The ’81 Hamer Vector

Available previously only as a custom order, the Hamer Vector is now available as a limited edition. By working closely with the top musicians of today, Hamer has brought new design features to this traditional rock instrument. The uncluttered control layout, and the clear access to the highest fret being two of many improvements found on the Vector. Of course the unapproachable Hamer sound and playability are standard features.


The body is constructed from the finest Honduras mahogany, and is available with or without a curly maple top. Each Vector neck is hand carved from the same fine mahogany, and is stressed in three directions for maximum stability. A steel truss rod is used for adjustment of both warp and bow. The fingerboard is highly figured rosewood, accented with genuine mother of pearl inlays. 22 frets are used on a 24 3/4″ scale. The Vector utilizes the Hamer milled brass bridge/sustain block combination for total adjustability and endless sustain. Strings run through the body, and are anchored at the back for maximum resonance,


Two differently voiced high output humbucking pickups are used. The bridge pickup is wound for extra punch in the mid frequencies. The neck pickup has a bass roll-off to retain excellent attack, even in the lower registers. Each pickup has its own volume control, while the two share a common tone-midrange control. Pick-ups are selected or combined with a 3-way toggle switch positioned close to the bridge, in what has been determined the best location for fast, natural hand operation. Tuners are the highest quality Schaller machines available. A hand cut bone nut has been chosen for its self-lubricating properties, eliminating tuning problems associated with brass or plastic nuts.

Colors available: Sunburst, Cherry, Yellow Transparent, Blue Transparent, Green Transparent, Opaque Red, Black & white “Graphic.”

Hamer Guitars USA 835 W. University Arlington Heights, IL 60004

*Reprinted from the Hamers 1981 literature

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