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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:

1980's Kramer Baretta USA Made VERY COOL !!

USD 949.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 00:22:16

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

USD 1499.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-26 00:59:59

KRAMER BARETTA 1986 CUSTOM KLEIN GRAPHIC #24 CLEAN! RARE! ORIGINAL USA!

USD 1850.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 18:56:10

Kramer Baretta Vintage One Humbucker Floyd Rose FR Stratocaster Strat Electric

USD 920.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-28 06:10:09

Kramer Baretta Custom Artist Electric Guitar Classic Headstock!!

USD / 60.00 (5 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-28 20:55:05

Kramer Guitar Neck American Baretta Pacer Floyd Rose Nightswan Waterslide Decal

USD 17.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 16:00:45

Kramer American Baretta Floyd Rose Waterslide Neck Decals CHOOSE any 2

USD 17.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-28 18:00:03

Kramer Baretta Special Black Stratocaster Strat One Humbucker Electric Guitar

USD 330.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-28 05:53:43

Kramer Baretta Vintage One Humbucker Floyd Rose FR Stratocaster Strat Guitar

USD 920.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-28 06:07:02

Kramer 84 Baretta Red Floyd Rose FR One Humbucker Stratocaster Strat Guitar

USD 910.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-28 06:31:09

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:

Epiphone Casino Semihollow Body Electric Guitar 1996 Bigsby As Is/For Repair

USD 253.80 (20 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-25 22:51:51

Epiphone Casino Vintage Turquoise 1999

USD 800.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-30 23:00:56

Epiphone Casino Coupe - Cherry Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top

USD 436.05 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-25 18:47:53

***BEAUTIFUL*** 1976 Vintage CASINO Epiphone EA-255 Guitar - Japan, Walnut

USD 575.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-30 05:02:16

Epiphone Peerless Casino 2002 Cherry Korean Built Hollowbody Under 6 Pounds

USD 749.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 14:18:59

New Other In Box Epiphone Casino Coupe Cherry Red Bought & Setup Read Full Text

USD 439.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-27 14:42:15

Epiphone Elitist 1965 Casino Vintage Sunburst (excellent condition)

USD 1800.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-26 19:48:51

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

USD 500.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 15:59:27

Rare 1990's Epiphone JAPAN MADE Casino Orange label Cherry Made in Japan

USD 948.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-26 07:30:30

Epiphone Lp Junior Guitar With Casino P-90

USD / 99.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-30 00:02:51