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  1. I had posted this on H facebook page a bit ago. What started out was a late 77 / 78 Tom Holmes Sunburst Husk. A lil thinner body, a li wider, one piece neck, long headstock (my fav), shimmed wide bridge. Neck separation, cracked headstock. Turned great, rocks like no other.
    33 points
  2. Two weeks ago, I'd said my only "bucket list" Hamer (or guitar period, honestly) was a Talladega. I tried one in about 2005 (ish?) and thought it was the nicest electric guitar I'd ever picked up, but was broke then. Couple days ago Kyle1234 posted a 2010 Talladega for sale at a fair price. The pics weren't great and he admitted it needed some cleaning up but was in great shape. Turned out he is in Connecticut (and happens to have some very close ties to Hamer) and I happened to be headed to NYC the next day, and had the day after that free. Why not take the train up to New Haven and look at it? Kyle and I met and, after trying to figure out how Venmo worked (which was pretty funny) I got back on the next train to Grand Central with the Talladega. Here's the 411. 2010, custom ordered with tortoiseshell binding, flame maple truss rod cover to match the top, and Duncan Custom Custom pickups with 3-way switch. Came with case. No strings on it. I don't have a bunch of tools with me as I apartment-sit, but I did a basic clean-up when I got back. Wiped it all over with barely soapy water and polished it up as best as I could with a t-shirt and dried it with paper towels (hence the lint in the pics). Scrubbed the munge off the frets and lemon oiled the fretboard very lightly. Sponged the case clean. Strung it with some .010s. I'd rate it just barely short of "mint." Absolutely no marks of any kind, no fret wear. The pickup height screws are kinda grungy and there is some ancient fossilized oil residue on the bridge. I'd never notice on my guitars: just describing how close to a new guitar it is. Amazingly, when I put strings on it the neck had pretty much perfect relief and action Even after probably ten years in a closet. Only one issue: it buzzes on the open "G". The nut slot is too deep. I stuck a tiny bit of plastic bag under the string and it went away. When I'm back home I'll do my usual redneck trick of a tiny dab of superglue applied with a needle and let dry. Dunno how it sounds plugged in: I'll walk over the Guitar Center this weekend and try some amps. It feels great, super comfy to play and it looks amazing. Very happy! Pics are just iPhone snaps in my friend's apartment but gives a good idea.
    25 points
  3. mentioned how much I love some Hamers?
    21 points
  4. I posted here New Hamer about a Hamer Studio Custom that I was considering. Thanks to some good advice from the forum, I pursued the guitar and got it for considerably below the listing price in the Reverb ad where I saw it. It got here on Friday and I've been playing it since then. It's a lovely guitar, extremely well made, and it sounds and plays great. I've got lots, too many really, of other electric guitars, but this goes straight to (near) the top of the list. One of my Telecasters, depending on the day, and my Guild Starfire IV (one of the new Korean-made ones) are perpetually installed in a tie for first, but the Hamer is firmly in second. In short, it's a fantastic guitar. The top is a fantastic bit of flame maple and I love the grained ivoroid binding. The only things I might change are the switch tip, the knobs, and maybe the tuning key buttons (I have some grained ivoroid parts on one of my Heritage guitars that would look wonderful on this guitar). I could easily get along with this as my only electric guitar, but I'm glad I don't have to:) Without further ado, here's my new baby:
    20 points
  5. For any HFCer who has not had the pleasure of meeting ceeb, at home, with his T51 at one of a few HFC jams he hosted!
    18 points
  6. Thanks, things are going better. Expect to be up and running the tshirt express in the middle of next week. Get those pony motors started; your bills will be issued, then payment, print the shirts and mailing out the orders.
    17 points
  7. This project began as a clone of an '82 parts guitar that had caught my eye on ebay last year. My fateful snipe bid fell short, and someone somewhere got lucky. Forward to '21 and absent a two-plus hour daily commute, what better way to invest that free time than to clone the one that got away! High level features include: Alder San Dimas body from KnE Guitars 80s(?) Jackson woodburn neck w/14" radius, R2 nut, and 2 3/16" heel '84 Floyd FRT-5 Restored set of Gotoh crown tuners DiMarzio 36th PAF (from the HFC!) Bourns vol pot with push-pull series-parallel switching NOS APM/Kahler-made neck and jack plate, w/custom brass control insert (a little nod to the originals) I sprayed the body in signal blue nitro, and cleaned and resealed the old neck with a light Watco oil finish. I'm beyond happy with this build, and grateful to the folks who contributed to my parts scavenger hunt to make it possible.
