Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by yucatown, Feb 20, 2015.
Let's see it. Here's mine.
had to sell this one, ((((
I'll post more when I get home.. a few i don't have pics of
Kind of an explorer.. I made this one.
my '97 hamer standard. 8.4lbs, one piece body. total sweetheart.
I don't have one currently (owned a hamer and ltd version previously), but I love the "arm rest" feel on the explorers. It just feels like there is a table there for to to take a load off on while you are playing. I do have an iceman currently which has a similar feel for the picking hand.
EDIT: That Explorer/ Iceman / Flying V combo is pretty neat!
Always nice seeing Explorers that don't have a Ford-level price tag.
Teefus- love it.
I love it. teefus, did you pick that one up from BCR Greg? I ask because he was the one who inspired me to throw a tort guard on my last makeover on my Explorer knockoff many moons ago with his HAMER tort pickguard tweaks (esp to the Standards and Vectors).
First time I saw one he'd posted (a Vector...found it in my pictures...shown below...sorry for the V intrusion on an Explorer thread OP!), I PM'd asking where he got the 'guard/TRC/poker chip 1/4 input surround, and it was then that i learned that he custom made them. He was super nice and walked me through how he makes them. I still buggered up my attempts at the same, but I began to appreciate the patience it takes to make them look nice/straight/pro.
and the inspiration from BCR Greg:
BTW, since this started in the Small Company Luthiers section, here's a guy whose takes on the venerated Explorer I would love to own some day:
no, the original owner put the tort guard on. i have still have the original white one but have never considered putting it back on. usa hamer standards are fantastic guitars. i had a custom vee too but sold it a couple of years ago.
Here's my 82 Hamer Blitz, re-finned by Jay Kolanda of NTL Guitars. This was built back when Hamer was one of the original small builders, so it should easily qualify to be in here.
Building this 1pc '58 Explorer Junior.
Everything but the neck should be done this weekend. I'm still looking for the perfect piece of neck wood.
that Blitz!!! WOW! thanks for sharing that one
I will have an Explorer one day....
Here is mine. This pic shws it after I finished installing the Faber Tone Lock Bridge and E-serts and a plain old Aluminum Tone-Pros stop bar, and with new knobs:
Here's my plain old Gibson. Perfect weight, balance and playability. It completely ended my quest for an Explorer.
That a unique grain swirl you have there!
Here's my last one..
Started as an Epi Goth before I sanded it down to the sealer. Vintage Super Distortion in the bridge, added fret markers ( I need them). The stock tone knob on this is also an arcade style kill switch.
My 2005 Explorer