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NHD: Chaparral Custom

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Made a late-night impulse buy on Reverb last Friday, and this gorgeous 1988 Chaparral Custom shows up first thing Monday morning, all the way from Japan. I've no idea how it got here so fast, especially since they didn't charge me for shipping. Flame-maple body, OBL pickups all around and outside of the high-E tuner getting twisted in shipping (at least it took the hit rather than the whole headstock) it is in incredibly good shape. Clearly used some, but lovingly taken care of over the years.

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An excellent example of the upside to succumbing to temptation!  Congrats and enjoy!

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                                                       LOVE IT! and like has been said that IS BADASS! Looks like it is keeping company with some other beautiful guitars as well! Congrats! Money well spent I'd say! BTW shipping by EMS out of Japan is incredibly quick!

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NICE! Cool score. A Chap was my second Hamer ever. Nowhere near as cool as yours...

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What a beautiful guitar.  Congrats!

I bet it cuts in the mix too.

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I have a replacement tuner on the way, and can hardly wait to get it installed so I can get this beauty setup and playing.

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Its good to see that shipping/delivery from these Japanese sellers (they seem to have some pretty nice Hamer stock over there) goes down fast and smoothly with no issues.

LOVE the axe - how would you describe the neck?

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Looks almost like my '89 except I have a recessed Floyd (and different pickups). What year is that? When did they recess or not-recess Floyds?

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3 hours ago, Never2Late said:

...how would you describe the neck?

It's about the same depth as my '86 Chap's neck (on the thinish/shredder side of the spectrum), but has pretty substantial shoulders which makes it feel much much bigger.

16 minutes ago, ZR said:

What year is that?

This is an '88.

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Hey, is that a long or short scale?

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18 minutes ago, Dave Scepter said:

Hey, is that a long or short scale?

It's 25.5" which is an interesting contrast to my '86.

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