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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 Electric Guitar - Mint

USD 350.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-20 20:07:18

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

USD 899.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-21 21:45:11

Kramer Baretta Special Electric Guitar & Gig Bag

USD 189.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-24 02:15:01

KRAMER The '84 Baretta Banana Yellow Good Condition Soft Case

USD 550.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-22 07:11:31

KRAMER Baretta Vintage Candy Blue CB, Regular Condition

USD 530.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-25 10:09:51

KRAMER The '84 Baretta White w/Black Bullseye guitar FROM JAPAN/512

USD 798.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-23 02:37:55

Kramer American Baretta Floyd Rose Waterslide Neck Decals CHOOSE any 2

USD 17.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-23 19:00:13

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

USD 5.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-21 19:09:09

Epiphone Elitist 1965 Casino Vintage Sunburst

There’s not much more classic than an Epiphone Casino Guitar.  You’ll probably immediately think of the Beatles.  You’ll love the light weight and comfortable neck of the Epiphone Elitist 1965 Casino. The Elite series are instruments that approach custom shop perfection. Crafted with premium woods, fitted with American pickups and circuitry—-even American-made toggle switches and Grover tuners-they’re made at a special factory devoted to their manufacture where they receive a high degree of hands-on luthier attention. You’ll find the Elite 1965 Casino true to the original made famous by The Beatles. A finely crafted, great-sounding, and easy-playing instrument that beautifully blurs the line between Epiphone and Gibson. Includes hardshell case.

There are all kinds of Epiphone Casino’s on eBay in both used mint and new reissue condition:

1996 Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar Peerless w/Bigsby Super Clean

USD 750.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-24 22:23:09

EPIPHONE CASINO COUPE, A CASINO IN A 339 SIZE BODY, International Buyer Welcome

USD 399.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-20 22:49:21

Rare 1996 Epiphone Casino Metallic Black (MB) Sparkle MIK Korea Peerless P-90's

USD 999.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-24 20:39:42

Epiphone Peerless Casino 2002 Cherry Korean Built Hollowbody Under 6 Pounds

USD 575.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-22 18:03:13

2016 EPIPHONE CASINO COUPE HOLLOWBODY HERITAGE CHERRY w/ Hard Case

USD 503.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-23 20:36:02

NICE Epiphone Casino Reissue Electric Guitar w/Natural Maple Finish - Hard Case

USD 232.00 (10 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-22 12:11:10

1966 Epiphone Casino, Sparkling Burgundy

USD 4200.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-22 20:46:42

1976 Epiphone EA255 Casino semi hollow MIJ Matsumoku w/ upgrades

USD 575.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-23 22:14:09

Epiphone Casino 2009 Model w/OHSC Natural Finish Hollow Body Electric Guitar

USD 375.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-22 20:10:06

Epiphone Casino Natural 6 String Hollow Body Electric Guitar

USD 265.00 (20 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-21 21:30:10