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  1. Talladega Studio Studio Wilky Not mine but an odd group of Hamers.
  2. I'm getting a Hamer TLE next week and was thinking of trying to make it a shorter scale, poor man's talladega. Maybe it's a bad idea, but why not try. Anyone have a Seymour Duncan Double D pickup they want to sell? I found a set, thanks.
  3. This image is on our own Hamer Fan Club title page. May have been in a Hamer catalog as well??? I have often lusted after this beauty and thought perhaps I would throw out a request to see if one of our HFC brethren has this awesome piece in their collection? Anyone own this guitar or know where it lives?
  4. So I own 2 Talladega's. One is Aztec Gold and is (according to the custom order certificate) completed on Jan.17th 2007, serial no. 755756. The other one is Black Transparent, I do not have a COA, and is from 2008, I do not know when in 2008, serial no. 856175. Now I see on Reverb, also posted in the For Sale forum on the HFC, a Talladega Amberburst from 2007, serial no. 755413. So the first thing to notice is that between my AG Tally and my BT Tally there have been 419 USA Hamers completed between Jan. 17th of 2017 and somewhere in 2008, in any case in more than 11 months. That is not a lot of guitars completed in a year, and it can be even more than a year. However the second thing that can be calculated is that between the 1st of January 2007 and the 17th of January 2007 at least 342 USA Hamers have been completed. So that is at least 342 USA Hamers completed in the first 2 weeks of 2007 and then at most 419 USA Hamers completed in the last 50 weeks of 2007 (and part of 2008). What am I doing wrong in my calculation? Is there an explanation for this? Had USA Hamer production already gone that low in 2007? Can it be that the Serial numbers are given not on completion but on start of building the guitar (although the certificate clearly states "completed on") and does that explain it? Hope somebody can chime in and enlighten me. Gabe
  5. FYI not mine $2950 https://reverb.com/item/7373538-hamer-talladega-pro-dark-burst
  6. Having recently become the owner of a very nice Talladega Aztec Gold with a BOUND fingerboard, nicknamed "Irma" (see the other post: greetings from Sint Maarten) makes me wonder who else has a Talladega with a bound fingerboard (so not the Talladega Pro as these invariably have a bound fingerboard) as apparently there are not too many around. At this moment I am aware of only 4 Talladega's with a bound neck. Of course there is the famous nightfire Tally (still owned by KofSeattle?). This one has a very nice binding on the body AND the neck and is a very nice guitar to see. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi9qdXop__WAhUBIpAKHUy6CtgQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hamerguitaraddict.com%2Fthe--nightfire--talladega.html&psig=AOvVaw215N-EnYIRzI8Grnfta0E9&ust=1508592667119243 Also I have seen an incredible jazzburst Talladega ordered (and sold) by BCR-Greg a couple of years ago. Looking good. And I found a 59-burst with a curly or quilted maple top sold by Gruhn. Great guitar. https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fguitars.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffield_instr_image%2FEZ5459h.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fguitars.com%2Finventory%2Fez5459-2007-hamer-talladega&docid=VEhYc1I50JOPkM&tbnid=y6BmyfrkxiKQrM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwilpJqKp__WAhVDh5AKHTNzC_0QMwg0KA0wDQ..i&w=700&h=1050&itg=1&bih=604&biw=1266&q=talladega bound fingerboard&ved=0ahUKEwilpJqKp__WAhVDh5AKHTNzC_0QMwg0KA0wDQ&iact=mrc&uact=8 Now the remarkable thing about this last guitar is that the serial no. is 755 754, while mine is 755 756. So therefore I am also wondering whether the USA Hamer with serial no. 755 755 is in the HFC family and whether it is also a Talladega with a bound neck? If you have one or know of one, please let all of us know (preferably with pics). I did not add pics of my guitars as there are some in the other post. Gabe PS: With or without neck binding, all Tally's (or is it Tallies?) are fantastic guitars!
