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Kramer 84 Baretta Guitar (EVH) now on sale

Vintage 84 Kramer Guitar

It’s hard for me to say this (because I’m 43), but remember the (now) “vintage” 84 Kramer Baretta guitar? The Kramer Baretta was the famed hockey stick neck one pickup, one volume pot Floyd Rose masterpiece played by Eddie Van Halen.

Remember the guitar magazine ads with EVH holding the Baretta like this?

EVH Baretta

There were actually a whole series of Kramer ads like that, there’s another one with him holding a Kramer Pacer like this:

Eddie Van Halen Kramerr Pacer

So you’re probably wondering already why I’m lamenting about Kramer guitars of years gone by? Recently my wife picked me up a Kramer Focus 3000 from 1983-4 at a yard sale for a rediculous price with OHSC and stock pickups and floyd rose (and working coil tap). I’ll blog about that in another post.

What surprised me in a few google searches was the fact that Gibson now owns the Kramer name and has been reissuing various guitars, like the Kramer 84 Baretta, and the Kramer Pacer (among others). I can’t believe they did the reissue with the hockey stick necks (also AWESOME!). Note in the EVH pics above that one with Ed has the hockey stick neck, but the Pacer has the pointy headstock.

Check out this fabulous Kramer 84 Baretta reissue:

84 Kramer Baretta reissue

Either this thing must be so very new that not everyone has it (yet), because you can’t even get it at Musician’s Friend or Guitar Center. You can find it however at American Musical right now in stock. In fact they even have this new 8 payment plan (that I just used to get mine) so you can get this axe for just $84/mo if you do that deal (and have it to play in just a few days).

*UPDATE*: you can also now get the 84 Kramer Baretta at ZZounds for the same prices with 8 payments as well!!

84 Kramer Baretta

They also have the Vintage Kramer Pacer dual humbucker model for sale too (in Tiger stripe!):

vintage Kramer Pacer

They also have the Kramer Pacer there too, which comes in a both a cool burst or “Tiger Stripe” version (AWESOME!). I like this Baretta because it has the maple fingerboard, and I prefer that to the rosewood. What version would you get?

You can also still find quite a few Kramer Baretta guitars on ebay now as well:

Vintage 1983 Kramer Pacer Special Guitar Tribute! C-Plate Holy Grail! Baretta

USD 1700.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-05 19:25:45

1980's Kramer Baretta USA Made VERY COOL !!

USD 854.10 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 00:22:16

Rare 1984 Kramer Baretta Custom Order Floyd Rose Roland Non Angled Banana

USD / 1400.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-02 18:41:02

KRAMER BARETTA 1986 CUSTOM KLEIN GRAPHIC #24 CLEAN! RARE! ORIGINAL USA!

USD 1850.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 18:56:10

Kramer 84 Baretta Electric Guitar, Red

USD 809.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 07:13:32

Kramer Guitar Neck American Baretta Pacer Floyd Rose Nightswan Waterslide Decal

USD 17.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 16:00:45

TRUSS ROD COVER name plate for KRAMER BARETTA GUITAR

USD 14.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 03:13:34

KRAMER Baretta Vintage Candy Blue guitar From JAPAN/456

USD 928.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 01:08:36

Kramer Baretta Vintage Candy Blue , Electric Guitars EMS Free tracking ship

USD 899.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 01:07:25

My Favorite Signature Guitars

Seems like everyone and their brother has a “signature guitar” anymore. You seem them from time to time in Guitar Center or the latest Musician’s Friend catalog, but never all at once. The kind of seem to come and go. I decided to list my favorite signature guitar models all at once for you to check out. These are my favorites from Eddie Van Halen, Dave Mustaine, Dimebag Darrell, Michael Schenker, Tony Iommi, Zakk Wylde, George Lynch, Kirk Hammett, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck, Slash, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Randy Rhoads, John Petrucci, Angus Young, and Steve Morse. I wish I had them all!

