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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:58 pm 
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2112 wrote:
Get a 'real' one.


I'd like to get a vintage Kramer, but when/if I do I'll be really nervous about dropping the $$$ on reverb.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:40 am 
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At the risk of being shunned, :whistle the reissue Baretta 84s are kick ass guitars. I have 2. :thumbs

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:15 am 
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lespauled wrote:
At the risk of being shunned, :whistle the reissue Baretta 84s are kick ass guitars. I have 2. :thumbs


Okay, what guitar exactly are you talking about :poke :roll ?

The RI Baretta (which was an 85 RI Yo-model which are really kickass guitars - plus the 10 TMZ had had done in 2015)?
The 84 (which is not a Baretta but the "84" model by Yo which are really kickass guitars too)?
The Vintage Baretta (Kribson MIK)?
The current "84" models (Kribson MIK)?

Sorry for wise cracking but besides an original Baretta made in 1984 there is no "84 Baretta" shrug .

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:52 am 
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http://www.kramerguitars.com/products/t ... he-84.aspx

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:09 pm 
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Another option you could look at is Palermo Guitars. They seem to make nice Van Halen esque guitars, they did offer a 'holy grail' model with banana headstock and a slanted pickup like a Baretta. I think he'd be able to build you a custom Baretta style guitar.

And you say you like pristine condition guitars/parts, then I don't think you should buy a vintage Kramer unless it is in mint condition. Most vintage guitars will have scratches and tarnish and what not. If you buy an 80s Kramer with the intention of changing out the Floyd cause it is 'old', then maybe you shouldn't be considering them and rather focus on new guitars. :toast :headbang

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:34 pm 
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wizball wrote:
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Just get a proper vintage Baretta :headbang , the rest don't matter :nono

This.
You'll end up getting one even if you go with one of the other options.


I strongly agree ... get the real thing, you won't regret it.

Have you actually TRIED one out?
You will find quite a difference between the '84-'85 Baretta and anything newer ("pointy"). To my hands, they are different guitars.

You can find an '84-'85 Baretta, but you will not find one cheap. Especially if you absolutely want a maple fretboard. I'd be surprised if you can't find a Baretta local to you ... just stay away from Reverb, too expensive for no good reason.

Personally, I prefer the '84-85 banana headstock Barettas. I also prefer a maple Sports body than anything by ESP.

More info:
http://www.vintagekramer.com/baretta1.htm

I suppose if worst comes to worst, you could look into one of the new ones:
http://www.kramerguitars.com/Products/B ... ntage.aspx
https://www.long-mcquade.com/53531/Guit ... _White.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:00 pm 
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There's actually a nice looking one in flip-flop red that just showed up on eBay for a pretty fair price. can't see the frets, but seller has 100% positive.

But yes, it's one of the newer ones (late 80s) with pointy HS and ESP body (scooped), If it inspires you, then probably wanna grab it, as it might not last long at that price.

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