Kramer SM-1 EMG - Black, EMG

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, 2 EMG Humbucking Pickups, and Floyd Rose Tremolo - Black
Kramer SM-1 EMG - Black, EMG image 1
Kramer SM-1 EMG - Black, EMG image 1
Sweetwater Savings: $627.01 MSRP: $1,567.00
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Kramer SM-1 EMG - Black, EMG
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A Neck-through Shred Machine!

Bring on the shred with the Kramer SM-1 EMG solidbody electric guitar! The neck-through mahogany body offers up tone and sustain to die for. A double-cutaway design gives you clean access to all 24 frets on the smooth-playing SlimTaper mahogany neck. You get a trio of EMG pickups that deliver a wide range of humbucking and single-coil tones, plus a Floyd Rose tremolo with locking nut for wild dive bombs that don't leave you out of tune. So call Sweetwater for the shred-ready guitar that's within anyone's reach - the Kramer SM-1 EMG!

Kramer SM-1 EMG Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Wide-ranging tones from EMG pickups
  • Floyd Rose tremolo leds you shred with exceptional tuning stability
  • Kramer: rocking hard since the '80s
Wide-ranging tones from EMG pickups

That clear, defined tone you hear out of your amplifier comes courtesy of an EMG 81TW humbucker and a pair of EMG SA single-coil pickups in the Kramer SM-1 EMG. The EMG SA pickups at the neck and middle positions deliver glassy single-coil tones without the hum, while the EMG 81 at the bridge serves up hot, searing lead tones. For maximum tonal range, a mini-toggle switch controls lets you "tap" the bridge humbucker to coax cool single-coil tones.

Floyd Rose tremolo leds you shred with exceptional tuning stability

Shredding and wild whammy bar antics go hand in hand, so Kramer gave the SM-1 EMG a smooth Floyd Rose tremolo bridge so you can squeal and divebomb all night long. And because it's got a locking nut, you'll maintain your tuning stability even when you're rocking your Pacer Vintage as hard as you can.

Kramer: rocking hard since the '80s

Kramer guitars were at the forefront of the '80s metal scene, with endorsements from pros like Eddie Van Halen, Neil Schon, Richie Sambora and others. Kramer guitars like this SM-1 EMG have been the guitar of choice for some of the hardest rocking guitarists in the world. You're getting more than a great value with the Kramer SM-1 EMG, you're getting a guitar that's built to rock.

Kramer SM-1 EMG Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Rock-ready guitar with a double-cutaway design and premium pickups
  • Resonant mahogany body has smooth curves for maximum playing comfort
  • EMG 81TW and SA pickups give you a huge range of tone
  • Neck-through design delivers massive sustain
  • Fast-playing SlimTaper mahogany neck sports an ebony fretboard
  • Floyd Rose tremolo bridge with locking nut for expressive playing and stable tuning
Grab the Kramer SM-1 EMG, crank up your amplifier, and rock out!

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A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Doublecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish Polyurethane
Color Black
Neck Material Mahogany, Neck-through
Neck Shape SlimTaper
Fingerboard Material Ebony, 14" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid
Number of Frets 24, Medium jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.68"
Bridge/Tailpiece Floyd Rose Vibrato
Tuners Premium Die-cast
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup EMG SA single-coil
Middle Pickup EMG SA single-coil
Bridge Pickup EMG 81TW humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 5-way pickup selector, 3-way mini toggle
Strings .010 - .046
Manufacturer Part Number KMVRBKBF1

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You'll Never Play Better

As you probably know Gibson bought the Kramer brand, and it was a good move for them and for us, because these are the shredding machines that feuled the hair band era. Out of my nostalgia for my dear departed Kramer Sustainer, I bought the SM-1 EMG, a neck-through, active pickups beauty, which, like the Kramers of the 80's, has the most playable neck ever built, killer tone in all the pickup mixes you want, light weight, and amazing good looks. I either own or have owned every major brand, and you can't beat this guitar at any price. My Teles, Strats, LP, SG, Soloist, Blackjack, Wolfgang, are all going back in their cases. This is my weapon of choice from here on out. Now if they would just bring back the Sustainer!
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Kramer, Kramer Solidbody Guitars