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Our Custom Made Kramer Baretta Specifications

Kramer Baretta Body Wood: Maple
Neck Wood: Maple
Construction: Bolt-on
Fretboard: Rosewood
Inlays: White Dot Inlays
Scale Length: 25.5"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Frets: 22
Pickups: 1 Wilkinson Humbuckers
Controls: 1 Volume
Headstock: Kramer Style
Bridge: Licensed Floyd Rose Tremolo
Hardware: Black Finish
Finish: Candy Red
Strings: D'Addario


Kramer Baretta  Blueprint



Kramer Baretta  History


Baretta is really a very good beginning of the mid-80s famous Kramer instrument, kramer Baretta soon after got poor reputation in after-baretta time because of its shortage of huge quantity of normal body products that appeared no difference from baretta. Baretta is right the series that could genuinely outline Kramer guitar brand, and it really is probably the most well-known series in Kramer products line. Lots of people like call the Kramer's baretta as pacers, etc., but Baretta is usually regarded to be a "solitary pickup Kramer Baretta.


Essentially the most essential issue is, with no Kramer's continuously studying; Baretta wouldn't grow to be one guitar that cannot be considered lightly in rock and roll history. Baretta appeared in 1983 when Kramer wanted to release the Eddie Van Halen signature model. Van Halen got a lot of home-made electric guitars just before signing with Kramer, which also affected the look of Baretta. 1 issue that really should be mentioned is, taking into consideration the historical past of all Kramer Baretta, Van Halen's impact had been widely misunderstood and neglected. If there's no Baretta, Floyd Rose, Banana, or "Hockey Stick" headstock, Slanted pickups (which later led for the F-spacing in pickups), and also other inventions from Kramer and Van Halen, then the industry will not exist today.


Eddie's 1st Frankenstrat is 1 black-white striped electric guitar with only 1 pickup, and Eddie painted it himself. He utilized a vintage Gibson PAF pick-ups on the 50's Les Paul, one volume control, and he believed that the tone control switch wasn't very important (there are other guitar players who also think so). Kramer Baretta was greatly influenced by this Frankenstrat design. This black-white striped instrument is the later Frankenstrat, later Eddie cut-off the pickguard, attaching a single-coil pickups and not connecting it with cable, plus some other factors, all of these made the Kramer Baretta a truly special electric guitar, as shown in the image. In early 1980, the Floyd Rose was added on, which wants tilt pickups; therefore it's needed to integrate the electrode block and tremolo much better. It's the very adjustment of the tilt pick-ups that impacts Kramer Baretta's pickups design.


Black-white striped Frankenstrat Kramer 5150


1983 Kramer Baretta  

During 1983, after conversations with Van Halen, his signature Kramer Baretta was built, folks feel this Kramer Baretta isn't solely the symbol in the Baretta Series, but also might be the icon in the overall Kramer; Kramer Baretta is the very best electric guitar in the bulk-produced guitars of Kramer. The headstock of the Kramer Baretta is non-angled, larger than the angled banana headstock in the time, and is quite the same to the. There is certainly an incredibly intriguing tale of the headstock; it was invented by a team of individuals within the kramer factory (Paul Unkert) when these people build the identical Kramer Baretta to. In fact, they imitate the design of the headstock.


Standard features: Floyd rose bridge, reversed Schaller zebra pickups (Golden 50), Gotoh 90 tuners, maple body, somewhat heavy, a bit of Kramer Baretta  body is poplar. It was said that in advance of the headstock was indeed angled, these types of Kramer Baretta  were definitely built amongst 1983 and 1984, in black, white and creamy colour, generally with rosewood fingerboard, but maple fingerboard was as well observed in 83 edition of the baretta.


Given that the headstock is normally indeed large as well as non-angled, Barreta is usually thought to be to be manufactured overseas; the headstock designed by the ESP is actually alike with this. This 83 version of kramer Baretta could be the solely edition take this none-angled and also in some manner massive headstock. The Floyd rose bridge with the 83 version of Baretta is matte, although a lot of afterwards Kramer Baretta models are usually glossy.


1983 Kramer Baretta  Features:


Neck: Oil finish, large non-angled banana headstock, ESP structure, R5 nut width (1 3/4"), Rosewood fretboard
Body: Poplar or maple
Tuners: black
Floyd Rose: early mat surface
Pickups: Schaller Reverse Zebra Golden 50 Humbucker (non trem spaced)
Hardware: black


1984/1985 Kramer Baretta  

Within a particular period of 84, the headstock was modified to angled banana style, simply because a lot of manufacturers involved, the Kramer Baretta body and neck were likewise altered correspondingly. At the starting, Sport designed this angled banana neck, which was notorious for that "luthier joint" matter, several of the neck even lost when moved for the facility. Some might be utilized, others cannot. At that time, Kramer sought about for the neck, such as Canada built LaSiDo. LaSiDo was deemed to hold exactly the same problem; therefore, the debate about extended neck nonetheless existed. Every person said, these necks were probably the most comfy neck in the Kramer series, which include R2,R3,R4 and R5 structures, the back contour is a lot more slender than the common "beak" neck. Additionally, you will find white, red, creamy colors corresponding with headstock color. Maple Fingerboard type is not prevalent.


