Item Reviews for: Kramer SM1 Electric Guitar  -  KRM KMVR LIST

looks good on paper but.......
By: Guitarguy      Submitted: 4/20/2015

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? Mahogany neck thru body EMG pickups and a real Floyd, what could go wrong? Well for starters it needed $100 worth of fret work and due to the neck radius vs the floyd radius the action can only be so low. The finish is decent but the could have filled the body joint a bit better so it isn't so noticeable. No instructions or owners manual of any kind came with my guitar. Not sure if that's standard or if AMS forgot to include it. With all the switching this guitar does that would be nice to have. That's the bad. The good, the guitar sounds awesome. Lots of tonal capabilities. The neck is a bit chunky but nice. Overall had I played it in the music store I would have passed at the current asking price. Now after having the fret work done I'm stuck with it. Should include some sort of case for the money.
A shred machine, 4/5
By: retstsc      Submitted: 3/9/2015

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What is your overall opinion of this product? I give this guitar a solid 4/5 on looks, fit/finish, and overall feel. After resetting the Floyd Rose to my string gauge and blocking it (dive only) I am most satisfied with the playability. The EMG set has a variety of sounds, through the mini-switch and the push-pull pot, I find that the best sound is from the bridge EMG 81TW, in humbucker mode.
Fantastic!
By: george      Submitted: 1/19/2015

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What is your overall opinion of this product? I am very happy with the guitar. I had been looking for a quality "super-strat" style guitar to play hard rock and fusion. I took a chance with this guitar and was pleasantly surprised. This is one of the best guitars I have ever played! Considering how good it is, it's worth the money! I am also glad that Kramer is back making great guitars!
Welcome back Kramer - I love this Guitar
By: Ryche from Chicago IL, US      Submitted: 7/29/2014

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What is your overall opinion of this product? Had a Kramer Voyager years ago in the 80's, and regretfully sold it in the 90's. One of the best guitars I ever owned. So, found out "by accident" that Kramer (Gibson) was making guitars again, so I HAD to try one. This guitar (SM-1 EMG's) is one of the best guitars I have owned. Build quality is excellent on the SM-1. Similar to my older Kramer Voyager, this guitar just is always in tune. Only occasionally need to make minute adjustments with the Floyd Fine tuners. I do use the Floyd regularly too. I am always amazed when I fire up the tuner just to check it before a show, and it's in tune. I have owned MANY guitars over the years, and the SM-1 I can tell you is a RARE find. The EMG Pickup's are very versatile. It has become my main guitar now. Gibson would be wise to concentrate more on Higher End Kramers for the future. The SM-1 is at the top of the line up in terms of price/features, so I cannot speak for the quality of the rest of the lineup, but this guitar is Awesome!
Poor Craftmanship
By: Mel from Lebanon,Tenn      Submitted: 3/18/2013

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Your general opinion of this product. Get ready to spend a few 100 of dollars on neck and fret work.
this thing is a versatile tone machine!!!
By: Gerry from Chula Vista, CA      Submitted: 11/5/2012

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Your general opinion of this product. great reissue of the classic Stagemaster series, I'm playing this all the time, it reminds me of my USA Jackson Soloist, only with better pick-ups and switchinmg options
Stagemaster reissue with Gibson influence
By: Gary H from Newport News, VA      Submitted: 5/27/2012

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Your general opinion of this product. This is obviously a reissue of the late 80s arch top Kramer Stagemaster. It's very well made, but feels more like a Gibson than my original 80s Stagemaster. (Gibson owns Kramer now.)
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