    17 points
  8. #13, now with a caring new owner.
    17 points
  9. I've stumbled upon some really cool guitars this month, and I got them for AMAZING prices. So this month I scored 3 wildly different,but very cool guitars. 1) '89 Korean Epiphone Vintage Sunburst Sheraton II : This one isn't stock,but has some really good quality upgrades. 1) Schaller Gold M6 mini tuners & Schaller TP-6 Quick change stop bar tailpiece with fine tune adjustment screws( removed by previous owner) 2) 80's Seymour Duncan Jazz (neck) & JB (bridge) 2) 2020 Fender Satin Black Artist Jim Root Sig. Jazzmaster To be totally honest, I can't name one single Slipknot song, and I'm familiar with a couple of Stone Sour songs which I don't know the name. I'm also not into metal guitars with EMG 60/81 active pickups. NOW that I got all that out of the way, I think this guitar looks great with the satin black top contrasted with the brushed chrome pickup covers JR Jazzmaster guitar specs: Series: Artist Body Material: Mahogany Body Finish: Satin Urethane Neck: Maple, "C" Shape Neck Finish: Satin Urethane String Nut: Synthetic Bone, 1.685" (42.8mm) Fingerboard: Ebony, 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8mm to 406.4mm) Frets: 22, Jumbo Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm) Hardware: Black Bridge: 6-Saddle American Standard Strings-Thru-Body Strat with Block-Style Saddles Tuning Machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges) Pickup Configuration: H/H Pickups: EMG 81 Humbucking with Brushed Chrome Cover (Bridge) EMG 60 Humbucking with Brushed Chrome Cover (Neck) Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Controls: Master Volume Now this is "THE SCORE" of the bunch. 3) '77 Gibson Walnut RD Custom This guitar is a 44 yr. old "Time Capsule/Case Queen" with still functioning Moog circuitry.
    16 points
  10. I saw this guy on TV a few years ago glowing over his frequent opportunities to sign that album cover. I think he even did record conventions. How ironic that he became the child chasng the dollar bill in reality. Does he not see the hook? I wonder if Michael Avenatti, also in financial desperation these days, contacted him with the proposition
    16 points
  11. Think I'd like to sell my T51. I love the sound and the looks but it's too heavy for this old man. I know they are supposed to be a 2 pc body but this one is made from one piece. I've never seen another with that May Kay type finish either. It's a '96 if I remember right. It has a few small bumps but you have too look hard to find them. Pretty firm at $1000 plus actual shipping from Alaska (by whatever carrier you choose). Does that sound fair?
    15 points
  12. I sold this one two years ago to our very own Uda. But I still like looking at the pictures.
    15 points
  13. White Flying V’s -Vectors in this case- make me giddy I’ve been ready to upgrade from my Dean White Gold V for awhile. This one comes along & I’m smitten. Estimated arrival is Monday.
    15 points
  14. New 2me Hamer Day! I just became a Hamer owner again for the first time in, oh say, ten years. Thank you SteveE9C6! 25th Anniversary in da Haus!
    14 points
  15. Ceeb. I know in my heart we all do, but I'll say it out loud. We love you. All of you. All of us. Peace Brother.
    13 points
  16. My Newport Pro, someone else's (much nicer) living room.
    13 points
  17. Honduras Mahogany…it’s the greatest!
    13 points
  18. The first one. My daughter was 10 at the time (she's 25! now). This one went thru the bandsaw due to a crack a the bottom of the truss rod nut route. Apparently it gets really thin there with the thinner BCR headstock. Oops. Sucked because the neck was (otherwise) perfect. It's replacement gets plenty of use:
    13 points
  19. Being a hermit I don't often get to meet an HFCer in person, but Bruce made the trek to my house Thursday to pick up the Frenzel head, and it was pretty awesome. And damn if he hasn't met a bunch of you guys. It was fun ripping on all y'all and showing off some guitars, but because I was 'working' we didn't get to spend nearly as much time yapping as was needed. Thanks, Bruce! It was great to finally meet you. Feel free to stop in any time.
