I have played few (3-4 years back) and I found only Yamaha ones decent.
Decent to play, and decent to listen to.
Ibanez GRG series sounded little scratchy to me, not enough meat (for metchul) or honk (for rock and blues).
Yamaha Pacifica sounded pretty nice.
Neck, frets, playing action was also decent.
But really speaking I found onlu Ibanez RG series (above 20K) really worthwhile.
Of course I had not tries the others like GregBennet etc.
One more thing is that buy fixed brdge or the "Stratocaster bridge" - if you are really dying for tremolo action.
Again, no idea about Kramer, but if it is indeed a better guitar - I thin buying it second hand would be a good idea.
You donít get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.