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  1. This arrived yesterday. Custom made (1 of 3 ) Vox Virage SC in Korina, made in Japan. I'd seen pictures of these for years, never thought one would pop up for sale. I'm unsure when this was made, but the Virage line ran from 2007 to 2012. There are no markings on this guitar other than the VOX on the headstock. Fully chambered, it is really thick but weighs 6.5 lbs. 25 1/8 scale, medium neck (butterfly inlays), light cast aluminum 1 piece bridge/tailpiece, two DiMarzio 3-90 pickups (made custom for/with Vox), although I think these may have been wound differently from the stock ones (I also ha
    15 points
  2. Imminent New Guitar Day: Rare-ish '89 O'Connor marble finish with maple neck. Even without the reversed headstock and boomers, just had to have it! And no I will NOT be modding it. I'm just gonna have to deal with the confounded blade-style switch. The Hamer-stamped Floyd is not original so, I'll put a new Schaller on there until I can secure a black Hamer stamped one. (if anyone has a proper black one, in very good condition, and is willing to part with it, pm me)
    5 points
  3. I won it and am picking it up next week!! Thanks to Dave for the photo help...
    5 points
  4. I've got my eye on something and thought I would put a feeler out to see if there's any interest (and before I change my mind). You know these EM Talladega models are... AMAZING. This is #25 of 25. Used, but in excellent condition. Breathtaking top. Currently has Gravelin Charlotte's installed; you select Charlotte's or I'll put the original DD's back in. Comes with original case. Weighs in at 7 lbs 6 oz. Very comfortable V neck profile. It's approximately .87" deep at the first fret. I need $2550 PP Gift with shipping / insurance included to the contiguous states. If no gift, a
    3 points
  5. Revived I have experience with these. I happen to be drinking my coffee from one this AM.
    3 points
  6. Without Gorman, it can't be The Black Crowes. Without Eddie, Marc, and either Johnny or Sven, it shouldn't be called TBC... Actually, maybe that's the right name: TBC - The Bad Conclusion The Big Cashgrab The Brothers' Cruelty Playing across town on the same night are Marc Ford, Johnny Colt and Steve Gorman as The Brothers' Castoffs.
    3 points
  7. They suck for excluding Gorman. You cannot build a band then say they dont count. Rich can barely play. The first exposure to 90% of their fans is a Gorman drum beat. It should be the Brothers
    3 points
  8. Hey Fellas, Heres a great review of the NYC Rockwood gig with some cool Hamer photos! https://playtoomuch.com/feature-chris-berardo-and-the-desberardos-at-nycs-rockwood-music-hall/ We’ll be at Garcia’s at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester NY Thursday Nov 21: https://www.thecapitoltheatre.com/events/detail/chris-berardo-the-desberardos-g5vvz4u3pmozs And in Philadelphia on Fri Nov 22 at https://conniesricrac.com/
    3 points
  9. Thought I had it sold awhile ago then buyer backed out. Decided to just keep it. But a new Hamer in the house means it’s time to go. I have too many solid body guitars that are redundant in sound. Though this one is pretty to look at and fun to play. A balls out rock machine is how I’d describe it. Selling my silver studio. $1000 PayPal f&f or you pay the extra fees Includes shipping to CONUS for HFC Trades considered: other Hamers, preferably semi-hollow to hollow This one has been owned by a few HFCers 2002 Hamer USA Studio Ebony Fretb
    2 points
  10. I went to a real rock and roll show! My concert experiences are all over the place. There are newer bands like Palaye Royale, and there are older bands like The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Everything good appeals to me. Way up in the mountains of North Georgia there is Anderson Music Hall at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds where they get a variety of shows with country, rock, bluegrass, and gospel bands. Two weeks ago it was Atlanta Rhythm Section and Pure Prairie League putting on a good show. Last night I was there again to see Tommy James & The Shondells. I thought I was mixing
    2 points
  11. A famous now sadly deceased English DJ called John Peel had a late night spot on BBC radio for many years where he'd play real music instead of the commercial trash pop music of the day that would be played by other DJs earlier on. Anyhow I remember hearing Television a few times on his show around '77-'79. At that age I had a tiny little radio that I had to listen to at minimal volume in case I woke my parents and incurred their wrath. I got some of my first tastes of proper music because of 'Peely' during the punk era, he'd play a lot of stuff that was a little off the beaten track, introd
    2 points
  12. I feel like this is a pinnacle sort of guitar... can there be any such GAS left in the tank after this exceptionally awesome acquisition? I am elated that you picked this up J... couldn’t have gone to a better dude!! Rock out my brother!!
    2 points
  13. Reminds me of a little anecdote concerning this album: After our son set up a really kickass little vintage stereo system for vinyl, I set about hitting up any/all retail outlets looking for some classic vinyl for him in decent condition at his request. One day I was pawing thru the usual dreck at our local vintage vinyl shop and I came across a copy of Marquee Moon in almost mint condition and a copy of The Yes Album in good condition. He'd heard the latter a few times before, but had never sampled anything by Television in spite of my constant jabbering about how great they were back in t
    2 points
  14. Something about this post leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
    2 points
  15. Cover yer eyes for this photo if you can't handle a bunch of Charlotte (right @JGravelin?). She's sweet and sometimes dirty.
