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  1. thought you guys might enjoy this... I guess its a Hamer Special Artist??? 1999 .. got it from original owner.. I guess he bought it at a GC in 2000.. Anyhow, I couldn't pass it up. Sounds and plays great as expected. Has a dark rosewood neck.. medium size and the finish looks great in person. Has 9's on it now .. will slap 10's on it and see how it does with the band this weekend at our gig.. I'll have to make a decision on it.. I really might regret selling this one. Anyhow.. here it is
    9 points
  2. As I dive further into my "Estate sale so Most Esteemed Redhead doesn't have to have one for me" I'm narrowing down my Hamer keepers and the Vanguard is definitely on the short list.
    7 points
  3. It's a Vanguard. I bought one off ebay 21 or 22 years ago, and played it in the basement with a few of the guys just a few days ago. When asked, "if you had to narrow your Hamer collection down to 3 guitars, which would they be?," the Vanguard made the cut over quite a few more expensive Hamers. Not that I'm doing any narrowing any time soon.
    7 points
  4. Nope, not ready to croak yet, but myrockin', annoying everybody days are probably behind me, so the "Estate Sale so Most Esteemed Redhead doesn't have to have one for me" goes on. Go ahead, laugh. I used to work for 'em, learned most of what I know about "big sound" from them. Now then: It's a D'Angelico Premier Series 335 style painted, inlaid in the style you see. Bought on a whim, I was genuinely surprised at the quality and playability of it. Out of the box it needed nothing except action adjustment to suit. Great fret work and finish. Don't know about the pickups, but they sound fine and I never felt the urge to change 'em. Used on one pop/rock and two jazz gigs and it did just fine. Basically smoked my top endish Epiphone. Still in damn near mint condition. I took the pickguard off and also added the Duesenberg trem, a very easy working and articulate Bigsby-type (down only, basically) unit and hard to find. I can put the stoptail back on if you like and knock something off the price. There have been a number of these sold for $850 or so on FeeBurp, but they typically lack a HSC and don't have the trem. Soooo, lets say an HFC Good Buddy price of $750? The usual terms apply, price plus actual shipping, PP, preferably F&F or MO, checks, envelopes stuffed with currency. CONUS only Hit me here or at Tomteriffic1952ATwohDOTrrDOTcom
    6 points
  5. Grabbed this a couple of weeks ago. Given the relative scarcity of these in the UK I couldn't resist.. It's in pretty amazing condition with only a couple of very small dings. Sat in its case for the last six years and doesn't look like it's seen much action before that. Up close the lacquer checking is crazy and loving the flame maple body. After a fret polish and setup it plays brilliantly and sounds ace.. love it!
    6 points
  6. In 1999 it was referred to as a Vanguard. By 2001 they changed the name to Artist Mahogany with an optional silver sparkle finish. Either way, that’s a sweet guitar. Congrats on the grab.
    5 points
  7. He had not to my knowledge posted about this bridge yet. I think at least of few customers have had conversations with him about this bridge. 0090 was loaded with the Haynes Bridge because I didn’t want a Sustainblock but I wanted some of the benefits of it. Mikes Bridge concept is a hybrid of the two concepts. Taking the original to another level, bringing the old forward as he has done with the guitars themselves. This guitar is the first one to be released with this bridge on it. It is visually stunning to say the least.
    5 points
  8. So my Newport arrived home yesterday. I am officially an idiot for selling it a year and a half ago. And Ken (Stratacus) is officially a saint for selling her back to me. The guitar looks exactly like it did when I sold it. Still has my polish cloth in the case. If you guys see this up for sale again, alert a mental health professional. Or I am dead and my wife is selling off my herd. This place rocks!
