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cmatthes last won the day on December 14 2023

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  • Birthday 02/08/1966

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    Shishkov "Ultimate" #0001, 4-Digit Checkerboard Standard "Elo Kiddies", '05 Monaco 3 Custom, '04 Hamer B4M,'03 Hamer B12M,'94 Hamer 2TEK Cruisebass, '95 "Stikedelic" Orange Sparkle Daytona, 89 Chap Max Bass, 90 Chap Max Bass, 83 Standard, 91 Standard, 07 Greenburst Standard Custom, 94 Daytona, 95 Daytona, '95 Eclipse XII, '91 Sunburst w/Floyd, '88 DayGlo Yellow Tommy Williams SS1, '77 Fender P-Bass (fretless), '69 Dan Armstrong Plexi Bass, '81 Blue Sparkle Gibson LP Custom, 68 Strat w/Filtertrons, Dk Green Holoflake Tele Custom, Thunderbolt Guitar, '98 Custom Fire Engine Red Vector, 64 Fender Jazzmaster, '11 Fender USA Jazz Bass, 95 Hamer Daytona Doubleneck, '94 HamerNewport 12, Reverse Strat "Spazzocaster", several really cool homebuilds...
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    3 Monkeys Grease Monkey 1/2 stack #001, TM60, VOX AC/30, Trace Elliot Bass rig, PRS HG 70 1/2 Stack, 80s Boogie Studio 22+ Blonde, Line6 Duoverb
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    JHS VHS, Keeley Blue Floral Katana Blues Driver, Wampler ACEThirty, MXR EVH 5150OD, Lovepedal stuff, Tech 21 BassDriver, BOSS TU-2, Octaver, Compressor, Tech 21 SansAmp, SparkleDrive, Line6 MM-4, Janglebox, Several Delays, HBE Power Screamers (2), Wampler Pinnacle (#005), Vox Wah, Boss Chorus, VoodooLabs Tremolo, Boss RV-3...too many more.

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    Family, my friends, cool guitars, live music, the DE beaches, great power pop, good bourbon, pretty much any kind of beer, the Washington Capitals, my artwork, too damned many other interests to list.

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  1. This one has been discussed several times - it’s one from the Willcutt run and the Kahler was added aftermarket. The price is definitely in meth-head range, by nearly double…or more.
  2. Very rarely, since there were maybe a dozen built total. A few HFC members got to pick out their tops at the New Hartford shop that October, and there were a couple of quilt tops available.
  3. Not neck through, stripped, added brass nut, no serial number and a lot of changed parts. Seems like a stretch for $1k, personally, but if somebody wants a beater, that might do it for them.
  4. Right - the Duff rumor was from a clickbait article. I saw Chris with Jane’s Addiction last year. I could see that…
  5. Those were the SB-77 Models. There were maybe a dozen made as I recall, and they were available to order at HFC 2 or 3 (1999-2000). The Sustainblocks were gold NOS that were leftover from the very late 80s/early 90s, and per Kim Keller, the production was limited to the number of bridges in the box that were still usable and without pitting. These were closer to an ‘89-early ‘91 flat top Sunburst than an actual ‘70s model (bridge placement, headstock, etc.), but every one I’ve played was a fantastic guitar!
  6. Phil Jacoby is an ass. Don’t waste your time. Steve Parker (Parklane Guitars in NJ) is the old Musikraft fret and neck guy. Some of the best fretwork I’ve ever encountered. Shane Huss is also incredibly talented and reasonable. He’s in PA.
  7. Those aren’t original Hamer serial numbers. The font and spacing is wrong, and they were likely redone afterwards by whoever did the clear refin. The legit ones were inked over the original finish during that era.
  8. Doesn’t look like a scam to me. Profile seems legit. Refin, almost all original parts have been changed, replacement case, but not a terrible deal.
  9. I believe Peter is consigning some of his guitars through them (unless he sold those to them directly?).
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