Best Kramer Electric Guitars Made In China in 2024

Here are the top Kramer electric guitars made in China . So you can expect lower build quality when compared to others made in Korea, Japan or the United States. Guitars made in this country are meant for mass production, which translates into less attention to detail and quality control. This doesn't mean the product is made poorly at all. Chinese products have a bad reputation since long ago, but they've definitely improved a lot the last few years.

After comparing the 2000+ guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones with these characteristics. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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1. Kramer Striker Figured HSS

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Playability 73
Sound 71
Build quality 53
Value for money 76
Overall Score 66

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Easy (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Sightly unstable (1 vote)
  • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (1 vote)
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  • From Kramer's 2022 Modern series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12.6" Fretboard Radius
  • AAA Figured Maple Veneer top
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Kramer Alnico 5 HB-1 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Kramer Alnico 5 SC-1 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Kramer Alnico 5 SC-1 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Licensed Floyd Rose bridge
  • K-Speed SlimTaper C Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Die Cast tuners
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  • 5 Prices - New from $349 >
  • From Kramer's 2022 Modern series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12.6" Fretboard Radius
  • AAA Figured Maple Veneer top
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Kramer Alnico 5 HB-1 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Kramer Alnico 5 SC-1 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Kramer Alnico 5 SC-1 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Licensed Floyd Rose bridge
  • K-Speed SlimTaper C Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Die Cast tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Kramer Striker Figured HSS
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Retainer Bar
  • No Strap Lock

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2. Kramer Pacer Classic

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Playability 70
Sound 70
Build quality 54
Value for money 75
Overall Score 65

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Very Easy (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Slightly sharp (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
  • Weight: Lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (1 vote)
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  • From Kramer's 2022 Original series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Alnico 5 Classic Humbucker with Double White Exposed Coils (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Alnico 5 Classic Humbucker with Double White Exposed Coils (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Licensed Floyd Rose bridge
  • K-Speed SlimTaper C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Die Cast tuners
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  • 5 Prices - New from $299 >
  • From Kramer's 2022 Original series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Alnico 5 Classic Humbucker with Double White Exposed Coils (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Alnico 5 Classic Humbucker with Double White Exposed Coils (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Licensed Floyd Rose bridge
  • K-Speed SlimTaper C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Die Cast tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Kramer Pacer Classic
  • Locking Nut
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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3. Kramer Focus VT-211S

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Playability 70
Sound 64
Build quality 50
Value for money 76
Overall Score 61

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (3 votes)
  • Fret edges: Slightly sharp (3 votes)
  • Tuning stability: Sightly unstable (1 vote)
  • Weight: Slightly heavy (2 votes)
  • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (3 votes)
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  • 5 Prices - New from $149 >
  • From Kramer's 2021 Original series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Kramer HB-1 humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Kramer SC-1 single coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Kramer SC-1 single coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Kramer Traditional Tremolo bridge
  • Slim Profile Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Kramer Die Cast tuners
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  • 5 Prices - New from $149 >
  • From Kramer's 2021 Original series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Kramer HB-1 humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Kramer SC-1 single coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Kramer SC-1 single coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 2 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Kramer Traditional Tremolo bridge
  • Slim Profile Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Kramer Die Cast tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Kramer Focus VT-211S
  • Expensive Wood
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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4. Kramer Baretta Special

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Playability 70
Sound 59
Build quality 50
Value for money 75
Overall Score 60

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Easy (3 votes)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (3 votes)
  • Tuning stability: Not bad (3 votes)
  • Weight: Lightweight (5 votes)
  • Neck profile shape: C (5 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (4 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (4 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (4 votes)
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  • From Kramer's 2021 Original series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Alnico 5 Zebra Coil Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • Kramer Traditional Tremolo bridge
  • Slim Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Die-Cast 14:1 ratio tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $179 >
  • From Kramer's 2021 Original series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Alnico 5 Zebra Coil Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • Kramer Traditional Tremolo bridge
  • Slim Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Die-Cast 14:1 ratio tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Kramer Baretta Special
  • Expensive Wood
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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5. Kramer Baretta Special Chrome Hardware

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Playability 70
Sound 59
Build quality 50
Value for money 75
Overall Score 60

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
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  • 3 Prices - New from $179 >
  • From Kramer's 2021 Original series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck
  • Granadillo fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Alnico-V Zebra Coil Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • Kramer Traditional Tremolo bridge
  • Slim Profile Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Die Cast tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
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  • 3 Prices - New from $179 >
  • From Kramer's 2021 Original series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck
  • Granadillo fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Alnico-V Zebra Coil Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • Kramer Traditional Tremolo bridge
  • Slim Profile Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Die Cast tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Kramer Baretta Special Chrome Hardware
  • Expensive Wood
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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