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Kramer Baretta Special Electric Guitar

The Kramer Baretta Special Electric Guitar is the perfect addition to your hard-rock arsenal at an extremely affordable price. Order yours from Sam Ash Direct today with free shipping and the guaranteed lowest price.


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MSRP: $300.00 $179.99 Save : $120.01 (40%)

MSRP: $300.00 $179.99 Save : $120.01 (40%)
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Kramer is the number one name in high-performance guitars for high-performance rockers, and the new Baretta Special has a pedigree like few instruments out there. Styled in the image of the original Kramer Barettas of the early 1980s--one of which was the choice of the legendary Edward Van Halen--the Baretta Special has the distinctive offset double-cutaway body and droopy “hockey” headstock that set the rock world on fire nearly 30 years ago, while providing the power and playability required to do justice to its namesake. With a powerful humbucker pickup, vintage-style vibrato tailpiece, and a stunning Vintage White or Black finish, this entry level shred machine is the perfect introduction to the Kramer world without breaking your wallet.

Looking beneath the first-class hardware and electronics, the Kramer Baretta Special has the right tonewoods to back it all up. Its body is crafted from solid mahogany, a legendary wood for use in electric guitars, known for its outstanding richness and depth. The bolt-on neck is carved from hard Maple with a glued-on Rosewood fingerboard, and is built to the 25 1/2” scale length that many shredders prefer, which offers tight, thumping lows and shimmering harmonics. A fast, slim neck profile, 22 medium-jumbo frets, and a 12" fingerboard radius combine to make the Baretta Special superbly playable.

For no-nonsense rock action, the Kramer Baretta Special carries a single high-output humbucking pickup in the bridge position, routed through a single volume control. This Baretta Special pickup is wound with 42-AWG wire and made with a genuine Alnico V magnet just like the most desirable vintage humbuckers, but it has extra turns of wire for scorching leads and crunching rhythm tones, along with endless singing sustain. A vintage-style vibrato tailpiece provides all the divebombing action you can whip up, while premium die cast tuners with an efficient 14:1 gear ratio help to keep the whole package true to pitch. Case not included.


  • Mahogany Body
  • Maple Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 25.5" scale
  • 12" radius
  • 1 Volume
  • Vintage Tremolo
  • Alnico V Zebra Coil Humbucker
  • Premium Die-cast Tuners
  • Case not included

Order your Kramer Baretta Special Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

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Can't be beaten for the money


I was buying this as a project guitar for the body and neck, I figured I would be ripping everything out of it. Nope! I was shocked, the guitar has amazing authentic Alnico V tone. High output pickups, great sustain which surprised me because the trem block is that zinc Korean small block stuff. But I decided to leave the guitar as is because it does what I want it to. I should add I own 100+ guitars some worth thousands and while this isn't a $1,400 Baretta with locking Floyd it is a great buy for the money. This easily could sell for $300. I did have to take sharp fret ends off one side of the fret board and did level 2 frets but what do you expect for $180. I should add I bought two of these, one black and one white elsewhere and the white one had no issues at all, no sharp fret ends and no fret issues. My suggestion would be if you buy one and it isn't what it should be send it back and ask for another until you get one that plays right. I'm a guitar luthier so fixing 95% of issues really isn't much ado about much. If you want great out of the box spend more than $500, anything less and there more than likely will be issues with frets or what have you which is why I was so happy with the white one I purchased and the black one needed a little tweaking. Overall you can't go wrong with these. Buy with confidence, Sam Ash has a great team of people to make returns easy and like stated you will more than likely be very happy here with these.

John in Maine

Maine USA


Best $180.00 dallor guitar on the market?


