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    Okay..I am looking for a 5150 Banana-neck replica. Should I just go buy a Kramer 84 Baretta reissue, or have someone build one for me? I want an unfinished neck like my EBMM Axis and I want to paint it myself. I am not good at tweaking or building guitars so I don't want a kit.

    Who builds the best 5150s and what are the prices?
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    Musikraft.

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    Musikraft. Search eBay for the correct parts.

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    There are some great builders here on this site, but if you want to do it yourself, Musikraft would be the way to go.

    I bought a kit from them for my 5150 about 3 or 4 years ago. Not sure if they still do them, but it wouldn't hurt to ask them.

    From memory, this was around $800. Basically, everything you need but the pickup & strings. It also had a white base coat, too.

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    I also recommend musikraft. Great people and they have some of the most accuarate bodies and necks out there. I have been using his stuff for years for my builds and its spot on. You can certainly get an 84 Kramer (thats what I used for my 84 EVH replica) and they work well but you'll be striping the paint off first. Not a big deal and all the parts are already there. So there are 2 options.

    do it yourself its so much more rewarding doing it true Edward style and the end result will be great. So many sites (tutorials) like this one and halen.com etc that essentially can walk you through the whole painting and building process.


    Musikraft, ebay and the EVH sites will get you all you need.

    good luck bro,

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    I have a Kramer 1984 red and white checkerboard I'm consider selling...had the D tuna installed, a hardshell case, and isn't too shabby to boot. I have a SD Custom Custom installed in her, and still have the 84 PU in the case if you really wanna try it out (its not that great, IMO). I also put a Bourns 500 K pot into it. Would make for a great 5150...
    Eddie must think I'm a BOZO to want to drop THAT much on one of his new Charvel Guitars!

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    I know it's been a while, but I am interested.

    I just want to do the paint....going to make a green 5150.
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    Green 5150 would be sweet! Would it be a bright neon green or more of a flat green? Keep us posted!

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    Something close to my jetski. I had my first guitar painted at the same time, but it is an old trashed yamaha and is unplayable. Neck is shot. p-ups are shot. maybe I can get a musikraft neck and a new p-up put on it because the paint is badass.
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    Lets just throw a pound of weed in the fire place, f@#% it!

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    Lets just throw a pound of weed in the fire place, f@#% it!

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    GOTTA be the coolest Jetski paintjob EVER!!
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    Thx!
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    Still lookin...Musikraft doesn't do the kits anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F'nRockstar View Post
    Still lookin...Musikraft doesn't do the kits anymore.
    They still do the necks and bodies there though, yeah? You could get that stuff from then and most of the other stuff from Mitch at http://www.axcessories.com/
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