Hamer Studio My New #1

Hamer Studio

Hamer Studio My New #1

Once again I scored on craigslist. I found a Hamer Studio that was so cheap I’m not even going to tell you how much it was except to say I paid more for the new   pickups than I did for the guitar. This isn’t a Hamer USA model , it’s  Korean made. But the first thing you notice when you pick it up is the quality of the build. It’s flawless. It’s a mahogany body with a carved maple top. Not just a veneer, this is a thick flame maple cap lightly stained Aztech Gold so the flames show through and it has cream binding on the body. It has a 14° radius C profile neck but not a super fat one, it’s somewhere between a 50’s and a 60’s Les Paul type neck. Access to the upper frets is painless with the double cutaway body style. The electronics were ok but needed attention. Not because hamer studio parts, 57 classic plus, burstbucker pro, vitamin q capacitor, bigson grover classic tunersthere was anything wrong with them, but it came with Duncan Designed pups and I prefer something else so a change was in order. 57 Classic Plus in the bridge and Burstbucker Pro at the neck

Hamer Studio

Hamer Studio

along with a vintage VitaminQ capacitor. This has become my favorite configuration. Then the last detail was the tuners. They were some no-name brand and I like like the Gibson Grover Classic tuners. It had gold hardware to begin with and I stuck with it because that gold hardware perfectly compliments the Aztech Gold finish. Chrome would have looked totally out of place.  It’s what I would call a medium weight guitar, between a solid Les Paul and a weight relieved model. The tone is like a Les Paul only more clear. And it has sustain for days. Looks like Joel Dantzig must have been rising shotgun on their over seas builds and it shows. I’m really amazed these guitars weren’t more popular. They have a great rep among guitarists in general and they have the looks but who knows. I guess I shouldn’t question it because it is what it is, and it got me an awesome new axe for stupid cheap. So yeah, I’m cool with it.

Coming Next: Another new dirt pedal. Actually 2 new dirt pedals.

Russ

Dean Leslie West Peace Sign Signature Soltero, Dean Leslie West Flame Maple Tobacco Burst Signature Soltero, Gibson Les Paul Studio, Hamer Studio,, Epiphone Les Paul (Korean), Ovation Celebrity, Laney Cub 12R, Blackstar, HT-1R, Jet City JCA20H, Jet City JCA22H, Orange OR15, and a lot of dirt pedals, some store bought some DIY.

Leave a Comment