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Camstone last won the day on August 28 2017

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About Camstone

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  • Birthday 04/08/1958

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    '03 Duotone Custom, '94 Special LE, '06 Artist/Duotone P90 Custom, '94 Duotone, '04 Superpro A/E, '96 Cruise Bass, '03 Newport Custom Filtertron, '91 Sunburst Archtop, '98 Phantom Custom, '04 Superpro, '07 Korina Junior Custom

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  1. I bought a 2016 Gibson R8 Les Paul off of Reverb last fall and the guitar is killer. Haven't owned a Les Paul since the very early 80's and with all of the QC issues I have witnessed I was hesitant to buy any Gibson without playing it first. But I rolled the dice figuring that if it was a dog I could re-sell it. Well a dog it is not. Different tone & sustain than any of my Hamers. Something about the neck/headstock angle perhaps? I really like the big neck and the one i got has a sweet top. My Phantom Custom is still my current #1, but this guitar had been coming to every gig and gets played.
  2. How'd you get into Hamer?

    They knocked of $20 cause it didn't have an E string.
  3. Gibson facing bankruptcy

    In the news today. Nothing we didn't already hear about..... The Nashville Patch
  4. '91 Sunburst Binding Discoloration

    I have a '91 Sunburst as well and the overall finish on my guitar has yellowed substantially. But I really love it. The guitar looks really nicely aged and although you don't/cant see the yellowing anywhere other than on the white binding, I am sure that the yellowing has improved the look of the flamed maple cap. Perhaps this "aging" on my guitar and yours has something to do with the formulation of the finish? I'm not sure what year Hamer switched from nitrocellulose to urelac. Here's mine and you can see the yellowing.
  5. Gibson facing bankruptcy

    They have a have a billion dollars in loans maturing this summer. Good luck.
  6. How did you get to the HFC?

    I was out of music and only owned an acoustic guitar during the 20 years that I raised my kids and started my company (from the mid 1980's to the mid 2000's). Sold all my guitars, amps and PA gear including my two four digit Hamers. Around 2005 I was in a position to start playing again and bought a really sweet Studio Custom. While I was poking around on the internet finding out what Hamer was up to, I found this place and joined in August '05 and almost immediately ordered a custom guitar from BCR Greg (the infamous Camstone Duotone). It's been expensive ever since. I've bought and sold about 20 Hamers during these last 13 years and currently have 10. I am done selling any guitars, tired of the regrets of missing ones that I have passed along. Plus I am in a gigging band and am really enjoying bringing out various sweet axes from my harem. Have a gig tonight. Here's the guitar that got me back into Hamer.
  7. How'd you get into Hamer?

    In 1978 I was working in a music store in Bellevue, Washington called Bandstand East. We took a Sunburst in on trade. I was somewhat familiar with the brand from Cheap Trick and Jethro Tull and thought it was a great guitar. My then girlfriend (later wife) made a deal with the store manager without me knowing about it and presented it to me as a birthday gift. Sold the guitar in '82. Here's a pic from 1979 with my first Hamer.
  8. Alright Gibson!!

    Would have been fun to be a fly on the wall at the Gibson meeting where someone put this idea forward and the other managers in the room agreed. Yikes!
  9. Dead Tone

    Tone is obviously a subjective topic, but for me Grateful Dead "tone" is fingernails + chalkboard.
  10. Nice guitar, ambitious pricing. Not Cherry Sunburst but Jazzburst.
  11. My wife grew up in Cleveland and the last time she went to see her dad, she brought me back this from the R&R Hall of Fame.
  12. Thanks for the pics. I bought one of these last summer and it has become my #1. I want to get another, but sadly your's is the wrong finish. My current electric guitar collection is all sunbursts. I couldn't tell from your first pic if it was a burst or not. Looks like it's in great shape, good luck with the sale. Seems like there was someone here recently that was looking for one of these.
  13. Do you have any other pictures of the guitar besides that one?