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The superstrat is back, and to celebrate, Gary
Kramer Guitars has released the Crusader series.
The Crusader series consists of three new models:
Conquest, Cathedral, and Illusionist, all honoring
the glory days of the early eighties.
Collectively, the Crusader USA models feature several unique Gary Kramer ideas, including the patented two-piece recessed iron cross neck plates
and hydro-cut aluminum plates found on early
aluminum-neck Kramer guitars.
Players will immediately notice the player-friendly
smooth-oiled neck, 43mm wide nuts for better
string spacing, and carefully rolled edges for that
vintage “played-in” feel. The Crusader’s volume
knob features a rubber grip for improved handling
and wiring that prevents unwanted loss of high frequencies while performing delicate volume swells.
Deluxe Crusader models feature a double humbucker layout with an optional series/parallel wiring, which keeps this instrument absolutely noiseless, even at the highest gain settings.
Only a handful of names are as synonymous with
guitars as Gary Kramer’s. His impact on the evolution of the guitar, first with the introduction of the
aluminum set-neck Travis Bean, and later with his
Kramer brand, easily places him in the book of
guitar world pioneers.
The 2009 Gary Kramer collection represents
guitar design at its finest. Both the boutique line
of American-made guitars and the high quality import series are a confirmation that Gary
Kramer’s vision is still A Step Ahead.
Turn the page for an up-close look
at the new Crusader series
Photo: Gary Kramer Crusaders Illusionist has a molded pickguard.
The deluxe version of this model features a double humbucker layout.