I've been looking to purchase a USA-made Hamer Standard guitar for many years now ... seven, going on eight, to be exact. Timing seems to be my biggest hurdle -- by the time I become aware of a guitar for sale, it has been sold to someone else (usually same day, or even within minutes of my inquiry). So with suggestion, I am posting a "WTB" thread on here...
In a perfect world, here are my instrument preferences :
- Sunburst over plain top
- Flame (or some figured) Maple top over plain
- Dark Sunburst over Cherry
- Trapzoid inlays over dot
- Bound neck/body over not
My comfortable price range for purchase is up-to $3500. A guitar $4k and up would require some lengthy planning, and usually in that instance, the instrument is long gone.
I would also consider a Shishkov Ultimate (at the sellers price).
I also feel the selling price should be "fair and reasonable." One example is a "friend" of mine who purchased a Standard for $1350 and then so kindly offered to flip it to me for $3500!! Sorry, scenarios like that are just ridiculous.
So that's it, really. I am hoping that my inquiry post here can change what is heading towards a decade of pure, rotten luck.