Kramer, Baretta, 1985 - Dweezil Zappa
About the Builder:
The Baretta is truly the guitar that defines the Kramer brand, and is probably the most recognizable model name throughout the Kramer model line. Many people refer to Kramer models as Barettas that are Pacers, etc, but a Baretta is generally known as "that single pickup guitar."
The Baretta was introduced sometime in 1983 when Kramer wanted an Edde Van Halen signature model. Edward had made many homemade guitars before endorsing a Kramer, and his influence when making those guitars governed the look of what would be the Baretta. Bodies and necks changed often, with quite a few manufacturers being in the mix.
More information: http://www.vintagekramer.com/baretta1.htm
About the Guitar:
This guitar has a second pickup at the neck position and several other custom changes to the normal configuration. This guitar which has been signed by Dweezil Zappa, who is supposed to have owned this guitar before he donated it for a 'Hard Rock Cafe' project which didn't materialize.