KRAMER made the RICHIE SAMBORA SIGNATURE model as part of their Artist Series between 1987 and 1989. This model was a super-strat based on the old pacer body shape but with a more rounded edge. A distinctive star shaped sticker adorns the top of the body and there are matching star shaped fingerboard inlays. Pickups are three Seymour Duncan Jazz (SH-2) humbuckers (JBs at the bridge and middle with a JN in the neck position). This model was discontinued in 1989 when Sambora agreed a Fender signature deal.
Kramer described the Riche Sambora model as follows in 1987:
"The first thing you notice about the Richie Sambora model is its unique visual design. Play the guitar and you can feel the power and presence of this hard-driving rock & roll instrument.
Richie, lead guitarist of Bon Jovi, designed this guitar with two requirements in mind. The guitar had to deliver a solid, straight ahead rock & roll sound combine with striking stage presence. The 25-inch scale body enhanced with gold hardware uses the "Original" Floyd Rose Tremolo. Unique star-shaped pearl inlays are offered on either a maple or rosewood fingerboard. Three Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups give more full-blown power than other rock guitars in its class"
Some examples of this model were made in Japan.
This model was reissued in 2004 following Gibson's aquisition of Kramer - as the Korean made Musicyo Jersey Star model. This reissue has an actual star inlay in the body (rather than a sticker), white finish and maple fingerboard.