Up for sale is my 1989 Kramer Nightswan with the original and famous Lightning Graphic but holy crap did it crack over the years. Yes, the clearcoat on this graphic is prone to cracking and I knew that when I bought it, but I loved the way it played so much I was able to overlook the cracks and just enjoy the guitar for what it is - a relic from college (class of 1992). I've owned several of these as an adult, some on the mint side, and sold most of my swan collection last year for $7K each or right around there. Not this one. It's clearly a player with chips, dings, and even worn spots in the ebony, but the frets are tall and clean and she was just set up to impress. No headstock breaks, no les paul toggle switch mod, etc. This is the one I kept to enjoy as a player, but I'm simply out of room so she can go.

Check out all the photos - there are plenty.   I've been a Nightswan owner since 1989 and this is up there with the top Nightswan players I've owned.  It's also the worst condition Nightswan I've ever owned but she stayed around because of how well she played. The original toggle was replaced with a twin but the original is in the case (in the event that ever matters on these). She also sports an F serial number and some cool factory markings in the pickup cavities (see photos).

This is the one if you've been looking for if you want a vintage swan without spending a ton of money.  No headstock breaks, nice, big original frets with only moderate wear (see photos), original pickups and that killer graphic.  Comes with the original Kramer case which also has some bumps and bruises but the case protects the guitar very well.

Also includes the bar for the Floyd Rose. You can't recapture your youth, but you can recapture the guitars that were beyond your reach in your teens.  Here she is, and probably the cheapest one available anywhere.

Shipping will be $199 in the continental USA and sorry, USA sales only. I don't do the "make an offer" thing on Reverb because too many clown offers waste my time. If you'd like to discuss something serious, email me here or find me online. Please ask all questions in advance and make sure you follow my shred guitar collection on Instagram under @gilaguitars - lots of cool stuff has been posted and more will be shortly. Thanks for looking.

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Listeda month ago
ConditionFair (Used)
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  • Nightswan
  • Lightning
  • 1989
Made In
  • United States
Body Type
  • Solid Body

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