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Hamer Artist Semi Hollow - Any 335 Tones?

hardys

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I'm interested in buying a used Hamer Artist semi hollow body online, but have never plaed one. Could somebody please describe the sound of these guitars? Can these get a fat, 335 type tone? Id like to be able to get some round jazz tones and also some Carlton sounds. Thanks for any help on this!
 

gtraddict

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The artist does have more airy tones and the response of a 335.
You could get some 335ish when using both pickups in a brighter amp.
The only tones I like out of a 335 type guitar is the front pickup and both, the lead is just not me but on the Artist it is a lot more usable a very nice big sound.
 

bluegrif

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This is interesting news to me as well. I've been wondering about the hollow Hamers because my Monaco Elite is the best guitar of it's type I've owned. That includes a couple of good Les Pauls and a PRS Singlecut. I've been thinking about the ES339, but if I could get that vibe from a Hamer, I'd definitely go that route. One that interests me a great deal is the Monaco 3. I always wind up with humbucker sized single coils anyway so the P90s would be a great choice.
 




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