Tell me more about your hamer standard custom

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  1. CatStrangler

    CatStrangler Member

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    I've really thought about these for a long time but never had the opportunity to try one. How does yours sound? I'm also interested in the balance and tone relative to other guitars with similar wood recipes. Would you buy one unseen and unheard?
     
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    Here is mine. I love it. It's pretty much perfect. It's a tad brighter than my Gibby Explorer and plays much better in my opinion. The Gibby can't touch the neck on this guitar. I wouldn't hesitate buying one unseen and unheard if they are all like this one.

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  3. CatStrangler

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    That is a sweet looking hamer :bow. Somebody stop me from buying one or tell m why I should :D.
     
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    I'm sorry, I can't give you any good reason NOT to buy one. One of the few guitars I'd buy unseen/unheard as well.

    Tone? Lots of nice low end, with some nice top end. Standards to me sound like a Les Paul mated with a SG. It gives up the girth of a LP with the snarl & bark of a SG. (IMO, YMMV yadda yadda yadda);)

    I think they balance really well. And they tuck into my ever expanding belly perfectly. I've had seven Explorers now (four Gibsons & the three Hamers below), and neck dive has never been an issue with any of them.

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  5. CatStrangler

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    "Standards to me sound like a Les Paul mated with a SG. And they tuck into my ever expanding belly perfectly."

    Ding Ding Ding. we have a winner.
     
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    Holy Mack'el Andy! That thing is gorgeous!
     
  7. Guitarzandstuff

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    I've bought many Hamer USA Standards unseen and unheard and have never once been disappointed!!
     
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    would love to hear more! keep em coming.
     
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    How big is the neck on this beautiful guitars?
     
  10. Hackubus

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    I've got my orange "Zandard Standard" in hand here, & I'll use Gibson necks as a comparison. The neck feels just a little bit thinner than a '59 profile neck, but not as thin as say the 60 slim taper neck. The '59 Burst pictured behind the orange Hamer was quite a lot like a 60 slim taper. The Goldtop's got a more vintage carve to the neck. Feels a bit bigger than a 59 taper, but not anywhere as big as a R8 neck.
     
  11. CatStrangler

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    any tuning or breakade issues with this headstock design?
     
  12. HoboMan

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    Tommy Shaw is a fan of Hamer Standards:

     
  13. Guitarzandstuff

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    I've never had a problem. Never heard of any either. These are over the top in quality and craftsmanship. Seriously sweet guitars!!
     
  14. CatStrangler

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    Anyone have tips as to what I should look for? weight range, fretboard material, etc? thanks, Phil
     

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