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Hey guys! It just came to me this morning to share this with you guys, because many people don’t really know this even exists……Kramer did in fact make the NightSwan in lefty and they’re quite rare. I managed a few years ago to get one in white. It has a super light mahogany body, the thinnest Kramer neck ever made, and an ebony fretboard which was also quite uncommon for Kramer. It’s a great guitar, and last year I replaced the stock Seymour Duncan “Full Shred” with a Doug Aldrich signature pickup. This guitar SCREAMS.
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During the early to mid-90’s, as Kramer Guitars was going through its bankruptcy and restructuring, it had a huge inventory liquidation of its plant. Many large music stores purchased the inventory of parts from Kramer. The parts included bodies, necks, pickups, tuners, Floyd Rose units, etc. Some of the music stores assembled the guitars and sold them as complete Kramer guitars. In other instances, individuals bought the parts and pieced them together themselves and made complete guitars. The question has always been whether these assembled guitars are truly Kramers. In my opinion, the assembled guitars are Kramers however, they are not factory Kramers.
The problem is that these assembled guitars still show up from time to time on auctions and music store websites but the sellers do not disclose this fact. The best way to ensure that you are not purchasing a post-factory assembled guitar is to ask a lot of questions from the seller and use the available Kramer resources on the web such as the Kramer Forum and have other collectors assist you.
One other issue is, as the popularity of Kramer guitars has risen, so have individuals/stores that are recreating Kramer guitars and logoing the guitars as original Kramers. Once again, I recommend the buyer to ask a lot of questions and use the web to research the item prior to purchasing it. There are a lot of kit form guitars out there that are not Kramers and are great quality parts. Again, just be careful as to what you are buying.
Kramer Guitars (pronounced “KRAY-MUR”) is an American manufacturer of electric guitars and basses. Kramer produced aluminum-necked electric guitars and basses in the 1970s and wooden-necked guitars catering to hard rock and heavy metal musicians in the 1980s; Kramer is currently a division of Gibson Guitar Corporation. Kramer was one of the most popular guitar brands of the 1980s and the best-selling brand of 1985 and 1986. At the height of its popularity, Kramer was considered a prestige instrument and was endorsed by many famous musicians of the day, including Eddie Van Halen, Richie Sambora, Mick Mars, Jennifer Batten, Tom Morello, and Vivian Campbell
Yes, this is the actual Kramer NightSwan holoflash guitar custom made for, used by, and formerly owned by Steve Brown, guitarist of the band TRIXTER. This guitar was also pictured on the cover of Trixter’s first CD. Steve played this guitar throughout the early 90s as Trixter toured arenas all over. It was later gifted to an MTV exec who helped get Trixter’s videos on the air which led to them having 3 #1 hits. It used to be signed: “To John, thanks for everything!!!” but I had the personalization removed. The guitar is autographed by all 4 members of the band (Steve, Pete, Gus, and PJ). I hope to eventually have the band re-sign the guitar on the BACK, and then remove the signatures off of the front of the guitar as the holoflash finish is too pretty to have signatures covering it…
It should be noted that this is a one-of-a-kind custom guitar made for Steve, as instead of 2 humbucker pick-ups as are standard on a NightSwan, this guitar has 1 hum and a slanted single coil pick-up at the neck. The neck also had additional brass dowels installed at the neck joint (under the neck plate) probably for a more “solid” feel and better sustain. The neck feels amazingly smooth. I have admired this particular guitar ever since I saw it pictured on the cover of Trixter’s first CD, so I am quite happy to actually own it now…The next photo shows the colors a little better…
When the sales figures came in, Kramer was the best-selling guitar brand of 1985
Reviews for Kramer Nightswan – The Kramer Nightswan designed by Buddy Blaze with Vivian Campbell. … diagonal dot inlays, 6105 frets (tall and narrow) – Ebony Fretboard – Schaller Tune – Non-traditional Kramer … Polka dots was cool.
This auction is for one of my last original Kramer Nightswans. I used to collect USA Kramers and at one point had 50 or 60 of them. This is one that I saved when I sold them off. I have had this guitar sitting in the closet for at least 12 years. It has been maintained and is in excellent condition.
Has a couple of small dings as pictured. The neck is great. The pickups and original Floyd are like new.
This is the real deal, not one of the new ones. As you can see, the neck plate is probably not original. It was this way when I bought it. If that kind of thing bothers you, dont buy this guitar. If you want a rare, original, Nightswan, then this is the guitar for you.
The color is the dark blue/black with the blue polka dots as opposed to the light blue with the white dots. Very cool