Kramer Baretta Introduction and Specs
One other fact is that before Kramer had designed and introduced the first Baretta, Edward wanted a signature model from Kramer that was identical to his Frankenstrat. After Kramer realized they couldn't mass produce in essense what was a "peice of crap" looks wise and detail wise for a reasonable price, they opted for the Baretta. The price of these Kramer Baretta has not been officially set, but there are rumblings that these could go anywhere from $5k-15k retail for these collector peice instruments. In 1983, after discussions with Edward were completed on his signature model, the Kramer Baretta was introduced.The guitar features a non-angled headstock, larger in nature compared to the later models that featured the angled banana head. The headstock has a funny story in that it was invented when the boys at the Kramer factory (Paul Unkert) developed a Destroyer "like" guitar one fateful evening. However, the kramer 84 baretta guitar that surfaced out of that evening was the Kramer Ad Franky, a close twin of the original Frankenstrat. Market price:$2500
Kramer 84 Baretta Specs
Neck：Oil Finished, large non-angled banana headstock, ESP construction, R5 nut width (1 3/4"), rosewood fretboard only
Body：Poplar or Maple, Sports construction, sharp arm scarf, extra spring route in back cavity, truss rod notch
Tuners：Black, Gotoh 90 degree tab tuners
Floyd Rose：Early Flat black finish, older style retainer bar (rounded), R5 nut
Pickup：Schaller Reverse Zebra Golden 50 Humbucker (non trem spaced)
Neckplate and Serial Range：Serial Range C3000-C5000, Strat spaced neckplate layout, black neckplate.
Hardware and Finishes：All black hardware, Schaller Strap locks, Black Barrel output jack.
The Kramer Baretta guitar has standard Baretta features; Original Floyd Rose, Reverse Zebra Schaller Humbucker (Golden 50), Gotoh 90 degree tuners, and many that have been witnessed have maple bodies so they tend to be heavy, but Poplar has been witnessed as a wood type too. It has been said by a few former employees that around 250 or less of these models were produced in 1983 and 1984 before the move to the angled headstock. They were offered in Black, White, and Creme and featured ONLY Rosewood fretboards. Some say there were maple board 1983 Barettas, however, it has been researched by an experienced Kramer collector that none of those were production run Barettas.Those that are out there are mostly transition necks between the non-angled and angled era, or possibly early prototype runs.
A variety of optional color
As for this Kramer Baretta, we also have a variety of colors for you to choose.If you cant find the color you want here, you can send us pics of the color you want and then we can customize it for you. The paint we can handle covers nearly all the colors and patterns, including some rare effect, and we will also try our best to seperately customize it for you as long as you want it.
Kramer Baretta Shape Style
This guitar belongs to the Kramer Baretta style,we can customize all body styles for you. If you have any question, please email us and we are very glad to serve you!
Fully Customlizing your guitar to every detail part: if you have any specific requirements, such as wood, finish, bridge, pick-up structure, frets, string numbers, etc. or you want to order the guitar according to your personalized requirements, then please fell free to contact us at any time, Rare custom shop will do everything to meet your requirements at the largest extent. More details can be read in our custom shop section.
Notice For All Buyers:Thank you for your attention. Here are something you might want to know about this guitar.
1. This guitar is available in both right handed and left handed version. Even it is not showing in lefty version, we still able to customize this guitar in left handed for you. You just have to tell us when you place the order.
2. If you want to place the order, just send us email, we will help you to place your customize order.
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