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carthage
PostPosted: 01/07/2009 at 06:06 AM    Post subject: How much should I pay for a Kramer?

Hi there!
I'm thinking about buying a Kramer on ebay. I'm fascinated with the sound of the metalneck guitars, but yet I haven't had the chance to play one yet, because I'm from eastern Europe, so they are hard to find here.
So it will be kind of a lucky shot I guess, to see if it suits me. If not I can still sell it again I think.
The most common models I find are the DMZ series. All I really care about is that it's in a playable condition and that the neck is straight because I heard this can't be easily fixed on these guitars. I'm not a collector, so if there have been made some modifications that actually improve the guitar, I wouldn't mind.
I'm mainly interested in the DMZx000 and x50g models. Is there a big quality/price range between them, or are they all the same standard, just with slightly different specifications?
I would be glad about any informations on what I should realisticly plan to spend on one of these.
Thanks in advance.

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Tom Richards
PostPosted: 01/15/2009 at 09:02 AM    Post subject: Price is relative, but...

carthage,

A good Kramer, say a 650B or 450B in good condition with all original parts can go from $700-900 USD and are pretty good buys. Things to consider when bidding are:

Neck wear-should see some of the overcoat disturbed on the back around the fifth fret. Excess wear or rubbing means something is up.

Pickup surrounds-if a Kramer bass still has the wood ones (650B especially) then it drives the price up, as few of those still exist complete and on instruments.

Body wear-some knicks and stratches, but if its abused should drive price down.

Electronics-many of the kramers on ebay often have new knobs or even pickup mods. These should go in the $400-$600 range at best.

DMZ models are "younger" and should not get a high or higher price. Things to think about are color, pickups, and if it comes with the case.

Hope this helps.

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KOSMOS760
PostPosted: 01/18/2009 at 12:44 AM    Post subject: KRAMER

HI THERE ,,,
I JUST READ YOUR WEB POST , YOU SAID YOU ARE LOOKING INTO BUYING A DMZ KRAMER . YOU DIDN'T SAY WHAT TYPE OF DMZ,,,, GUITAR OR BASS?????????

REASON FOR MY RESPONSE TO YOU IS THAT I OWN 5 DMZ KRAMER BASSES.
4000, 4001, 5000, 5000, 6000. IF THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR GET IN TOUCH. THANKS.

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carthage
PostPosted: 01/21/2009 at 01:23 AM    Post subject:

I was only looking for a guitar :)
But thanks for the infos. I found my instrument now.

http://www.auctiva.com/ho.....,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0&format=0

Absolutely mint condition original case. I'm not a collector, but I think I made a good deal

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