Kramer Debuts New Original, Modern Collection Guitars

Kramer's 2021 Original collection
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Kramer – fully revived and under the ownership of Gibson – has launched its 2021 Original and Modern collections of guitars.

Based on some of Kramer's most beloved designs, the Original line is comprised of the Baretta Special ($179), Focus VT -211S ($129), the 84 ($799), the Baretta ($699), Jersey Star ($1,149), Pacer ($759), SM-1 ($1,049), NightSwan ($899), and more.

The Modern Collection, meanwhile, takes classic designs and updates them with more modern pickups, electronics, tremolo options, and neck-to-body joints. The line is comprised of the Assault 220 ($379), Assault Plus ($829), Nite-V ($399), and Nite-V Plus ($659).

“We leveled-up with our Kramer re-birth and new focus, giving hard rock and heavy metal shredders what they wanted,” Gibson CMO Cesar Gueikian said. 

“This is just the beginning for Kramer, we have big plans for the brand’s future, starting with these exciting collections and collaborations plus a few more we will be announcing throughout 2021.”

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at and He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.