Post by Harry Biped » Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:22 am . I believe that when Vivian (and Buddy) brought the prototype in, Kramer liked it. Terms & Conditions | Registered Trademarks. Vivian didn't record the record, but played live on the tours. As for what happened to Buddy after Kramer. Four bodies were created in the Baldwin factory as prototype runs, from top quality Mohagany. Early Lightning bolt finishes also feature more red in the bolts and appear to be more "custom" that later models. 4-string bass guitar. The Nightswan was a signature model for Vivian Campbell, the current guitarist in Def Leppard, who also played for Ronnie James Dio, Riverdogs, Whitesnake, and a few other bands here and there in the 80's. He was a guitar tech for Great White in the late '90s. This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. This guitar was in Vivian's position from 1987 to 1994 (that is when he gave it back to Buddy). That is one of the reason's why you see so many late 80's early 90's pro's using them. No need to get into the history. . Baretta I. Baretta Holoflash. It's the famed Kramer Nightswan Aztec - all original - F series plate. . Cereal Boxes, Framing Fundamentals: Looking Beyond Pictures & Paintings, By continuing to use the site, you are consenting to the use of cookies as explained in our. I have had the guitar for 10 years and only took it out on occasion to "drool" over it. It wasn't even made by Kramer. I am really hoping that it can go to someone who appreciates this rare guitar. P-07190414 - Prototype Body #2 Upload or insert images from URL. Vivian had used the trem so much, that the holes for the post had become loose in the soft mahogany, so they were plugged with maple and redrilled.

The nut is also an R1, which makes this a very tiny fretboard to play on. 1987 Kramer Nightswan, Lightning Bolt!

2'000.00. along with a black one too. Buddy Blaze Shredder. Australia, Make sure and check out Buddy's all new line of Buddy Blaze guitars at Buddy!

Focus 8000. Sometime, in the life of the Nightswan, it was decided to make a line of Swans specifically for the Japanese market that were not sold in the United States. This guitar recently sold to JC Guitars (what was left of it). The Kramer Nightswan II After the success of the Nightswan, Kramer thought they could ride the success of the original, and make a second Nightswan. AUD

Therefore this Aztec is a … If you look closely in the advertisements, you can see the evolution of the guitar from a two hum, to the one hum with added Tom Anderson single in the neck. Buddy and Vivian worked together on the guitars design (shape, pick up configuration, woods, etc..). It's the famed Kramer Nightswan Aztec - all original - F series plate.

Nightswan Aztec . He loved it but wanted a second humbucker in the middle position and blue and white dots, along with other various custom changes. After a few years of trying to get the band together, he moved to LA. STC-Shaped Guitar. This listing is for the body only. This neck is actually not the standard Nightswan neck, it is much narrower and thinner then a normal one.

Two necks were connstructed as well, just to see if Baldwin could create the necessary parts for Gibson to assemble these Kramers. This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. 4 posts • Page 1 of 1. A second prototype exists that was created from the second neck made at Baldwin, and was most likely assembled by a Kramer employee from parts sold at a Epiphone employee sale. Kramer 650B. Aldo look very closely at the damage to the top of the guitar and how it matches up perfectly. Based on your location, we've changed your settings: Shipping Region: They were based out of the Dallas/Ft. What is seen to the right is the original Buddy Blaze Shredder Polka Dot, made in Arlington, Texas. Privacy Policy | Kramer DMZ 1000. Barrington Foxxe.   You cannot paste images directly. Some small cosmetic defects (see images).

Click below to begin your paid subscription. Rosewood boards are also the norm for Japanese Swans, unlike their American Series Counterparts with Ebony. Learn More.

1988 Kramer Nightswan for sale on Reverb. Vivian saw another instrument Buddy had created for someone else, they had further discussions, and the Shredder was born out of those talks and discussions between the two. I had a a pair of bodies painted by him and decided I only need one.

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He signed the front when he gave it back. Ferrington.

At the time, Gibson owned Kramer was attempting to make a line of all USA instruments, which also included the 1985 Baretta Reissue. STC-Shaped Guitar. LP-Shaped Guitar. Baretta Pro Musicyo.

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They were rough finished in order to confirm the graphic could be done, they were not showroom quality guitar finishes. This one was a little different (as described on the specs page), and didn't last very long because this was right around the time Kramer filed bankruptcy. Scott Roxx 0 Scott Roxx 0 Newbie; Members; 0 3 posts; Posted June 14, 2013. Kramer S-211. The original prototype Nightswan Lightning was made in the Arlington, Texas by Buddy while he was in transition toKramer, whereas the Polka was built in Texas as a "Shredder" guitar before any Kramer deals were conjured up. Next he became a member of Def Leopard. Other Shape Guitar . Advertising The band called Gunga Din featured Jesse James Dupree on vocals which he later went on to join Jackel. I am the second owner of this guitar.