 

Van Halen Wolfgang Signature Guitars


 

Dave Mustaine Signature Guitars


 

Dimebag Darrell Signature Guitars

Washburn Dime V Dime bag Darrell Signature Model Electric Guitar
USD 150.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 04:42:11
Washburn Dimebag Darrell 333 Lighting Bolt Guitar
USD / 1200.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 22:50:18
DIMEBAG DARRELL Miniature Guitar Pantera Blue Lightning
USD / 34.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 17:33:03

 

Michael Schenker Signature Guitars

Dean USA Michael Schenker Signature V Guitar. Minty 2005 - LOOK!!!
USD / 1500.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 01:01:13
Michael Schenker Standard Electric Guitar
USD 264.78 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 19:09:41

 

Tony Iommi Signature Guitars

Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Custom Guitar In Ebony Finish
USD 699.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-02 22:47:34
Tony Iommi SG Guitar NEW
USD / 650.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-04 03:35:44

 

Zakk Wylde Signature Guitars

Zakk Wylde Tribute Guitar
USD 425.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 03:57:25
Epiphone Zakk Wylde ZV Custom Electric Guitar
USD 525.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 19:29:42
Epiphone Zakk Wylde ZV Custom Electric Guitar
USD 799.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-30 12:21:17

 

George Lynch Signature Guitars


 

Kirk Hammett Signature Guitars

ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Metallica 6-String Electric Guitar!!
USD 174.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 19:26:05
ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Guitar Black 888365985855
USD 655.48 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 17:00:09

 

Buddy Guy Signature Guitars

Buddy Guy – 2017 Tour issued guitar pick
USD 24.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 17:28:29
Fender Mexico 2012 Buddy Guy Standard Stratocaster guitar From JAPAN/456
USD 1264.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-05 23:18:19
BUDDY GUY - BORN TO PLAY GUITAR NEW CD
USD 7.48 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-05 08:39:30
BUDDY GUY (black blue) Guitar Pick - Heavy guage
USD / 29.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-30 18:40:44

 

Eric Clapton Signature Guitars

Martin Eric Clapton Brazilian Signature 000-28 ECB #149 Acoustic Guitar
USD 8995.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-04 21:51:57
Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton 2005 Acoustic - Guitar
USD 2799.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 21:58:29

 

Eric Johnson Signature Guitars

FENDER ERIC JOHNSON ARTIST SERIES STRATOCASTER GUITAR *WHITE BLONDE*
USD 1500.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 21:37:28
Fender Artist Eric Johnson Stratocaster RW Electric Guitar
USD 1379.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 18:26:20
ERIC JOHNSON (GUITAR 1) - SOUVENIR NEW CD
USD 23.22 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-04 07:49:48

 

Jeff Beck Signature Guitars


 

Steve Vai Signature Guitars

Ibanez Steve Vai JEM77V FP2 Electric Guitar - MINT Condition JAPAN
USD 2575.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-05 14:58:57
Ibanez Steve Vai Signature Premium Electric Guitar Charcoal Brown
USD 1699.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 21:36:35
Ibanez JEMJR WH Steve Vai Signature Series Electric Guitar White Finish
USD 499.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 19:50:03

 

Joe Satriani Signature Guitars


 

Randy Rhoads Signature Guitars

New 6 String Randy Rhoads Electric Guitar White Finish
USD 199.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-02 06:57:14
Jackson JS Series Randy Rhoads Minion JSX1 Electric Guitar Neon Pink
USD 169.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-30 18:52:50

 

John Petrucci Signature Guitars


 

Steve Morse Signature Guitars

Music Man Steve Morse Electric Guitar
USD / 1050.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 20:32:46
DEEP PURPLE STEVE MORSE LOGO BLUE 2017 GUITAR PICK RARE
USD 65.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-02 04:17:39
Steve Morse Guitar Legend Signed 8x10 Photo
USD 11.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-03 23:01:55

 

John 5 Signature Guitars

Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar Arctic Dream
USD 2949.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-04 06:52:42
John 5 - Solo Tour 2017 Guitar Pick - Rob Zombie
USD 5.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-02 16:29:35

 

Angus Young Signature Guitars

2006 GIBSON ANGUS YOUNG SG SIGNATURE GUITAR
USD 1450.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-30 15:31:16
EPIPHONE EXPLORER GUITAR CUSTOM , ANGUS YOUNG
USD 369.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 16:06:10
Angus Young AC/DC Authentic Signed Guitar Autographed PSA/DNA #Z55779
USD 749.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-05 05:49:50