A real Kramer Baretta, not the Special as in the OP. However, it is also one of the most perfect musical instruments in history, and that offsets the lack of versatility.
Having grown up playing "super strats" in the 80s I never minded not having the tone control, volume yes, tone no.For me it would be a guitar without a tone and volume knobs. I've never owned a superstrat and the 80s were before I started playing... I've always wondered how so many guys played guitars without tone knobs. That being said, there's a ton of cool songs out there played on guitars without tone knobs and some of my favorites were recorded on guitars without tone knobs.
I remember a gig where the band was about to play ZZ Top's 'LaGrange' and my Les Paul went badly out of tune. I grabbed the other guitarist's Rickenbacker 330 and played it instead, and it worked just as good for the squawking solo at the end.I’d generally subscribe to the view that versatility rests within the player ... until it occurred to me that I’d rarely seen anyone playing a Rickenbacker live outside of its limited relevance to Beatles or CCR tribute acts.