A Furious Shred Machine, to Strike Fear in the Hearts of Men! Striker 211
Kramer has established the standard for the "shred" guitar for nearly three decades, and the Striker 211 and Striker 211 Custom 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 and Striker 211 Custom embody 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. On the Striker 211 Custom a licensed Floyd Rose™ vibrato tailpiece succumbs to your every wobble, whammy and dive, while a through-body, hardtail bridge with fully adjustable saddles gives the Striker 211 superb sustain. Both models look great, naturally, with a striking flame-maple top enhanced by your choice of Trans Black, Trans Purple, and Fireburst finishes, with black thorn inlays on a hard maple fingerboard.
Any great tone machine starts with the wood, and Kramer's Striker 211 and Striker 211 Custom are no exception. The guitars' 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" 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. For anything from dramatic divebombs to subtle and atmospheric wobbles opt for the Striker 211 Custom with licensed Floyd Rose™ "double locking" vibrato system, partnered with a lock-down nut for total tuning stability.
Or keep it simple and sustaining with the Striker 211's hardtail option, with through-body stringing and a solid bridge with fully adjustable saddles for optimum intonation.
In your choice of Trans Black, Trans Purple, or Fireburst with thorn inlays and the classic Kramer pointy headstock, they all look as phenomenal as they sound and play, too.
Check out this sleek new Kramer, and join the Striker force today.