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I need more info on a Hamer Daytona...

padavis

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Can you take a look at this pic and tell me more about it?
The body is a lot smaller than a normal strat body. Its got a built in boost switch that can be adjusted on the back. Its really neat and usable. The neck is UNREAL glossy birdseye, absolutely incredible.

Check it out. Is this one made in Korea?
 

Kurt L

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That's not a Daytona. Not sure what it is - but I'veowned a Daytona and that's not one.

Regarding the "Made in Korea" question, U.S. HAmers will have a small USA on the headstock by the logo.

Hope that helps at least a little.
 

padavis

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Okay, so its a T-62. Thats what I am finding by Hamer with this little body. T-62. What do you guys think of those? I know how I feel about the guitar but I have no clue on the history of the beast.
 

supergenius365

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Did you check on Hamer Fan Club and the Hamer website?

American made Hamers (never played a non-MIA) are amazing guitars.
 

padavis

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THANKS Supergenius! Thats exactly what I was looking for... so wow for 699 that might be a steal?
 
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The t-62 is a fantastic little guitar.
One thing though. They come with an EQ that can be accessed thru the back with allen wrenches.
From what I hear, it's a difficult thing to get replaced, so make sure it's working before you buy.
 

padavis

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It was working when I played it about a month ago. It was very usable in my opinion. Made a Rivera Venus 6 that was already roaring, scream! Well, heck I will just lay it all out for you guys, would you trade a Mesa Boogie 5:50 1x12 for that and a 1x12 cabinet? They got this guitar and a Mesa 1x12 I would like to get for my amp... If people are getting 900+ for the T62, and man its really nice, I would almost feel okay trading for just the guitar... what do you guys think?
 

atquinn

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THANKS Supergenius! Thats exactly what I was looking for... so wow for 699 that might be a steal?
$699 is a good price for that. I had an almost-identical one a while back that I paid a bit more from (the headstock was SFG to match the body). I love Hamers, but can't really deal with traditional 3-single coil strats, so I moved it along. Build quality was typical Hamer mid-90's (which is to say very good) and I loved the look and feel of the slightly undersized body.

-Austin
 
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I paid 500 for one with working electronics, but a ding in the body about 3 years ago.
Unless something has changed bigtime in the market, I think getting the 900's for one are a real rarity.

Basically, if you like the guitar and it's worth it to you, then go for it.
I don't like Mesa's so I may not have the best advise.
 

padavis

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"I don't like Mesa's so I may not have the best advise." -- haha! Well, I dont think I could do it guitar alone for my amp... I got a lot of thinking to do!
THanks so much guys for all the info so quick! Thats why the TGP is sweet!
 

alguit

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That's a great guitar! I've wanted one of those for some time. I have a Daytona that is as good as most boutique versions of Strats that I've played. It's a little on a heavy side, but the build quality is top notch and its tones are perfect.

Hamer USA is always a good deal.
 

cmatthes

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That's an excellent price for a T-62. I'd jump if you are at all interested - not likely to lose money on that one. The build quality is great, and those are really well engineered guitars that they only made for a couple of years.

Of all the guitars I have, the one I tend to grab the most is my Daytona. Blows away any of the (many!) Strats I've owned over the years away.
 

pennylink

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That looks like a very decent deal. Hamers are fantastic guitars. If you have any doubt and if you feel comfortable doing it you could always offer 625 and see what happens.
 

padavis

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Good stuff! Thanks for replying everyone! I am going this morning Amp in hand and seeing what I can do... Hopefully Ill be back home with a new guitar!
 

padavis

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I got it! Man... its put together better than anything I have ever had. I love the way the boost works. We'll see what it sounds like with the Rebel 20 in a few hours! Thanks again to everyone who chimed in with info!
 




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