Photos of 80's Vintage Kramer Guitars.
1980's Kramer Hard Rock cafe graphics by airbrush artist extraordinaire, Dennis Kline. Arguably the koolest Kramer graphic ever!
1988 Kramer Monsters of Rock graphic Van Halen Guitars!
Roughly 50 were made. Another one of the all time greats!
1988 Kramer Baretta Bon Jovi New Jersey Graphic Guitars.
1988 Kramer Baretta guitar with Hindenburg graphic by
Dennis Kline. In 1937 the Hindenburg exploded in Lakehurst
New Jersey which is around 15 minutes from the Kramer
factory in Neptune. It makes this iconic image somewhat
of a "local event" for the builders and a great image for the
rest of us to enjoy.
1987 Kramer Baretta with ultra kool Curtiss P-40 graphic by Dennis Kline.
1987 Kramer Mighty Mouse graphics on a Baretta!
"Here I am to save the day!" LOL!
This is a somewhat common airbrushed graphics,
but quite the looker.
Kramer Triax model AKA Kramer Triaxe guitar.
Previously owned by author Michael Wright and used in
Vintage Guitar Magazine! Thanks, Michael!
This guitar was also used in the Boston Museum guitar exhibit.
One of 12 or so made. This is the most common color by far.
1985 Kramer Floyd Rose Heavy Metal Target graphic by Dennis Kline.
Kramer Baretta guitar from 1985 with a very appealing
combination of features!
Vintage 1985 Kramer Ripley guitar.
These guitars a quite a curiosity, but pretty useless for overdriven
stuff. The panned stereo separation doesn't work once primed into distortion....that's probably why later versions of this model had
on-board "hex fuzz." Roland's GK2A made this guitar completely
obsolete. The Ripley model is the type guitar Edward Van Halen
used on the terrific song, "Top Jimmy."
Kramer Grim Reaper.
Made specifically for the band "Grim Reaper" for
radio promo! Made by the guy who made EVH's 5150 and
1984 guitars. This guitar was bought from
Billy's widow, Kim.
1984 Kramer Baretta model guitar which is also commonly referred
to as the "Holy Grail."
Um, I'm thinking no. LOL!
Kramer Pacers guitars from 1982 and 1983 with "beak"
headstocks in front of Blue Sky's infamous mural, "Tunnel vision."
Columbia South Carolina.
Note: Rockinger bridges.
Kramer Pacer Carrera guitars with Rockinger Edward Van Halen
tremolos. These four top-of-the-line vintage Kramer guitars were
the most expensive model you could purchase.
1982 Kramer Pacer Special with EVH Rockinger tremolo,
factory oiled neck, and double white Schaller pickup.
1982 KRAMER Pacer Special guitar with early spider web graphic.
1982 Kramer The Pacer guitar.
The only Melga Purple "The Pacer" known to exist. Brass EVH
1982 Kramer Voyager guitar with double white Schaller "Golden 50" pickups on a clean cream Voyager!
1982 Kramer Voyager guitar in rare red and gold 3 stripe graphic.
Many of these multi colored graphics were done in different
combinations of colors....
Vintage 1981 Kramer Voyager guitar in ultra hip melga purple.
This is probably the only melga purple Strathead Voyager around!
1981 Kramer Pacer Special guitar. Very rare Schaller non-trem.
model! In fact, the only non-trem Kramer Strathead Pacer known
to exist. Featherweight too!
Vintage 1981 Kramer Pacer Custom guitar. One of the first
Kramer graphics in near MINT condition!!!!!!
1981 Kramer Pacer Custom guitar. This guitar is stained
walnut. The previous owner INSISTED the body was made of
mahogany. After about five minutes I gave up trying to
convince him otherwise. LOL!
1981 Kramer Pacer Imperial guitar in metallic blueburst with
EVH Rockinger tremolo!!!! This color is VERY difficult to
accurately capture with a camera!
1981 Kramer Pacer Custom guitar AKA the Pacer Deluxe model.
These early Strathead Kramers are considerably more rare
that their San Dimas Charvel Strathead counterparts!
1981 Kramer Pacer guitar.
One of two vintage Rosewood board Kramer Stratheads known
to exist. Brass Rockinger EVH Tremolo. Double white
Schaller pickups were often used on early black and
1981 Kramer Pacer Standard guitar.
One of the FIRST wooden neck Kramer Pacer guitars.
Catalog guitar. Body is actually a "Walker" using the same
control rout as the aluminum neck guitars.
This guitar could be called a prototype and was shipped to
a dealer in England....It came back!
1981 Walker Pacer guitar (Made by Kramer.)
One of TWO known to exist!!!!
This is the predecessor to the Kramer Pacer that came out
later in 1981.
1982 Kramer Prototype guitar made by Paul Unkert.
Wood neck with phenolic fingerboard.
Paul made a batch of these only to have Dennis Berardi break
them on the floor to make a point....
Well, at least one escaped the executioner!
The only wood neck DMZ made. This thing SOUNDS great.
This is an unknown. May have been made by Phil Petillo.
Precision is BEYOND belief!!!!!
Bridge is hand milled and countersunk into body.
Pickups are countersunk too!!!
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