In 1984 and 1985, kramer turned to work with Duncan pick-ups, and the baretta was also correspondingly adjusted. Seymour Duncan JB pick-ups started to be the normal pick-ups, continually using the style features in the zebra colors. The main products of Barettas displayed reversed zebra, but some Schallers and Ducans had been still installed frequently, thus the milky white coil is really close to floyd.

 Kramer Baretta Guitar

As well in 84/85, Gotoh 90 degree tuners had been modified into the black colored M6 Schallers, and throughout this time, the majority of the Baretta electric guitars had been fitted with a wrench retainer at the back of the neck, however, sometimes there were no retainer bars, and maybe no allen wrench holders. Those that got wrench retainers had been, of course, the highly required products, but at that time the stock was limited and some guitars had been transported without this equipment. Moreover, as other kramer headstock, the logo on Baretta followed the "Kramer" logo. The fretboard was typically manufactured from rosewood, minor was produced from maple, only found in some customized Kramer Baretta. Maple fingerboard was just not extremely typical instead of rare.

1985 Kramer Baretta 

Until 1985, the Kramer Baretta  body was processed by Sports. In 85, a modification took place, the distance between the handrail and the outlet got to be bigger. It is believed that this body style was designed by ESP. So within a particular period of time, there had been 2 body shapes existing. One basic method to determine Sports Kramer Baretta body is to compare them with foreign body; they had been occasionally especially similar. The body typically created of maple or poplar.


The finish color consists of Candy Red, White, Cream, and Black. All Barettas have cannon or barrel input jack, a common 1-10 volume knob, Schaller strap buckle, and black Original Floyd Roses (some are chrome-plated).


1984/85 Kramer Baretta Features:


Neck: glossy finish, angled banana headstock, slender back shape, rosewood or maple fretboard
Body: poplar or maple
Tuners: black
Floyd Rose: black (chrome optional)
Pickups: Schaller Reverse Zebra Golden 50 or Seymour Duncan JB Humbucker
Hardware: black
Color: Black, Candy Red, Cream, White and customizable design


86/87 version of Kramer Baretta 

In mid 1986, Kramer made a decision to adjust the style of the headstock with no modifying other sections and components. The contours of the back of the headstock started to be thinner and the finish likewise altered. One issue ought to be noted is that the 86-87 series Baretta gained far more colors, for example FF Blue, FF Red,FF Pink, FF White, etc.

86/87 Kramer Baretta Features:


Neck: Nitrocellulose Liquor finish, angled pointy headstock, rosewood or maple fretboard
Body: Poplar or maple
Bridge: black Floyd Rose
Tuners: black
Pickups: Seymour Duncan JB Humbucker reverse Zebra colored and solid black (non-trem spaced)
Hardware: black


1987-1991 Kramer Baretta I and Kramer Baretta Guitar II


The greatest alter especially during this era was the body, there were two alters, 1 appeared to be quite simple, merely created significantly more spoon holes in the lowest cutaway, the tremolo got a groove, however in a few version, they solely added spoon holes ,no groove in tremolo, this is Baretta I.


Finish colours : Dark, Trans Red / Blue, , White, Cream, Candy Blue/Red, Campagne, FF Blue, FF Red, FF White, Flors. Pink, Seafoam Green, Violet


There was another adjust of body in the course of this period.The jackson soloist body had been extensively used, this form was relatively significant, Baretta II was on the use of this form, other types of Kramer also modified to this style.


Finish colours : Dark, Trans Red / Blue, , White, Cream, Candy Blue/Red, Campagne, FF Blue, FF Red, FF White, Flors. Pink, Seafoam Green, Violet


1985 Kramer Baretta reissue - 2006


Main attributes in the 2006 Gibson replicated Baretta 85 version:


Neck: oil finish, angled pointy headstock, rosewood finger board, colorful pearl inlays
Body: maple
Turner: black
Floyd Rose: black
Pickups: Gibson-91T Reverse Zebra
Colors: Candy Red, Antique White, Black, Candy Blue


To conclude, the tales of the Kramer Baretta  tend to be quite a few, we all want to announce once again: what we demonstrated in this article is without a doubt replication of 1984/1985’s Kramer baretta guitar. Since the version(Kramer Baretta) in this period is of the most symbolic and most popular!!


84 Kramer Baretta 

Although researching consistently, we purely adopted all the features of the genuine electric guitar


Neck: lacquer, angled banana headstock, slender back profile, rosewood or maple fingerboard (two optional, in the image is the rosewood fingerboard).

Body: poplar or maple (these 2 kinds are optional, in the photo the body is maple)
Tuners: black,
Floyd, rose: black, chrome is optional (pictures of the guitar is black)

Pickups, Schaller Reverse Zebra Golden 50 or Seymour Duncan JB Humbucker,however Wilkinson pickups is what we highly suggested because of its top quality and inexpensive price. It can save you lot cash!!
Hardware: black
Color: Black, Candy Red, Cream, White, and custom style (these are optional)


Because our items are created with a modest quantity, the price, in comparison with those custom created Kramer Baretta, is more inexpensive, but at the same time, the stock is limited, so if you genuinely prefer this unique electric guitar, please seize the chance to make contact with us right away.

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