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  1. 60HzShuffle

    60HzShuffle Member

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    Strat Les Paul Tele all rolled into one thing with a splash of bigsby....

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    This guitar rocks. Carved solid spruce top, high grade solid mahogany back/sides and p-90's The neck is chunky yet comfortable too. I just wish the middle pup was reverse wound.

    Did you get a great guitar this year that is just over the top?
     
  2. mbratch

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    That's a beautiful guitar.

    I recently bought a used Hamer 25th Anniversary Artist with stock HBs. It has the all-mahogany semi-hollow carved top. Funny that you called yours a "Strat Les Paul Tele...". The 25th Anniversary artist was described by one reviewer as 25% Les Paul, 50% PRS Mccarty, 10% ES335, 5% Tele, and 10% ES330. It's actually a reasonable description. :)
     
  3. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009

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    Hamers are fantastic & toneful guitars. I think the Newport kills for BB King tones.

    So, how stratty sounding is your guitar? Little Wing stratty?
     
  4. AaeCee

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    Been admiring those big time lately. Anyone know if they come in a 2 P-90 configuration a/o stoptail? Thanks, AC
     
  5. Luke V

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    Man, that's a looker. Very cool. What type of music do you play, and what amp are you playing through?
     
  6. 60HzShuffle

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    I was playing Lenny thought my Swart AST this morning using the neck pickup...switching to the bridge with the same setting gets you some hard-charging neil young tones :) It is a very sweet guitar. :dude

    no pedals required!
     
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    The Artist model comes with 2 P-90s. It's semi-hollow, mahogany, one F-hole.
     
  8. Scott Peterson

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    Killer looker man - very classy!
     
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    Great sonic description of the Monaco III

    Got one too, the first guitar I ever bought new. This was a custom order with ebony fretboard, Tobacco sunburst and bound f-holes.
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  10. DonW

    DonW Velocity Town Angel Silver Supporting Member

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    Hamers are hard to beat for price and quality of build.
     
  11. 60HzShuffle

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    That is so true. They seem to pick out really nice wood and the fit and finish is superb. :D
     
  12. Rama

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    Love mine, too.

    Sounds like a giant strat in a way.

    It is a dark sounding guitar...has a huge BOLD voice...back off the volume and things thin out into strat land...

    The spruce imparts a detailed 3D beauty to every nuance of attack..lay into it hard and it compresses beautifully.


    For slide it easily nails the David Lindley lap steel thing.

    Mine's red...wish it was natchl...that thing is so pretty.

    I am looking for a reverse wound middle.
     
  13. Antero

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    Those are HOT.
     
  14. JES1680

    JES1680 Silver Supporting Member

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    Add me to the list of happy MIII owners. Out of 8 Hamers, its the only new one I've ever bought. Just couldn't walk out of the store without it. Mine is Trans Red. Theres a lot of tones in that guitar. It gets the coolest fat quack out of positions 2 and 4. The bridge is very LPish and the neck can be quite Tele like.

    I have seen one custom version w/o bigsby and with a 3 way switch, still had 3 P90's though.
     
  15. BigDoug1053

    BigDoug1053 Supporting Member

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    I hear several comments about Hamer's value - clearly quality guitars - but they are getting as expensive as other American guitars. For $2500-$3500, you SHOULD get a superb instrument. You should get AAAA tops and deluxe finish appointments in this price range, or am I crazy?:confused:
     
  16. 60HzShuffle

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    My reply would be that my guitar was a NAMM guitar and was less than what you might think...:D
     
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    Brian Krashpad Member

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    Two:

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    BK
     
  18. mbratch

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    New Hamers are getting up there in price. The real bargains, though, are the used market. At least currently, they don't hold their price very well on the used market compared to Gibson or Fender, so you can get some really great deals.
     

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