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  1. Sisters: 2017 Shishkov Ultimate #0063 and 2020 Shishkov DC Custom #0092. Cousins: the concept was to do a super-upgraded version of my beloved 1981 Hamer Special. I think he succeeded.
    11 points
  2. There is nothing not to love about that one! CONGRATS!
    7 points
  3. Sunday, July 5, 9:07 AM.
    5 points
  4. Pretty much! FullSizeRender.mov
    4 points
  5. #JUSTTHETIP
    2 points
  6. That is not how it works for me. I am kinda focused on getting a guitar just right. If I like the guitar then I might spend time finding the pickups for it that works best for me (sounds the best). Or if it's an older Hamer then it can take time to fully dial in the old Dimarzios. Or I might like the guitar but there is something in how it sounds and plays that is not fully right, so I have to leave it for a fret dressing or a set up. When I finally am 100% happy with how the instrument feels and plays then I hate to let it go. Then another Hamer pops up somewhere where I can lay my hands on it, so I buy that too telling myself I need to let one go. But I can not part with one of the old ones. I like 'em to much. So the pile has been building. I'm in Europe and as everyone knows Hamer's are not that easy to find here. I know that if I sell one I will most likely not find one like it again. So I tend to hold on to what I got.
    2 points
  7. I refuse to count. Shortly after discovering the 'net, it ratcheted up to about 100 when we were in Los Angeles. Eventually wound that down by about 2/3. Got hooked here and got reckless. Fooled myself by keeping a relative handful out in rotation. When I finally DID count, about 4 years ago, it was probably about 120. Maybe half of them Hamers. And way too many sitting in "the vault". If anyone has paid attention, some awfully nice instruments have moved along in the 4 years since.....I HAVE acquired some, but I have been trying to adhere to a "one in, three out" policy. Very little I lust after these days. But I never say never. I KNOW I am above the 35 or so I got down to 10 years ago. And it is a constant that there are always 8-10 I SHOULD cut loose. But I move slowly. BTW, I do not forget the various dibs requests folks have made for several guitars, Hamer and otherwise. There are at least a dozen on that list. I am just not to the point where I want to part with them. MAYBE if/when those next 8 or 10 pass out the door....... In theory, a couple folks from out of town will be visiting soon to check out a couple higher end things and that might convert a couple into a stack or two of Benjamins. Never count on it until it happens.....
    2 points
  8. I purchased this one new. I only have one left and its a 12" 8 ohm with the "Arm" Label. It has already been broken in for an extra $25 from the supplier. I loaded them all one in a cabinet and tried them out, but the combination fo the 10's and 12's didn't work for me. So back in the box it went and is still in perfect shape and ready to ship. These are $149 Each plus the $25 and Tax ended up being $178.50 Each. OUCH LOL, but they are excellent speakers than you just can't kill and I knew that. I just love the one that I have and sometimes its too much of a good thing. $115 including Paypal and Shipping in the US 1) 12" at 8ohms https://i.imgur.com/4XuukUTm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/aooD3Etm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/F0HgtBim.jpg https://i.imgur.com/sjjiE9rm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/bbL0BsUm.jpg
    1 point
  9. No, it's an NOS Hamer I got from Kim Keller in 2018; he was selling it on Reverb. The description read, "Lovingly assembled from original factory parts by, well, me. These were built on the later casting from the Talladega, but the mounting holes and string centers are the same." I did order a bridge from MannMade, but I'm saving it for my next Shishkov. 😉
    1 point
  10. That is simply fabulous!
    1 point
  11. Damn, that top is so 3D it looks like some movie CGI.
    1 point
  12. Y'all know Jay? He's got a lot of stuff. https://www.youtube.com/user/JayLenosGarage Thankfully, compared to cars, boats, and artwork, guitars are/can be relatively cheap. I'm somewhere in the 20s, up and down. Mostly buy and hold. Lots of genres covered. I like to fine-tune things, get them running right. I'm curious by nature and learn from it. 6-8 Hamers USA, Shishkov 96, and a smattering of evathang else. Motorcycles would take (and have taken) a bit more of my egg money, but they fall into a similar category, fine-tuning and enjoying for 45 minutes a go. I simply lack garage space. Grampa Toadroller has 7 or 8 projects going on at the moment, from a Concours 14 to two Yamaha Ventures with bad carbs acquired for the princely sum of, wait for it, $350. Because he has garage space. I did do a clutch-pack replace on my BMW K1200s this spring. Feeling like a mechanic! I'm shocked I only own one personal (the toadies have many) set of golf clubs, Mizuno MP, natch, when for the price of a Hamer Studio I could step it up a notch or two. But that falls under the category of a serious technology-driven fitting pricing out at, oh, $500. And then you gotta buy the clubs.
    1 point
  13. Congrats to your black transparent Shishkov! Looks fantastic! (It made me smile to see it reminds me a bit of my 07' Hamer Studio Custom 🙂 )
    1 point
  14. 2 Hamer's 2 Fender Am Strats 1 Alhambra Spanish Nylon Classic 1 Fender Am Jazz Bass 1 Ibanez 5 string Bass
    1 point
  15. One big reason why I have as many as I do is the fact that I'm too lazy to put myself through the hassle of trying to sell them. The vast majority of the guitars I've re-homed (no Hamers) have been through selling to Music-Go-Round. Convenience is often worth more to me than getting top dollar.
    1 point
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  17. Neither is Mike S. He goes to great lengths to avoid having his masterpieces sit around on FedEx trucks, in shipping warehouses, or anywhere they might not be handled as precious cargo. So, if it means springing for Sunday delivery or driving the guitar to your house, that's what it takes.
    1 point
  18. I think people have GAS wrong. It's not about having guitars for most of us really as much as it is having a constantly rotating stock of stuff going in and out. That's the real hobby - hunting down something that gets us excited again while trying to move on stuff we liked but isn't scratching the itch anymore. I think the extent of that varies from person to person, but I think there's at least some of it in there for all of us.
    1 point
  19. If anyone wants the ones I have for sale $20 plus $10 shipping special HFC price
    1 point
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