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Hamer Owners Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by mudshark, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Tele-Afflicted

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  2. richiek65

    richiek65 Friend of Leo's

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  3. richiek65

    richiek65 Friend of Leo's

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    And here is the attachment!

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  4. richiek65

    richiek65 Friend of Leo's

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    Here's my mate's humbucker equipped Chinese made Hamer next to my Indonesian made Hamer with p90s

    Sorry that my pics aren't rotated. .

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  5. Rodi

    Rodi TDPRI Member

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    Market has been rising on them since they shut down. I paid high for my first one (through a store) and was worried about recouping, but they are now on the market (Reverb, craigslist, ebay) for about the same price I paid. Better get one before they get out of hand.
     
  6. Rodi

    Rodi TDPRI Member

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    Mike Shishkov (Yuri's brother), has started his own business... his first run of 48 Standard guitars have been about ridiculous in how great they look. Not an exact repeat of a Hamer Standard, but an improved one, as he is really building them one at a time, by hand. He will soon be making other style of guitars, so keep an eye out!

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  7. Rodi

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    My wife bought me a Newport for my big 50, and it's all kinds of good! It really is amp dependent however. The tone pot should be at the halfway point as a starter, and if you don't like overwound pickups the phatcats may not be your style... but you roll back the vol to 7 or 8 and its a killer, clear sounding guitar. A lot harder rocking than you would think.
     
  8. Girl Sailor

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    Howard Leese of Heart's Hamer Phantom

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  9. maggieo

    maggieo Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    That is insanely cool.
     
  10. EdMan57

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    Wow! Under $500 for an extremely well built,and very cool looking,American built guitar.

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  11. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    the one on the right

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  12. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Wow, this thread has gotten kinda zombie-ish since FMIC put the last few nails in Hamer's coffin. Better late than never, I just joined the club with this MIK "Slammer Series" sunburst model. Great guitar with cheezy electronics. I made it sound better and look more like an original by adding a pair of Josh Gravelin's pickups, same as those he designed for the first-run Shishkov Ultimates. Budokan snarl rendered in cream and black. (75% cream!)

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    This guitar kicks all kinds of booty and scratches my itch for a Hamer, on the cheap.
     
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  13. Michael A.

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    I'll throw mine up too. 1996 Mirage II. I'm the original owner. I went to a tour of the Hamer factory in CT and was able to get Hamer designer Jol Danzig to sign the trem cover for me. Although I think the Mirage was actually a Terry McInturff design.

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  14. blotchard

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    The Artist Custom went to a new home, but I scored this last year!

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    '84 Sunburst with a one piece top and back.
     
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    I don't have either one anymore (Custom, Scarab II), but I currently have a 1993 Special (no pic). Img0751.JPG Img0764.JPG
     
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  16. Pliny Junior

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    My 1992 "Modern Vintage" Hamer Sunburst Archtop Custom ..

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  18. LoveHz

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    Hamer Sunburst.JPG Hamer Junior with Bigsby.jpg Much as I'd like a USA-built Hamer, I'm quite happy with my two Far East made guitars, a Sunburst and a Junior. The Sunburst now has a Phat Cat P90 at the neck, and I added some sort of Chigsby to the Junior, which is one slammin' little rock'n'roll guitar — just a plank and a P90.
     
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    Anyone have a Monaco Elite with p90s they want to let go?
     
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