If you're looking for the ultimate modern Les Paul alternative, the Kramer Assault Plus should definitely be on your list of contenders. Fitted with a Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo and a pair of powerful Seymour Duncan humbuckers, this aggressive-looking, reversed-headstock rock machine will delight fans of shred!
Adhering to the typical LP design, the Kramer Assault Plus features a Mahogany body and neck. This tonewood offers a deep, rich and resonant tone, giving this instrument plenty of low-end breadth and warmth. With the set-neck construction, you can also expect exceptional sustain.
The Assault Plus' neck is carved to a comfortable Slim Taper profile, with a smooth finish that ensures a slippery feel when you're performing fast scale runs. Adorned with a Maple fingerboard, this helps to deliver a clear top-end snap; giving notes a very immediate response. The 24-fret fingerboard also has a super-flat 12" radius that prevents string bends from fretting out.
Electronics & Hardware
Although tonewoods contribute to the sound of a guitar, it is the pickups that really give it its character. The Kramer Assault Plus is driven by a pair of Seymour Duncan humbuckers; a JB in the bridge position and a JN model in the neck. These pickups are practically made for raunchy overdrive and searing high-gain, especially with the JB's famously high-output and potent mid-range. The JN is similarly voiced, however its slightly tamer output lets you attain creamy lead tones, while also working well with clean amp settings.
This guitar wouldn't be an modern metal machine without its double-locking Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo. Letting you perform crazy whammy bar acrobatics, especially with its recessed design; this tried-and-tested system ensures excellent tuning stability too.
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: Flame Maple Veneer
- Body Style: Assault Plus
- Colour: Trans Purple Burst
- Neck: Mahogany
- Binding: 1-ply
- Neck Profile: K-Speed Slim Taper “C”
- Fretboard: Maple
- Fretboard Inlay: Black dots
- Frets: 24
- Radius: 12”
- Nut: Floyd Rose R2 Lock Nut
- Scale: 25.5”
- Headstock: Reverse, 14 degree
- Truss Rod: Bullet-style truss rod cover
- Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan JN “zebra coil” humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan JB “zebra coil” humbucker
- Controls: Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, Master Tone, 3-way toggle
- Knobs: Black
- Hardware: Black Chrome
- Bridge: Floyd RoseTM 1000 Tremolo
- Machine Heads: Kramer black die-cast mini machine heads, 14:1 ratio