    13 points
  20. The order window is now closed and I go to the printer tomorrow. Final costs for the shirts themselves will be determined within the next day or so and I'll get the final price to each of you. Time for delivery will also be determined then. At that time I'll ask for payment and your real world ID and shipping address. As you can see several members have not confirmed their respective orders which means no shirts for them. If you know 'em please contact them and let 'em know. PLEASE CHECK THE ATTACHMENT AND VERIFY YOUR ORDER. I'M NOT PERFECT AND DO MAKE MISTAKES. IF I DON'T RECEIVE YOUR FEEDBACK I'LL HAVE TO ASSUME THAT IT'S ALL GOOD. AT THAT TIME THERE ARE NO RETURNS ON INCORRECT ORDERS. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO VERIFY YOUR ORDER. Thanks, Dave 82321 Hamer Tshirts FINAL.pdf
    13 points
  21. Now a Sustainblock with a Spruce Top would work.
    12 points
  22. I’m Ben, and I endorse this well tested reverb selling methodology:
    12 points
  23. Finally clearing some room in the gear closet, as hard as it is for me to let anything go. I have some other smaller items for sale too. Because I am such a Mal fanatic, I ended up with THREE Gretsch MY guitars and that's just ri-damn-diculous so I'm letting this one go. I'm keeping a red MYII and the later "pickup holes" MY for use in my AC/DC tribute band. As you can see this is the 2-pickup model in natural, and it's in like new condition. The plastic parts still have the protective film on them and the case still has its hangtags. The original strap screw/pins have been reinstalled. These Gretsch MY guitars have the Malcolm grunt/clang tone DOWN. I'll try to answer any questions you may have.
    12 points
  24. Looks like sparkleberry to me.
    12 points
  25. This is one of the things you think you do not need, but when they come along - oh my. This T-62 popped up on ebay Germany a few months ago. It took some time to make its way here, and came just in time to be a slightly delayed birthday present to myself. Probably a little overpriced me thinks in the meantime, but hey, it is SEAFOAM (and I am a sucker for that as some of you know; maybe I should change my username). Plays wonderful, great condition for a guitar w/ nearly 30 yrs on its back. Case and candy all in, great neck wood, and Fender Custom 54 PU set on it, which seems to be a bonus to me. But the original PUs are included - any recommendations (back in or stay with the Fenders)? I never thought I‘d be friend with a strat type guitar, but this pone, combined with the Lovepedal Deluxe I got from @Jakeboy is starting to change my mind… 😌
    11 points
  26. Don’t give up hope @ceeb. I don’t know what your beliefs are, but this is not the end of the road, I promise. Now, I’m not going to say I know what you’re going through, I don’t. Many of you here however know that I’ve had some serious health problems while I lived in Virginia over the past decade with complications that led to me nearly leaving the team not once, but twice. Never one to hold back, I’m going to share something here. Something to ease your mind hopefully, in case things don't go well as hoped and prayed for. During those years in Virginia, my wife and I had many house guests. Some were invited. Some were not. Some were friendly and harmless. Some were not. Some would go. Some would not. Those that would not became quite the pests. Not the type however, that you could rid with a call to Orkin. We needed a trained professional. A specialist. A real pro. Now we don’t talk religion here, so let me just say this: we brought in a demonologist trained in Rome by the largest organization on Earth (no, not Amazon). The demonologist brought a team. They saw the pestilence, in its different forms, different shapes and color, the pestilence saw them, saw us. The pestilence engaged with us. It was a long night. Right out of a movie. While in the end, they failed to rid us of the unwanted house guests, they did become more tame it seemed. Perhaps like children not wanting to be scolded again, they were more well behaved I suppose. Completely not down with sharing our home long term like this, with them, if life hadn’t brought us back to Florida like it did, we would’ve listed our house in Virginia anyway. Point is, this life is NOT the end of the road. I’ve seen proof personally, and have been physically touched by same (twice). There is more than life here on Earth waiting for us. Don’t despair. You're in my prayers. No one here will probably ever talk to me again.
    11 points
  27. Here’s a thread I can contribute to. I’m not sure if this was total concentration or just me struggling to remember the complex chord progression of Blitzkrieg Bop.
    11 points
  28. Yes they do. I owned one (not a 25th but just like it, except it had Seths) for two days and returned it to MF back in 2007. I don’t remember why….oh that’s right…I remember now. I was a dumbass. GLWTSearch.
