Kramer updates its Custom Graphics Collection with new martial arts-inspired “Strike First” Baretta

Kramer “Strike First” Baretta
(Image credit: Kramer)

Known for its eye-catching, glam-metal-focused electric guitars, Kramer has launched some truly out-there models in its time. And its latest six-string – the “Strike First” Baretta – is no exception.

Arriving as part of Kramer's new-for-2021 Custom Graphics Collection – which already boasts a handful of strikingly finished Barettas and a mind-bending The 84 model – the “Strike First” Baretta sports a “martial arts-inspired” yellow snake graphic designed by artist Eric Caspers.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.