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FS: Talledega Pro, Daytona and Others

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I've gone a little off the deep end this year with purchases, so it's time to make a supreme effort to whittle the collection down to a reasonable number (to me, at least). I'm listing a couple of Hamers here and on Reverb as well as many others on Reverb. 

$2,350 Shipped/Paypal'd - First up is a Talladega Pro which was discussed in a PSA a week or so ago. It's a 2 humbucker 4 control version of the Talladega. I do not believe that many were made. The Pro is equipped with 2 Custom Shop Seymour Duncan pickups that I would describe as similar to Seth Lovers, a wrap around bridge and 4 controls (2 volume, 2 tone). I would describe the neck as a typical Hamer Vintage Modern cut, a nice medium C. It does not have a V shape like the regular Talladegas do. It also has Hamer's victory inlays along the entire fretboard.

I believe that the finish color is Jazz Burst. The color is a nice dark burst over a flame maple top and mahogany back. The weight is a nice, light 7 pounds 8 ounces.

Condition wise, it is very good. It does have some light scratches around the pickups and on the back that you would expect on a guitar that has been played but cared for. The biggest "issue" is a small scratch on the back of the neck behind the 10th fret. It's not deep and barely noticable. Also, the pickup covers have some tarnishing. 

The original hard shell case with the Hamer guitar tools (truss rod wrench, bridge post wrench and bridge allen wrench) are included. 

Bottom line, this is a typical Hamer build, top quality materials and workmanship.

You can see many more pics on the Reverb listing here: https://reverb.com/item/7373538-hamer-talladega-pro-jazz-burst

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$OLD - Next up is a 1996 Hamer Daytona with Rosewood board guitar that is in very good shape. However, it is a 20 year old guitar that has been played and has a few minor bumps and bruises. It is solid and plays like a dream.

The USA Daytonas tend to be on the heavy side, but not this one, it weighs 7 pounds 13 ounces.

The pickups have been upgraded by the previous owner to a Dimarzio Area set which includes an Area 58 in the neck, an Area 67 middle and an Area 61 at the bridge. I think these pickups are a wonderful match with the guitar giving a variety of tones in all 5 positions. The original pickups are not included.

Also included are the original tremelo arm and original Hamer hard shell case.

Overall, this is a great example of a 20 year old Hamer Daytona. 

More pictures on the reverb listing: https://reverb.com/item/7888760-1996-hamer-usa-daytona-sunburst-with-rosewood-fingerboard

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I've also listed a few other guitar on Reverb, mostly Japanese made. If anything strikes your interest, contact me here and I can do quite a bit better than the Reverb listings:

https://reverb.com/shop/gregs-shop-13

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The Tally Pro is just georgeous! 

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Daytona is sold. Talladega Pro still available. I'm not desperate, but am definitely motivated if anyone is interested. Just hit me up. 

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The Tally pro is tempting. Definitely! But I can’t go for it now.

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Dang, as beautiful and rare is this Talladega Pro is - I can not believe this guitar is still for sale?!?   If I didn't already own one,  this one would already be on the UPS truck headed to my house!

Talladega Pro's are incredible guitars  and with a total of only 50 to 75 of them ever being made  they aren't going to get any more plentifull to buy.  Just my admittedly biased two cents worth.  :)

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1 hour ago, Boomerang~Junkie said:

Dang, as beautiful and rare is this Talladega Pro is - I can not believe this guitar is still for sale?!?   If I didn't already own one,  this one would already be on the UPS truck headed to my house!

Talladega Pro's are incredible guitars  and with a total of only 50 to 75 of them ever being made  they aren't going to get any more plentifull to buy.  Just my admittedly biased two cents worth.  :)

If those numbers are true, at least the half of them is working on my desktop as a wallpaper.

Whenever one better pic of a Tally or Tally Pro pops up, I'm gonna steal it.

From time to time I allow myself a look (and a grab) at my own 2 Tallies too, of course ;-)

 

Here's one of mine for you (there's a little gap in the top – she was a victim of the Nashville flood):

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@currypowder: Sorry for hijacking yer thread.

But the consequences can only mean: BUY-MORE-TALLADEGAS. EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE SOME!

GLWTS!

 

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9 minutes ago, donner said:

@currypowder: Sorry for hijacking yer thread.

But the consequences can only mean: BUY-MORE-TALLADEGAS. EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE SOME!

GLWTS!

 

No need to apologize, anything that puts more eyeballs here and raises interest in Talladega Pros is good with me.

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She is a beauty, but out of my price range.  

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The Tally Pro just might be the best production model Hamer ever made (IMO), other than some even more limited runs. I was lucky enough to have owned three of them. Unfortunately, I am not a candidate for buying anything these days. Someone ought to snatch that.

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18 minutes ago, django49 said:

The Tally Pro just might be the best production model Hamer ever made (IMO), other than some even more limited runs. I was lucky enough to have owned three of them. Unfortunately, I am not a candidate for buying anything these days. Someone ought to snatch that.

Thanks. I really need to reduce the harem, but I'm starting to waver a bit on this one. I might end up just keeping it and putting something else up.

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Yeah, those Greco semi-hollows from the late 70s to early 80s are pretty special instruments, I have 3. Fujigen did not have a CNC machine until late '81, so they were handmade. And the whole line of Maxon pickups from that era are well regarded.

The SA-900 has some cosmetic wear, but plays and sounds great. As good as it is, the '80 SA-1200 w/Dry-Z pickups that I have listed is other-wordly. It's as good a guitar as I've ever laid my hands on. I would never sell it except I am lucky enough to have another SA-1200 from '81.

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