  7. Hello all, Greetings from Sint Maarten. The first picture shows the Talladega BT I already had. The second and third one show the Talladega AG that I recently bought from ArnieZ. It was sent from the USA on the first of September, and scheduled to be delivered on the fourth of September. However then hurricane Irma hit our island hard, after which it was going back and forth between Puerto Rico and Florida. Then on the 15th of September it was in Carolina (near the capital of Puerto Rico). Then the USPS tracking system did not say anything anymore when hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. And then it was delivered to me at Sint Maarten on the 2nd of October. So I am very happy, especially after my girlfriend Guadalupe arrived at Sint Maarten a day later. Now Sint Marten is getting green again, as you can see in the background. After Irma all the leaves were gone and the trees were naked. But in the tropics it is not necessary to await spring for the leaves to grow. A;lso in the background a number of tarpaulins on roofs that have gone are visible. Now about the guitar: It exceeds my expectations, it is looking very clean, almost as new. Arnie had done a great job packaging. It is a great guitar, I really like the unique colour and the bound fingerboard. The sound is exactly as to be expected from a Tally. Gabe Edited to add: No word about CITES!
  8. Gabe


    Here is my 2008 USA Hamer Talladega Black Transparent. I just installed the Kinman P90-buckers instead of the DD's. In my other guitars I also have Kinman pickups, a Broadcaster-set in my Esquire/Telecaster and a Impersonator Fat50-set in my Stratocaster. The sound of these P90-buckers is fantastic, real P90 without hum. It reminds me of my Studio Goldtop with a great sound, that I sold because of the hum of the P90's. Toi be honest I liked the original SD-P90's more than the Lollars I had in that guitar for some time. At that time Kinman did not yet have the noiseless P90-pickups. After they became available I always regretted selling that guitar. At first I thought that it was not possible to get a decent clean sound out of these pickups, but it is actually quite easy to do by just turning down the volume to about 5. With the volume knob on 10 it is easy to get breakup sounds and the famous piano like tones on the low strings, it is dynamic. There are some great demo's of these pickups on YouTube by Brett Kingman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtJTFPPkfGI Of note is that I had to install a regular 3-way pickup selector switch as I ordered the pickups with 2 leads. In order to be able to ue the 4-way switch with the pickups in series it is necessary to order the neck pickup with 3 leads. However in my opinion that would be too much distortion in the series switching. So I am perfectly happy with this. The Tally is a great guitar, it is comfortably light and it plays extremely well with the nice neck. Now what do you think about the look of the guitar? Personally I like the look of the cream pickup rings and cream pickups (with a nickel/chrome surrounding) and the amber knobs and the pickup selector switch with a black switch tip more than an all black look on this black transparent guitar (with a touch of gold in the right light). Maybe it would have looked nicer with the pole pieces in a straight line or with a metal cover. But this is how these pickups are being sold, and they are also available with a black, white, green, or blue cover. Gabe
  9. So, as long as I am on a roll, why not post these here before elsewhere? So, here is a TENTATIVE, as something is in play. Situation.......The Tigers Eye is pretty much the fully tricked out "NAMM" sorta thing. The sunburst has been upgraded to Lollar Imperials.....I like the sound of those in this guitar better than the stock. The former was way over the top, cost wise. Having paid up for bling, I might as well keep it. Before the end of the week I will probably have decided to swap pups and sell the sunburst (returned to stock). That being the case, I am thinking $1800 net would be right in there, market-wise. Turner Model One. SOLD........Yep, get your L Buckingham on. This is the chambered version, pretty much fully tricked out with the usual rotating pup, piezo, blend, built-in 18 volt "boost/active tone" circuit, as well as coil split and wood upgrades. I do have two friends that have been interested for a while, but time passes and neither has sealed the deal. Netting $3200 seems in the ballpark, given the market (small as it might be). See: http://store.heartbreakerguitars.com/Rick-Turner-_c_13.html G&L Legacy Swamp ash, pretty much exactly what I think a "Strat" should be. But such guitars never quite "do it" for me. Maybe I should just buckle down and LEARN how to play one. Novel concept, that. Has a heavy duty gig bag, no HSC. I would like to think $750 net is not out of line. G&L Comanche Speaking of "Strats" not doing it for me. Bought this one new. It was going to be "the one". List, IIRC, was $3500 or thereabouts. Will get my butt handed to me here. Asking $1250 net. Feel free to ask about anything I have posted. And, yes, I DO know I could stand an intervention. But I have a wife that is a saint (as long as I keep the excess from spilling out into HER areas).