Kramer Guitars Baretta Special CB

Electric Guitar

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Bolt-on neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Fretboard inlays: Dots
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • 22 Frets
  • Pickup: 1 Alnico V humbucker
  • Volume knob
  • Kramer vintage-style tremolo
  • Colour: Candy blue

Further Information

Colour Blue
Body Mahogany
Top None
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 22
Scale 648 mm
Pickups H
Tremolo Vintage
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No

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9 Customer Ratings
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not the ordinary entry-level
andreip, 07.12.2020
I really, really wanted this maple neck on mahogany body Indonesian, built in 2020, after stripping down to essentials (1 bridge pickup, 1 volume) many other guitars. Just to turn up the volume and try licks for hours and hours - no fiddling with a 5-way switch, tone setup, tremolo.

Thinner than a basswood/alder/poplar, with rounded edges and the body has a lot of sustain, even though by not having extra cavities for neck and middle pickups - the electronics cavity is quite large.

I found the neck with 2-parts angled headstock and a large joint inviting the hand to move up and down, maybe because of the non-compound 12 inches radius (sic!) - thinner than a C-shape, thicker than a Gio or JS equivalent. Not 24 frets - so what ? Laquered, not oiled, but not in a glossy style.

Pickup - I bet the average ear will not find the differences from a real JB, either clear or distorted - I didn't.

Tremolo - just to be ignored and used as a hardtail (pity that the iconic heritage led to maintaining this part).

Tuning keys - on my guitar are regularly going out of tune, even not played aggressively and the knob screws tightened.

Out-of-the box, the truss rod, action (surprisingly low for an entry level factory setup) and pickup height were fine for me.

Electronics and grounding - one will want to change the volume pot or at least to use a drop of kontakt und tuner spray to avoid the noises it generates, and to cut the excess of wiring.

Painting: no flaws found. Color didn't count for buying.

Barreta Special might not be the ideal all-round-your-first-electric-guitar, but those looking for simplicity of playing and sound will add it on the wish list.
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Blasting Baretta
Amir John Haddad - El Amir , 07.01.2021
I orderd this Baretta in order to updgrade it a little. Didn't have to do much. Changed the volume knob, tuning machines and the bridge. The pickup actually sounds amazing, I have a Kramer '84 with a Seymour Duncan which sounds amazing and still the Baretta Special sounds killer too. The bridge was kind of standart Strato style and I changed it for a VegaTrem Vt1 UltraTrem. Easy to install by the way. I installed Schaller locking Tuners M6 and changed the knob for a Q-parts Dome with Abalone. The action is set perfectly, ready to shred. Neck feels amazing, soft and slim. Intonation is perfect. Woods are great, maple neck is good quality and the mahagony body delivers a lot of sound. Note that the head is glued with the neck, and still it is made very clever to avoid any weakness right on the spot where the neck ends and the head starts. They moved to joint a little up. Looks good tow. Price is amazing for this great sounding guitar. All you need to do is a few upgrades here and there and ready to rock where ever you want. Finish is amazing, nothing sloppy. Very accurate and nicely finished.
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Awesome, cheap guitar.
Vol_422, 14.09.2020
I met this guitar by accident, during wasting time on Youtube. She's got my attention and curiosity immediately. Some features are still suprising for me, so I will go straight to the pros and cons.

Pros:
+ Mahogany body - unusually at this price; guitar has great sustain and sound "from the plank"
+ Very nice Alnico humbucker with clear and aggressive sound
+ Classic tremolo bridge
+ She looks absolutly beautiful, candy blue painting is amaizing
+ With all features, this is very cheap guitar
+ You can feel like Eddie Van Halen

Cons:
- At my model, slight visual defects on machine heads and neck
- Maybe she's little fast detuning, but I will try different strings
- For some guitarist just one pickup and knob can be problem

Summary: I think, maybe this is no perfect guitar for beginner, but great for guitarist who wants try something new for little money. Especially for playing Hard Rock or Heavy Metal from 70s and 80s. Just remember the spandex pants.
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Kramer Guitars Baretta Special CB
Diomidis, 18.11.2020
amazing, iconic guitar! looks amazing,sounds great. the action was a bit high, no problem. also well packaged. VERY fast shipment!!!!!
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