Incoming! Earthen Maple Hamers...

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  1. Mrgearguy

    Mrgearguy Member

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    Just saw that these are starting to land...

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  2. codeorama

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    Wow... that's pretty killer..
     
  3. sinasl1

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    Woha... that's a hell of a top.
     
  4. markom89

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    +1...
    That's one of the nicest tops I've ever seen.
     
  5. 59burst

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    :drool Now *that* is what a flame maple top should look like, IMHO. No double stained darkness at all. Gustaffson (sp?) seems to be the only other builder who gets it looking real like that with regularity.
     
  6. Blauserk

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    What exactly is the wood? The Hamer website says it was "floating in a muddy bog." Is it mildly spalted or something? Looks interesting. Hamer has always made great guitars; nowadays they have some particularly interesting stuff.
     
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    Hamer just breaks new ground everytime Jol finds something interesting wood wise.

    Please fender just leave Jol and the boys alone............
     
  8. markom89

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    yeah, what type of wood is that?
    I know it's flamed maple, but is there a specific name for it when the grain's showing and what not? I really love this top, and as was mentioned, I haven't seen it on any other guitars, besides the Gustavsson guitars and *maybe* an LP or two. I love it.
     
  9. arniez

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    I think the character is from the mineral streaks the wood absorbed in the "bog". It is not spalted. It sure is a great look though!
    ArnieZ
     
  10. Karmateria

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    Yowza! That looks pretty amazing! Jol and the gang are right up on the tip with these. There's more coverage on the Earthens and NAMM guitars on the blog than the company website which seems to be dormant right now.
     
  11. BluePowder

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    Now that's how a maple top should be.

    I've always found over figured tops to be a little too gaudy for my tastes. That top is just nice imho, as a matter of fact, I've got an incoming baker with a top like that :D
     
  12. Robert1950

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    OMG. That is just sooooooooo purdy.
     
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    Arent the mineral streaks mostly found on the original bursts? I havent seen any newer LP tops with that much mineral in them, even the vos ones.
     
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    Way off topic, but what's the name of that tune that starts up on Hamer's site, following the OP's link?

    Back to our topic here, that's a seriously pretty guitar.
     
  16. kselbee

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    Beautiful... but probably still neck heavy... sigh.
     
  17. supergenius365

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    I just joined the Hamer bandwgon a few weeks ago. That thing looks amazing.
     
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    That looks cool.
     
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    Green Onions by Booker T and the MG's?


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdj970vqyOU
     
  20. alvagoldbook

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    my opinion of Hamer is changing. They are impressing me more and more everyday.
     

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