An Ultra-Rare, Floyd Rose-Designed 1986 Kramer Triax Has Gone Up for Sale on Reverb

A 1986 Kramer Triax guitar
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An ultra-rare 1986 Kramer Triax electric guitar has gone up for sale on

Said to be inspired by Star Trek, the Triax was designed by none other than Floyd Rose, and exhibited at the 1986 NAMM show, when Kramer was at the absolute peak of its popularity. It made its debut alongside a similarly striking, and rare, sister model, the Enterprize.

According to the guitar's seller, Nashville's Abalone Vintage, the Triax is one of only about 10 of its kind, and is in "excellent" condition, with some wear.

There's little information in the listing about its specs, though we know it has a pair of humbuckers, an ultraviolet finish, a three-way blade pickup switch, and, unsurprisingly, a Floyd Rose bridge. The Triax also comes with its original case.

According to Abalone Vintage, this particular Triax came from the collection of music journalist Michael Wright, and was displayed at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts as part of the museum's Dangerous Curves: The Art of the Guitar exhibition in the early 2000s. The Triax also appears in a book of the same name, based on that exhibition.

The museum-displayed 1986 Kramer Triax is currently valued at $9,995.

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