Eds Kramer for Sale

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January 15, 2017 at 9:25 pm Quote #55483

Cut2TheCrash
(812)

Eddie Van Halen’s #3 Kramer Used on 5150 And OU812 Tours

http://www.rockstarsguitars.com/van-halen/eddie-van-halen/eddie-van-halens-3-kramer-used-on-5150-and-ou812-tours-3276/

You’re looking at Eddie Van Halen’s #3 Kramer that was used on all tours and studio sessions during the 5150 and OU812 tours. This guitar was personal y picked out by Zeke Clark for its touch and sound when Ed offered him a guitar of his choice for his continued service. Zeke Clark was originally tech for Sammy Hagar during his solo career and both joined up with Van Halen after jamming together at Farm Aid. This guitar was originally bought from Zeke in December of 1998 and has never been up for sale until now! This guitar is in original condition with the original case.

This guitar is one of the first 5 original strypers made from parts sent over from Kramer. Zeke personally built all of Ed’s strypers after working on the prototype and 5150 with Ed. The pickups were hand wound and were all done by Larry DiMarzio. 5 of these “hot” pickups were only used in all of the original 5 strypers including the prototype. The pickup was slanted on the #3 to give more bottom attack. When the original “prototype” was made Zeke got the green light to make the #1 5150, #2 1984, and the #3 serial number F1021 which is this guitar.

The photo of the band with #3 clearly center stage behind Ed was taken by Timothy White at 3rd Encore Rehearsal Studios in LA. The black and white photos was taken by Zeke’s father in the “PIT” just as Ed was ready to take the stage. Zeke has signed this photo. The 1984 was specially strung up with a bass string for use on 3 songs so the #3 was Ed’s number one backup. Zeke also stated that very few strings broke on tour and photographers were limited to access making photos of Ed with the backups rare indeed.

It comes with the B/W signed photo of Zeke, Ed and the guitar, the 5150 Tour laminate that you can see Zeke wearing in the B/W photo, 3 of Ed’s guitar picks that were in the guitar case, the 2 pieces of tape that were on the guitar to hold the guitar picks that were in the case, a color photo of Zeke Clark sitting on a couch with the guitar, framed studio shot photo, and a detailed letter of history from us. We have numerous detailed photos. ONLY SERIOUS BUYERS. Please call or email.



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January 16, 2017 at 12:24 am Quote #55485

guitard
(7354)

I guess it’s one of these deals where … if you’re inclined to ask, “How much?” … you probably don’t need to know because you ain’t ever going to be able to buy it anyway.


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January 16, 2017 at 4:14 am Quote #55486

PT5150
(5527)

Saw this at links looks cool…
More pics.



EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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January 16, 2017 at 7:25 am Quote #55487

ron
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PT5150: Saw this at links looks cool… More pics.

Ed’s definately not holding the guitar in question in this photo.


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January 16, 2017 at 8:35 am Quote #55488

mcs5150
(1085)

The description says “The photo of the band with #3 clearly center stage behind Ed was taken by Timothy White at 3rd Encore Rehearsal Studios in LA.”


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January 16, 2017 at 8:40 am Quote #55491

mcs5150
(1085)

The site has some wonderful things for sale.

I am seriously tempted to inquire about the following:

http://www.rockstarsguitars.com/van-halen/eddie-van-halen/3219-3219/


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January 16, 2017 at 12:17 pm Quote #55492

VAiN
(2768)

That write-up is either full of errors or I don’t know anything about VH -

Zeke Clark was originally tech for Sammy Hagar during his solo career and both joined up with Van Halen after jamming together at Farm Aid.

Zeke personally built all of Ed’s strypers after working on the prototype and 5150 with Ed.

- The 5150 & 1984 were both used on the 1984 tour – before Farm Aid.

The 1984 was specially strung up with a bass string for use on 3 songs

Other than ‘Good Enough’, what were the other 2?


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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January 18, 2017 at 6:52 am Quote #55532

sickman
(2368)

I believe Paul Unkert built the original 5150 in 1983 and I thought he built all the others.


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January 19, 2017 at 12:29 pm Quote #55554

zr1fevr
(154)

mcs5150: The site has some wonderful things for sale.

I am seriously tempted to inquire about the following:

http://www.rockstarsguitars.com/van-halen/eddie-van-halen/3219-3219/

He wants $40 K for the purple Wolfgang.

He said they were offered $140 K for the 5150, but turned it down.


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January 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm Quote #55556

PT5150
(5527)

Big $$$… 8-O
If it was Ed’s NO.1 5150 then all good but $140,000 for one that wasn’t used much.


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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January 19, 2017 at 7:06 pm Quote #55558

mcs5150
(1085)

zr1fevr: He wants $40 K for the purple Wolfgang.

He said they were offered $140 K for the 5150, but turned it down.

I am no longer seriously tempted. I would have thought about $25 k


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January 19, 2017 at 7:22 pm Quote #55559

Cut2TheCrash
(812)

This was from 2003 Titled I played Eddie’s Guitars he states there are 18 of them interesting to say the least

http://www.vhlinks.com/vbforums/archive/index.php/t-3167.html

“Each one was opened to reveal the striped 5150 Kramers, cigarette burns and all! I almost passed out! Zeke claims that there are 18 Kramer guitars in all (that he made), and he owns most of them”


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January 19, 2017 at 7:51 pm Quote #55561

Cut2TheCrash
(812)

Who is really to know how many back up to the back ups there were , I mean heck I bet Ed has 100′s of Kramer bodies laying around or even full ones put together at some point , just look here at the pile of ones that need to be assembled



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January 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm Quote #55582

ArkansasVHFan
(41)

Am I the only one that would buy this and then invite all you guys over to just play with it, like big kids!?? Hey, if I had the money……..


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January 22, 2017 at 11:04 pm Quote #55585

Dutchie
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PT5150: Big $$$… 8-O If it was Ed’s NO.1 5150 then all good but $140,000 for one that wasn’t used much.

I’d bet if the 5150 guitar ever did come up for sale there would be an extra zero on that price tag….


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