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Its vintage aesthetic is perhaps the standout feature, with the new Sunburst featuring a double-cutaway body shape and neck joint that bear striking resemblance to the rare Hamer originals. Rounding off its specs are a set of Hamer Zebra Hard Rock humbuckers and a hard-tail bridge. Its warm and versatile tone comes by way of two P soapbars.
Photo above: Hamer Sunburst click for hi-res version. The body shape and neckjoint are based on the sought-after vintage Hamer originals. The new Sunburst features flamed maple over a solid mahogany body and a period-authentic sunburst finish.
We thought we could make guitars just as good and sell them for a third of that price. The irony was that to everyone else, we were this upstart company selling guitars for twice the amount of the most expensive Gibsons at the time! So our perspective has always been a little skewed.
Hamer display at Ed Roman Guitars. Extremely Nice Hamer Artist They rarely come out looking as good as this one. Hamer models are pretty confusing.
The company's early instruments featured guitar designs based on the Gibson Explorer The Standard and Gibson Flying V Vectorbefore adding more traditional Gibson -inspired designs such as the Sunburst. Hamer Guitars is generally considered the first "boutique" electric guitar brand that specifically catered to professional musicians, and was one of the first guitar manufacturers to produce a 12 string bass guitar. Hamer offered a wide array of electric guitars and electric bassesand, since its foundation placed an emphasis on producing high-quality instruments with vintage aesthetics as well as creative innovations.
A couple of "Relies" readers have requested a column on Hamer guitars, but there's too much good stuff and not enough space, so you're getting two! This month we'll look briefly at Hamer's early history and the development and specifications of their first production model, The Standard, a guitar that's becoming increasingly valuable today. Part Two will cover the Hamer Sunburst, their second production guitar, which became the basis for many subsequent innovations and models.
When Fender pulled the plug on beloved electric guitar brand Hamer init looked like the long-running American brand had taken a permanent dirt nap. In a perfect world, it should have been a year of celebration, not the reading of the last rites. Hamer was launched back in this was a big anniversary year. So much for life begins at