SOLD Kramer Vanguard 1981 Tobacco sunburst shortscale

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by mikewalker, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    British Columbia
    An AMAZING sounding bass guitar! Aluminum neck.
    Super loud humbucking pickup, and you get "two basses in one" thanks to the series/parallel pullpot on the volume control. Professionally foil shielded with new pots and jack installed. It also has Schaller straplocks, but otherwise this bass is all original. VERY RARE FINISH, with some great figuring in the body and the neck inserts. The best Kramer I have ever had the good luck to play (and I have had several)...


    Currently strung with GHS Pressurewounds, and it has excellent playing action. No Neck Dive: balances perfectly when hung on strap (see pics)
    Neophrene-padded brown leather strap & locks included.

    Scale Length: 30.625"
    Nut width: 40.1 mm ( 1.58" )
    Weight: 9 lbs, 16 oz (4.531 kg)
    Comes with vintage hardshell case as shown.

    Lots more hi-resolution pics at Kramer Vanguard 1981

    Price in USD, not including shipping cost. MSG me for a shipping quote!

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  2. hamertek98


    Apr 3, 2004
    Very badass.
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  3. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    My man... GLWTS, bro!
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  4. Cutter8


    Feb 4, 2018
    So true! Nicest looking aluminum neck I’ve ever seen. Those inserts are beautiful! Together with that great body finish, they give it a warmth that I find rare in an aluminum-necked bass. Regretfully, the ergonomics of a V body won’t work for me, otherwise I would have bought this already. GLWTS. :thumbsup:
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  5. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Well, that sold fast... packing it up this morning. Soon it will be on its way to its new home in North Carolina :)
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  6. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    (mic drop.)
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  7. ElliottStrong

    ElliottStrong Suspended Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    That's because they (all the ones that I've looked up) usually sell for $1250‐$1850, depending on rarity
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  8. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Well, somebody got a smokin' deal! When I re-sell a vintage piece, I'm quite happy if I can get what I paid for it (I consider it a "free rental" then...) :)