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  1. Sadly, no admins reply to anything on this forum. I too am waiting for the pewter gray Baretta Vintage. None have been in stock, anywhere, for quite some time.
  2. To me the new Baretta Vintages are as good as any guitar i have played, including my USA Jacksons. I think you should trust how much you like it!
  3. Chris--could you be more specific in what you are asking here? when you say "set up," what do you mean exactly; and how does the current condition of the guitar present special needs?
  4. Stewart D.

    String gauge

    they come with .10s but i do not know the brand.
  5. Stewart D.

    KFT ID Help

    hi--appears to be an '85-'86. imported. (don't know the country.) fwiw.
  6. Griff--fwiw, this board has, as far as i can tell, no admin presence. and emails to "support" can go unanswered. also, the guitars are built overseas. (i think that even those new fancy paint job baretta-ish guitars may be painted in the US but with the same parts as other guitars.) so your best bet might be to take the stock model to a luthier and have it done that way. again, fwiw.
  7. Stewart D.

    Kramer ID Help

    sure. impossible to say without knowing its condition. (maybe go to reverb.com and check sold listings for something similar?)
  8. Stewart D.

    Kramer ID Help

    it appears to be a later (1987+) Striker-line model--made in Korea. if the floyd says "floyd rose II" that would further confirm. (that the neckplate says "neptune NJ usa" does not at all mean the guitar is american.) the woods used in these varied, but they were made cheaply to compete with for example fender's squire line. obviously this is the lower-cost baretta-type. (the above is not intended to reflect poorly on the guitar! it looks in good shape and as usual with a set-up or whatever could be a nice catch.)
  9. Stewart D.

    Floyd Rose

    For what it is worth, I set up my (candy blue) Baretta Vintage to do this. After some normal tweaking, the action and so forth were spot on. But I went with a trem-stop in the trem cavity because I perhaps wrongly feared for the beating the finish under the Floyd might suffer over time. I set the Floyd level, and the tension "just so" that it would lay flat against the body, no more. It worked fine until I got chicken.
  10. Over the past several weeks both ZZounds/AMS and TMZ have had Kramer cases in stock very briefly. Also even at NAMM not one affiliate had so much as a Kramer t-shirt. I for one would be happy to buy some shirts and other swag, as well as a case or 2. Thanks.
  11. For what it is worth, i just calipered mine, with strings tightly pressed in the grip, and the depth of the neck at the 7th fret is .89 inches. 1.87 in width. The neck does not have a compound radius. I might fairly call it a moderately thick c shape. The flatness of the fretboard also lends a feeling of "roominess" between strings. I don't know if this helps at all. S
  12. I must second Alec here. My blue Baretta Vintage is as well-made an instrument as I have ever owned. It is at least equal to any USA guitar I have owned. And I am very particular regarding low action, neck joints, and the like. A USA version might be different in spec but could not be of better quality IMO.
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