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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:

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

Kramer 84 Baretta Electric Guitar, Red

USD 873.72 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-03 05:51:01

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

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

USD / 1650.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-03 18:41:02

LEFTY 5 STRING KRAMER BARETTA BASS-BLUE- GIGBAG

USD 375.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-30 01:12:16

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

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 1985 Neck Banana Headstock 1 3/4" Nut Width Floyd Rose R5 Baretta Guitar

USD 289.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-02 18:30:08

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

USD 899.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-02 06:00:41

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:

Epiphone Inspired By John Lennon Casino Guitar W/ OHSC

USD / 799.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-27 21:15:16

Epiphone Casino Hollobody Guitar in Vintage Sunburst

USD 498.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-01 22:08:12

Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar Natural HSC Right hand hollowbody 6 string korea

USD / 375.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-01 17:09:57

Epiphone Peerless Casino 2001 Cherry Korean Built Hollowbody Under 6 Pounds

USD 649.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-02 19:27:24

1966 Epiphone Casino Vintage Guitar

USD 5500.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-28 14:53:23

Epiphone Elitist 1965 Casino Vintage Sunburst (excellent condition)

USD 1800.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-27 19:48:19

Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar - Cherry Red in Good Condition - P90 pickups

USD 500.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-02 15:59:27

Excellent 1996 Epiphone CASINO VC Electric Guitar RefNo 376

USD 487.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-02 01:53:53

RARE VINTAGE 1966 EPIPHONE E230TD CASINO SEMI HOLLOW ELECTRIC GUITAR SUNBURST

USD 6499.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-30 15:58:15

4 Ply Tortoise Vinyl Fits Epiphone Casino

USD 12.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-04-29 23:39:45