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This bass has seen 
many a night at 
Chicago’s 
Kingston Mines & 
other area clubs.

Here you see
it played by 
Mike Collins
in Buddy Guy’s
Legends,
with vocalist 
Shirley King, 
daughter of B.B.
                     From Wikipedia:
Kramer Guitars is an American manufacturer of electric guitars and basses. Kramer produced aluminum-necked electric guitars and basses in the 1970s and wooden-necked guitars catering to hard rock musicians in the 1980s.... Kramer was one of the most popular guitar brands of the 1980s and the best-selling brand of 1985 and 1986.[1] At the height of its popularity, Kramer was considered a prestige instrument and was endorsed by many famous musicians of the day, including Eddie Van Halen, Richie Sambora, Mick Mars, Jennifer Batten and Vivian Campbell.

Aluminum neck
Introduced in 1976, early models featured the trademark "tuning fork" aluminum-reinforced necks with a fretboard made of Ebonol--material similar to one used in bowling ball production. Other features of the necks included aluminum dots, and a zero fret made out of Petillo fretwire. Unlike Travis Bean, Kramer went beyond the idea of a neck forged entirely out of aluminum, due to both its weight and its feel. Instead, Kramer opted for wooden inserts in the aluminum necks. The inserts, set in epoxy, were usually Walnut or Maple. The bodies were usually made of high grade Walnut or Maple, with the earliest instruments made of exotic tonewoods including Koa, Afromosia, Swetinia, Shedua, and Bubinga. The hardware was top-notch as well: Schaller tuning keys and bridges; Schaller and DiMarzio pickups; custom-made strap pins; aluminum cavity covers. Kramer's "alumi-neck" line lasted roughly until 1982. 

Out of this early part of Kramer history were born some exquisite musical instruments; truly a fine example of American lutherie.... Original Kramer guitars are now highly collectable.... They regularly fetch high prices on eBay and other auction sites. Kramer collectors hold a Kramer Expo every year in Nashville, Tennessee, near the Gibson plant, to showcase and celebrate Kramer guitars.

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