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    Kiss Related - Gene Simmons Signed Limited Edition Kramer "Axe" Guitar. A single humbucker, aluminum neck electric guitar in the shape of an old English executioner's axe, Serial Number A4423, circa 1981. Signed boldly by Gene Simmons and numbered "61/1000"; the signature is sealed under a clear coat for protection. Reliable sources state that there were nowhere near 1000 of these produced, probably less than 500. This one has seen some play use and has the associated dings and scratches, still excellent for display. A paper tag on the included custom hardshell case has the handwritten name of Pete LaPlaca, one of the founders of Kramer Guitars.

    The drawing accompanying this lot was created by a staff member at Kramer. The sketch was presented to Gene Simmons for his approval which he gave. This sketch spawned the production of the Kramer Axe bass and guitar and it was later used as the basis of the Kramer Axe advertising.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2012
    24th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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