For shredders in the early 1980s, the Kramer Baretta represented something of a dream guitar (thanks to a young guitarist with a penchant for Frankensteining homemade guitars). The Baretta encapsulates everything that was bodacious about that coveted double-cutaway classic and catapults it into the 21st century. This high-performance axe features an alder body, so it exhibits a balanced sound with long sustain that blends perfectly in a busy mix of drums, bass, guitars, and even a synth or two. Its ruler-flat 12.6-inch-radius fingerboard ensures lightning-fast playability. Plug into your favorite high-gain stack, and you’ll be greeted by classic hot-rodded humbucker tones, courtesy of a slanted Seymour Duncan JB bridge pickup. No guitar would be shred worthy without a double-locking tremolo, and the Baretta includes the gold standard — a Floyd Rose — complete with an EVH D-Tuna for stress-free access to Drop D tuning. The Baretta features head-turning “Feral Cat” body graphics, rock-solid die-cast tuners, and an eye-grabbing banana-style headstock.
Stripped-down, high-performance shred machine
Boasting a classic 1980s design, the Baretta is a stripped-down, high-performance shred machine. Its alder body exhibits a balanced sound, with equal doses of lows, mids, and highs, along with super-long sustain. Its thin maple neck features a lightning-fast 12.6-inch-radius fingerboard with a 25.5-inch scale and 22 jumbo frets. The Baretta also sports a banana-style headstock.
Seymour Duncan JB humbucker is built to rock hard
Kramer’s Baretta was built for hard rock. And it rocks hard, thanks to its slanted zebra-colored Seymour Duncan JB humbucker. This pickup is one of the most popular in the world, serving up the classic sound of a hot-rodded humbucker. You know, that sound — the one heard on countless rock recordings for the last 30 years. This scorcher boasts plenty of output without sacrificing tone, and it adds harmonics, sustain, and the perfect amount of distortion to your playing. The Baretta includes a single knurled volume knob. Plus, the volume pot is push-pull, giving you more sonic variety
Floyd Rose tremolo for twisting, bending, and dive-bombing
Do you dive-bomb? Shriek? Squeal? Flutter? Similar to other high-performance solidbody electric guitars, the Baretta comes equipped with a rock-solid Floyd Rose double-locking trem. It can be used for subtle vibrato or full-blown dive bombs — the choice is yours. Either way, you’ll experience the same response and tuning stability that you’d expect from a Floyd Rose. On top of that, you can easily switch to Drop D tuning, courtesy of EVH’s D-Tuna. You also get a Floyd Rose LRT-L40 Trem Stop to keep your trem in tune and in control.
- Based on every 1980s-era shredder’s dream guitar with head-turning “Feral Cat” graphics
- Alder body exhibits a balanced sound with super-long sustain
- Thin maple neck features a lightning-fast 12.6-inch-radius fingerboard with a 25.5-inch scale and 22 jumbo frets
- Slanted zebra-colored Seymour Duncan JB humbucker boasts plenty of output without sacrificing tone
- Single knurled volume knob provides all the control you need
- Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking trem for dive-bombing, shrieking, squealing, and fluttering
- EVH D-Tuna gives you instant Drop D tuning
- Floyd Rose LRT-L40 Trem Stop keeps your trem in tune and in control
- Rock-solid mini die-cast machine heads
- Eye-grabbing banana-style headstock