    5 points
  9. The Vanguard IMHO are some of Hamers best. Fantastic Guitars.
    4 points
  10. I’ve been wanting something a little lower watt with great cleans to fill a void In my amp ownership. Went with a Marsh Clifton Jr. Hand wired Blackface Princeton reverb circuit with added mid control, 14w 1x12 combo. I ordered it without the speaker because I had a vintage Alnico I picked up a while back that I thought would go great with this circuit. Thanks Mark! @Jakeboy Opted for a tweed cab for a bit more vintage aesthetic and it looks fantastic. The amp arrived yesterday and I installed the speaker first thing this morning. While doing so, I pulled the tubes to see exactly what it’s got. 2 x Electro Harmonix 6v6 1 x Sovtek 5AR4 3 x JJ 12AX7 ECC83S 1 x JJ 12AT7 ECC81 Set the amp volume on 4 and then controlled the rest at the guitar. TMB at noon Reverb on 2.5 Tremolo speed 5 intensity 2.5 Sounds great so far. I’ll tweak the EQ a bit as I play around with it some more. The clean tone is perfect and I can’t wait to hear how it sounds with some pedals driving it. The wife is working from home today and started her 9am meeting a little bit ago. So, done playing for a little bit. But, she's dropping off our son with her parents Sunday evening so I'll have an hour or so to crank it up.
    3 points
  11. Decision?? What decision? Keep them all!
    3 points
  12. Keep the faith… I purchased this beauty here at HFC a few months ago and indeed it comes in at just under 7.8 lbs. However, it is not for sale just now.
    3 points
  13. This is a HUGE cool factor - THE Mitch Easter weighed in on Mike’s page…
    2 points
  14. Well, good news is, all that was needed was a truss rod tweak. No structural or finish damage. It and an old Ibanez 560 I bought are the only two guitars I bought just for fun that wound up being outrageously good guitars that are reliably awesome for most any gig. And that isn’t Hamer chauvinism. I’ve owned a lot of Hamer’s, but this one just has a thing that makes me love to pick it up. Glad my absent mindedness didn’t lead to anything serious.
    2 points
  15. Spent a little more time with the amp today. Mirage II into LP black mamba tchula into LP Echophonics into the front of the amp. Reverb on 2, tremolo speed on 5, intensity on 2, Volume on 4: rolled the guitar volume down for cleans and full up for the rawk. Really killer tones from this setup and a little surprised at how loud it is for such a small amp. A perfect grab & go rig with minimal pedals. Now, to work on my blues chops…
    2 points
  16. You've chosen wisely.
    2 points
  17. Bravo! That looks the business!! Super job matey!
    2 points
  18. Manny Charlton has died at 80. A few years back I had the entire Nazareth catalog on CD. Today I may be missing a couple of them, but those would be from the post Charlton years. One evening it amazed me how many Nazareth songs I could play parts of. Manny Charlton was apparently an influence on my playing.
    2 points
  19. I met Manny at one of the Dallas Guitar Shows in the late 80’s or early 90’s. He was performing solo and hung after, he was very gracious with his time and was funny as hell. Condolences to his family, friends, and fans. Hamerica
    2 points
  20. Problem solved. I am getting my old guitar back. Just more proof of the awesomeness of the HFC family. Thanks Ken!
    2 points
  21. I'm letting go of my last 1990's Danelectro U2. Excellent shape with the Dano tweed hardshell. There's just something about the two lipstick tube pickups full on that makes me grin. It's been some low-budget fun for me, mostly on slide, now you can have some too! $250 pus actual ship, willing to do a meet 'n greet within a reasonable distance. PP (F&F preferred or you pick up the fees), MO, checks (maybe), envelopes stuffed with filthy lucre are all fine. CONUS only. TIA, Tom
    1 point
  22. Though I am not the owner, 0101 was delivered today. It is a single cut, semi-hollow 1 f-holedbody. Sitka spruce sea foam painted top, hog sides and back that are beautiful, hog neck with braz board. Pickup is a triplebucker with a Gravelin single and a Gravelin series 2 Slammer repro. Custom sustainblock bridge. The single sounds very Tele-like and the tone knob has a wide useable range. Mike Shishkov delivered it personally. @cmatthesWill post pics. Another gorgeous and rocking Shishkov in Fender scale.
    1 point
  23. If you cannot put a name with your guitar I will gladly relieve you of any further confusion by giving you the customary $350 for it. Are you going to fuss over a name or just play it?
