Tag Archives: EVH

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:

1984 Kramer Baretta Electric Guitar Bullseye w/ Floyd Rose & Seymour Duncan '84

USD 505.75 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-01 21:12:23

Kramer 1984 Baretta EVH And Hard Shell Case

USD 650.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-29 19:59:29

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

USD 1000.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-26 15:02:31

Vintage Kramer Baretta E Series Floyd Rose Seymour Duncan

USD / 600.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-29 01:44:10

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

USD 549.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-25 18:19:17

Kramer Guitar Neck American Baretta Pacer Floyd Rose Nightswan Waterslide Decal

USD 17.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-28 01:00:39

Kramer American Baretta Floyd Rose Waterslide Neck Decals CHOOSE any 2

USD 15.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-01 19:00:32

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

USD 1999.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-30 14:38:12

TRUSS ROD COVER KRAMER BARETTA for KRAMER ELECTRIC GUITAR

USD 14.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-30 03:13:34