Hamer - One of the best guitars I've bought

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  1. 60HzShuffle

    60HzShuffle Member

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    I just bought this guitar from one of my favorite stores - Willcutt's. It is my second Hamer (I already had a Studio Custom). Anyway, this guitar is awesome!!!

    I believe it was a Summer NAMM guitar per the COA and I love the Duncan P-90's. This guitar was a first in 3 ways for me; first time bigsby, first time p-90's, and first time spruce on an electric and it all works together well. Anyway, here are the Willcutt's pics (hope they don't mind)

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  2. bluestein

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    Hamer makes great guitars.

    I have no idea why they aren't viewed in the same stature as the uber-boutiques like PRS, Anderson etc.

    Without doubt the best value in guitardom.
     
  3. danhops

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    +1. My Hamers are on par with any of the "boutique" pieces I have (TCM/DTM/Chafin).
     
  4. Scott Peterson

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    Hamer USA are viewed among the best of the best in my book.

    My 95 Hamer Custom Studio has been here for 5 years; I love the thing dearly. Always have, always will.

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  5. VegasGreg

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    I played what was probably that exact piece at Summer NAMM in Nashville.

    Awesome guitar, and it looks great.

    Willcutt's does have a boatload of super-nice Hamers.
     
  6. Jim Wagner Pickups

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    I just bought one myself. It was an "On Sale" one. It was the standard. Looks like an Explorer with a 2-piece flametop. I just bought it to have a kind of Explorer type axe, and find that it will NOT be the last Hamer I ever buy. Damn beautiful axe, and plays well too. Of course,, I plan to gut the electronics, but what else is new?:p
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  7. foodermon

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    that's a sweet looking Monaco III. :AOK I have a Newport in the same finish and absolutely love it. Hamer USA continues to put out high quality guitars. Great wood selection (not just tops) and craftsmanship are evident in their work. They are currently putting out some of their best. Here's a pic of one of mine. A Standard w several custom upgrades, from selection of the woods and electronics, to the bling.
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  8. 60HzShuffle

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    Wow, that Standard is stunning! I agree about the great job by Hamer picking out wood. The mahogany they pick out is out of sight...:dude
     
  9. monacosis

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    Welcome to the M3 club! Here is mine with Lollars.

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    There are a few things I would change, but the feel is absolutely perfect for me.

    mike
     
  10. Jason Calieri

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    My new #1. Special FM w/ Rio Grande Texas/BBQ pickups.

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  11. Rama

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    That blonde Monaco III is killin me.

    I have a red one and an orange Newport.

    The Monaco III is really something special. NOTHING else sounds like one. How many other guitars can you say that about??
     
  12. Rama

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    I find myself using the #2 position the most. It sings like a sax with a little overdrive.
     
  13. 60HzShuffle

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    I love all 5 positions. Not sure how to describe it, but this is what I am hearing..

    - the bridge is like a hot tele pickup.
    - smooth, 'beefy' neck tone
    - middle position is usable, to me sounds hot with a little quack...
    - the in between sounds are like a strat yet bigger. I like the #2 position (bridge and middle) for a clean rhythm sound.

    Overall, tonal variations like a strat but bigger, bolder, and woodier.

    The QA is just great on the USA Hamers that I have. I have upgraded some of my Gibson's to a bone nut and tone pros hardware, but I am not touching the Hamer's. Not sure what the nut material is, but it is well cut and looks to be a very hard material (better than Corian or whatever was on my Gibson's).

    I was close to getting the cherry color like yours Monacosis as I wasn't sure about whether I liked the gold hardware. I took a chance and love it on this guitar. I usually prefer nickel.
     
  14. OldSchool

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    That guitar looks like the Cats Meow..............:dude :dude
     
  15. Jim Wagner Pickups

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    That is just AWESOME! Nice background choice, too! :p
    The only thing I don't like about mine is extreme upper-fret access. But then again, that's what my SG is for......
    Very nice green Hamer there Bro!:dude
     
  16. Crazyquilt

    Crazyquilt Guitar Dad Silver Supporting Member

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    Really sweet. I've had a P90 Special since around 93. It was my first really good guitar, and I still love it. I've learned over the years that it needs to have the right amp, or it just sounds muddy and blah.

    I actually almost sold it not too long ago, but I plugged it in & fell in love all over again.

    Of course, now I'm thinking of putting a Les Trem or (better) a Stetsbar on it.
     
  17. DonW

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    '93 Special FM. Seth Lover in the bridge. '59 reversed in the neck. Plays like butter. Sounds awesome. Never saw or played a Hamer I didn't like.
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  18. arniez

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    A pair of Artists both really great guitars[​IMG]
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  19. tiptone

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    Me too.

    Here's my new main squeeze, 2002 Studio:

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    I'm swapping the Duncan 59s out for a set of zebra Fillmores this weekend (thanks Jim).
     
  20. conrad

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    Welcome to the M3 club, this is mine since june :
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