“Peace Through Music”

This Kramer ad refers to the Moscow Music Peace Festival, a two day event in August 1989 that featured Cinderella, Gorky Park, Skid Row, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Scorpions, and Ozzy Osbourne. Only the last two on that list are not represented here, owing to their lack of Kramer endorsers, of course. Left to right we have:

Jan Ianenkov (Gorky Park)
Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue)
Alexei Belov (Gorky Park)
“Snake” Sabo (Skid Row)
Jeff LeBar (sic) (Cinderella)
Mick Mars (Motley Crue)
Sasha Minkov (Gorky Park)
Scotty Hill (Skid Row)
Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)
Rachel Bolan (Skid Row)

From Guitar for the Practicing Musician, January 1990.


No, no, this entry is not about the Beatles, but about a triangular, solid body, floating tremolo-equipped electric guitar. Just what you were hoping for, I bet. Over at Guitarz they’re featuring the Kramer Gorky Park model. As they describe it:

The Gorky Park model was based on the shape of the Russian balalaika – a three-string triangular-bodied folk instrument. Somehow the pointy Kramer headstock spoils this metaphor …

You should really have a look.

Right here.