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Circa - 1979

Kramer DMZ 3000-Neptune, NJ 3 pickup, electric guitar, 1979, natural blonde finish, black pickguard, double cutaway This is a double cutaway, solid, maple, body Kramer DMZ 3000 made in Neptune, New Jersey, circa 1979. It features a natural blonde finish, a black plastic pickguard on which all of the electronics are mounted, three single coil DiMarzio pickups, a tension roller nut, a tuning fork aluminum headstock, a patented aluminum "t-neck" with walnut wood inlays, a metal, two-way adjustable bridge/tailpiece with individual saddles, and two aluminum strap pins. This Kramer DMZ 3000 looks lovely and sounds superb. With its fast action, it is a joy to play and it looks as if it's almost new. This guitar will be appreciated by players and collectors. It comes with an original hardshell case featuring the Kramer logo. Get this fantastic instrument while you can.Description from

This guitar is in excellent condition and 100% original. It is in near mint condtion. There are no blemishes or dings. All the electronics work properly and the instrument sounds great.

The all original, six, closed back, individual Schaller tuners with metal buttons function smoothly and are in good working order. Description from

It has a straight neck attached to the body by three hex bolts underneath a narrow aluminum plate that features the serial number and place of production. The neck has 22 specially designed "center-touch" frets with a zero fret on an ebanol fingerboard with aluminum dot inlays and a 25" scale. The ebanol fingerboard has the look and feel of ebony but the Kramer catalogue says it will not crack, warp, chip or shift. This guitar has a patented "tension roller nut" designed to eliminate tension and sticking when the string is bent or stretched so that it returns smoothly to its original pitch. The neck is kept straight by its aluminum skeletal T design which also gives the guitar great sustain. The aluminum neck has slots for wood inlays to provide a natural warmth for the player's hand that the aluminum cannot. The neck and frets are clean with no wear. The aluminum, tuning fork headstock has no wear. The action is fast and the neck feels good to play.

There are three single coil pickups designed by Larry DiMarzio. The neck pickup has smooth, clean, rich, full, sound. The bridge is full, clean, and edgy. The middle pickup has a full, rich, bell-like tone. There are three clear, plastic, black numbered knobs: one volume for all pickups, one tone for the neck pickup and one tone for the bridge and middle pickups. There is also a five-way toggle to switch to neck, middle and bridge pickups and two out-of-phase settings between them. Using the controls, the player can acheive a nearly unlimited variety of tones suitable for a myriad of musical styles. The pots are clean and in good condition. All guitar electronics work properly.
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    Overall length: 37.5"Description from
    Body width: 13.5"
    Body thickness: 1.5 (1.75" with neck)
    Scale: 25"Description from
    Width of the nut: 1.75" (depth 7/8")
    String height at 12th fret: 1/16"
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Here's the original description from the Kramer catalog:

DMZ CUSTOM SERIESDescription from
Our DMZ Custom Series with specially designed pickups by Larry DiMarzio offers the "hottest" sounding instruments available in today's market. Conceived and designed by Kramer with input from selected top recording artists, these models deliver exactly what the artist needs when performing today's style of music, both live and in the recording studio.
DMZ 3000Description from
 Three SDS-1 vacuum injected, sealed, single coil pickups provide a great midrange response and higher signal-to noise ratio while eliminating squeal.
DMZ 3000 Electronics Each DMZ 3000 is equiped with a 5-way toggle switch offering selection of each pickup and two out-of-phase settings.

All Kramer Guitars and Basses use the following exclusive features:

    Ebonal Fingerboards that won't crack, warp, chip or shift.
    "Center-Touch" Petillo fret wire (patent applied for) that provides perfect fret-to-fret intonation and fingering positioning.Description from
    Power Forged aluminum "T-Neck" (patent pending) that offers absolute rigidity in all models guaranteeing no warping or twisting.
    Combines the strength of forged aluminum with the warmth of wood in the Kramer neck.
    Fret-Positioning that allows every artist to acheive perfect intonation with single notes or chords.Description from
    Sustaining Qualities that surpass most popular, professional guitars or basses.
    Customed Tooled aluminum and stainless steel used for all inlays, hardware, nuts, bridges and cover plates.Description from
    Select Matching Wood inlays in back of "T-Neck" for playing ease and comfort.
    Precision Body Contouring designed to make every artist completely comfortable with his instrument.Description from

Kramer model DMZ3000 Item #: kr5004 $1849
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Kramer DMZ 3000-Neptune, NJ 3 pickup, electric guitar, 1979, natural blonde finish, black pickguard, double cutaway

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