So I Think I Understand The Hamer Craze Now (pictures inside)

aquadog

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Looks great with my Comanche too


Anyone else think 3-tone sunbursts and perloid pickguards with white pickup covers are hard as hell to photograph?

Anyways, I still need to do a bit more tweaking, but DAMN this is a great guitar! The Hamer praise fest continues.
 
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hemlock

Sweet! When I worked at Rhythm City in ATL years ago, I used to try to steer as many folks as I could toward Hamers. Sadly, most wouldn't even try 'em. Their loss.
 

Deaj

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Beautiful guitars! The top on the Hamer is sweet! I played a Hamer similar to yours a short while back. It played and sounded great!
 

axpro

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For years I didn't understand tehe hamer thing at all, but the only ones i saw were imports (not a really available brand here in canada) Someone brought one into the shop a few weeks ago for a setup... damn. The other tech and i were REALLY impressed with it...
 

AaeCee

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Totally agree! Got one, now I'm hooked and on the prowl for more. Their designs are incredibly well conceived, and the build quality is superb. I'm like you...don't know what took me so long to latch on to them.
 

pesocaster

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most consistant production guitar I've ever found..... that's 95% the reason I custom ordered one.. I know it would be outstanding.... and it is....

The word is getting out... but used Hamers can still be had at a reasonable price... the bang for the buck factor is HUGE!!!!

Nice artist BTW!


My other Hamer that is going NOWHERE ... a 94 Daytona::)


 

matte

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I rocked Hamers in the "70s. I had a Standard(early model) from "79-"84. Jol and Frank are good peoples.
 

Scott Peterson

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The guitar that turned me - a very hardcore PRS-head - into a non-PRS owning guy is here:

1995 Hamer Custom Studio:




Replaced all these:




And I don't miss them at all.

I roll with custom ordered and made guitars now from Gerard Melancon and Ron Thorn. The one production guitar that still is here six years, hundreds of gigs and countless playing hours later? The same Hamer.

Your Artist is gorgeous; I had one exactly like it. Killer stuff to be sure.
 

arniez

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I've had some very good luck with Hamers, both custom orders and off the shelf guitars. Can't really say enought good things about them,they fit the bill for me!
 

Funky Chicken

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I'll state for the record that my next guitar will be a Hamer. Just looking for the right one...
 

Karmateria

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I'm not sure if it's a craze... they've been doing it since 1973 but I sure know what you mean about this:



AND THIS:

 

Brion

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I have a question about those Customs. Are there 2 volume's and one tone or vice versa?
 

mbratch

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jbright44 said:
I just can't get past the ugly ass headstocks on the Hamers.
Just put a paper bag over it. ;)
Seriously, I think they're a little homely aesthetically, too, but it's overshadowed by the quality per buck of the guitar. And I find them no less homely than the headstocks on Heritage guitars. Actually, if I ponder it long enough, Fender headstocks are a little peculiar, too. What makes a head stock appealing, anyway? Sorry... topic for a different thread. ;)
 




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