Our Custom Made Eddie Van Halen Kramer 5150 Guitar
Items Our replicated Kramer 5150 Headstock Kramer Style Neck Wood Maple Construction Bolt-on Fingerboard Maple Inlays Dot Inlays Scale Length 25.5" Frets 22 Pickups 1 Humbuckers Controls
Bridge Licenced Floyd Rose Tremolo Finish Red w/ Black and White Stripes String D'Addario Hardware Chrome Finish
About the original Eddie Van Halen Kramer 5150 Guitar
In 1983, Eddie began to use a brand new Kramer guitar with artwork similar to its predecessor and with a hockey-stick or "banana" headstock, which came to be known as the "5150." This guitar was rear-loaded (no pick guard), had a Floyd Rose vibrato unit and a neck that was later electronically mapped in order for it to be copied on the later Music Man and Peavey signature models. This guitar was last used on the track "Judgment Day" on theFor Unlawful Carnal Knowledge album. Various versions of it can be seen in the music videos for "Panama","When It's Love" and the concert video, Live Without a Net. The guitar itself was a variant of a Kramer Pacer, although not a model that was technically available at the time.
Edward Van Halen's 5150 Guitar is one of the most recognizable guitars in rock history. Ed assembled this guitar himself at the Kramer factory, and even painted it himself with Krylon "rattle-can" paint. The guitar consisted of an original Floyd Rose tremolo, one humbucker, and a single volume knob. A very simple guitar, for a very simple sound that is truly amazing.
The myth behind this great guitar is that it is a Kramer Baretta. This is actually a totally custom guitar made from custom parts in the old Kramer Guitar Factory in Neptune NJ. Another fact is that the body isn't actually a Baretta. The body is what would have been known as a Kramer Pacer Special. In fact, the control cavity is very different from most Kramers that were produced in the 80's.
Features of Our Van Halen Kramer 5150 Guitar
We bought professional drawings and meticulously studied this electric guitar, thus we can grasp every details of processing technique. So all our guitars are flawless when it comes to craftmanship. Besides, they are absolutely 100% hand-mades. In the above spec-sheet, you can see that our replicated Eddie Van Halen Kramer 5150 exactly followed the original Kramer 5150's specifications.
The neck has some interesting characteristics as well. It was designed with an assymetrical back shape, something Kramer never offered on its guitars. The Ernie Ball MusicMan EVH model, and the EVH Wolfgang have both been modeled after this backshape. Our replicated Eddie Van Halen Kramer 5150 Guitar neck also looks very clean in this picture, just the same as the original.
Additionally, the pickup is custom made by Edward himself, and rumor has it that Seymour Duncan was going to market a pickup just like his as the EVH signature pickup. This later became the Custom .
The headstock is truly original as well, Kramer never made a headstock like the one on Ed's 5150. It was another custom addition.
The last known recording with this guitar was Judgement Day on the Van Halen LP F.U.C.K. Around that same era, the headstock was broken around the 5th guitar tuner, and was repaired by MusicMan. This guitar is an absolute players guitar, it aint pretty, its made for playin'! So you may rest assured that, on the technical side, this guitar will not disappoint you. In a word, our replicated Eddie Van Halen Kramer 5150 Guitar is nearly the same as the original one.
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About Van Halen
Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972. From 1974 until 1985 the band was composed of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen and bassist Michael Anthony. This line-up was changed when David Lee Roth was replaced as vocalist by Sammy Hagar. Critics and fans alike consider its 1978 debut album, Van Halen one of the most "original and revolutionary albums to change rock and roll.
About other Van Halen Guitars :
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Here you can see other guitars of Eddie Van Halen, if you are a EVH’fans, you can customize any of his guitars here in our custom shop, we would like to realize your dream very much.
It's replicated exactly to the original Eddie Van Halen Kramer 5150 Guitar, so you play what Eddie Van Halen plays. And the sound is there. So don't hesitate to take action and buy yourself one of these fine instruments. Welcome to contact us. Pictures in our website are limited, and a lot of high-definition pictures will be provided if you email us.
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