The Kramer Charlie Parra Vanguard is the second Kramer signature model from the Peruvian metal master. Featuring a mahogany body, 3 piece satin-finished maple neck, bound ebony fretboard with 24 frets, dot inlays with 12th fret Day of the Dead owl, a single chrome knurled master volume control and 3-way pickup selector switch mounted on a satin aluminum pickguard, EMG™ 57 and 66 pickups with chrome covers, a recessed output jack on the upper horn, and a LockTone™ Tune-O-Matic™ bridge and Stop Bar tailpiece. Charlie Parra's signature is engraved on the truss rod cover, and his signature Vanguard is finished in Candy Apple Red Gloss.
Loud, proud, and never following the crowd, KRAMER is MADE TO ROCK HARD and has been setting trends since it was first launched in 1976. Kramer released the first guitars specifically designed for metal and rock shredder virtuosos; iconic Kramer designs like the Baretta, Pacer, Vanguard, NightSwan, and SM-1 deliver the kind of speed, performance, and playability that they demand. Made for rule-breakers that play fast and loud, Kramer has been embraced by legendary rockers like Eddie Van Halen, Vivian Campbell, Richie Sambora, Elliot Easton, and Mick Mars during the height of the metal era in the 1980s—a period when Kramer was the most popular guitar brand in the world. Kramer's innovative approach and unwavering commitment to performance makes Kramer instruments the choice of today's hard rock and metal shredders such as Charlie Parra, Tracii Guns, and Snake Sabo. Based in Nashville, TN, Kramer joined the Gibson Brands family in 1997.