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Bosco
PostPosted: 08/11/2007 at 3:47 PM    Post subject: Kramer 450 G Information

My wife got this guitar from a previous marriage, or maybe an old boyfriend, she doesn't even remember any more. My 5 year old is obsessed with guitars and he's starting to play, I remember we had this in the garage so I showed it to him, I couldn't figure out what it was, so I found this site "Vintage Kramer", and I'm pretty sure is the 450 G, it has the "Kramer" covers on the pickups and looks just like the picture. Is this guitar worth any money? Is it a good guitar? It's in great shape, except for two missing knobs.

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MetalNecks
PostPosted: 08/11/2007 at 4:03 PM    Post subject:

That guitar is very cool.. and VintageKramer is definitely your primary resource on the 'lumy' Kramers. As far as value, they're climbing every year. There seems to be a surge for aluminum neck instruments over the last few years. Velenos are insanely expensive, Travis Bean are following close behind, and Kramer is right in line with Beans. Beans are ranging around $3000-$4000 for the guitar, and Kramers are in the $800 - $1500 range. You can still pick up a good deal on eBay, but I feel in the next few years, these guitars will be worth more. There are definitely more Kramers than Beans and Velenos, which is one reason for the gap in pricing.. but the bottom line, they're not making any more 450Gs, and haven't made them in a long long time.

You're basically at a crossroads on what you want to do. If you want to keep that guitar as an investment or a guitar in your collection.. you should clean it up, and not play it. If you want your kid to own a piece of history and play a cool guitar.. then by all means do that instead. Just don't expect it to be worth the same as if you took good care of it right now. I believe these guitars need to be played.. and I play mine.. so the value is little concern to me, since I don't plan on selling my guitars. Comes down to.. are you a collector or a player.

Either way.. you have a cool guitar. If you're really interested in value.. keep an eye on eBay and see what they go for.

There is one currently on eBay now:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Krame.....ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Here is one that recently ended:
http://cgi.ebay.com/1978-.....ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

MN



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Bosco
PostPosted: 08/11/2007 at 4:34 PM    Post subject:

Thanks for the reply.

I'm actually leaning towards cleaning it up, and selling it. I haven't played guitar in over 20 years, and if my son is going to start to play I'd like to pick up an acoustic/electric to play with him, my oldest plays piano, and the youngest is into drums (which is what I actually play). I just don't see the 5 year old with Marshal stacks just yet :^)

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blackmarker
PostPosted: 08/11/2007 at 6:35 PM    Post subject:

I sold a 450 a few years ago with non-original pickups for $500.

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Ethan Kolasinski
PostPosted: 12/28/2007 at 10:44 PM    Post subject: I bought it

I bought this guitar. Very nice.



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Ethan Kolasinski
PostPosted: 12/29/2007 at 03:37 AM    Post subject: ethankolasinski.com

To hear what the Kramer sounds like that Ethan Kolasinski bought, check out:

http://www.ethankolasinski.com/

Ethan Kolasinski



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Slick
PostPosted: 05/18/2011 at 5:13 PM    Post subject: RE:Kramer 450 G Information

Yes .. From what I've been researching on the KRAMER 450 g .. they were considered to be the "ORIGINAL" KRAMER Typ Guitar. Here's one that's being sold on Ebay right now with 2 hours to go. The going price so far is $700 and will probably go UP ! I hope this Helps !

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