Incredibly rare to even see one of these for sale, this is not only an instrument, but a true work of art. The Kramer aluminum neck era ran from 1976 to 1985 and was the legacy of the company before switching over to the more popular wood neck models during the 80s. The first production batch of Kramers were introduced in November 1976.All of these early Kramers featured a "forked" aluminum headstock and aluminum "skeletal" neck These necks, designed for sustain, co. Ntained slots that ran the length of the neck for holding the wood fills in place. The idea of the wood inlays were to reduce the coldness feel of aluminum. Usually but not always, the wood neck fills were the same type and color as the body. The Ebonol fretboard contained large Phil Petillo designed "center-touch" frets, a zero nut and aluminum dot inlays. The higher up models had the mother of pearl "crown" shaped inlays. They were manufactured at the Kaiser Aluminum plant on East Avenue in Erie, Pennsylvania.
The necks were attached to the body by two bolts and the bolts were covered by an oval shaped aluminum plate. Control cavity covers were also aluminum. Some bass models were available fretless as well as half fretted/half fretless guitar.The item "Kramer XL-9 Bass alumiumn neck guitar" is in sale since Wednesday, June 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "mspot" and is located in Long Beach, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.