The hard-rocking return of Kramer Guitars

Kramer electric guitars
(Image credit: Kramer)

Ever since Gibson went under new management in 2018, the company has been on a major hot streak. But while the Gibson and Epiphone lines have garnered much of the attention from players (as well as most of the splashy headlines from the press), it’s worth noting that these aren’t the only guitar brands in the company’s stable.

In 2020, Gibson officially announced the relaunch of Kramer Guitars, and true to that brand’s bold, flashy and, in every sense of the word, loud history, Gibson is bringing it back in a big way.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.