Excellent product.this guitar is the best thing going for under $200. after you put good strings & fine tune the guitar .it plays like butter.&asnice as my Korean made guitars I own..if you're looking for a metal guitar this is it also plays all style's of music blue's,rock & country. I put a JB pickup it it &coil tap .you can keep the stock pickup it's not bad .I just have to upgrade my cheaper model's..it's a great stsrter guitar for your kid's. Sam Ash is the best.store 61 in Glendale Az.MIKE S THE GUITAR MANAGER IS THE BEST.I only buy from Sam Ash because of the friendly staff & service 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ all the time.


Glendale AZ


Beautiful guitar for the money.


For this price you cant go wrong. Excellent workmanship. Nice neck, fret work, etc. I don't know how they can sell at this price.


McConnellsburg, Pa


Great guitar for the price.


If you want the basics, you'll love this guitar. You can't build your own for this price. Nice action, neck & finish. Don't be afraid to get one for yourself...




One-Trick Pony (Kinda)


This gem of a guitar does the Arena Rock and 80s style music with aplomb. The p'up has a lot of output, but still sounds decent when cleaned up. The treble bleed cap works great with a clean sound, but not as good with hard overdrive. I may put a pull pot in to be able switch the cap in or out. Fit, finish and playability is top-notch. The neck is about perfect on this very light 7.0 lb. beast. Buy this guitar, I demand you!!!


Northern California


Kramer power


Excellent guitar...sounds great...plays very well...awesome guitar for the money !

Killian king

maineville ohio


Great Guitar for the money


Love it. Easy to play, sounds good, well made, solid guitar. I have had other low end guitars and this one looks, feels, and plays like a more expensive guitar. I'll probably buy another one.


Sylvania, OH


Love this guitar! So vicious and tye price?! Forget about it


This guitat kicks butt! So much distortion! It will corrupt your soul with dark wickedness!


Pasadena ca


Rock + Roll


This thing rips. Just buy it. Decked the tremolo and had it set up for C standard. Sounds great, plays great. Can't go wrong for the price!




Will be purchasing the other color asap !


This is hands down the best deal by far if you are looking for a HardRock/Metal guitar it has all the right stuff right out of the box, a few minor tweeks & it's ready to go ! From Queensryche to Whitesnake to Maiden It handles it all Highly recommend, I'll have another soon !


Lockport, Illinois


Baretta Special Electric Guitar

5.0 13


Series Baretta
Warranty Info:

This new Kramer instrument is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a Three (3) Year Period, subject to the limitations contained in this warranty. If during this time this Kramer instrument malfunctions as a result of faulty materials or workmanship, Kramer will repair the defect(s) or replace the instrument, deems appropriate in its sole discretion. Kramer reserves the right to use materials regularly utilized at the time of repair in the event that original materials are no longer available.

Limitations: Any instrument that has been altered or modified in any way or upon which the serial number has been tampered with or altered, any instrument whose warranty card has been altered or upon which false information has been given, any instrument that has been damaged due to misuse, negligence, accident, or improper operation, the subjective issue of tonal characteristics, shipping damages of any kind, any instrument that has been subjected to extremes of humidity or temperature, normal wear and tear (i.e., worn frets, worn machine heads, worn plating, string replacement, scratched pick guards, or damages to or discoloration of the instrument finish for any reason), any instrument that has been purchased from an unauthorized dealer, or upon which unauthorized repair or service has been performed and any factory installed electronics after a period of one (1) year following the original date of purchase.

KRAMER makes no other express warranty of any kind whatsoever. All implied warranties, including warranties of merchant ability and fitness for a particular purpose, exceeding the specific provisions of this warranty are hereby disclaimed and excluded from this warranty. Some states and/or countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties so that the above may not apply to you. Kramer shall not be liable for any special, indirect consequential or other similar damages suffered by the purchaser or any third party, including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits or business or damages resulting from use or performance of the business or damages resulting for use or performance from the instrument, whether in contract or in tort, even if Kramer or its authorized representive has been advised of the possibility of such damages, and Kramer shall not be liable for any expenses, claims, or suits arising out of or relating to any of the foregoing.

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