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topekatj

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  1. Bought my ‘94 surf green maple fingerboard Daytona in ‘99 off a Canadian guy on Harmony Central (‘member dem daze?) He was asking $400, i hemmed and hawed so he offered it for $375 shipped and I bit! (is that close enough to tree-fiddy?) In fact, my fiancé at the time (wife now) PAID for the guitar as a birthday present! Bone stock, VG+ condition, no case but gig bag and very well packed. Included the elusive Wilky term arm. Still have it (guitar AND trem arm). One of my all time favorites. I did buy a case for it (don’t care for gig bags).
  2. Jest what i’ze thinkin’, prototype Kammererer.... WHERE’S NATHAN???
  3. Dang. Monaco gots flame. No affiliation. https://reverb.com/item/21091030-hamer-monaco-superpro-usa-sunburst-flame-top
  4. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/msg/d/san-francisco-hamer-diablo-ii-1994/6828938291.html No affiliation, she looks mighty clean
  5. Early Daytona and T-51 production used ash for the bodies that was often pretty heavy, and the early production also used Sperzel locking tuners (which I like). Later guitars have alder bodies and different tuners. Some people don't like the Wilkinson tremolos but I don't have an issue with them, though the 'push in' (versus threaded) tremolo bars are difficult to find. I also like the flat fingerboard radius alot better than a vintage style F*nder neck.
  6. Gene: "Get in the car, b*%ch! You too, blondie."
  7. Nice find! I am surprised there was no finish yellowing once the tape came off -- looks great in plain white, IMHO. I was going to say, if you have occasion to remove the neck you'd also be able to see if the neck had been redrilled for the 'narrow' neck plate (or not).
  8. Ok, tell us what is SUPPOSED to be in those boxes! 😉
  9. Good eyes, I did not see the broken off screw. Yeah, fuggit, slap a Bigsby on there while you’re at it!
  10. No affiliation. What do you think? https://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-Hamer-Daytona-Black-w-OHSC/143016371087?hash=item214c70a38f:g:NR0AAOSwCtNb72Da
  11. I didn't know Dylan was getting back together....
  12. Dec. 1974, YES touring behind 'Relayer', QUAD sound system, Ahern Fieldhouse, University of Kansas. No seats on the basketball court. I's 14 years old. Awesome!
  13. Believe it or not there were some LPC built in the mid-late ‘70’s with a Brazilian RW top. http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4/UfoPilot/LP_rosewood.jpg Yeah, you need some brass hardware to bring the weight up a bit.🤣
  14. I believe the top wood is still maple though it is stained walnut brown. Knobs would date it to @ ‘78. Is the S/N 7XXX8XXX or 7XXX9? Most likely Built in Michigan. Yes, the Series VII pickups are powerful, at around 16 K ohms.
  15. Here's a jazzburst beauty, bring $$$$ (offer $2k?) https://cartervintage.com/products/hamer-newport-pro-2009
  16. It seems like the fingerboard would need to be 3/8" longer from the 12th fret to the bridge (25.5 - 24-3/4) divided by 2 = 3/8"(?), meaning it would have to encroach 3/8" further onto the body, making it even *more difficult* to reach those upper LP frets!
  17. Looking at it again, the size of the pickups looks right relative to the body, but the neck pickup must be a little closer to the bridge to accommodate the slightly longer fingerboard (from fret 16 to 22).
  18. To me it just looks like a longer neck attached to a STANDARD body. I never cared for jumbo frets on a Gibson, but there ought to be a bit more room at the top of the 'board.
  19. I was not aware of this. Looks somewhat odd. Thoughts? https://cartervintage.com/products/gibson-custom-shop-les-paul-long-scale-2014
  20. FWIW Kahler marketed a locking nut that was anchored with screws on the fret board side of the neck. The "through" anchor bolt design certainly weakened the neck at the peg head.
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