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An Eviscerating Axe from the Leader in Rock Weaponry The Kramer Vanguard
A long-time leader in the design and manufacture of the hardest-rocking guitars on the planet, Kramer brings you a guitar that's loaded for action, dressed to kill, and ready to rock, all at a price that any hard-working guitarist can afford. The Vanguard packs all the features required to evoke full-metal mayhem, with a tone classic rockers can appreciate, and a playability to keep the swiftest shredders tooling for hours. With two genuine Alnico humbucking pickups, a licensed Floyd Rose® double-locking vibrato unit, and the meanest body shape out there—styled in an offset V "shark fin"—the Vanguard definitely takes no prisoners. And it's finished in your choice of gloss black or metallic red body. With a smooth-feel satin neck with thorn inlays, this guitar looks as mean as it sounds.

Looks and features don't matter much without the right tonewoods to back it all up, and the Vanguard starts with some of the best. Its body is crafted from solid alder, a resonant, well-balanced hardwood with firm lows and musical highs. Its bolt-on neck is carved from hard maple with a rosewood fingerboard. It is built to the 25 1/2" scale length that many shredders prefer, which offers tight, thumping lows and shimmering harmonics. It's rendered ultra playable with a fast, slim neck profile, 24 easily accessible frets, and a 12-degree fingerboard radius.

A pair of genuine Alnico-magnet humbucking pickups provide all the power and glory that a guitar like this demands, for creamy, warm neck tones and savage, wailing bridge pickups tones. They are routed through a master volume, tone control and three-way toggle switch, but offer surprising sonic versatility thanks to a push/pull switch on the tone pot that splits the neck pickup for single-coil tones, and a treble-bleed mod on the volume pot that keeps it all sweet even when you wind it down.

For unbridled whammy action, just grab on tight to that Floyd Rose® licensed vibrato unit—partnered with a locking nut up top for outstanding tuning stability—and give it all you've got for those evocative divebombs all the way down to gentlest of warbling tremors. A set of premium die-cast tuners with efficient 14:1 gear ratio and knurled steel control knobs complete the hardware package, all of which is plated in black nickel to accentuate the Vanguard's menacing style.

If you're looking to rock, the Vanguard is a truly eviscerating axe from the clear leader in rock weaponry. Check one out today at your authorized Kramer dealer.
Pricing & Finish Options
  • Red Metallic
  • Black
Product Features
  • Solid alder body with Red Metallic or Gloss Black finish
  • Maple neck with slim, fast neck profile
  • Two Alnico V humbucking pickups
  • Recessed Floyd Rose™ double-locking vibrato unit
  • One master volume control with treble-bleed, one tone control with push/pull coil taps, and a three-way toggle
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