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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by maplebaby, Aug 7, 2019.
i see it now...thanks!
I, too, am interested in the answer to this!
Is that 'Hetfield' natural model yours? Any info on it? That was a dream guitar for me for years, looks stunning!
Because of this thread, I pulled this guy off the wall and did some jamming Saturday afternoon after working thru the usual band material... Gave it a nice workout thru my Marshall DSL50 in the red channel. When I realized that I have been rocking this guitar for forty years now, it inspired me to pop over to the room in the house with the biggest mirror and take an Explorer/Old Man selfie...
Me and this guitar have had a great trip together and it ain't over yet. I hope the OP is able to do the same!!!
this post made my day! Love your guitar and what a history you have together...in a perfect world we'd get together, break out the Explorers and play come classic tunes, and maybe one day we will, stranger things have happened!
I have a good friend who is also a musician that has a lake front place on Lake Barkley. Stranger things indeed!!! Rock the HELL outta that thing Buddy!
I haven't had GAS in 5 years. I will get an Explorer next. Don't know why I've been procrastinating. Thanks OP!
It is mine. It was built by a luthier friend of mine; he had actually built it for himself. Mahogany body, chechen top, grenadillo fingerboard, black and gold MOP inlays. It's probably a little too close to the KL design for anyone to be comfortable selling in an open market. He sold it to me (I have a few other guitars built by him) when he needed to raise some funds.
I had one of those. Sold it long ago- could not deal with where my hand rested. But it looked cool at the time.
I love the look of Explorers but haven't been able to spend time with one. I don't play out any more so I play seated most of the time. Do you guys find the Explorer uncomfortable to play seated?
Thank you - it looks incredibly well done!
i think it's very comfortable seated and standing...surprisingly so.
love to see it if/when you find the right one!
I have an S60
very cool! We should start a Guild thread, we'll need @GAD of course
What is the word on the 1958 VOS mahogany reissues(2018 to be exact)? I am just about to push the magic "buy it now button".
Any info will be appreciated...go ahead and push me over the edge, I am almost there
Personally, I really love the no-pickguard look with binding and nice flamey top that a lot of the '58 RI Explorers had. The only thing, and this is just me, is that I found the slightly bulkier body to be a bit too large and bulky-looking. YMMV, of course. I have my three explorer-types, and the Hamer is actually my favorite (for now), even over my 2008(9?) X-Plorer.
In the following pics, you can see the size difference, especially noticeable on the ends of the pickguards of each, near the volume/tone controls. the points are more rounded in the '58 as well.
Thanks for the response! I have always loved the early Hamers! I am more interested in the overall function rather than aesthetics(I do like the 58 better..looks wise) thanks for the pics. Anyway I will know soon because I did go forth! I shall report back!
Funny thing is, I was considering a couple 81 Hamers standards and a pretty cool Dean.
This is the one coming my way! I think it belongs to one of our members here, because he advertised a mint EP3 echoplex(I am thinking about that one too). I saw it on ebay and found the Explorer under his listings. The wood grain got me! 7.11lbs was encouraging my GAS button! It checked the boxes...so I need to put it in my hands, plug it in and see if my socks go up and down!
Post #113. Yes I took notice....hard not to