52 Guitars, week 1—Kramer Baretta (The ’84)

I love guitars. I can’t explain my fascination to anybody that doesn’t love guitars, so I don’t try. I am lucky enough to own a few guitars already and hope to never stop buying new models each time my circumstances allow me to do so. I have a wife who wants that to end, but I’m sure she’ll get over that. Having said that, this new article series which I’ve brilliantly named 52 Guitars (on account of me attempting to write about a different guitar I would love to own each week this year) may provide me with enough enjoyment to be happy with the virtual collection instead of attempting to grow my real-world collection.

Yeah … I doubt it.

So, in week one of my article series I decided to start with the Kramer Baretta (The ’84). Why start here? Well there are several reasons. I’ll list the primary reasons for you.

  • When I heard Van Halen’s album 1984 I was blown away. I then visited the Van Halen back catalogue, heard Eruption and decided I wanted to play guitar.
  • I’m close to getting my next guitar which has some similarities to this guitar.
  • I love black and white … The model I’ve chosen (Bullseye) features both of those non-colours.
  • I mostly use the bridge pickup on my guitars … This guitar only has that pickup.
  • The single volume control is a push-pull coil tapping selector.
  • It’s the brand used by Steel Panther.

So many wins in that list. What’s not to love?!

Disclaimer: I’ve not played this guitar. I have not experienced the sound or feel of this guitar. That doesn’t matter. It looks awesome, it’s obviously played by winners and I want one.

Kramer Baretta (The '84)
Kramer Baretta (The ’84)

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