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  1. Thanks for the replies! I went ahead and pulled the trigger on this one: https://reverb.com/item/19172465-hamer-newport-pro-natural (been looking at it for several days). Years ago I had a '99 or '00 Newport. Never seemed to stay in tune with the Bigsby, and since I really never used the Bigsby I ended up selling it. Decided that if I ever got another that I would get the Pro, although I really liked the PhatCats. I'll see how the Seth Lovers sound...can always put the PC's in it. 🍻
  2. Anyone familiar with this particular Newport Pro? Just stumbled across it at Chris' Guitars http://www.chrisguitars.com. I'm in the market for a Newport/Pro, just not sure I want to spend that much. "OFF-HOLD (1/15): 2009 Hamer Newport Pro USA Custom Order w/ Brazilian Board and more (NEWPRO), (front/back), (headstock), (Braz. board), (heel), (cert./specs), (case/acc.). For the discriminating collector of dead mint and one-off examples I am pleased to offer this fine custom order Newport Pro. Custom features of this guitar include tobacco sunburst body with satin finish, no fretboard inlays (side markers only), ebony pickguard (spec is no pickguard), "modern" neck profile, Dunlop 6100 frets (i.e. huge), and most noteworthy, a Brazilian rosewood fretboard that is some of the finest you'll see with minimal streaks and no inconsistencies to the color. The satin finish is very much a player preference but it is an upcharge at Hamer and to me it gives the guitar more of a vintage look than a high gloss finish. The Newport debuted in 1999 as a traditional hollow body guitar with a hand-carved solid Spruce top with dual f-holes Honduras Mahogany neck and body. Stock features of this fine guitar include Seymour Duncan Seth Lover humbuckers, arched top made of 5/8" hand-carved spruce, dual F-holes, Mahogany body with 17.6" lower bout, bound body, bound headstock with pearloid inlay, bound neck, mahogany neck with vintage rounded profile .900" to .960" thickness, fingerboard radius of 14.5", 24 3/4" scale, 1.65" nut width, Schaller Super Rotomatic (stair-step) tuners, Tonepros System II bridge and Tonepros tailpiece. A STOCK Newport Pro retails for $3900 and sells at discount for $2999; add on the 5 custom specs and you're up to a guitar that sold a year ago for $3500. This one is "as new", not a hint of use, and priced $1100 less than new - $600 less than even a stock Newport Pro - at just $2399. I've hyped the quality of Hamers for many years and this one is no exception - tone and playability are top-notch and better than comparable brands that have been around or over a century." Thanks! Jon
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