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Kalessin last won the day on September 9 2017

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  1. Sharp looking and beautifully resonant. Minor marks in the top and one ding in the back of the neck (see photo). In original case. Will throw in a set of SD JB/59s from another mid-90s Hamer if humbuckers are preferred. $1600 AUD. This is my ad on Gumtrree, which is like Craigslist in Australia. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/darlinghurst/guitars-amps/hamer-artist-natural-usa-1996-with-lollar-p90s-or-hbs-/1200882970
  2. I have its twin. What a steal!
  3. Kalessin

    Wooden It Be Loverly

    Roger Giffin does the burl quite nicely... Also has a wood library on his site, which few others seem to have. http://www.giffinguitars.com/TheWoodPile.htm
  4. James Tyler. To me they have that same sense of knowing what they want to be, being exactly that, and not especially caring what you think about it. Both have a sixth sense for how the guitar feels. Both I can buy without needing to play the individual guitar, and know I'll like what they've done.
  5. @Jakeboy --> Here's the P90 goodness... Natural Artist with Lollars and Blue-Green Studio with BKP Blue Notes. (That Blue Note neck pickup is my all time favourite, at least it's brilliant in that guitar, which has a nicely balanced sound spectrum. Also, I think I bought both these from the same person on here; the same guy who's @316guitars on Ebay; was that you? [EDIT: Never mind; you live in the wrong US state.])
  6. He does. And they'll be good, if these are anything to go by.
  7. @scottcald I replaced them with Lollar P90s. To my mind the Artists are better with lower output pickups; though I eventually went in the same direction with the solid body guitars too (BKP Mules and Blue Notes).
  8. I'd describe these as "Hot Vintage" PAF pickups (I don't have a meter here for resistance). I originally had them in a '96 Artist, and had been keeping them for a solid body guitar, but I've gotten used to lower output sounds in the meanwhile, and don't think I'll be going back. As far as I'm aware, these are what you get in a Shishkov. These ones have the awesomely 70s-Hamer-approved color combination of double-cream bridge and zebra neck. $180 USD including paypal and worldwide shipping/tracking from Sydney Australia (new price was $260 USD + shipping). SOLD -- 24 JULY. Includes springs and screws as shown and plenty of length in 4-way wiring.
  9. That Baker though....
  10. Play the blues.
  11. I'm looking at pairing a neck P90 with a bridge Humbucker in a Studio. Wondering about best wiring/switching option. I've heard of a wiring for a 3-way switch that uses only the outside coil of the bridge Humbucker in the middle position. But I assume that the noise won't cancel out fully when the P90 and single coil have different output levels. Does anyone have experience with that sort of wiring scheme, and can tell me about noise? Or other relevant wisdom? (The guitar currently has Bare Knuckle Blue Note HSP90s, and the neck pickup is sensational. Thinking of putting a high-output Gravelin into a matching pickup cover in the bridge.)
  12. No affilliation... I did speak to the guy with some inquiries and suggest his original price was too low. Still is. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/taringa/guitars-amps/rare-hamer-les-paul-special-electric-guitar-from-1981/1182383537 His parents bought him the guitar second-hand 25 years ago and he's never played it. CITES-wise, this is probably only of interest to people in Aus.
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