#1
I have some questions that I'm hoping some of the more knowledgeable UG posters will be able to answer.

Right now I am trying to trade a Gibson Faded V on Craigslist, and I received an interesting offer. Here is the Craigslist post I've made:

http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/2398909876.html

Quickly after I posted the Gibson for trade someone wrote me and offered a Gary Kramer Custom for a straight up trade. Here is a webpage detailing the GKG Custom:

http://www.metalshopmusic.com/garykramercustom1blackgoldguitarwithcase.aspx

Now, I've heard about Kramer guitars and I know Gary Kramer was one of the founding members of that guitar company, and from what I've read Kramer guitars are considered fairly top of the line models. Do Gary Kramer Guitars compare to Kramers? I haven't been able to find out much about the production value of Gary Kramer guitars, and so I am looking to you guys for help. Is this a fair trade? Are Gary Kramer guitars considered quality guitars?

Any help at all is appreciated!
Axes:
2010 Carvin ST300C
1994 Jackson Soloist XL Professional
2008 "Jacksbanez"
2007 Gibson Flying V
2003 Epiphone Les Paul Plus

Amps:
Peavey 6505+ Combo
Peavey Classic 30
Peavey Vypyr 15
Last edited by Vecheka at May 24, 2011,
#2
They are of the highest quality instrument. Everyone that I know that has one was blown away.

Here is a recent NGD GKG thread:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1423472

I love my Crusader and it's one of the finest guitars I own. I am waiting for the new line of Gary Kramer Guitars to come out because I want another one.

Here is a thread at Kramer Forum with the new GKG:
http://www.kramerforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=536464#post536464

Leo Scala knows his stuff and I can't wait for the new guitars. I would buy another GKG in a heart beat over anything Kramer is putting out today through Gibson.
My Kramer's:
79 DMZ6000G
83 Pacer Imp
83 Vanguard
85 Pacer Deluxe
85 Baretta
85 Pacer Deluxe
85 Condor
86 Pacer Imperial
86 JK2000
86 JK6000
87 Focus Mutt
09 Gary Kramer Crusader
#3
Okay, so Kramer is owned by Gibson now, but Gary Kramer is its own custom shop.

And so in your mind trading a Gibson Faded V for a GKG Custom is a worthwhile trade? I also see that you're a bit of a Kramerphile, but you're not the first person I've seen that has an obsession with Kramer guitars.

I'm not a huge fan of playing the V, especially standing up (neck heavy imo). I'm much more a fan of the superstrat style bodies.

*edit - Another question, is the GKG Custom's bridge floating? I know it has an Original Floyd on it, but there's no recess in the guitar. Is it simply mounted in a floating format? I'm sure that's a stupid question, but I haven't seen the guitar and I am merely curious.
Axes:
2010 Carvin ST300C
1994 Jackson Soloist XL Professional
2008 "Jacksbanez"
2007 Gibson Flying V
2003 Epiphone Les Paul Plus

Amps:
Peavey 6505+ Combo
Peavey Classic 30
Peavey Vypyr 15
Last edited by Vecheka at May 24, 2011,
#4
I would trade it in a heart beat but that's just me.

It is a floating bridge it just doesn't have the pull back like a recessed does.

What you got to do is go play it if it speaks to you then do the trade.
My Kramer's:
79 DMZ6000G
83 Pacer Imp
83 Vanguard
85 Pacer Deluxe
85 Baretta
85 Pacer Deluxe
85 Condor
86 Pacer Imperial
86 JK2000
86 JK6000
87 Focus Mutt
09 Gary Kramer Crusader
#5
You would be stupid if you didn't...there are a million faded vs out there that can be bought later on in life. The gkg is beautiful, but I do encourage playing it if possible. When I first started out playing I had the opportunity to buy one for cheap, regret not doing it ever since.
Guitars:
LTD KH-602
LTD M-15
Schecter Hellraiser FR (for sale w/hsc, pm me.)
BC Rich Bronze WarCock
BC Rich Ironbird1
Tokai Voyager
Jackson JS30 Kelly
Vester: Metal flake gold/black crackle
Vester: rainbow crackle
Carvin V220