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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:

Kramer Baretta Statue of Liberty Kline Graphics New Jersey USA Guitar OHSC

USD 1199.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-21 13:15:07

Kramer Baretta Special Electric Guitar with upgrades!

USD 225.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-24 22:10:17

Kramer Guitar Neck American Baretta Pacer Floyd Rose Nightswan Waterslide Decal

USD 17.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-22 01:00:19

Vintage Kramer Baretta

USD 775.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-23 07:07:26

MusicYo by Gibson “Kramer 1984” Baretta Sealer Coat Edition Van Halen

USD / 2800.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-21 21:39:16

Solid Body Kramer Baretta Vintage Electric Guitar (Candy Blue) NEW

USD 872.49 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-24 00:13:20

KRAMER 84 Baretta White w/BK Bullseye w/SC

USD 827.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-25 00:32:42

Kramer Baretta Special Black Stratocaster Strat One Humbucker Electric Guitar

USD 330.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-26 05:53:43

Kramer Baretta Vintage One Humbucker Floyd Rose FR Stratocaster Strat Guitar

USD 920.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-26 06:07:02

NEW KRAMER Baretta Vintage guitar w/Original gigbag/193

USD 1030.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-22 01:35:47