I'm a new member and I've had this guitar since 1986. I believe it's a 1980 XL-7 from the research I've done. Glad to have found this site along with "Vintage Kramer" as it's allowed me to finally identify what I've had all this time. This guitar was purchased (used) from a LMS in MN along with an amp to replace a 79' Gibson SG and amp that I had to sell in order to make rent during some tough times back in 84'. I'm sure we've all been there once or twice in our lives. I vowed after selling that instrument that nothing would get me to part with my next guitar, no matter what it was. It's all original except for the 6 way selector knob which I replaced with a barrel style knob. There are plenty of nicks in the clear coat as it's been mishandled and moved too many times over the last 26 years. If I only knew what I had! Now she proudly hangs on the wall in my office, along with a nice Gibson Studio LP. Just thought I'd show her off. So here's the silly question of the day - is getting it refinished / restored a dumb idea or should I just leave it as the "survivor" it is?
Ok, now back to lurking and learning...Kramer 2.JPG