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1989 Kramer B-7 Glide Series HSH Vintage Electric Guitar Metallic Black, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1989 Kramer B-7 Glide Series vintage electric guitar in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. This particularly rare Japanese-made Kramer features a  versatile HSH pickup array and Original Floyd Rose tremolo. The tonewood complement includes an alder body, maple neck, and bound 24 fret ebony fingerboard, delivering the balanced, neutral sound of alder and the glassy articulation of ebony, a perfect platform for the trio of pickups.

The bridge position humbucker is Kramer's Full Shaker, with a KS-80 alnico magnet single coil in the middle position, and Power Sleeper single coil-sized humbucker at the neck. The bridge position offers taut bass register cut and a tailored midrange, ideal for retaining clarity with mountains of gain, while the middle position single coil is spanky and clear. The neck position humbucker is modeled after Seymour Duncan's Hot Rails, delivering a thick, fluid sound ideal for expressive lead work and ensuring no drop outs given the blade magnets. The Volume knob has push/pull coil tap functionality for additional glassy sparkle, and the two-way mini toggle sends the signal direct to the output jack, bypassing the Volume pot for a bit of extra kick. Weighing 8lbs, this Kramer has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 9-42 strings, accurate intonation, and fast action.

The maple neck has a slender C shape with nicely rounded shoulders, measuring .805” deep at the 1st fret and .850” at the 12th. The bound 24 fret ebony fretboard features diamond and dot inlay, with the Kramer name inlaid at the 24th fret, and pristine medium jumbo fretwire. The guitar plays cleanly in all registers up the straight neck with an optimally adjusted truss rod. The scale length is 24 3/4”, and the locking nut measures 1 5/8“ in width. The bound headstock features a gold block Kramer logo and set of black Gotoh tuners that turn smoothly.

On the body, the stock electronics work as they should, with a five-way blade pickup selector, Master Volume with push/pull coil tap for the bridge position humbucker, and two-way toggle that sends the signal directly to the jack. The Original Floyd Rose tremolo is notably clean, actuating easily for quick flutters and deep divebombs and complete with the original arm. On the Metallic Black gloss finish, cosmetic wear is limited to localized pick scuffing on the treble side of the strum path, one finish scratch just south of the tremolo route, and just a few additional faint finish scratches and tiny marks on the body as a whole. The gloss finish on the neck profile is pristine.

A black form fix faux leather gigbag is included.