1983 Kramer Pacer Deluxe

Defining Features

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  • Headstock shape: “Beak”

  • Headstock binding: None

  • Volute: none

  • Tuners: Schaller 135° Made in West Germany, Chrome

  • String Tree: Old style Floyd Rose, Chrome

  • Nut: Floyd Rose locking, R2 made in West Germany, Chrome

  • Allen Key Holder: Yes, offset screw, Chrome

  • Fretwire: Jumbo, Stainless Steel

  • Scale length: 25.5 in

  • Neck Construction: One piece maple with rosewood stripe

  • Neck figuring: Some light flame

  • Neck finish: Gloss lacquer

  • Fretboard: Maple, same piece as the neck itself

  • Radius: ???

  • Top Inlays: Black dots

  • Side Inlays: Black dots

  • Truss cover: None

  • Truss location: Heel

  • Neck shape: “C”

  • Neckplate: Kramer “Made in USA” plate, flat chrome, with serial number


  • Body color: Metallic red

  • Body shape: Kramer “strat” shape with scalloped upper half

  • Body wood: Maple

  • Body top: None

  • Body binding: None

  • Cavity covers: Matte black

  • Pickguard: Mirrored red

  • Bridge: Floyd Rose, made in West Germany, Chrome

  • Tremolo arm: Screw in, Chrome

  • Bridge mounting: Wood screws, Chrome

  • Strap buttons: Locking, Red

  • Active electronics: none

  • Jack: Recessed top mount, Chrome

  • Knobs: Black knurled dome (made of brass)

  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan SH-5 Custom “DCL”

  • Middle pickup: None

  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan SH-5 Custom “DCL”

  • Controls: Master Volume, 3-way blade pickup selector, 2x mini toggles to cut treble per pickup


  • Construction: Bolt-on

  • Year made: 1983

  • Location of manufacture: Neptune, New Jersey, USA

  • Serial number: C1359

  • Case: Black tolex with white piping, black interior, Kramer “lumie” logo

  • Weight: 8.9 lbs

  • Original MSRP: $799 (about $2050 in 2019)