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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:39 pm 
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Well, yup you read the title correctly :thumbs

Thanks to Barettacollector for allowing me to buy this from him :toast

I'll leave the provenance below, make your own minds up :brow

This Baretta is the same spec as the “Holy Grail” Baretta’s of the end of 1983, there were only 6 of these ‘83’s built, this one was said to be a prototype of those guitars, below is the back story of the guitar given by Mike Mojabi.

Originally built by Billy Connelly, an employee of Kramer back then, sadly now deceased! Billy sold this on to Mike Mojabi, an enthusiastic Kramer collector, “it was a very early prototype of the 83 Baretta that was at the factory in his shop which he inherited from Paul Unkert. The headstock decal had been partially removed when I got it from Billy”.

“The body was in okay condition but imagine it sitting around in the Kramer custom shop workshop the headstock had a partial logo on it. I'm sure it's legit if it went from Alex to John and then you. I'm sure one of the two of them restored it. I still have another neck and body from Billy that I provided to Gibson to build the 1984”.

So, in reverse order here are all the previous owners –

Myself
Carl Morley
John Maden
Alex Rigg
Mike Mojabi
Billy Conelly
Paul Unkert

That’s some kind of history, who knows whether or not it’s all true but it sure makes for an interesting Retta & now it’s all mine!
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It has all the correct parts & it's one heavy mofo piece of maple, matt black floyd, Schaller golden 50, Gotoh tuners, no serial on the neck plate.

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'86 Retta, White
'86 Retta, Black
'86 Retta, Lynchretta
'87 Retta, Shattered Glass
'86 Retta II, FFBlue
'86 Retta II, FFWhite
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:53 pm 
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Would be all that more valuable if the story could be authenticated by Billy (RIP). Kool none the less. :thumbs


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:21 pm 
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Absolutely stupendous and 100% genuine. Congrats!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:21 pm 
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Fix the knob!! :flipa

Nice score brother!! :bananahead

Now, you have exactly 10 days to finish the black one..... :nono

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:30 pm 
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menace wrote:
Fix the knob!! :flipa

Nice score brother!! :bananahead

Now, you have exactly 10 days to finish the black one..... :nono


Yeah, the knob will be fixed :roll

10 days to finish, I only need an hour but it's finding the time, been recording all day today with the band :thumbs

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'85 Retta, Black
'85 Retta, White
'86 Retta, White
'86 Retta, Black
'86 Retta, Lynchretta
'87 Retta, Shattered Glass
'86 Retta II, FFBlue
'86 Retta II, FFWhite
'87 JK1000, Red
'10 Pacer Classic, white


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:28 pm 
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Very cool!
How many Kramer's do you have now? Just curious.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:02 pm 
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SWANTECH wrote:
Very cool!
How many Kramer's do you have now? Just curious.


Only 14 these days shrug

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'83 Retta, White
'85 Retta, Black
'85 Retta, White
'86 Retta, White
'86 Retta, Black
'86 Retta, Lynchretta
'87 Retta, Shattered Glass
'86 Retta II, FFBlue
'86 Retta II, FFWhite
'87 JK1000, Red
'10 Pacer Classic, white


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:28 am 
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:bling Looks awesome!

Does it have a R5 nut and is it better than the red JK?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:05 am 
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COA or not, this is spectacular :headbang! Kongratz, Dave, this beauty really gets the juices flowing drool . And we don´t have that kinda NGD here on a monthly basis nowadays.

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I hope you´ll let us hear something from the studio work.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:07 am 
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HowlinWolf wrote:
:bling Looks awesome!

Does it have a R5 nut and is it better than the red JK?


Yes R5 nut :thumbs

And yes it's better in every way than the red JK :brow

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'83 Retta, White
'85 Retta, Black
'85 Retta, White
'86 Retta, White
'86 Retta, Black
'86 Retta, Lynchretta
'87 Retta, Shattered Glass
'86 Retta II, FFBlue
'86 Retta II, FFWhite
'87 JK1000, Red
'10 Pacer Classic, white


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