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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:

1987 Kramer Baretta Custom Artist Electric Guitar Classic Headstock w/OHSC

USD 1499.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 00:59:59

1987 Kramer Baretta electric guitar GLOSS BLACK American EMG Floyd Rose E serial

USD 899.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-23 21:45:11

LEFTY 5 STRING KRAMER BARETTA BASS-BLUE- GIGBAG

USD 200.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-24 20:24:50

Kramer Guitar Neck American Baretta Pacer Floyd Rose Nightswan Waterslide Decal

USD 17.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 02:00:58

Steel Panther All 4 Band Signed Autographed Kramer Baretta Guitar PSA Guaranteed

USD 549.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 18:19:17

Vtg 80s Pre-Copyright Kramer Baretta USA Guitar Custom Van Halen 5150 Paint Job

USD 1999.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-30 14:38:12

TRUSS ROD COVER name plate for KRAMER BARETTA GUITAR

USD 14.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-30 03:13:34

Strat head Vintage 1981 Kramer PACER ( no baretta ) Guitar USA

USD 406.00 (4 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 22:05:26

Kramer Guitars -Chokum / Bones / Brooks - Baretta & Striker - 2000 Advertisement

USD 5.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-23 19:09:09

MusicYo Kramer Striker Baretta Guitar Black 1 5/8" Locking Nut Top Mount

USD 8.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 15:06:07

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

Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar in Black
USD / 550.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-24 01:29:00
Peavey USA EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar - Purple w/OHSC
USD 779.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 17:57:42
Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special Red Flame Electric Guitar w/Case
USD / 699.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-24 19:54:16
PEAVEY Wolfgang EVH Signature Guitar
USD 960.00 (11 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-24 16:23:48

 

Dave Mustaine Signature Guitars

Dean Dave Mustaine VMNTX Flying V Electric Guitar
USD 149.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 20:22:16
Dean Dave Mustaine Zero X Z Black Electric Guitar
USD 249.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 16:30:43

 

Dimebag Darrell Signature Guitars

Dean Left Handed Guitar MLXL Black V. Dimebag Darrell
USD 119.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-23 19:06:29

 

Michael Schenker Signature Guitars


 

Tony Iommi Signature Guitars

Epiphone Left Handed Tony Iommi SG Custom Electric Guitar
USD 749.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 04:22:16
Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Custom Electric Guitar
USD 725.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-24 16:22:21
Tony Iommi SG Special Electric Guitar NIB, Epiphone
USD / 750.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 09:36:59
Black Sabbath Tony Iommi Guitar Pick.
USD / 15.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 03:57:09

 

Zakk Wylde Signature Guitars

2003 Epiphone Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Bullseye Set Neck Guitar Body
USD / 226.73 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 22:32:37
Wylde Audio Viking V Zakk Wylde Electric Guitar
USD 800.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 19:30:50
MARSHALL ZAKK WYLDE SIGNATURE GUITAR AMP
USD 91.00 (10 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 00:42:44

 

George Lynch Signature Guitars

LTD M-100 electric guitar with George Lynch mods
USD 279.97 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-23 22:09:40
george lynch style guitar skull guitar dream warriors
USD 750.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 22:23:21
ESP LTD GL200K George Lynch Kamikaze Electric Guitar Graphic Finish
USD 499.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 03:01:53

 

Kirk Hammett Signature Guitars

Ltd Signature Kh202 Kirk Hammett Electric Guitar W /Gig Bag
USD / 295.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 18:16:23
ESP LTD Kirk Hammett Signature (Guitar #W16121062)
USD 899.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-24 17:33:46
ESP KH 2 KIRK HAMMETT GUITAR
USD 3000.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 03:05:22

 

Buddy Guy Signature Guitars

Fender Buddy Guy Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar Used
USD 629.77 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-24 15:09:32
Buddy Guy - Born to Play Guitar [New CD]
USD 8.19 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 08:24:30
BUDDY GUY Guitar Pick
USD 9.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-24 02:06:58
BUDDY GUY Guitar Picks
USD 125.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-24 21:35:39

 

Eric Clapton Signature Guitars


 

Eric Johnson Signature Guitars

Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster Electric Guitar W/CASE WBL WHITE BLONDE
USD 1499.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 02:25:40
Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster (Guitar #EJ18517)
USD 1949.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 17:26:02
Fender Artist Series Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar
USD 1899.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 02:02:25

 

Jeff Beck Signature Guitars

Fender Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar
USD 1649.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 02:02:56
Fender Custom Shop Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar Surf Green
USD 4000.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 17:24:25

 

Steve Vai Signature Guitars

Ibanez JEM77P Steve Vai Signature Blue Floral Print Electric Guitar
USD 1599.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 21:58:25
MINT Ibanez JEM70V Premium Steve Vai Guitar Sea Foam Green w/ Hard Case
USD 1299.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-24 20:59:08
Ibanez JEMJRLWH Steve Vai Jem Jr. Left Handed Signature Electric Guitar
USD 549.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 17:54:51

 

Joe Satriani Signature Guitars

Ibanez JS1200 Joe Satriani Electric Guitar
USD 1499.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-24 22:50:45
Ibanez Joe Satriani JS100 Electric Guitar w/ Hardshell Case
USD / 374.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 18:37:43

 

Randy Rhoads Signature Guitars

Jackson Japan RR5 Randy Rhoads Pro Series Neck-Thru Guitar Body WW-2010
USD / 341.25 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-24 02:34:07
RANDY RHOADS REPLICA GUITAR KAHLER SEYMOUR DUNCAN MAPLE FRETBOARD
USD / 599.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-23 19:02:01

 

John Petrucci Signature Guitars


 

Steve Morse Signature Guitars

Music Man Steve Morse electric guitar with case
USD 1629.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 23:12:13
Steve Morse Guitar Legend Signed 8x10 Photo
USD 16.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 17:52:02

 

John 5 Signature Guitars

John 5 Telecaster Electric Guitar
USD 3720.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-30 06:53:48
John Petrucci Majesty 7-String Electric Guitar
USD 3099.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 19:13:58
ROB ZOMBIE John 5 Guitar Pick
USD / 40.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 16:37:42
John 5 NEW 2017 Guitar Picks - JOHN 5 OFFICIAL STORE
USD 20.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 16:27:04

 

Angus Young Signature Guitars

AC DC SIGNED GUITAR X5 ANGUS YOUNG PROOF
USD 900.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 10:27:51
AC/DC ANGUS YOUNG GUITAR PICK FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK 1982 TOUR
USD 124.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 02:12:00