Is this a Hamer? - Requesting Help.

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  1. tildeslash

    tildeslash Supporting Member

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    I have this guitar that I have had for quite some time. I am about to put it together but I am not sure if this is a Hamer of some type. When it was together is played great and I want to live those glory days.

    Hamer Explorer

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Pete Galati

    Pete Galati Member

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    The headstock doesn't look like a Hamer to me. The controls kind of look like what Hamer does.

    Kind of looks like a cool guitar, whatever it is.

    Pete
     
  3. Scott Peterson

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    IMHO, Not a Hamer. They stamp the serial and "Made in the USA" on the back of the headstock; and the headstock is the wrong shape.
     
  4. atquinn

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    Hamer doesn't stamp "Made in the USA" on the back of the headstock and they didn't always stamp the serial# (on earlier guitars it was inked on). However, I agree with the comment that the headstock doesn't look like a Hamer one and the wood inlay isn't like anything I've ever seen Hamer do.

    -Austin
     
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    I agree with Scott. The headstock is wrong, and I don't know that Hamer ever did any kind of wood inlay stuff on their tops, but I could be totally wrong.
     
  6. DonW

    DonW Velocity Town Angel Silver Supporting Member

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    Looks more like an Explorer knock off of some kind, maybe a Tokai? Don't quote me. Not sure. I agree with those that think the headstock is suspect.
     
  7. tildeslash

    tildeslash Supporting Member

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    A prototype maybe from the very early years?
     
  8. arniez

    arniez Supporting Member

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    Not a Hamer
    Sandwich body, wrong neck tenon, wrong shape control cavity
    ArnieZ
     
  9. 1959burst

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    not a hamer, some kinda knockoff
     
  10. GTRJoe

    GTRJoe Supporting Member

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    Doesn't look like a Hamer to me either.
     
  11. Grap

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    The case however looks like an early 70's Ibanez one. Very similar to that of my '74 Moderne copy.
     
  12. ScottB

    ScottB Gold Supporting Member

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    My mid '70's Ibanez LP copy has a sandwich body...

    That inlay ought to be a give away too, wouldn't ya think?

    There's an Ibanez site you might want to mine:

    http://www.ibanezregister.com/

    Go to "the guitar gallery" and scroll down to "vintage models" and check out the 2459. It has a similar heel treatment. Is this common to Explorers in general? I don't know. The headstock looks different...can't tell if it is a sandwich or not.
     

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