Kramer has established the standard for the "shred" guitar for nearly three decades, and the Striker 211 will carry the flag for the next generation to come. In the shred boom of the mid-1980s, Kramer was the #1 selling electric guitar brand in the world, and its fast, powerful designs set the pace for countless other makers to follow. Endorsements from no less than Vivian Campbell, Edward Van Halen, Jeff Golub, Brad Gillis, Neil Schon and Richie Sambora showed that Kramer was leader of the pack for players who were serious about tone and speed.
Like so many great Kramers before them, the Striker 211 embodies all the elements that this fast, furious breed of guitar playing demands, and round them up in one superbly smooth and playable instrument that lets you slam the accelerator with confidence. The popular H/S/S pickup format gives you a versatile range of voices, from scream to sultry, while a wide, slim neck allows maximum speed, and the full scale length provides optimum resonance, clarity and punch. The Striker looks great, naturally, with a striking flame-maple top enhanced with black thorn inlays on a hard maple fingerboard.
Any great tone machine starts with the wood, and Kramer's Striker 211 is no exception. The guitar's bodies are made from the most classic tonewood combination for electric guitars: the back is carved from solid mahogany, and is capped with a highly figured flame maple top for a supremely elegant look. Together, these woods also present the best-of-both-worlds tonal splendor of mahogany's depth and richness and maple's bite and definition. A solid maple neck with maple fingerboard adds to the cutting power, all achieved with the optimum clarity and ringing harmonics that can only be achieved on 25-1/2 inch scale guitars like these. And of course, this sleek, fast wood is cut to Kramer's legendary slim, wide profile for optimum speed, while all 24 of its medium-jumbo frets are an easy reach thanks to the Striker 211's deep double-cutaway design.
A genuine Alnico V humbucking pickup in the bridge position belts out and the wail and crunch that your high-gain amp can handle, for screaming lead tones and singing sustain. For added sonic versatility, Alnico V single-coil pickups in the middle and neck positions, all routed through a master volume and tone control and a five-way switch, offer a wide range of tones, from funky to twangy to warm and bluesy.
Check out this sleek new Kramer, and join the Striker force today.
- Solid mahogany body with highly figured flame maple top
- Maple neck with popular slim, wide neck profile
- 1 Alnico V humbucking pickup, 2 Alnico V single coil pickups
- One Master volume control with treble-bleed, two tone controls, and a five-way switch
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