    2 points
  16. Get back to us when you procure a rusty trombone from someone famous.
    2 points
  17. You are WAY too late on that.
    2 points
  18. Well, I’d be willing to throw in a little money, if just for all the support I got from the whole damned internet when my stolen Vector popped back up after being gone from 04-2011. Gotta keep it going.
    2 points
  19. We just got the beat up red special and a beat up black one, so something has to go. This is in really good condition, I will work with HFC members as far as final price. My camera sucks so if you need better/ more specific pictures, ask and I will try. https://reverb.com/item/29683916-hamer-special-1984-black-with-gold-hardware
    1 point
  20. That is awesome! I only know the big hit singles, but I LOVE those songs ~ and as much as I dig Billy Idol, I'd argue that the original of Mony Mony rocks harder than the cover. Yeah, I said it. I don't know any of their deep cuts, though, so I'd have had no idea what to expect from their live show. IME, these cats who've made their bones in the '60s & '70s and been consistently touring since back then really know a thing or two about a thing or two when it comes to, as you say, working a room. Things that I'm not sure many younger bands are picking up. Seems like, for one thing
    1 point
  21. Wow, that's a great guitar! Congrats on a true find!
    1 point
  22. I played one Virage in a Guitar Center this year. It was a really good guitar, very sexy. Looks even better in korina. Nice!
    1 point
  23. That is a very interesting build. Korina is the perfect choice of wood for a shapely creation like this. Congrats on the score.
    1 point
  24. Would that I could play it as well as you, Zen! Thank you for the kind words, brother! Fingers crossed it has the mojo in addition to the stunningly good looks and features!
    1 point
  25. Pretty much a holy grail candidate right there. As Jim pointed out, it is screaming for a proper Floyd in black finish. BTW, I've seen a couple of mid/late '80s Roscoe shredders pop up on CL recently, and it occurred to me that like Hamer's Cali, Chap, Centaura, and Diablo, those Roscoes--many of which had incredible custom finishes--were highly underrated top-shelf superstrats.
    1 point
  26. Gorman is a must-have member for me too, and I would agree with you that Rich was not that great when they started out but he can play now IMHO. Even when he wasn't that great a player, he was writing those riffs so I give him some credit for that as well. Live, he is CRAZY LOUD.
    1 point
  27. Rich: (whispered) "God, I hate you, Chris." Chris: "Hate ya more, bro!"
    1 point
  28. Yep, I refer to that as "broke guy dibs". Certainly not just a tire kicking sixteen year old wasting your time or B.S.ing, but still toy broke and pondering the pro's and con's of selling off a kidney. Somewhere approaching that scenario. But dayuum! Thankfully the dibs line for this BAMF already sounds pretty deep - so my kidney is safe (for now).
    1 point
  29. That is an incredible rock machine!! Congrat’s!!
    1 point
  30. The marble finish is stellar but the maple board sold me on it. That wood gave me wood. ?
    1 point
  31. That right there is exactly my sweet daydream lifetime Hamer. Sadly I do not have funds but I seriously doubt this will last long. Congrats in advance to the new owner!
    1 point
  32. That Sir is an absolutely brilliant find. An O’Connor Cali and a maple board? I reckon that’s a very rare Hamer. Looks fantastic.
    1 point
  33. Hey Fellas, Playing with Chris Berardo & the DesBerardos at Rockwood Music Hall tonight at 8. Very cool American rock band playing songs from the upcoming album produced by David Abeyta of Reckless Kelly. Any HFCer who says Hi gets a drink on me. ??
    1 point
  34. Pickups chosen. Parts ordered. And now we wait for josh to work his magic...
    1 point
  35. lol, that's hilarious. If it weren't for the handshake agreement between Hamer and Gibson, that story right there would be Exhibit A in an infringement lawsuit.
    1 point
  36. I understand you would like to work it out and have a feel good day for you and the potential buyer, plus get some good $$$$ for the guitar,a win/win...............................like they say it is what it is and what it is IS a very rare and expensive Hamer guitar. No reason what so ever to feel like a "DICK" about it,your not guilty of doing anything wrong. If the buyer saw this guitar in a "Music Store" I doubt the owner would leave that kind of money on the table and sell it for $$$$ less just because someone walked in and said that was my brother's guitar and he is passed on now. "Fair
    1 point
  37. All good suggestions: That's cool, I might have to get that one for myself. I have some that checkerboard duck tape! 1 and 2 are good, #3 probably not going to work. Punk rocker. These are break-before make, so I don't think you can have both pickups on. Trying to picture the wiring diagram, am I wrong? Brilliant. Blood and punk go together, so this might be perfect. Thank you for all the suggestions!
    1 point
  38. Next to Bubs is Bruce (Shredmeister), Chris (Z) and Scott Hansohn. Then Eric W and me.
    1 point
  39. Not non clones but I bought my son a late 70’s early 80’s MIJ Strat at a pawn shop for peanuts years ago. It’s long gone now but I do remember it was a really good playing guitar. I still have my 1st guitar a 1960 something MIJ 335 copy, a Bruno Conquerer! Still plays great!
    1 point
  40. Kevin and his daughter dropped off the monsterboard a few minutes ago. It's gorgeous, don't you think?
    1 point
  41. The topic inspired me to pull this out of retirement...
    1 point
  42. Here's a pic of Ray. I haven't done a deep dive through my photo archive yet, but this is the earliest I've seen, from August 2009. Hawaiian shirt and a Mirage.
    1 point
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