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Goldtop Hamer Newport (word on the street is that it belonged to a KMC rep in Texas...).

TVJones Classictrons, Tom Anderson Bigsby mod, Faber locking bridge. Thinking of adding an "Atkins Bigsby bar", as the standard bar is a bit too far away from where l pick.

What a great-sounding instrument. The spruce/mahogany combo in this guitar is great. Compressed/sustain-ey at the same time. A great substitute for my Nippon-Gretsch Tennessee Rose, which was way too big a guitar for my stature.

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this is perfect !

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As promised, Mitch:

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The sparkle is really hard to get a good picture of. It's way better live.

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^^ Bravo! Yeah, that orange sparkle is subtle and fantastic in person. They seem to hide from the camera though - you did a better job capturing it than I ever did.

I think this guitar should be here too:

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:D Like I wrote in the other thread... It has mini switches. That makes a Floyd Rose mandatory....

....or you can just send it to me for safe keeping. :D

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I need to take the time to take some good pics, but I snapped this one today after installing the Z90s, which was a pain in the ass but well worth it.

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Don't get me wrong. It's a great score and a hassle to solder anything inside the guitar. But, I always think the Bigsby is missing on the Pros.

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Today wasn't the day either. I've missed out on a couple of buys this year alread because if funds. You know what, i'm the better for it and new guitars come along everyday.

I said it once in this thread already, one of the best if not THE best Hamer ever. I was going to purchase and Artist this year but I think I would like to have a Newport with an Ebony Board and a Flame Maple Top instead.

WOW! That siliver sparkle is excellent. As is the goldie with TV Jones! I can't contribute much to this thread other than saying I always wanted an orange Newport!

http://youtu.be/OLY8tl8dvJo

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Today wasn't the day either. I've missed out on a couple of buys this year alread because if funds. You know what, i'm the better for it and new guitars come along everyday.

I said it once in this thread already, one of the best if not THE best Hamer ever. I was going to purchase and Artist this year but I think I would like to have a Newport with an Ebony Board and a Flame Maple Top instead.

WOW! That siliver sparkle is excellent. As is the goldie with TV Jones! I can't contribute much to this thread other than saying I always wanted an orange Newport!

http://youtu.be/OLY8tl8dvJo

sounds like a great combo , maple & ebony looks great together & should be very articulate

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Wow, that's a nice shot. That color really looks good in that lighting. When I was a kid, my pop bought a brand-new '69 Chevy Malibu station-wagon of a similar color. I never knew whether to call it blue or green. I suppose it was a kind of an aqua or turquoise thing. I dig Newports, and that one has a nice style all its own.

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