Reply to this topic; Start new topic; Recommended Posts. The story on how Buddy got hooked up with Vivian was that Vivian did an in-store appearance at Speir Music in Dallas, Buddy had just finished a guitar for a friend of mine (black and white polka dot) and Vivian was interested in something similiar. Richard Akers and Michael Maloney worked hard on trying to get this line started. The Epiphone/Kramer Nightswan USA Reissue - Never Released. Make sure and check out Buddy's all new line of Buddy Blaze guitars at Buddy!!!

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2'500.00. Its sort of like a "C" shape, with the middle portion being very flat, and the curves being very sharp. By Scott Roxx, June 14, 2013 in Electric Guitars. Listing Sold. The four bodies created were airbrushed by Dave MaHaffey. Sofort Kaufen. Kramer "Aztec" Nightswan guitar. Japanese Made and Sold Nightswans The guitar has spent 95% of its life in the case which too is like-new. Kramer FT211S. Based on your location, we've changed your settings: Shipping Region:

If you cut your guitar-playing teeth in the 80’s, you probably remember Kramer’s Nightswan guitar.

The Aztec and holoflash finishes are more unusual. Holoflash models are extremely rare and it has been said that Aztecs were dealer promotion guitars only, not production run models.   Your previous content has been restored. Kramer described the NightSwan as follows in their 1987 catalog: "Created by Vivian Campbell and Buddy Blaze for Kramer the NightSwan transcends traditional electric guitar designs. Please check the fields highlighted in red. . The Kramer Nightswan - aka The Buddy Blaze "Shredder". The Original Buddy Blaze Polka Dot "Shredder"

4-string bass guitar. Richard Akers headed up the original design and engineering on the Swan, using a vintage Kramer Nightswan Lightning as a starting point. The other two that he played on were "Last in Line" in 1984 and "Sacred Heart" in 1985. Verkäufer . Netherlands, Can you give any info on the release dates and availability of the Green snake sabo Baretta and the Aztec nightswan....once again,  they are shown 8+ months ago and then complete really needs to keep the push on ,  showing off the new models and providing info....I know this is a pandemic year, but business goes on. Closeup of Vivian in the Lightning Swan Ad

Make an Offer. room 3042 Ortschwaben. The back shape of the neck is different from any other guitar I've played. Mindestgebot.

in Top Zusstand aus einer Sammlung gekauft aus zweiter Hand im Jahre 2004 bei Chris Wilcox in der USA. I had a a pair of bodies painted by him and decided I only need one. You know what this is. The original owner purchased it in 1990. . The final prototype Swan was displayed and played by That 80's Hairband at the 2004 Kramer Konvention and was final assembled by Jimmy Ellis on the USA Kramer team. Very Good. After Vivian's stint with Whitesnake, he started his own band call "River Dogs". Pionner Bass. Two other bodies still exist out there and are probably stored away in someone's garage. Spector Bass. (thanks Justin at JC Guitars for the picture), enthusiasts to check out, so Richard spent a large amount of time at Baldwin hand shaping, and fretting the first prototype Nightswan.

I moved up there in early 1990 to play bass in the band. After Vivian stopped working with Dio, he filled in for and played along with Adrian Vandenberg (who was always complaining or sick with something) in Whitesnake.

This is the guitar that started it all for every Kramer Nightswan. Harry Biped Kramer Maniac Posts: 80 Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:38 pm. What I really like about this one is that Vivian's lightning paint job in the prototype was much better than on the shipping Nightswans. Kramer Nightswan Aztec, WTT for JEM I have an '89 Kramer Nightswan Aztec that I would like to trade for a DBK or possibly another Jem. . Paste as plain text instead, ×

Kramer Ltd. Satchel Pacer Vintage. Notice the diagonal dot inlays and the Blaze logo on the Headstock. Learn More. Nightswan Aztec . This if for two reasons, the history of Kramer and the history of guitar players. Vivian Campbell - Guitar Luthier Buddy Blaze pt1 - Musician Interviews with Anu Gunn - Duration: 7:10. This one is also airbrushed and signed by Knapp who is most commonly associated with the lightening bolt graphic Nightswan.

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