I had a feeling months ago that Gibson might have put the kibosh on Kramer, and now it seems that that's probably true. A Korean online store actually sold a red SM-1 so there must be more than one red sm-1 out there.
I have a Pacer Classic, I'd like to get a Baretta Vintage and a Satchel Pacer Vintage someday. If this is the end then so be it, I don't think anyone's world would be crumbling down due to Gibson Kramer no longer making guitars.
It does seem like Gibson is going to sell the brand or just hold it and let it die. Satchel is now with Charvel, only one Kramer at NAMM 2017 and it was just a different color and just thrown in with the Epiphones. Dr. Epiphone barely said anything about it like he know there done!
And the website hasn't been updated in 2 years...
Very sad, I always loved Kramers and all the 80's guitars. I sat too long on getting any and now they are practically non existent to buy new here in Toronto! I managed to find two new 85 Baretta's and jumped on them. Sure hope it's not the end but all signs seem to indicate that.