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 Post subject: Kramer Baretta Deluxe
PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:02 am 
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I give you a Baretta (I hope it is really a Focus!) with a swimming pool rout! no pickguard will fit this model – the volume pot would at least need an extra long shaft – but who cares as long as it was once a Kramer, right?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kramer-guitar-b ... 2578705571

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What an abomination!

The whole thing is crowned by this sentence:

"Neck screw holes will not line up with american Kramer neck but i am including Kramer neck plate you can drill your own in the neck"

That makes absolutely no sense. The seller is of course trying to hide the fact that the neck holes in the neck pocket have been redone, and will graciously include a neck plate that doesn't fit. At asking price it is almost worth it for the neck plate.

So, basically, here is a Kramer body routed for a pickguard that doesn't exist, and for an unknown neck plate whose identity is unknown, but definitely is something else than what is included. but hey, it is still a Kramer!

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 Post subject: Kramer Baretta Deluxe
PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:46 am 
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That is a retta all right.
Has opening for barrel jack & has a that extra angle under where the springs would be. :bang

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 Post subject: Kramer Baretta Deluxe
PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:35 pm 
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And somebody bought it!

Crazy idea: one could possibly use this to create a Reb Beach Pacer where one didn't have to remove the pickguard to change the batteries.

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 Post subject: Kramer Baretta Deluxe
PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:12 am 
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Slap a blank black 1-hum Strat pickguard on it, drill the pot hole to match the original hole and it'll almost look like a Pacer from the front. Could work.


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 Post subject: Kramer Baretta Deluxe
PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:22 am 
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Looked to me that the neck pocket got hogged out too. :chainsaw

Someone paid too much for a player grade neck plate not correct for the guitar, and got some kindling wood as a bonus.... :stupid

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 Post subject: Kramer Baretta Deluxe
PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:18 pm 
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It's a 7enderized swimming Pool routing. At least not like some beavers we've seen time and again shrug .

Still, I really don't get why people don't swap their gits with the ones they want instead of this.

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 Post subject: Kramer Baretta Deluxe
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:29 pm 
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Why does the neck pocket look like Masonite?


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 Post subject: Kramer Baretta Deluxe
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:26 pm 
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Heinz wrote:
Why does the neck pocket look like Masonite?


It must be painted cardboard


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 Post subject: Kramer Baretta Deluxe
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:54 pm 
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Heinz wrote:
Why does the neck pocket look like Masonite?

Neck shim. :bang

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 Post subject: Kramer Baretta Deluxe
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:33 am 
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It's some horribly made shim, see this pic:

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The neck pocket itself looks fine to me, just the shim must be replaced.


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