Originally a signature guitar in the 1980s, the Kramer Nightswan is a true shredder’s delight. And who’s signature model was it? Let’s just say that this sweet-savage axe wielder was a real holy diver. This made-for-performance double-cutaway boasts an Aztec Marble graphic — one of the Nightswan’s most historically rare finishes. That said, this guitar wasn’t built for show — unless it’s to show off your chops. Its “C”-profile-shaped, 3-piece maple neck is unlike any other you’ll ever pick up, while its ruler-flat 16-inch-radius ebony fingerboard ensures lightning-fast playability. Plug into any high-gain monstrosity, and you’ll be greeted by classic hot-rodded humbucker tones, courtesy of two Seymour Duncan JB pickups. No guitar would be shred-worthy without a double-locking tremolo, and the Nightswan includes the gold standard: a Floyd Rose. The Nightswan also features rock-solid deluxe tuners, stylish fingerboard inlays, and an era-defining reverse banana-style headstock.
High-performance shred machine with mind-bending looks
While the Nightswan’s eye-grabbing look tends to hog attention, lurking under this solidbody electric guitar’s Aztec Marble graphic is a high-performance machine. Its resonant mahogany body is chock-full of warmth and sustain. Its 3-piece hard-rock maple neck boasts an eminently playable C shape, with a flat middle portion and sharp curves that melt into your hand. Its lightning-fast 16-inch-radius ebony fingerboard features a 24.75-inch scale and 24 medium-jumbo frets. The Nightswan sports pearloid fingerboard inlays in a unique wave pattern, plus a reverse banana-style headstock with a gold pyramid logo.
Seymour Duncan hot-rodded humbuckers — built to rock hard
Kramer’s Nightswan was built for hard rock. And it rocks hard, thanks to its Seymour Duncan JB humbuckers — one at the bridge and one in the middle position. 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 that’s made an indelible mark on rock music 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 Nightswan includes a volume knob and 3-way pickup toggle, unlocking the potential for a multitude of high-octane tones.
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 Nightswan 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.
- Based on a ’80s-era classic with a historically rare Aztec Marble graphic
- Resonant mahogany body is chock-full of warmth and sustain
- 3-piece hard-rock maple neck with an eminently playable C shape
- Lightning-fast 16-inch-radius ebony fingerboard with a 24.75-inch scale and 24 medium-jumbo frets
- Dual Seymour Duncan JB humbuckers boast plenty of output without sacrificing tone
- Volume knob and 3-way pickup toggle unlock a multitude of high-octane tones
- Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking trem for dive-bombing, shrieking, squealing, and fluttering
- Rock-solid deluxe machine heads with a 14:1 turning ratio
- Attention-grabbing pearloid fingerboard inlays in a unique wave pattern
- Slick-looking reverse banana-style headstock with a gold pyramid logo