Kramer Voyager into EVH Shark/EVH Star hybrid
Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 1 of 1
  1. #1
    marcin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Posts Per Day
    Favorite VH Album

    5150/Balance/Van Halen I/FUCK
    Favorite VH Song

    Last Online

    Today @ 01:19 PM
    Likes (Given)
    Likes (Received)
    Thanks (Given)
    Thanks (Received)

    Padawan PraiserWell-Liked15,000 VHL Life PointsKnight Of Da RoundtablePic Poster

    Default Kramer Voyager into EVH Shark/EVH Star hybrid

    Question about your thoughts on Kramer Voyager and the beak headstock. Do you like it? I've always hated the beak headstock and always thought that guitar would have been way better with a Banana/ Explorer/ Ibanez Destroyer headstock. Never understood why Kramer didn't do that. Didn't like the later (85) extreme pointy designs, these were a bit... let's say over the top.

    I just can't make myself like that guitar with the beak neck on it. Now with 2014-17 Voyagers practically unavailable (they appeared in very limited quantities, still not listed on the official Kramer website), can this happen and Kramer make yet another reissue? A guitar much in the vein of EVH Ibanez Shark Destroyer or no longer produced EVH Star with much-hated Dano headstock..

    With Van Halen releasing EVH Shark without a Floyd, releasing something like that with a Floyd Rose, more accurate headstock, and at a lower price would be huge. EVH has 5150 striped series and Kramer has a cheaper and more accurate the 84. Now EVH has Shark and Kramer... Pictures for references but these are beauties for sure!

    EVH Shark, Destroyer headstock, the current Epiphone Explorer head, and the banana headstock. We all know Kramer is owned by Gibson/Epi so both banana and Gibson/Epiphone Explorer headstocks are an option...

    This can be an answer to EVH Shark, which is a bit over the top (all those turnbuckles), and no longer produced EVH striped series Star guitar, which had the much-hated Dano headstock. With a Floyd Rose, Seymour Ducan pickups, and at a cheaper price, Kramer is gonna win and beat the competition (EVH, Fender, Charvel etc.) Think about it!

    And a quote from a Kramer facebook group: It *likely* boils down to "who owns what trademark". Gibson owns Kramer. They get to make guitars with an explorer headstock or the famous hockeystick headstock ala the 5150. EVH guitars obviously cannot do this. Since they're in partnership with Fender, they can use strat headstocks. Fender owns Hamer so they can use the Hamer version of a hockeystick. Somehow they can use the danelectro headstock too (not sure how or the current status on that).
    Last edited by marcin; 09.11.19 at 01:15 AM.
    "If it sounds good, it is good" - Eddie Van Halen, 1981

    "If you ever speak to me like that again, you better be wearing a cup" - EVH, 1996

  2. Dave not David thanked for this post.


Similar Threads

  1. Video of Shark, Bumblebee, Star, Dragon, Circles, Rude
    By Kevin Dodds in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10.21.14, 07:52 AM
  2. Van Halen Hybrid Logo
    By Van_Heineken in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12.05.09, 07:44 AM
  3. Coming Soon from VW: A 69.9 MPG Diesel Hybrid
    By msr316 in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02.29.08, 08:03 PM
  4. Hybrid cars
    By billy007 in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 10.03.07, 08:21 AM
  5. Used Toyota hybrid car going for more than new models
    By Dennis in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 06.01.07, 07:04 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts