#1
im interested in an 80s kramer striker 100st on the bay. i think it would be a great project. new pickup. add a killswitch. and a coil tap. scalloped frets. new vibrato. etc. but i read the body is made of plywood :/ is it AWFULLY bad sounding or just inferior to mahogany or sumpn'. also i wont be paying more than 100 for it so its gonna be a steal.

thanks, joel.

#2
You should be fine.. otter has a guitar with a plywood body, and it sustains longer than his SG does.
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kramer made their guitars out of PLYWOOD?!
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#5
I think the NEW Kramers may have plywood bodies (they're mostly sh!t these days and were taken over by Gibson), but I'd be very surprised if the old ones were!
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If it does sound bad, just put duct tape all over it, and it will be fixed.
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If it does sound bad, just put duct tape all over it, and it will be fixed.

what...
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^ i think he s on about a franken strat
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the duct tape was to hold picks...



See, it's useful. Plus duct tape fixes everything anyway...Why not hold your picks?

Edit: didn't notice you were the one that wanted me to get a warning.
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See, it's useful. Plus duct tape fixes everything anyway...Why not hold your picks?

Edit: didn't notice you were the one that wanted me to get a warning.

It kinda blemishes the finish
Yeah the stuff is usefull, sorry about the warning thing, i didnt realise you were being serious. x
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I wasn't being serious. But I never thought of the pick thing. And to me, it doesn't really seem like plywood would get a good finish, at least, not any plywood I've seen.
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I wasn't being serious. But I never thought of the pick thing. And to me, it doesn't really seem like plywood would get a good finish, at least, not any plywood I've seen.


Just to prove you wrong, I'm going to take pitures of my strat

Not really. My Squier Strat has a plywood body and it sustains longer than my Bc Rich Beast. You should be fine ^_^


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#14
I bought a cheap, Chinese made bass body last week. It was only £15 and the advert said something like "We make very good bass guitar, it make you and family go "wow!", the sort of thing you KNOW they've used an online translator for lol.

Anyway, 1/3 done sanding it down and...I like it natural!



Ply ain't that bad, in my opinion.
#15
It's a STRIKER BY KRAMER. Not an actual Kramer. It's the Korean cousin to the Focus 1000.

I had a 400ST (RR-style V, paid 80 for it) and it had a plywood body. It was not a bad-sounding guitar. The pups were great, but kinda noisy. It also had one of the early fine-tunerless OFRs, which wasn't too bad. 100 is a good price to pay for one in good condition.
#16
When I think of plywood, I think of the unsanded kind that is really rough, because for some reason I didn't even think about sanding it.
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I think the NEW Kramers may have plywood bodies (they're mostly sh!t these days and were taken over by Gibson), but I'd be very surprised if the old ones were!


WRONG. Strikers used to be.

Strikers by the Gibson Kramer are actually alot nicer than the old ones and made out of a good quality ALDER.
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WRONG. Strikers used to be.

Strikers by the Gibson Kramer are actually alot nicer than the old ones and made out of a good quality ALDER.

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