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1980s Kramer LK-IBF Vintage Electric Guitar Black w/ TRS-101 Tremolo, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1980's Kramer LK-IBF vintage electric guitar in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A rare Japanese-made Kramer, the LK-IBF features a poplar body and one-piece maple neck capped with a 22 fret slab rosewood fretboard. This balanced tonewood platform is loaded with an LH150 zebra bobbin humbucker in the bridge position and a Power Rails single coil-sized humbucker at the neck. The neck position is powerful, cutting, and thick, pairing well with the hot and focused bridge pickup for a simple yet effective arsenal geared towards high gain crunch and singing sustain. Weighing 7lbs 12oz, 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, rounded C shaped profile with generous shoulder and lightly rolled edges, measuring .755” deep at the 1st fret and .870” at the 12th. The particularly thick slab rosewood fretboard features dot inlay and pristine stock medium jumbo fretwire. The guitar plays easily up the 25 1/2" scale, the neck is straight, and the truss rod is responsive and optimally adjusted. The locking nut measures 1 5/8" in width, and the headstock features a gold block Kramer logo and stock black Gotoh tuning machines. The original four-bolt neck plate is intact, with some faint finish checking adjacent to the pocket.

On the body, the simple electronics work as they should, with a three-way pickup selector switch and a single Master Volume governing the pickup pair. The stock black hardware shows light patina including the two-point TRS-101 tremolo, a licensed by Floyd Rose design which actuates easily for quick flutters and deep dives, complete with the original arm. Cosmetic wear on the gloss Black finish includes a large finish chip at the bass side lower bout body edge, some minor marks and faint finish scratches mostly relegated to the back and body parameter, and a couple spots of touch up. The neck profile sports a smooth satin finish, with a few scattered marks that are not distracting to the palm while fretting.