...forum/index.php that's where i usually hang out.


I have a Showster and best case is On Stage Stands Tweed for $40 at Guitar Center, but TKL etc will fit it too.

The Showster is the last great Guitar made by the original Kramer Co. Less than a 1000 were made so they are very very rare. My Showster is the best Kramer that I have ever played.
Gibson Les Paul Custom, Gibson 335, Epiphone 1275 Doubleneck, Kramer American Showster, Gibson/Kramer FR422, 64 Telecaster, 50th Anniversary 62RI Telecaster Custom, 60th Anniversary Telecaster Standard, 1979 Electra Jazz Bass, Epiphone Beatle Bass, Kramer Precision Bass.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:03 AM

View PostNemuri, on 26 September 2010 - 11:09 AM, said:



I posted some pics here:
http://picasaweb.goo...m/hhbale/Kramer

BTW, what happened to the Kramer forums?
I can't get the page to load.

-H


U probably got banned for posting good things about your Showster or Gibson/Kramers. Those guys over there are obsessed. Very Few of them own Showsters and they hate Gibson/Kramers because the Gibson/Kramers are better than most of the 80s Kramers, except for the Showster, of course, and consequently the Gibson/Kramers are driving down the prices of their 80s Kramers.
Gibson Les Paul Custom, Gibson 335, Epiphone 1275 Doubleneck, Kramer American Showster, Gibson/Kramer FR422, 64 Telecaster, 50th Anniversary 62RI Telecaster Custom, 60th Anniversary Telecaster Standard, 1979 Electra Jazz Bass, Epiphone Beatle Bass, Kramer Precision Bass.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 06:31 PM

View PostLeo1951, on 29 October 2012 - 08:03 AM, said:

U probably got banned for posting good things about your Showster or Gibson/Kramers. Those guys over there are obsessed. Very Few of them own Showsters and they hate Gibson/Kramers because the Gibson/Kramers are better than most of the 80s Kramers, except for the Showster, of course, and consequently the Gibson/Kramers are driving down the prices of their 80s Kramers.


The MusicYo Kramers are nowhere on par with the US and Japan made 80s Kramers. Not sure what you're going about, lots of good things said over there about the MusicYo stuff but they're just decent imports, not pro-level stuff like the original Kramer stuff.

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 11:32 PM

View PostMister Zero, on 17 March 2013 - 06:31 PM, said:

The MusicYo Kramers are nowhere on par with the US and Japan made 80s Kramers. Not sure what you're going about, lots of good things said over there about the MusicYo stuff but they're just decent imports, not pro-level stuff like the original Kramer stuff.

Oddly enough, there were NEVER any Kramer guitars made in the USA. It's a bit of rare history of Kramer's history. The ones that were though to be made in the USA (Yes, even the aluminum neck ones) were actually made by Godin up in Canada. Mr. Kramer only made 4 "Kramer" guitars and he was gone (with his 4 guitars) he sold one and still owns the other 3. Kramer was ghost built from MANY sources. Of course, most folks are familiar with all of the cheap stuff and that the "American" and USA series of stuff were all made by ESP. But yeah.....their headquarters was in the USA of course, but no Kramers that were sold to the public were EVER built in the U.S.A.

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 08:19 PM

Scott Grove is such a liar when it comes to Kramer guitars. Never EVER believe anything he puts on the internet.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:42 AM

View PostVengeance, on 11 June 2014 - 08:19 PM, said:

Scott Grove is such a liar when it comes to Kramer guitars. Never EVER believe anything he puts on the internet.

I've never lied once. Name an instance.

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