Silver Supporting Member
I got one of those Kramer Baretta Specials as a gift from my wife and I was impressed how good these guitars are as a mod platform. I ended up buying 2 more of them and they all sound and play great. I think their price ($179) turns a lot of people off but they are seriously decent guitars with a few upgrades. Right out of the box, they're okay for a beginner I guess. But I changed the hardware, added a good pickup, locking tuners and did some basic fretwork and setup and they're really good now. Look at it as a decent body and neck for $179. I think I ended up having about $300-400 into each one, after all the upgrades, which is STILL a bargain in my book.