Are you fricken' kidding me?
How the HECK can you compare that crap to NWOBHM?
Everyone is entitled to their opinions but I find it funny how it becomes trendy to not like certain guitars and decide that they are *****. Most people who post these opinions have never even played a real Kramer. It is also funny when people bitch about the bands of the 80s. It wasn't all Warrant and Poison back then guys. Besides, most of these big hair Kramer playing guys could play laps around the ***** Kurt Cobain lovin, pop-punk make up wearing poseurs of today. The 80s saw the pinnacle of players like EVH, Vai, Satch, John Sykes, Zakk Wylde, Marty Friedman, SRV and so many more.
EVH played Kramers for a long time and recorded some of the most classic guitar music ever on Kramers. Mine played great and sounded great back in the day. What else were people supposed to play? Gibsons? Fenders? There is life outside of these two brands. I don't think that Gibson has been all that stellar for a long time anyway. Let's not start talking about their craftmanship and pricing policies.
I will take the music and players of the 80s over %99 of the crap that is out today. EMO my @ss.
People who can't play their instruments make me shudder.