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    Default Gibson buys Kramer... Fender buys Charvel, etc...

    How much did Gibson pay for Kramer and how much did Fender buy Charvel for? Just curious what kind of money changed hands to make these deals happen. I've been looking for info unsuccessfully on both.
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    YO DUDE ! HOW MUCH FOR THAT LES PAUL CUSTOM GUITAR?

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    I assume you're talking about this

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivebombInc View Post
    How much did Gibson pay for Kramer and how much did Fender buy Charvel for? Just curious what kind of money changed hands to make these deals happen. I've been looking for info unsuccessfully on both.
    If I remember right, the Kramer name was resurrected, and they only paid for the rights to the copyright. In short, very little. Most of the key figures in the company that made it the success it was got the hell out when Dennis Berardi started tanking it. I remember when I was a kid, and they were such a success story. I believe 60 minutes or one of those magazine shows even did a story on them, and how they made simplicity in design such a welcome innovation, when guitar options were getting absolutly rediculous! I was real sad when I saw it going downhill. Their necks were just killer. I know they were ESP in the beginning, but the specs were theirs and they were great, fast playng designs. Just too bad that all that greed, misrepresentation and gouging took place. The kramer of today is not remotely close to what it was, not to sound like Ed Roman! If you go to the Vintage kramer links, theres still a few of the original guys still building guitars. They of course come with the boutique pricetag, but the lineage of Kramers past is alive and well with these guys.
    She looks so $#@!'n good ,so sexy and so frail....Somethin's got the bite on me, I'm goin' straight to Hell.

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    There weren't any figures in the 2002 press release of this purchase. I am sure there are people that know, but as ajust a lowly dealer of Fender and Jackson, I have no idea.

 

 

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