Hamers were very popular during the 80's. Everyone from Judas Priest to even Billy Joel (himself) and his entire band played them. I saw Gary Moore in 87 playing Hamers exclusively, him and his band as well. Andy Summers, too. Everyone knows Cheap Trick/Rick Neilson plays them, but they never named a model after him and that relationship has been kinda awkward since then. He tried to buy up part of the company and they wouldn't let him. Stevie Stevens had a model named after him (who really cares?). Vernon Reid plays Hamers. Then during the 1990's nobody was playing Hamers anymore. It was almost as if they never existed. Ibanez craze took over. Then PRS. My 81 Special Opaque Red is going strong today. The double cutaway LP model is said to be crafted better than Gibson's.