Why Are "Older" Kramer Guitars So Much more Expensive than Those Chibsons?

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  1. Kissmyaxe1969

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    517B9180-5947-43DF-82B1-852AEF263A2E.jpeg 517B9180-5947-43DF-82B1-852AEF263A2E.jpeg I made this logo even though this is an EVH
     
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    583E1D41-D526-43FF-A5C2-7A798E6FC700.jpeg 583E1D41-D526-43FF-A5C2-7A798E6FC700.jpeg had a pacer deluxe when they first were available with a floyd way back in the day it was alder HSS, the EVH line is much improved, when I worked for T. Anderson we did some of the Kramer Elliot Easton models as OEM
     
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    Because they're basically high-end ESPs while the current lineup of Indonesian made guitars is sometimes so-so at best. Buying a used Kramer, I know what I get. Buying a new Kramer, I hope I don't get yet another dud. Part of the reality of not having guitar stores around anymore.
    But the price now is mostly down to people realising they are really good guitars, at least the American series though somehow people think they will get a premium for their plywood strikers, and they are now considered vintage which adds to the price along with being an american brand. Their previously low price was down to the company making poor business decisions leading to them mostly being associated with crappy plywood guitars and going bancrupt.

    Think it's also fair to note that a lot of 80´s/early 90´s guitars seem to have gone up considerably in price in the last few years. Internet helps getting people informed but the downside to that is that people tend to overestimate the value of their guitars. Just saw an ad for an '86 Fender Contemporary series stratocaster (trying to find my old one or at least an identical guitar) at $1200. Makes my $1000 '87 Baretta look like a steal...
     
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    How is upper fret access on the EVH vs the 80´s Kramers? I find that to be one of few drawbacks to my Baretta's (though not so much on the large soloist style baretta body I used for my mutt)
     
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    I have an 84 Kramer Pacer Imperial. Nice to know it's worth (supposedly) that much. The local store offered to consign it for $900 ( I would have gotten $700).
     

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    How do they compare to a Chibanez?:pirate:
     

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