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1992 Hamer Special???

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When my uncle passed away a few years ago I acquired his pride and joy: a Hamer Guitar. Being a drummer, I know nothing about guitars.  I had one of my guitar buddies clean it up and tell me anything about it.  Here is what I have so far:

I believe it is a 1992 Hamer Special. It seems he had to custom order it to get the left hand version.  As long as he was custom ordering it anyways, he added several features.  I am having trouble pinning it down, but the paint (pearl yellow), bridge, hardware and electronics look like they were picked from a Chinese menu as upgrades, these choices were not part of the available model line for 1991 or 1992. 

With this info and looking at the pictures, can someone provide me any more info or details?  The guitar is original meaning none of the electronics have been changed.

 

Thanks!!

Don

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Very Nice!!! Yes its a 1992 & its in the Un-official Gary Moore configuration -Floyd Rose & unbound neck with Crown inlays.  Awesome guitar

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Lefty, pearl white, 24 fret Gary Moore...

That's one rare beast.  

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18 minutes ago, Unitedwestand212 said:

Any guesstimates on value?

Tree Fitty!  That's the traditional HFC offer, anyway.  ;) :lol:

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Value could be all over the place. It's a great USA made guitar, perfect for rocking out and shredding out. But, it's a Hamer and they sometimes suffer from low resale value.  And, it's a lefty, which is another consideration. 

Are you sure it's Pearl Yellow? Looks pearl white to me.

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Finishes can amber a little over the years, but that was most likely pearl white when it left the factory. 

For a left handed guitar player that should be a desirable instrument, but left handed buyers are as rare as left handed guitars.  Also, there were so many Hamers ordered with custom features that they are rarely surprising.  That one is truly nice, though. 

Are there little holes in the control cavity plate? 

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5 hours ago, Steve Haynie said:

Are there little holes in the control cavity plate? 

It looks like there might be one back there.  Gain control for the blower switch on the front?

 

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3 hours ago, Unitedwestand212 said:

What is the control cavity plate?

The black triangular plate on the back. 

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Is that a lefty strung righty?  steel tuner buttons on one side of the headstock ebony tuner buttons on the other side?

Cheers!

caddie

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It is strung righty as my uncle learned to play using a right handed guitar when he was a kid.

I am not sure what the toggle is for. 

There is a hole in the control cavity plate.

All the tuner knobs are the same and are black.

 

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