Offered for sale;
Used 1999 Hamer Artist Mahogany serial number 950067.
This guitar is in excellent condition, neck and frets are fine, cosmetically showing a few marks. Overall presents quite well.
Hamer Guitars was founded by Paul Hamer and Joel Dantzig in 1973 after they saw too many iconic and vintage Gibson Les Paul Specials and Juniors being outfitted with humbuckers.
Using the very best woods and materials Paul and Joel (along with Jim Allen) built their “Specials”, calling it the Sunburst. These featured dual DiMarzio humbuckers and a flat flamed maple top. Now we guitar nuts could leave the historic Gibsons intact, while getting the humbucker tones from a Hamer without compromise.
The popularity of Hamer Guitars took off from there as can be attested to by the Artist Mahogany.
From the 2001 Hamer catalog:
“The Artist Mahogany is a sparkling example of what a hand-crafted semi-hollow body guitar should be. The finest Honduras Mahogany is used for its neck and body along with a book-matched, arched top with an f-hole. Mother-of-Pearl Dot inlays dress up an already beautiful Rosewood fingerboard. The final touch? Seymour Duncan P-90 single coils…”
“Hamer bodies are constructed using only the finest ‘Pattern Stock’ Honduras Mahogany. This gives each Hamer greater resonance and tone”
“Hamer necks are joined using an oversized dovetail joint. Because the neck joint is 25% larger than the ‘tenon’ style, the transmission of energy and vibration give every Hamer a naturally larger sustain and sweeter tone.”
A little more regarding the pickups:
"The pickups are Seymour Duncan Hot P-90 2N and 2B.
They have ceramic magnets. Duncan advertises the 2N at 12 K ohms and the 2B at 15K. The pickups in this guitar measure 11.79K for the 2N and the 2B is 14.89K.
That being said, when we compared the bridge pickup with a 1959 Les Paul Junior, 1965 SG Junior and my own personal 1974 Les Paul 55 (Special) I found the volumes to be almost the same. Where the Hamer differed was mainly in slightly more midrange."
This is a beautiful guitar that plays well and sounds great for Blues, Jazz, Rock, and everything in between!
Original hard shell case included.
“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. We also do a full set up before we ship. If you decide to purchase this guitar, please let us know what gauge strings you prefer.”
Serial number: 950067
Body: Honduras Mahogany
Neck: Honduras Mahogany
Finish: Silver Sparkle
Scale Length: 24 ½”
Number of Frets: 22
Bridge: Tune-o-matic style w/stop bar
Controls: 2 volume and one tone
Width at Nut: 1 5/8”
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