1986 Kramer Baretta

Defining features

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  • Headstock shape: “Pointy”

  • Headstock binding: None

  • Volute: none

  • Tuners: Schaller 135° Made in West Germany, Black

  • String Tree: Floyd Rose, Black

  • Nut: Floyd Rose locking, R2 made in West Germany, Black

  • Allen Key Holder: Missing

  • Fretwire: Jumbo, Nickel

  • Scale length: 25.5 in

  • Neck Construction: 3-piece maple

  • Neck figuring: None

  • Neck finish: Satin lacquer

  • Fretboard: Rosewood

  • Radius: ???

  • Top Inlays: Pearloid dots

  • Side Inlays: White dots

  • Truss cover: “BARETTA”

  • Truss location: Headstock

  • Neck shape: “D”

  • Neckplate: Kramer banana logo plate, with serial number, textured Chrome


  • Body color: Airbrushed graphic “Fantasy Night Scene” by Dennis Kline

  • Body shape: Rounded “strat” shape

  • Body wood: Alder

  • Body top: None

  • Body binding: None

  • Cavity covers: Black

  • Pickguard: None

  • Bridge: Floyd Rose, made in West Germany, Black

  • Tremolo arm: Screw in, Black

  • Bridge mounting: Wood screws, Black

  • Strap buttons: Black

  • Active electronics: none

  • Jack: Barrel, Chrome

  • Knobs: Black metal flat top

  • Neck pickup: None

  • Middle pickup: None

  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan SH-12 “Screamin’ Demon” Zebra

  • Controls: Master volume


  • Construction: Bolt-on

  • Year made: 1986

  • Location of manufacture: Neptune, New Jersey, USA

  • Serial number: E7292

  • Case: Black tolex with white piping, black interior, Kramer “banana” logo

  • Weight: 7.9 lbs

  • Original MSRP: $1119 (about $2600 in 2019)