Talk about BLING!
Nice one though.... I've always wondered about Hamer's China guitars. How the construction quality? How does it compare to some of the other guitars you have or that you have played?
It's on the light side, but feels very solid (not shure if the neck joint comes up to the USA model's build standards). One fret filed down too far, but the fret dress was under waranty. The body wood is mahogany (not shure how many pieces). The frets felt a little "gritty," and could have used a bit of finish buffing, but playng is waring them smoother.
Those were the larger issues. On the whole, not bad at all. The pickups had to go, though they did get a useable tone in the store (very similar sound to the Squire Esprit which had the same set of Duncan Designed-59-ish/JB-ish).
The wiring, while neat, seemed to be wired in an "un-ergonomic" way with what seemed like a lot of extra wiring connections for ground. Hard to describe but it looked unusual.
The rest was changed by personal choice, though everything worked.
The tailpiece and bridge were a little light and the Tune-o-matic screw hold down wire was very flimsy. Replaced bridge and tailpiece with the Tone Pros System II. Had to have the bridge machined to fit original thumb screws (Tone Pros screws didn't fit the original import screw slugs). Mini pots (not CTS quality?), the toggle had a pretty short throw but was solid-(I replaced it with a SwitchCraft anyway for peace of mind). The tuners felt pretty solid, but were pretty low ratio so I replaced them with Sperzel locking tuners (Schallar locking would have fit w/o having to drill the lug holes for the Sperzels).
Very similar to my Chinese made Brian Moore i21 which is heavier and feels just a bit more substantial. Not on the same level with my late 60's ES-335, and the my Carvins are s bit more substantial, but still, it feels solid. I'll need to compare it with a Hamer USA Studio Custom to really tell the difference.