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Bolt on
25.5” scale

Selected Hard Maple
10” (25.4 cm) radius Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
Position Dots
22 Jumbo Frets
Crusader Headstock Shape
Hand Rubbed Finish Blend of Oil and Waxes

Alder Body
Crusader Body Shape
High Gloss Polyester Finish

Double locking Gotoh Bridge
Gotoh Tuners with pearl buttons
R-3 (43mm) Nut
Dunlop Locking Strap Button
500K Master Volume Controls
Seymour Duncan JB - Zebra Bridge Pickup
Chrome Hardware


CRUSADER USA series are Gary Kramer’s personal tribute to the early ‘80’s instruments, which have set
the music stage on fire. Heavily oriented towards Hard Rock music, these types of instruments were the
very stepping stone of future Shredding Masters. A new style of music was born and many guitar
virtuosos have developed their killer chops on instruments featuring double locking tremolos and
humbucking pickups.

CONQUEST, CATHEDRAL and ILLUSIONIST are designed for musicians to experience these fine instruments
in a true Custom Shop package. Our goal was to “import” some of the prestige values of Gary Kramer’s
Aluminum neck era, and create a familiar looking hybrid.
Instead of using ordinary plastic materials, we felt that the earlier Kramer history had strong roots in using
fine polished Aluminum instead. The connection was made, but we had to give these instruments a flavor
of the 21st century.

All Crusader USA series feature our patented two piece recessed Iron Cross neck plates and hydro-cut
aluminum plates. The first thing to experience is the player oriented smooth oiled neck, 43mm wide nuts
for better string spacing and carefully rolled edges for that vintage “played in” feel. The Crusader volume
knob features a rubber grip for improved handling and their wiring prevents unwanted loss of high
frequencies while performing delicate volume swells. Our Deluxe version has a double humbucker layout
with an optional series/parallel wiring, which keeps this instrument absolutely noiseless, even at the
highest gain settings.

CONQUEST is our entry-level model for musicians who seek a true ‘80’s vibe Custom Shop guitar. This
model is also a great platform for the wildest graphics of your choice. Their Alder bodies dictate medium
to lightweight instruments with fluent midrange sound qualities while the Seymour Duncan pickups deliver
the proven heritage of their own.

The Custom Shop section allows any CRUSADER USA model to be matched with many different neck
wood options, three different types of hardware, custom paint jobs, optional binding and some of the
finest custom graphics. Never confuse CRUSADERS USA with mass produced instruments. Available in
Limited numbers, we will build you a fine-crafted American guitar to your personal order specifications.

The bar has been raised, the rules have been changed.
Gary Kramer USA Custom Shop team welcomes you into our World of Visions.

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