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    Default I'm finally doing a 5150

    I scored a piece of Alder the other day and I've already got a neck that I made so the logical replica is a 5150. I've wanted to do one forever, but for some reason it's intimidated me. I've got my work cut out for me.
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    You've done a Franky, the 5150 will be a piece of cake!!!!
    Bring on the updates, and pics!!
    Have fun!

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    Keep us posted! Are u going to relic it?

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    Ah, yes! I realized--literally last night--that I never did officially hear what kind of wood the 5150 Kramer was made out of. It IS alder? Were all the Kramer-made guitars from 1988 on made of alder also?

    I find it interesting that Eddie went to basswood as of the EBMM in '91. I can't think of another guitar he played before that that was basswood (?). (And the very first couple of Wolfgang prototypes were poplar.)

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    The Basswood probably played in because of the Maple Cap. You have to offset the density so you're not too far to one side. I do have my doubts on the new Frankenstein though; the entire guitar weighs 8 Lbs. and one of my Swamp Ash bodies weighs about that much alone.
    I did some shaping last night after the kids soccer practice.



    I need to work the tummy cut more. I have a Kramer body here that I'm using as a template.
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    Do you have an opinion of the work of KnE guitars, Kyle? I have an alder San D body from them that's going to turn into a VH style guitar (but with two humbuckers).

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    I bought an Alder San D from them about a year ago and I thought it was very well done.
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    Hi guys,

    My 5150 has an Alder body and it sounds fantastic with the "59" I have in it.

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    Might want to throw in an A3 hybrid thru a 250k pot- does VH in spades.

 

 

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