#1
So about a month ago I made a thread about wanting to get a guitar and received a bunch of help that I was appreciative of. Originally I wanted to get one expensive guitar that would be versatile enough to cover several genres, but it didn't end up working out that way. Instead i saved up a little more money and got two guitars that do their own respective thing very well.

First up is a St. Blues Bluesmaster IV. I had no idea who this company was until I randomly came across one of their guitars in one of the ten stores nationwide that carries them (McCabes Guitars in Santa Monica, awesome store). I've always had a thing for telecasters so I was seriously considering getting a Lite Ash model until I tried this guitar. It stomped the Tele in every way imaginable. The body shape may be LP-like but everything else is tele-esque. 25.5 inch scale, string thru body, top routed, headstock, control panel, etc.... All for exactly $500 from ebay.





Next is the real gem. An original 1983 Kramer Pacer Special. This one really speaks for itself. I snagged it for just under $650 on ebay and it's in near perfect condition. The pickup had been replaced with a mitymite, but I like it so it's going to stay. I love the neck to, because it's not crazy thin like Ibanez necks which I'm not really accustomed to. The OFR is wicked too. The best thing about this is originally I was just going to get one of those BC Rich Gunslinger reissues, but now I have an original 80's guitar that was MIA for pretty much the same price.





The main reason I made this thread is really to say... don't neglect eBay!
#2
First time I've seen a tele/strat/LP hybrid! Interesting for sure, but not my cup of tea.
The Kramer on the other hand.. yummy!
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#3
i dont like the kramer but the other tele/les paul is uber-awesome
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#4
I like Ebay for alot of items, but i just wouldn't for guitar, i need to play the thing before i buy it. But im glad it worked out great for you!
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Those guitars are amazing. Just amazing.

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#9
That Bluesmaster looks really cool. I'd want to try one of those out soon. But I have two questions about it.
1. Is that a nickel under the E and A string saddles?
2. Could we see a full body shot? I want to see it with the headstock.
#10
i like this first one alot, really beautiful and interesting
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#11
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That Bluesmaster looks really cool. I'd want to try one of those out soon. But I have two questions about it.
1. Is that a nickel under the E and A string saddles?
2. Could we see a full body shot? I want to see it with the headstock.


1. Yeah that's a nickel under the saddles. The stock setup on the guitars has the action really low so when I went to raise it, the saddles didn't quite go far enough for my tastes. So I installed some "custom nickel hardware"...

2. I'll try and get a full body shot soon.
#12
As requested, some full-body shots of the Saint Blues...



Note: Just to avoid confusion, I got bored and decided to flip the control panel around for convenience sake.
Last edited by T!AN at Feb 20, 2008,
#13
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First up is a St. Blues Bluesmaster IV. I had no idea who this company was until I randomly came across one of their guitars in one of the ten stores nationwide that carries them (McCabes Guitars in Santa Monica, awesome store). I've always had a thing for telecasters so I was seriously considering getting a Lite Ash model until I tried this guitar. It stomped the Tele in every way imaginable. The body shape may be LP-like but everything else is tele-esque. 25.5 inch scale, string thru body, top routed, headstock, control panel, etc.... All for exactly $500 from ebay.





I saw a couple of St. Blues guitars at McCabes last time i went (i live right by there). it was like a tele, and it was pretty cool. McCabes is a great store.

those guitars are both gems though
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#14
Those are probably the guitars I tried out. I was tempted to get the tele look-a-like, but it weighed a friggin' ton so I decided against it.
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Those are probably the guitars I tried out. I was tempted to get the tele look-a-like, but it weighed a friggin' ton so I decided against it.

What mad world is this, where a Tele weighs a friggin' ton and an LP sounds like a Tele...

Anyway, the Kramer seems hawt, I'd like to place my hands on there and fiddle it a bit...

Last edited by Y00p at Mar 19, 2008,
#19
i agree man never underestimate ebay
i scored a sexy tobacco sunburst paul reed smith santana se 4 400 dollars. ive seen them go for double that elsewhere, and the thing is the instrumental incarnate of sex. thank u ebay
#20
For some reason everything about the Saint Blues is a mind trip at the moment, I feel like i'm seeing multiple guitars at once but theres something about it that makes me love it. I really like the top on it too.
#21
^ I know what you mean, it weirds me out at times too...

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EDIT: As long as this bumped anyway, I guess I'll update what's up with these guitars.

As much as I love the St. Blues these last couple months... it's just been collecting dust. I thought I would have use for the single coils for cleans, but my Ibanez has that pretty much covered. I should probably just sell it, but eh...

The Kramer I play on a daily basis. It's held up as well as I hoped it would. The only problems I've had are wiring ones, which are easy to fix.

I threw the original Schaller pickup in just to try it out. It's not all that impressive but I still prefer it over the Mity Mite.

I blocked the trem a while ago, because I never used it.

Other than that nothing new I guess.

EDIT 2: No one ever laughed at my "custom nickel hardware" on the Bluesmaster joke
Last edited by T!AN at Jun 13, 2008,
#22
that one st blues guitar is beautiful!
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