Eddie Van Halen and His guitars
Edward Van Halen's 5150 Guitar is one of the most well-known guitar in Rock history. Eddie personally put together this particular instrument in Kramer's factory, and brushed it using Krylon "rattle-can". The instrument contains a primitive Floyd Rose Tremolo, a dual-coil pickups, a sole volume. It is an extremely simple instrument, very simple sound but truly wonderful.
5150 Kramer Myth
The myth behind the guitar is Kramer Baretta, which was custom manufactured indeed in the Neptune the NJ Kramer manufacturing plant. And another fact is that the body is not a Baretta but a Kramer Pacer Special. In fact, the control cavity of this instrument is very different from the 80s Kramers.
5150 Kramer Features
The neck also possesses a quite fascinating feature, the back shape design is asymmetric, and Kramer has never provided this design to other guitars. Ernie Ball MusicMan EVH model and EVH Wolfgang also adopted this design. This back shape is really unique, and very comfortable and suitable for playing.
5150 Kramer Pickups
Additionally, the pickup is Edward manufactured. Rumors mentioned that Seymour Duncan would launch an Eddie style pickup, and after which it will be a tailor made in custom. The headstock of this electric guitar is also fully original. Kramer by no means produced a headstock like Ed's 5150, which is another personalized content.
We spent lots of time to analyze the information and tests of the genuine guitar, and made great efforts to copy it. The body, neck and fingerboard utilized exactly the same wood as the authentic guitar, however the default pickups that compose the price are Wilkinson pickups, which is much more cost-effective, quality reputable and can reduce much money.
Our Custom Made 5150 Kramer Specifications
1 Wilkinson Humbuckers
Licenced Floyd Rose Tremolo
Red w/ Black and White Stripes
Since our 5150 Kramer are minor batch built, the inventory is limited. If you're enthusiastic about our guitars, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us immediately.