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  • Nice if Hamer returned as "Hamer"

    I always wanted one, probably could have always afforded one, but never bought one. I already own a few Gibsons and PRS, so I think I can be forgiven.

     

    Since Hamer  went under, the used market prices have gone up a bit, and there doesn't seem to be many Studio Customs available in any color I'd like.

     

    Eventually I'll find THE Hamer and buy it. In the interim it sure would be nice if Hamer made a return, on their own, not owned by any other company. Free to do as they wish.


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    I doubt it will happen, but you never know. It would kind of be neat to see Jol Dantzig buy the name back from FMIC and start production again in his own facility. He seems happy doing the high end custom luthier thing though. Even if happened, would you buy a new one, when they are so undervalued on the used market? Most of us found what we wanted used, and that was the nail in the coffin.

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    • VagueSubscription
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      I just hate to see a good American company go under.

       

      Frankly, they weren't very original, the Les Paul Jr shape dating back to the 1950s. Same with the Explorer, Stratocaster, and everything they cloned, but made better than the originals. Great wood, long and fat neck tenons, good hardware. In many ways better than Gibson Custom Shop and as good as PRS.

       

      Wilcutt Guitars still has a few 2009 NOS models and the price hasn't budged.


  • #3

    Apparently all the Hamer folks went over to Guild's revamped electric line, which is good news for Guild lovers.  But yes, as someone who owns two sweet Hamers, I'd love to see the company return.  They were too good to disappear like that.

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    • #4
      The best we'll see is Fender producing their best-known models, like the 12-string bass, their Standard (Explorer) and maybe their Duotone.

      I have an import Duotone, and it's really nice.
      Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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      • #5
        They actually were the first company to offer quite a few options on their guitars - Floyds, graphic finishes, black hardware, they were one of the first custom shops too. So they didn't have real original body shapes. Not many do. I've owned quite a few over the years. Great guitars, every one.

        I can't wait to try out a new Guild. I hope they carry over some of the same manufacturing processes.

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        • #6

          Joss Whedon couldn't buy back the rights to Firefly, even though Fox isn't doing anything with it.  I think Hamer will have the same fate.

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          @scolfax

          Prepare for derailment here...
          Now that was a great show. I really wish that one had lasted.
          Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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          • *BLEEP*
            *BLEEP* commented
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            >> NICE IF HAMER RETURNED AS "HAMER"

             

            Nice if Hamer returned as Haymer.  

             

             

             


        • #8

          I agree. It would also be nice if Fender started making just a few models all of them Masterbuilt quality and if Gibson made less models and all were Historic quality, Gretsch returned to America and did the same, etc...

          Sadly, these brands have mostly been destroyed by cost cutting and shipping production oversees. If you want a great Hamer guitar the only options I can suggest are the used market or by having Jol Dantzig's shop build you a guitar, as he is still in business.

           

          You may enjoy these links:

          http://www.edroman.com/guitars/hamer/facts.htm

          http://www.edroman.com/guitars/hamer/tour.htm

          http://www.edroman.com/rants/hamer_story.html

          http://www.edroman.com/guitars/hamer/Hamer%20Models/Californian.htm

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          • #9
            @BG76

            If that happened, we'd be starting threads about how we wished Fender, Gibson, and Gretsch would come back, since they'd be out of business faster than Ibanez would rush to purchase the dead company names.
            Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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            • Bucksstudent
              Bucksstudent commented
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              IMO, Fender makes quality instruments, even in China. What makes Hamer a cut above are the neck-through-bodies.

              I'm not a fan of glued on necks.

          • #10
            Jackson (FMIC) makes some neck-through guitars, if I'm not mistaken.
            Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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            • #11

              I've got lots of Hamers kicking around here. First Class!

              Straight-Jacket memories, and Sedative highs... the Good Old Days.

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