    1 point
  24. Haven't looked into shipping yet but will do. As far as I know there shouldn't be any extra costs as it's a US made instrument that would be returned to the US (correct me if I'm wrong). here are a couple mor photos....
    1 point
  25. Gotta have a BF Fender type! Looks great and I am glad that alnico worked out!
    1 point
  26. I don't know that Anne, or if her husband was an HFC member, but she has sold several very nice Hamers over the past few months.
    1 point
  27. I've heard Cousin Kenny say all he uses is a Princeton Reverb. It may get a little pushed and get a little fur on it once in a while, but distortion? Bite thy tongue infidel!
    1 point
  28. so its not a Vanguard
    1 point
  29. OK WFT People, I really can’t buy everything? The conversion to EUR to USD is not that off, and that is a great price. White Check Matching Headstock Check All original Check Black Sustainblock Check 82 with a big neck Check 82 which means the lower horn has the extra MM taken out for upper fret register access CHECK Next thing he’s going to tell us is that its 7lbs and my head will explode!
    1 point
  30. I’m still in Nazareth. They return live this autumn. I’m going to see them again I think. Great live band and good old Scottish dry Rock’n’Roll. RIP
    1 point
  31. https://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2012/oct/24/not-just-country-picker/
    1 point
  32. Nice guitar at a nice price!
    1 point
  33. 1 point
  34. Depends on if @gwayne owned a cat, lol.
    1 point
  35. Comes with all cables plus 10 extras. Also has the mounting bracket hardware to install on a Pedaltrain board. Powers up to 8 pedals. $100
    1 point
  36. I'd want a Shishkov long scale 4-string bass just like this guitar.
    1 point
  37. I’d think in that condition and with a useful mod, $2,250 would be right on the money.
    1 point
  38. that fingerboard... damn. 😍
    1 point
  39. OMG WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
    1 point
  40. How the hell can Shishkov Guitars keep getting better with each iteration? He and his customers hit it out of the park EVERY time. Thanks for the pics. (time for a new keyboard.) 😀
    1 point
  41. I'm not sure if Mike had a post about that or not, but it's an original design that he crafted. It has 6 individual, adjustable "fingers" that attach to a machined plate. The Sustainblock-style saddles travel on those for additional intonation/tweaking. I got to check out his prototype a few years back, and it's a cool concept.
    1 point
  42. For good reason.
    1 point
  43. Digging how the SC3 carved top is so gorgeous. Spectacular. Whets my appetite for 0102.
    1 point
  44. I saw them open for Ted Nugent at Eastern IL University in October, 1977. Although they were very good live, the most memorable part of that show was sitting with my fingers in my ears during Ted's set because he was so FREAKING loud. I listened to their early albums some, but was not the biggest fan of Hair of the Dog, even though it got lots of play in college. RIP. I'll put on some Nazareth now. I'll have to learn one or two for the next HFC jam at the 4-3-2-1 Club.
    1 point
  45. That's a fools errand, @Jimbilly, There is literally no advantage to going that route. With Heritage you send them a list of what you have and the value you assign to each. No appraisals. No photos. They reply with an extremely reasonable annual charge for the coverage, you pay it, and then you put your head on your pillow and snore your ass off from all of that peace of mind. When there is a problem, they handle it with a minimum of questions or red tape. I once had a custom ordered Nik Huber Orca. At the time fair market value for it (used) was about $5,000. I had had a couple of guitars out on stands and decided to put them back in their cases. This was pre-guitars-hung-on-the-walls days. For some reason I decided to leave that one on the stand, probably thinking I would want to play it later on. When I returned to that room later that day, the Orca had face-planted onto the floor, cracking the headstock at the low E tuner and chipping the face of the body along the edge in a couple of places. Getting paid was as easy as submitting the repair receipt, but what about the loss of value? You wouldn't pay full price for a repaired guitar, right? Neither would I. This is one time where an appraisal is necessary. I had the repair place state that the guitar is worth about $2,500 now, so Heritage paid me for the repair and the $2,500. Try that with your homeowner's policy.
    1 point
  46. This forum rocks!
    1 point
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