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Dates of manufacture:
KRAMER introduced the Nightswan in 1987 as a Vivian Campbell Signature model. The Nightswan was based on the custom Shredder guitar built from Warmoth parts by Buddy Blaze for Campbell in the mid 1980s. This guitar had a scaled down super strat body had a 24.75" scale length bolt-on neck with reverse headstock, two Seymour Duncan humbuckers (in the bridge and middle positions). The dot fingerboard inlays have an unusual diagonal vertical spacing
The NightSwan was available with graphic finishes. Lightning bolts and light or dark blue polka dots were the most common. The Aztec and holoflash finishes are more unusual. They also came in black, white, red, burgundy and blue sparkle finishes.
Kramer described the NightSwan as follows in their 1987 catalog:
"Created by Vivian Campbell and Buddy Blaze for Kramer the NightSwan transcends traditional electric guitar designs.
The sleek, contoured body balances perfectly with the 24.75" scale length neck. Carved from hard rock maple, the 24-fret special radius neck gives access to two octaves of fast playing power. Constructed of the finest Honduran mahogany with an ebony fret board, it resonates with a warm solid sound.
The NightSwan is the only production model to have an ultra-slim #1 locking nut giving easier "bend" to strings. It is the first production model to feature the Seymour Duncan "Full Shred" pickup, a smooth distortion pickup with extreme clarity."
|Finish colors||black finish, blue finish, purple finish, red finish, white finish|
|Finish effects||sparkle finish|
|Graphics||polka dot graphics, symbol graphics|
|Number of strings||6 strings|
|Scale length||24.75 inches scale-length|
|Number of control knobs||1 control knob|
|Pickup selector controls||3-way selector switch|
|Volume controls||1 volume control|
|Pickups brand and model||Seymour Duncan Full Shred pickup(s), Seymour Duncan JB pickup(s)|
|Pickups configuration||2 humbucker pickups|
|Body shape features||double cutaway|
|Body style||super strat style body|
|Bridge||Floyd Rose locking tremolo|
|Hardware color||black hardware|
|Fingerboard material||ebony fingerboard|
|Neck joint||bolt on neck|
|Number of frets||24 fret|
|Peghead (headstock)||pointed headstock, reverse headstock|
|Tuner layout||six-in-a-row tuners|
|1988||$1199.95||new||guitar-list||Recommended retail price|
|1989||€1300||new||Rudolf||The best in my Life ther Play Guitar.|
|2000||$650||good||kent||best metal guitar|