Hamer...now I understand

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by gkelm, Feb 13, 2006.


  1. gkelm

    gkelm Supporting Member

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    I hunted thinner neck Hamer Studios for some time before landing these three within one week's time. I intended on only keeping one, but I still have them all. They play, feel, and sound great (although the 94 has a couple issues to be worked out). I see why people dig these...I'm there. :)
    Greg

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    93 Studio Custom, 83 Sunburst, 94 Studio
     
  2. EADGBE

    EADGBE Member

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    Yep. They're quality guitars.
     
  3. Scott Peterson

    Scott Peterson Staff Member

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    Your 93 is almost a twin to my 95. I utterly love Hamer USA guitars. Flat out.
     
  4. Intelligentpony

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    Preachin' to the choir here!
     
  5. tiptone

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    Then I guess that makes my '03 the triplet then, looks identical except I have a pair of zebra Fillmores in mine.
     
  6. martie6621

    martie6621 Silver Supporting Member

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    ...Been a Hamer fan for a long time too. Glad to see them gaining in appreciation. That '83 is nice!
     
  7. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew Member

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    Hamer is good stuff!
     
  8. discountsounds

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    Welcome to the infirmary... Daddy's jonesin' for a sustain block!
     
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    I say keep the one with the double cutaway!



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  10. * velcro-fly *

    * velcro-fly * Supporting Member

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    Since we know you're a Les Paul nut as well - how do these compare in tone and playability to the various Pauls you've burned through ???

    Thanks ~
    Steve E
     
  11. gkelm

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    Hey Steve-

    Not sure I'd say any of these necessarily replace an LP, but could (same genre). The 94 (top) one is proabably closest...more woody and open, while the 93 (bottom) is a just a *bit* more smooth, tamed, and compressed sounding. The 83 has its own thing going on with that string-through sustain block & lightweight body...actually much unlike he others (thanks Chris!). Overall, I'd say these have a bit less in-the-face punch than a Lester, but they can certianly cover that territory. The only LP I have right now is an Edwards Page, so take that into consideration.

    As far as ergonomics & playability, I think I'm more comfortable on these that any Paul I've had. Of course, YMMV. :)
     
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    martie6621 Silver Supporting Member

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    ..took you long enuf to come around:) :) ...Sell me that '83...Be-yoch, I'm Rick James...
     
  13. the_Chris

    the_Chris It's All Been Done Before Gold Supporting Member

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    Hamers are amazing guitars. I just sold a Special FM because I HAVE to have a '61 RI LP/SG Custom, but that Hamer really kicked!!! I've owned plenty of boutique stuff before and that Hamer Special just delivered on feel, tone, looks... I have no doubt in my mind jspax7 will be enjoying mine :)
     
  14. potentate

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    That's a nice hat-trick.
     
  15. * velcro-fly *

    * velcro-fly * Supporting Member

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    Well sheeeeit man, I just joined the club too :D

    http://cgi.ebay.com/HAMER-STUDIO-USA-59-BURST-matchbook-flame-killer_W0QQitemZ7389963968QQcategoryZ33042QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    I think I done did o.k. too....I've been looking at these for awhile, and if this turns out to be as clean as described, I'm in. :AOK

    Pics and review next week :dude

    Steve E
     
  16. gkelm

    gkelm Supporting Member

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    Congrats Steve...I was eyeing that one too. Nice top! Hope you dig it.
    Greg
     
  17. K-man

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    Hamer's are the best. I can't believe the quality you get with such a reasonable price. Fender and Gibson should be ashamed with what they charge.

    I have a Newport Pro with a solid carved spruce top, grained binding, gorgeous tobacco sunburst finish, real mother of pearl trapezoid inlays, bone nut, schaller tuners, etc., all for around $1800???? You gotta be kidding me. I can't find a single flaw on the guitar and it plays like a dream.
     
  18. ccoker

    ccoker Supporting Member

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    yo..
    K-man
    hmm
    you ride mtbs?
     
  19. hitchcockblonde

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    Yeah, they're kinda cult-ish guitars but in a good way. A lot of models, so there's no Hamer "feel" or sound, but they use really good wood and just feel solid. I happen to really like the specialty they've settled into after years of making everything from pointy guitars to Tele copies... the double-cut Junior-ish thing is really comfy for me, though I like the more modern ones with the big necks. Ex bass player that I am, I like some chunk in my left palm.
     
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