Kramer SM-1 Electric Guitar, with Black Floyd Rose

Featuring a Floyd Rose 1000 tremolo, an R2 locking nut, a slim taper "C" neck, and Seymour Duncan pickups, the Kramer SM1 is ready to shred at any time.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Mahogany body and neck Rich, warm tone with focused midrange
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Seymour Duncan JB pickups Hotter output and smooth, vintage feel
Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo Licensed design based on original; great stability

The SM-1 introduces the Kramer name to a new generation with a double-cutaway mahogany body, ebony fingerboard, Seymour Duncan Cool Rail and JB humbucker pickups, a Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo, and a Floyd Rose R2 lock nut.

SM-1: First class power

The Kramer SM-1 features a double cutaway Mahogany body in Candy Blue, Orange Crush, and Maximum Steel gloss finishes.

The Mahogany neck has a fast K-Speed Slim Taper "C" profile with a satin finish and an Ebony fingerboard with pearloid inlays. The neck has a 14" radius, a 25.5" scale, 24wide medium frets, and a Floyd Rose R2 Lock Nut. The classic Kramer headstock is set at a 14 degree angle that gives you more pressure at the nut for better sustain.

Seymour Duncan JB and Cool Rail Pickups

The SM-1 is powered by a Seymour Duncan JB humbucker in the bridge position and Seymour Duncan Cool Rail humbuckers in the neck and middle position.

Introduced in 1974, the JB is the ultimate hot-rodded humbucker and a true modern classic. The Cool Rail is a humbucker pickup with Ceramic magnets designed to fit into a single coil slot and delivers incredible warmth, articulation, and sustain. All Seymour Duncan pickups are hand built in Santa Barbara, California.

Floyd Rose Hardware

The SM-1 features a Floyd Rose 1000 Series Tremolo along with a R2 Lock Nut for rock solid tuning and intonation. For easy adjustments, two hex wrenches are fastened to the back of the headstock. Black Kramer black die-cast machine heads with a read more 14:1 tuning ratio make tuning fast and accurate.

Kramer Lifetime Warranty

All Kramer Instruments come with Gibson Brands Limited Lifetime Warranty and 365/24/7 Customer Service. Try out the Kramer SM-1 today at your Authorized Kramer Dealer.


- Classic Kramer SM-1 Double Cutaway
- Mahogany neck and Ebony fingerboard
- Seymour Duncan Cool Rails and JB Humbuckers
- Floyd Rose 1000 Series Tremolo and a R2 Lock Nut
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- Body: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Style: K -Speed SlimTaper "C"
- Neck Joint: Neck through body
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius: 14"
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Nut: Floyd Rose R2 Lock Nut, top mount
- Frets: 24, Medium Jumbo
- Inlay: HS motif
- Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Cool Rails
- Middle Pickup: Seymour Duncan Cool Rails
- Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan JB (double black)
- Control: Master Volume with push-pull coil-splitting
- Knob: Black Chrome
- Bridge: Floyd Rose 1000 Series Tremolo
- Machine Heads: Black die-cast
- Strap Buttons: Standard
- Color: Candy Blue
- Warranty: Kramer Limited Lifetime Warranty
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Candy Blue
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 41 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KSM1CBBF1
Maximum Steel
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KSM1MXBF1
Orange Crush
Shipping Weight: 10.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KSM1OCBF1
Scratch and Dent, Orange Crush
Shipping Weight: 18 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KSM1OCBF1

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-444-2766

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted April 26, 2021 by Scott P in Springfield, OR
"Kramer SM-1...Killer Guitar"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Wow, when I got my Kramer SM-1 the thing seemed too good to be true. The fit and finish was great. The nut was at the right height. The bridge height and the action was just right. I could pull up a mile. Beautiful color (orange). Frets were all level, and no pokey fret ends.As far as being too good to be true, well it did have a stupid flaw. Someone at the factory forgot to put a ground wire to the trem claw. I had to take it to the warranty repairman. Took the repairman 10 minutes to fix it. Four inches of wire and two blobs of solder was all that was needed. Warranty job, so fixed for free. Almost.After 6 months of ownership of this guitar, the warranty guy gave me a call to tell me that Gibson never paid him, and that he was going to submit the claim one more time, and that I was to pay him if Gibson didn’t. When I first brought the guitar to him for the repair, he wanted 50 bucks. I said hold on there man, this is a warranty job. He decided to do the job right then and there, even though he couldn’t get authorization that day.Anyway, I wound up having to call Gibson and told them what happened. They were apalled. Gibson customer service really isn’t that great. I’m still waiting on parts for another guitar from the for the last 6 months. Gibson did straighten the warranty guy out though, and they paid the repairman. Apparently the repairman didn’t submit the claim properly.Well aside from that one issue, the guitar is perfect. The blade pups for the neck and middle read more sound awesome and so is the HB bridge pickup. SD JB I’m told. This guitar, aside from my ground wire issue, was as perfect as perfect can get. If you are looking for a shred guitar, sheik one of these out. The placement of the neck in relation to the body just feels right, unlike my Jackson soloist, which feels foreign.

The sound of this guitar, with the JB bridge pup is totally awesome for hard rock and metal. Also, the SD cool rails in the middle and neck positions sound great. The neck pickup in particular really sings. The pickup compliment really makes this guitar outstanding.

Has a nice little wrench holder on the back of the headstock. Just keep a penny in your pocket in case you have to remove the wrenches from the holder as it is set up to tighten and loosen with a coin or a flat head screw driver.

Ease of Use
There wasn’t really a learning curve for this guitar. Every feature on this guitar is quite intuitive.

Very well made guitar. The Floyd Rose is great. Keeps it in tune better than any other system out there. This guitar comes with a FRT 1000 Floyd Rose trem. I think it’s fit and finish rivals that of the OFR. Anyway, it handles all the abuse I dish out on it, and stays perfectly in tune.

This guitar delivers everything that one would expect from a one thousand plus dollar guitar, and then some.

Manufacturer Support
See my previous comments

The Wow Factor
The finishes offered on this guitar are spectacular. I get so many compliments on the looks of my guitar.

Musical Background:
Playing guitars since 1983 and building and working on them since about 1984

Musical Style:
Classical, Rock, and Metal
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