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Hi guys, my wife bought me this guitar last year just trying to find a little bit about it.

i believe it’s a Chaparral custom? 

Anyone know what year nd if it’s the original paint? I think it’s a 1989

serial is 922659

 

 

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Your wife snagged you a fine Hamer; to find that as a lefty... excellent!

Welcome!

I believe it's a Chap, but true expertise will be along soon enough to fully identify.

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1989 Chaparral Custom. I'm pretty sure that's a refin, as most of the Chaps with white finishes from that era have yellowed, regardless of their condition.  Yours looks "ultra" white,  as they sometimes say in the paint business. The clearcoated neck is a strong hint that it's been refinished, as well. 

Get some new pickups in those single coil slots and enjoy it. And welcome to the fold!

 

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Welcome to the HFC!

Hamers are pack animals, and really not happy without two or three fellow Hamers to keep them company.  Tell your wife she made a nice start.

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Yep - it's definitely a refin, but a really cool guitar!

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Thanks guys thought it was a refin. Ordered some new pickups. Might get it resprayed.

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Anyone know what original stock colours were? I’m thinking about black with pink flecks on a reallys vibe.

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Play it a while before spending money on a refinish.  You may end up passing this one along.  When you know it is a keeper, as in not within two weeks, then start pricing a top notch refin. 

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My Chap custom is basic black and looks awesome. That white looks just fine though ...

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Some of the factory finishes I have seen:

Black

White

Ice Pearl

Candy Red

Sea Foam Green

Yellow Pearl

Some custom orders were finihed in snakeskin, dragon skin, etc. for a considerable upcharge. 

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Thanks guys I’m thinking yellow, with pink and black pups. A friend of mine has a snakeskin one. Looks awesome.

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Yellow was my first thought - either Yellow Pearl (which was an original Hamer finish at the time) or a nice, '80s-approved Porsche or Graffitti Yellow.

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Welcome to the board, and considering your choice of colors for both body and pickups, may I suggest an 80s Hamer finish classic:

 

"Clown Puke"

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I dunno - I dig bright-white.  Unless you can source a new Stadium logo, you'll want to leave the headstock alone....

 

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Calling Mt. Stike to the courtesy phone . . .

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