Yeah, the price quoted for the Special was $3699! Crazy... I own a korina special/Jr that I love. There are a few differences.... This looks to be a limited ed only 10 made, one peice body, upgraded pups, tonepros vintage style tuners and bridge, added binding on headstock and neck, Korina plate cover, bone nut... I'm sure it sounds awesome and I love the details but to tell you the truth I'm not a huge fan of Hamer's SC design.
It's too bad that costs that much. It's probably worth it with the added touches, the antiquities, and the one piece korina. Not too long ago I was thinking it would be nice to get Hamer to make almost exactly this guitar. I don't care for their control placement but that's the only thing I'd change. I had a 25th anniversary model that was a great guitar but did notice I had difficulty with finding the right knob on the fly.
Maybe it's all marketing hype but after reading more info about the design and build at the Hamer site I can see why it's more expensive. Truely is a custom built guitar...nice details. But I still think $3699 is crazy.
I wonder if the build and details are any better than my PRS McCarty Soapbar? Looks like the pups are more expensive, added binding? The Kornina seems like a nicer grain than my special.