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    Default Just curious: What was the writing on the back of Ed's Headstock in '82?

    I've seen several pictures from the '82 tour where there is a sentence written in white on the Frankenstrat when it was outfitted with a Kramer Banana headstock. It's printed in small type on the back of the headstock, just below the tuning pegs. Because its so small, it's been impossible to read in photos, and because I couldn't read it, it's made me all the more curious as to what it said. It's bound to be a letdown, but I'd still like to know.

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    it says i love valerie.
    they hate if your the same , and they hate you if your different- evh

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    Quote Originally Posted by lal5150 View Post
    it says i love valerie.
    No it does not. or does it?
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    It says "why you looka my banana?".....

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    "If you can read this you are too close".

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    "Property of The Tom"


    ...or was it "In Tom We Trust", I don't remember.
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    those posts are unfunny. anyone have the real answer?

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    it reads : gageroo needs to lighten the fuck up and take a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sisca View Post
    it reads : gageroo needs to lighten the fuck up and take a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sisca View Post
    it reads : gageroo needs to lighten the fuck up and take a joke.
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    Wow, great forum we have here. I'd tell you the answer if I knew it, I'll leave the dickhead comments for the clowns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DylanLeeRoth View Post
    I'll leave the dickhead comments for the clowns.
    So does that make you a dickhead, a clown, or both?
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    first off,
    I know the exact guitar you are talking about. But it was NOT the original Frankenstrat. It was the famous "Kramer ad frankie" which was the first guitar that Kramer built for Ed in 82 to replicate the original Frankenstrat. Then as it turned out Kramer and Ed ended up going with the 5150 in 84. But Ed played the Kramer ad frankie live throughout most of the South American leg of the Diver Down tour.
    There is something written in white on the headstock and I have been looking for the answer for some time now because I have a replica of this guitar and to make it right I have always wanted this sentence on my headstock as well. I have some up close pics of it but nothing close enough to tell for sure.
    here is what I think it says based on a close friend of mine who knows "Rudy Leiren" who was Eds old guitar tech and he is also the one who owns this exact gutiar today. Ed gave it to him years ago.
    I have a poster from Kramer guitars from the 80's where Ed is holding this guitar and it says on the bottom of the poster, "simply the best guitar you can buy today."
    I think this is what it says but I am not sure. Still looking for confirmation on this.

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    maybe a copyright notice? my Hamer has the copyright symbol and "1984 Steve Stevens and Hamer Inc." in white ink under the serial number.
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    Lets track down the guy witht he guitar.

    Can anyone post a picture of the guitar we are talking about.

 

 

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