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Kramer Baretta Special Electric Guitar - Purple

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KBS-PRCT

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The Kramer Baretta helped define rock & metal guitar as we know it. With a no-frills single-pickup configuration and a Mahogany build, its designed to take no prisoners.

The slim neck profile is coupled with a familiar 25.5" scale length, providing optimum range and tension for speedy playing.

The Baretta won't hesitate to make a statement. A single Alnico humbucker is paired with a single volume control. No messing about - just straight-up ripping sound that rinses the Maple build for everything its got.

Black hardware is used throughout, including the headline feature: the Floyd Rose double-locking trem. This not only provides you with unparalleled tuning stability you get to indulge in all of the dive-bombing chaos that your heart desires!

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• Body: Mahognay
• Body Style: Baretta
• Available Colours: Purple, Ruby Red and Candy Blue
• Neck: Maple
• Neck Scale: 25.5"
• Fingerboard: Maple
• Fingerboard Radius: 12"
• Fingerboard Inlays: Dot
• Nut: Floyd Rose R2 Lock Nut
• Frets: 22 medium jumbo
• Bridge: Kramer Traditional Tremolo
• Pickup: Alnico zebra-coil humbucker
• Controls: Volume (1)
• Tuners: Deluxe Die-cast 14:1 ratio

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Closest StorePickering, Ontario
Just picked this up yesterday and can't seem to put it down. "Back to basics" as I'm telling everyone. Volume knob, single pickup, just the right feel.....and the right price point.....what more do you need? Plays great, looks great....and has that wonderful Kramer quality and background. Great for beginners and/or advanced guitar players.....no regrets purchasing this new axe!
Posted by S. Pearce on Mar 30, 2022
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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
There's something about a single pickup guitar that gets the heart pumping.
The quality of this Indonesian made Kramer Beretta Special is outstanding for the price. I've owned many cheap & expensive guitars over the years. This product to me rates at about $650 to $750 on the quality scale right out of the box. It is truly an overlooked bargain. Kramer is owned by Gibson. This model just comes with a whammy bar and that's it. No tools, cords, soft case or anything else.
The fretwork alone is something to be admired, no fret sprout, they are smooth and dressed properly - simply unheard of at this price point. Neck is thin Maple satin back but a little wider than some S style guitars, very fast. No adjustment was needed out of the box.
The beauty of its nicely carved maple Candy Purple S style body is further accentuated by the lack of not only a pick guard, but it's happily missing a middle & rhythm pickup as well as unnecessary switches and tone knobs. Just love that clean look, truly a classic design and extremely practical. Just plug in and go. Because of the thankful lack of hardware, it sounds very resonant acoustically too. Looks fantastic hanging on the wall, like art. Comes in at about 8lbs, just right.
The single volume control is a bit of an on/off affair, but there is a thoughtful treble bleed circuit built-in as the volume is diminished. I will keep the circuit when I upgrade to a push pot to split the coil as they have on the more expensive Kramers.
The Alnico V 'Zebra' pickup is a good choice. The sound is heavy & smooth with decent treble break-up, though it could use a bit more output. I may upgrade to a Duncan Distortion or a DiMarzio Super D, but stock the pickup is very good and really no major complaints which is rare for this cost.
The tuners, the bridge saddles and the nut are its only weak points, they are about what you'd find on a sub $300 guitar. I upgraded the tuners to Japanese made Gotoh MGT staggered locking tuners which were a bolt-in procedure. And the nut to a Graph Tech. I will replace the bridge saddles soon as well. Can't comment on the trem as I don't use them and have locked it back so it's more of a hardtail now. This is one of those guitars that are not only fun to upgrade, but are worth it.
I'd strongly recommend this guitar but at the same time, I don't want to let out the secret that this is a bargain. Kramer (or L&M) might get wind of that and increase the price! In fact, I've ordered another one in Candy Blue, they are that good.
Posted by P.S. on Feb 28, 2021
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