Left Handed Kramer Guitars

Attention guitar shred and metal fans – Kramer is once again making left handed guitars!

Left handed Kramer guitars were a thing of the past for a good number of years, so it’s great to see this Gibson owned brand dipping its feet back into the southpaw market.

In this guide we’ll look at the entire current range of lefty Kramer guitars, plus we’ll also answer a few questions that you might have about the brand in general.

Does Kramer Make Left Handed Guitars?

Left Handed Kramer Guitars

Yes! Kramer offers 13 left handed guitars. This includes the SM-1 Figured, Baretta, Striker HSS, Pacer Classic, and Nightswan models from the brand’s ‘Original’ and ‘Modern’ ranges. The left handed Kramer Baretta, SM-1 Figured, Striker, and Pacer Classic are available in a choice of 3 colors each, while the Nightswan comes only in black.

In terms of price range, these guitars start at roughly $300 for the Pacer Classic, and top out at around $1200 for the brand new SM-1 Figured. So there should be a guitar for most budgets to be found within the Kramer stable!

Keep reading to learn more about the full range of Kramer left handed guitars.

Left Handed Kramer Guitars

Kramer SM-1 Figured Left Handed

Left Handed Kramer SM-1 Figured Guitars

The Kramer SM-1 Figured was recently unveiled at the start of 2023, and as luck would have it, all three models are available left handed. Great job, Kramer!

The main features found on this high performance shred machine include a mahogany body for a warm tone and lashings of sustain, a beautiful AAA flamed maple top, and a fast mahogany neck with a flat 14″ radius ebony fretboard.

A Floyd Rose 1000 series locking tremolo ensures that you can perform all of the divebombs and flutters you love whilst remaining perfectly in tune.

On pickup duties we have the legendary Seymour Duncan’s most popular pickup of all time – the legendary JB humbucker. In the middle and neck positions we have two single coil sized Seymour Duncan Cool Rails humbuckers for bright but powerful tones.

  • Body : Mahogany
  • Neck : Mahogany Slim Taper C
  • Fretboard : 24 Fret Ebony
  • Pickups : Seymour Duncan JB and Cool Rails
  • Bridge : Floyd Rose 1000 Series Tremolo
  • Finish : Royal Purple Perimeter, Black Denim Perimeter, Caribbean Blue Perimeter

Kramer Baretta Left Handed

Left Handed Kramer Baretta

The Kramer Baretta has been rocking up stages since it was first introduced back in 1983. Notable artists include Eddie Van Halen, who was a regular Baretta player in his early touring days.

This stripped back shred beast has been re-introduced for 21st century players to enjoy and features all of the retro vibe and screaming tones that the originals were famed for.

Main features include a maple body for an articulate and bright tone, a single hot-rodded Seymour Duncan JB humbucker, a lightning fast slim neck profile, and a Floyd Rose locking tremolo system.

  • Body : Maple
  • Neck : Hard Maple
  • Fretboard : 22 Fret Maple
  • Pickups : Seymour Duncan JB Zebra Humbucker
  • Bridge : Floyd Rose 1000 Series Tremolo
  • Finish : Jumper Red, Ebony, or Bumblebee Yellow

Kramer Striker HSS Left Handed

Left Handed Kramer Striker HSS

The left handed Kramer Striker is currently the only southpaw model available from the brand’s ‘Modern’ series. This new series aims to add a modern twist to classic Kramer models, bringing these electric guitars for lefties thoroughly into the 21st century.

Main features include a mahogany body for a warmer, well-sustaining tone, super-speedy slim-taper neck, powerful Kramer alnico humbuckers, and a Floyd Rose locking tremolo system for all of the dive bombs and warbles your heart could desire!

  • Body : Mahogany
  • Neck : Maple
  • Fretboard : 24 Fret Maple
  • Pickups : Kramer Alnico 5 Humbucker and Single-Coils
  • Bridge : Licensed Floyd Rose Tremolo
  • Finish : Majestic Purple, Jumper Red, Ebony

Kramer Pacer Classic Left Handed

Left Handed Kramer Pacer Classic

The Kramer Pacer was one of the first guitars to be introduced by the brand in the early 1980s, and this new model aims to provide a budget-friendly take on that original classic rock legend.

Thoroughly built for speed and performance, the Pacer features an alder body for a well-balanced tone, a lightning fast 12″ radius fingerboard, powerful alnico humbuckers, and a licended Floyd Rose locking tremolo system.

  • Body : Alder
  • Neck : Maple
  • Fretboard : 22 Fret Maple
  • Pickups : Alnico 5 Classic Humbuckers
  • Bridge : Licensed Floyd Rose Tremolo
  • Finish : Radio Blue Metallic, Scarlet Red Metallic, Purple Passion Metallic

Kramer Nightswan

The legendary shred sled from the late 80s returns to the Kramer line-up.

Featuring a double-cutaway mahogany body with a deep cut lower horn for unfettered access to all 24 jumbo frets, the NightSwan is powered by two Seymour Duncan JB humbucking pickups and is ready for deep whammy bar dives with its Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo and R2 locking nut.

The ebony fingerboard has a 16″ radius and features pearloid dot inlays in a distinctive “ping pong” pattern, while the back of the slim, C-shaped 3-piece hard maple neck is satin-finished, which makes it perfect for lightning-fast note flurries.

This ‘Swan has a gloss Jet Black Metallic finish, and an optional hardshell case is available.

  • Body : Mahogany
  • Neck : 3-Piece Hard Maple
  • Fretboard : 24 Fret Ebony
  • Pickups : Seymour Duncan JB Humbuckers
  • Bridge : Floyd Rose 1000 Series Tremolo
  • Finish : Jet Black Metallic

For More Information:
Kramer Website

Kramer Guitars FAQ

Where Are Kramer Guitars Made?

Kramer guitars are currently made in Indonesia.

Who Plays Kramer Guitars?

Current Kramer artists include Skid Row’s Snake Sabo, L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns, and Peruvian shredder Charlie Parra.

Well known artists who have played Kramers in the past include Eddie Van Halen, Richie Sambora, Vivian Campbell, Dweezil Zappa, and Mick Mars.

Who Owns Kramer Guitars?

The Kramer guitar company is currently owned by Gibson Brands. After being declared bankrupt in the late 1990s the brand was acquired by Gibson in order to bring these iconic guitars to a new generation of players.


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