I picked these up at the weekend open to the public Kramer, Neptune NJ sale many moons ago.
The salmon pink Stagemaster is one of 2 made in this color and layout. I should have bought both.
The black Stagemaster I is a Canadian Prototype.
Here it is
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"Before Kramer closed it's Neptune, NJ doors in the late 80's, they had a dealer only Friday sale and a Saturday open to the public sale.
Here's what I picked up along with lots of hardware; p/u's; necks and body's:
Kramer Stagemaster I in see through salmon pink. It's only one of 2 made in this color. I was offered both but I only bought one.....
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Yeah, it's mine.
I go under the name of Bbreaker on HC.
Stories of lore.....
What info on the Canadian proto?
Man, they look sweet . Welcome to KF. Salmon id a dicey color on a guitar but this one came out great. Is this a neck-through-maple-sustain-block? Wings look a bit like ash, don´t they?
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This was towards the end of the Neptune facilities existence.
I think they were using La Si Do for these prototype builds.
My black Stagemaster prototype body is slightly smaller than production Stagemaster bodies.
Former Kramer insiders, Paul Unkert or John Hingie would know more about this offshoot.
Just noticed the black one has a staggered hum and the tuners have the 90 degree mounting points. wonder what else is different
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The Canadian neckthrough Kramers would have been built by Larrivée in the late 80s...aka Paul Deans & Stagemasters
LASIDO made Pacer/Baretta bolt-on necks and bodies around 84-85
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That salmon pink stagemaster is awesome Gibson need to get a little braver with their SM-1 colour choices!
Yep, that's a kool Kolor......
TBH my first reaction was "bleh, what a hideous color"...then I started looking closer.
It's a fantastic looking guitar and the color compliments the grain.
That neck is just stunning!
As said...is that maple with ash wings?
How much does it weigh?
Beauties you have there
1977 Kramer 450G
1978 Kramer 250G
1979 Kramer DMZ 2000G
1979 Kramer DMZ 6000G
1981 Kramer The Duke Guitar
1956 Supro Dual Tone
1958 Kay Sizzler
1959 Airline Town and Country
1960 National Debonaire
1965 Magnatone Tornado
1983 O'Hagan Nightwatch
1979 Peavey T-60
1994 Jerry Jones Guitarlin
Nice one. Does it smell like it has fire damage?
that is one seriously beautiful stagey - adore the finish
I sooooo totally dig the pink salmon......she is GORGEOUS!
edit: And yes, pretty sure the wings are Ash...
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Real stunning - is this one in the UK???
Thanks - ive had the Liberty 25 years now and before that regularly changed my guitars but this one has stayed with me - so thats 2 really special stageys in the UK now that we know of - anybody want to add to the list??