    11 points
  29. Okay, so it's NGD + a couple. I got this on Thursday but just finished the overhaul yesterday, so I'm just now getting around to making a post. This is a 90's Hamer Slammer Series made in Korea. It has the small hammer series in writing on the headstock under the main Hamer logo. But being the poser that I am I covered it with a piece of black tape! Anyway, this guitar came to me with two Railhammer Anvil pickups, a non-functioning toggle switch and completely dead in terms of sound. Nothing. I got a new toggle switch, traded a couple of extra pedals that have been sitting in their box for no telling how long for a pair of Gibson 490R & 490T humbuckers. I installed the toggle, wired in the new pickups, a little truss rod adjustment, changed out the cosmetics to cream and gold, rather than all black, and booyah!! What a guitar! I'm a middle age cat and I'm a long time Gibson player. I have to admit, over the years I always kinda scoffed at guitars that weren't U.S. or at least Japanese builds. But over the last couple of years I've learned the lesson that so many have known for years. And that's that Korean made guitars from the 90's are quite good, and still reasonable prices. I know, I'm late to the party but better late than never. What did it for me was an Ibanez AS80 made in Korea, with the wolf ears and Super 58's. I got that for $330 bucks at the very beginning of the pandemic era and was rather blown away by that guitar. Than I started researching Korean Hamers and finally got one. For $200 bucks too!! Anyway, I'm really blown away by this one too. And to be completely honest, it feels even better all around than the Ibanez AS80, and that's saying a lot. Now maybe one of these days I'll get a real Hamer. I've always known they were great but just stayed in my Gibson lane and never went down that road. We'll see. Cheers friends!
    11 points
  30. You are right of course! More pictures! I have a wonderful Custom Order Vintage S - I just want more of them as its getting lonely being very Posh all on its own
    11 points
  31. Buttons: yes Knobs: no It is your guitar, so do what is right for you.
    11 points
  32. Sorry, mine is mixed in with a few other guitars.
    11 points
  33. Another from the same photo shoot.
    11 points
  34. Korina Jr Purchased in 2004, I believe from alpep. Pictures taken in January 2005. Time to get this one out of the case again. I replaced the pickup a couple years ago with a Gravelin.
    11 points
  35. So, in other words, every Gear Page thread on every subject.
    11 points
  36. Update: it’s coming home with me. I happened to be a train ride away so Kyle and I met. Gorgeous guitar: needs polishing up but not a scratch on it. Kyle has some cool connections to Hamer and Shishkov, which he can share if he wants. I figure I’ll play it at Porchfest on October 9, if any Atlanta folks want to try it out. Pics later, after I clean it up.
    11 points
  37. ceeb and SteveE9C6, heartbroken to read what you’re going through. I have no idea what I’ll be like at the end, assuming I’ll even know when the end is coming. But I’m trying to cultivate an outlook that I first heard Roger Ebert articulate: I felt no pain or distress for the billions of years that I didn’t exist before I was born, so why should I fear my impending return to non-existence? Life is a beautiful privilege, and so much of the beauty is tied up in the fact that it’s not forever. Cherish your friends and loved ones, and I hope we all find joy and peace in the days we have left.
    10 points
  38. My former 2008 Newport Pro (which now resides in a beautiful setting in BC), and the Shishkov that replaced it.
    10 points
  39. Everything I type seems cliche. I wish you a much longer time continued here on this plane. If not May it at least be a comfortable time. Lot of brotherly love here for you as you can see. Thank you for the honest posting and sharing.
    10 points
  40. Here are my Hamer spruce tops. I have a few more non-Hamer acoustic instruments with laminated (plywood) spruce tops. The Hamers are the only solid tops.
    10 points
  41. Change the guitar knobs to something like these.
    10 points
  42. Oh yeah, those knobs have an extreme degree of awfulness to them.
    10 points
  43. Dimebag Darrell gets shot on stage and Yoko gets to finish her set. Life ain't fair!
    10 points
  44. I'll post these prices since your asking. I paid $277 for the '89 Sheraton II with upgrades and w/OHSC $831 for the 2020 Fender Artist Jim Root Jazzmaster W/OHSC $1100 for the "Case Queen" '77 Gibson Walnut RD Custom w/OBTC I called them AMAZING,but for other members here, they may OK/ Meh kinda prices. I'm just a 61 year old bald guy who still gets excited like a teenage kid when I find and purchase guitars. Sometimes my enthusiasm gets the best of me when I'm describing my guitar scores. I don't think I've ever posted a pic of myself on this forum,and I only have one that I'm happy to share. My son who's an amazing guitarist/singer, got married this past July 17, and here's a photo of my wife and I with the happy couple. Just in case you guy aren't sure, I'm the bald buy on the left in the picture.
    10 points
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