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Hamerhead's 77 Sunburst restoration.

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Young Tim(Hamerhead) can give the backstory on this one. When it arrived at the shop, this is what I found in the case.....

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Yes, that is a truss rod channel full of bondo, a THICK layer of brushed on paint and a severely broken headstock.

Looking closer at the back of the neck, we find....

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Why, the neck's nothing BUT bondo!

A couple of hours later.......

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Good God, this thing is worse than I though! If I hadn't found this....

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...I would have trashed it. BUT....it's the 89th Hamer Sunburst made, from 1977. After a long phone conversation with our owner, the decision is made to move forward.

Full armor on, kids, this one will be a battle.

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Parts are on. Strings are next.

I am shaking right now. Really.

Dude! Tell us how you did. :D

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I would love to see the finished product.

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Dammit we need more pics of this masterpiece

Suspense is killing

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All in good time, kids, all in good time.

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All in good time, kids, all in good time.

Sensei...mis pelotas son azul. muestrame las photos por favor. :D

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If it weren't raining cats and dogs, right now.......

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If it weren't raining cats and dogs, right now.......

maldita sea el diablo, carrajo!!! :D

where's the sun when you need it.

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Well, it's wired up with new Hamer pots....

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..and the original rosewood shim is back under the bridge....

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So after making a new truss rod cover, and final assembly, here is the completed guitar....(drum roll)......

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The Rio Grande Barbeque and Genuine Texas sound KILLER in this bad boy. I tried to buy it from Tim, but he isn't selling!

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Congrats on a damm fine repair,looks like new,amazing considering the origonal mess it was in.

Reincarnation indeed,well done Greg.

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Oh, my!

Incredible work on a beautiful guitar. Congrats all around.

Cheers to Greg:

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Damn

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Good Choice going with the Rio's! I love them in my 77.

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Brings 'Em Back From The Dead Every Time!

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f'n unbelievable... another epic resurrection

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X'lnt work sensai G'

I am navel lint..... :)

no i'm not :D

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NEW DESKTOP PIC!!!

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Jeezus, Greg! You weren't kiddin'. I'm pretty much speechless right now and if you ask my wife, that's not possible. Holy sh.............

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EPIC success. Unbelievable job, Greg...congratulations!

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Nice. Searching for a broken Hamer now...

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I have to ask the unaskable- what does a repair like this cost?

Amazing work, beautiful job.

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Badass! I love my 77 which was also repaired by Greg after the head was broken for what I gather for the second time. Sounds great and plays great. This one is sharp looking.

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Well...Dayum. That right there is something to be proud of. Good work outta ya.

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Awesome repair! I would love to own that guitar.

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Awesome repair! This guitar is almost like new now.

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