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Old 12-06-2012, 03:59 PM
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HAMER GUITARS...closing their doors

I just go this form the HAMER forum....looks like Fender will be shutting down HAMER after all current orders are filled.

kinda sad...
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:03 PM
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Damn...


Maybe the TGP collective could pool our funds and buy the company off them...
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:06 PM
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A sad day indeed
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:07 PM
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Very sad indeed. Hamer has always made quality instruments. I own an Artist Korina HB and it is a very well built guitar.
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Their market share is too low in this new economy. I have one and love it but re-sale sucks for some unknown reason.

Too bad I always liked the Hamer designs.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:13 PM
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Sucks.

I'd take a Hamer studio over any Gibson DC or LP anyday.

Wasn't there a forumite saying he was working on a Hamer guitar history and was expecting to put it out in Feb 2013? Might have been on HC.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:14 PM
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Their market share is too low in this new economy. I have one and love it but re-sale sucks for some unknown reason.

Too bad I always liked the Hamer designs.
Very true. Have never totally understood why their resale value was so low. But I bought mine used so I did well.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:22 PM
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That's really sad. I often tell people that my Hamer Studio was never my favorite guitar, but it was certainly the best guitar I've ever had.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:26 PM
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I'm guessing that value will be climbing once they shut down and there's no more supply.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:31 PM
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My Hamer Studio IS my favorite electric.



We all knew Fender would do this eventually a few years ago, right?
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:34 PM
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I love my Hamer studio. The company will be missed.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:39 PM
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i just picked this up off ebay...got a smokin deal....i guess i better keep it

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:57 PM
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I've owned 2 Studio Customs, 2 Daytonas, 2 Chapparals, 1 Steve Stevens and 1 Eclipse. All were great. On the used market, I've never seen more bang for the buck.

What sucks even more is Fender owns the rights to the name, so not like we'll be seeing a resurrection anytime soon (if ever).
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:57 PM
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Sadly, Hamer sales were poor. The New Hartford workforce will be switching gears and start on the new line of Guild electrics. They were ramping up production when I was there in October
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:07 PM
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Big fan of Hamers here.......Too many to admit to owning. Great values. Too bad there will not be new ones. I personally thought the ones they made in later years (last decade or so) were their best quality ever.
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