I had a candy apple red Kramer tele in the mid to late 80's,I'm guessing it was around '85-87 it was a tele I bought off a guy in a rehearsal studio that was supposedly a custom build for Ricky Byrd from J Jett's band,It did seem custom,I'd never seen one like it at the time,or since.. I looked at Images of Byrd and didn't see him with anything similar.. locking trem, natural headstock,humbucker in the bridge, It had the tele briteness and articulation that cut through, while having the heaviness and sustain of the humbucker..and a rugged little tremolo I loved the whammy bar and really did great stuff with it, at the time I wanted a guitar with a locking tremolo to do dive bombs and stuff, i wasn't into the EVH thing which was HUGE at the time, and I loved that it was a tele with a humbucker, so I just made an offer to a guy in a rehearsal studio and bought it on the spot. I was young and stupido and sold it.. I see tons of 80's US Kramers on sale on Fleabay but never anything exactly like this one.. can anyone tell me what series it is? or the aprox year it was from? (so I can try to find another) and if anyone has/had a tele like it? or has seen one for sale? I'd even go with a double cutaway version if a tele version is just impossible to find..