The guitar doesn't even have the correct shape, or routing as a REAL Baretta.
I just do not get it. Never will. https://www.ebay.com/itm/MusicYo-by-Gib ... Swa8dZxC8j
That is because it´s not a Baretta at all
. It´s an 84 model from MusicYo.
In the Yo era there have been a couple of awesome re-issues. Namely the Baretta 85 RI (2006) and the Pacer Imperial 83 RI (2008) which where incredible bang for the buck with premium parts such as Gibson pups, OFRs and Schaller hardware. American woods for neck and body and assembled in the USA. My Imp 08 RI is beautifully lightweight with its poplar body and screams like a banshee with the Gibby pups. Even though the shape is not 100 per cent period correct it gives my 83 Imp a good run for the money and the necks on those are totally awesome.
And then there were the 84 (like the above) and the Jersey Star (basically a Sambo RI with a thicker neck) with the same premium ingredients.
Are any of those Yo models worth the dough that some sellers seem to ask nowadays? In terms of quality and compared to what you can get from other manufacturers out there in the range between 1 and 2K my opinion is YES. In terms of them being simple Kramers and basically clons or copies most people would say NO. Would I pay 2K for a pristine Yo 84 if I had the budget right now? Probably not because I´d try my luck first here and then in the KF groups on FB.
The Yo 84s and the Yo Baretta RIs are miles ahead of the Kribson MIK 84s and Baretta Vintage models.
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