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Thoughts on this old Klira

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:52 pm    Post subject: Thoughts on this old Klira Reply with quote

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230728003046?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Anyone got any knowledge or opinions on this? I love how it looks like a piece of 1960s kitchen furniture, I think it might be solid bakelite.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No knowledge but I love the looks.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one´s not bad either....http://www.ebay.de/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-60s-FRAMUS-BAVARIA-STRATO-ELEKTRO-GITARRE-REFINISHED-GOLD-/230728002459?pt=Gitarren&hash=item35b875eb9b
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably doesn't sound or play as good as it looks, but it's tempting ...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marc wrote:
Probably doesn't sound or play as good as it looks, but it's tempting ...


I'm not sure about this. I've had some real cheap looking old guitars that played awesome...as long as the necks are straight and solid, usually the only issue was harmonic pickups.

I'll bet that Framus is a real player.

The only thing that would worry me about the Klira is the dodgy looking bridge, and possibly the tuners/string tree, both of which are probably easy enough to replace if they're an issue.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an old Encore with the same bridge as that Klira, it seems perfectly stable to me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'd be expensive at half that price. However it's probably not bad. Quality-wise, Klira aren't up there with Framus, but they're better than the eastern-bloc guitars of that era.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hugely over-priced IMO. They did make some better quality guitars, but that one looks like a bottom-of-the-range number. Sure it looks a bit quirky, but give yourself a good shake and think about all the other guitars £350'll buy you - ahem, Musicmaster - instead of that plank.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, stiff price ... but he's got some ace guitars.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are all amazing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't actually considering buying this unless someone could tell me it was a definite winner but I'm planning a trip to Berlin for a guitar hunt. Seen some really nice Framus, Hofner and Hopf guitars recently but I need to have a go on some. Unless someone offers me a mustang or a Jazzmaster for a price I can't refuse.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Browsing ebay.de might be a better bet than actually going to Berlin. The one guitar shop I know that has stuff like this doesn't have very exciting examples and is proper overpriced. Trying before you buy is overrated, and you can always flip the thing if it's crap Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it the music shop on Schoenhauser Allee? Kind of small and sells mostly guitars and old synths. I'm all over ebay.de but I keep missing auctions cos of work - missed out on a Hofner Galaxie the other day that went for about £350. I can't handle the constant disappointment Crying or Very sad

I'll keep on there though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben79 wrote:
I'm all over ebay.de but I keep missing auctions cos of work

Sounds like you could use Auction Sniper.
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