Please help me identify this EVH Kramer 5150 replica

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  1. changeling93305

    changeling93305 Senior Member

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    i was hoping you all could take a quick look at something.


    A buddy of mine sold me a really nice 5150 guitar. It came out a local
    studio here in Bakersfield Ca, the Gentleman that owned the studio
    passed away and he had a ton of nice gear. Tens of thousands of $$$
    ofr high end gear.

    At first we mistook it for a " Mean Street " guitars unchained model.
    And i was selling it on ebay and the buyer believes it is not a mean
    street. Thankfully before i shipped it. So no one is trying to rip
    anyone off but we are all stumped now as to what it is.

    For the life of me it does not "feel" and sound like a cheap guitar.
    It is not a EVH brand that is for sure. Perhaps it is some actual
    Kramer model. Or we thought it could now be a Lee Garver GMW model

    can any of you shed any light on this?

    I have about 20 high end pics of it on Reverb.

    https://reverb.com/item/6134289-mean-street-5150-guitar-evh-stripes-model-boutique-custom-kramer-replica
     
  2. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    From MSG website,

    Have you looked for any names/dates or have you tried contacting MSG for info?
     
  3. changeling93305

    changeling93305 Senior Member

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    The buyer on ebay said he chatted with Mitch of Mean street and Mitch says it is not his. I have belatedly noticed that mean street has their own labeled neck back plates.

    This has a Kramer black neck plate.

    Which is not as useful as you think because any EVH collector could put a Kramer plate on it.

    The pickups is a Seymour duncan Custom 78, which is an expensive custom pickups.

    What i do know for sure is the owner of it was a wealthy music studio owner. He had really nice stuff. So between that and what i have examined and played. It is does not feel like a cheap guitar.

    It is as least as good as a Warmoth, or Musikraft

    I have a youtube demo of it to that i made.

     
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    changeling93305 Senior Member

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    It is looking like it is an Ed Roman build.
     
  5. hbucker

    hbucker Senior Member

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    The neck and breadstock look exactly like the one on the current Kramer 1984 guitars: http://www.zzounds.com/item--KRMK84VR?siid=107035&-0fMusG-3hoCfaoQAvD_BwE=

    It could easily be one of these guitars repainted. That doesn't mean it is bad. It just means it isn't as special as you were thinking. Probably worth around what the new ones go for, due to the nice custom paint. Probably not worth more though.

    That's my best guess.
     

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