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    Hey all, new guy here, love the forums, here's my '80's Kramer Baretta all original, in all it's glory, scratched & sanded body with 3 gouges filled with wood filler, p/u stuck in cavity w/ no ring/springs, the p/u is a stock Schaller "Made in Germany" neck cracked at nut u joint and fixed, hairline crack in headstock where the tuners are, original case & original Floyd.
    I owned it since the late '80's and it was kind of in rough shape when I got it. I have this posted on other forums, figured I would post it here.







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    Welcome aboard Man!
    If that guitar could talk.......Must have some stories. Gotta love that beat to hell working man's axe! Love how the pickup is crammed in there!
    Can't see the hairline crack, but it is so common on hockey stick necks. The neck I used on "Gums" my destroyer type guitar in another thread had cracked right through. Fixed it with epoxy over 20 years ago, and it's still holding fine even leaving the strings at full tension when locked. Some guys who've broken the headstock will tune to pitch, lock the nut, then back off a little. Havn't had to do that.....yet.
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    She looks so $#@!'n good ,so sexy and so frail....Somethin's got the bite on me, I'm goin' straight to Hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLEEPER5150 View Post
    Welcome aboard Man!
    If that guitar could talk.......Must have some stories. Gotta love that beat to hell working man's axe! Love how the pickup is crammed in there!
    Can't see the hairline crack, but it is so common on hockey stick necks. The neck I used on "Gums" my destroyer type guitar in another thread had cracked right through. Fixed it with epoxy over 20 years ago, and it's still holding fine even leaving the strings at full tension when locked. Some guys who've broken the headstock will tune to pitch, lock the nut, then back off a little. Havn't had to do that.....yet.
    Actually 2 cracks, one at the joint, and one at the tunners, you can see it in the last pic to the right of the low e tunner.

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    That Baretta looks like one a friend of mine used to play in the Waco, Texas area back in the 80's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESPVH View Post
    Actually 2 cracks, one at the joint, and one at the tunners, you can see it in the last pic to the right of the low e tunner.
    Ahhhhhh....Now I see it. yeah.....That's not too bad. Mine broke with the grain on the G tuner through the post hole, as well as the screw hole. Had to use Grover tuners with a different screw location to avoid stressing the repair too much. As far as the crack at the nut....so many Kramer's suffered from this. Glad you were able to fix it.
    She looks so $#@!'n good ,so sexy and so frail....Somethin's got the bite on me, I'm goin' straight to Hell.

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