Kramer unveils the SM-1 H, the latest evolution of its hot-rodded Stagemaster model

Three examples of Kramer's new SM-1 H guitar
(Image credit: Kramer Guitars)

Kramer has unveiled the SM-1 H, a new, stripped-down version of its SM-1 electric guitar

The SM-1 H boasts the same double-cut mahogany body and ebony fingerboard, for instance, as the SM-1 – which itself is a 21st century take on Kramer's '80s-era Stagemaster model. 

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.