Hamer Artist Guitar Models

Hamer Artist Guitar Models

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Most Hamer Models That No Longer Exist Can Be Bought As An Abstract Neck Thru Body model.

 

 

 

Available models include:

Artist (Shown)
Tried and true double-cutaway body configuration. Finely tuned sound chamber, "f hole" port and vintage Duncan Seth Lover pickups. The Artist delivers on both ends of the sonic spectrum, giving you an instrument that's equally suited to jazz, rock, blues and alternative music. Colors: 59 Burst, Red Transparent, Vintage Natural, Honey.

Artist Custom
Tried and true double-cutaway body configuration. Finely-tuned sound chamber, crown inlays, "f hole' port and vintage Duncan Seth Lover pickups. Colors: 59 Burst, Red Transparent, Vintage Natural, Honey.

Artist Mahogany
Honduras Mahogany neck and body, book-matched archtop with f-hole. MOP Dot inlays, Rosewood fingerboard, Seymour Duncan P-90 single coils. Colors: Black and Cherry Transparent.

Mahogany HB
Honduras Mahogany neck and body, book-matched archtop with f-hole. MOP Dot inlays, Rosewood fingerboard, Seymour Duncan '59 Humbuckers. Colors: Cherry Transparent.

Artist Korina
Fine Chevron Korina, semi-hollow body and neck, book-matched archtop with f-hole. Mother-of-Pearl Dot inlays, Rosewood fingerboard. Seymour Duncan P-90 single coils. Colors: Jazzburst and Vintage Korina.

Korina HB
Fine Chevron Korina, semi-hollow body and neck, book-matched archtop with f-hole. Mother-of-Pearl Dot inlays, Rosewood fingerboard. Seymour Duncan '59 Humbuckers. Colors: Jazzburst and Vintage Korina.

Artist Ultimate
Handmade by the industry's finest luthiers. Dual humbuckers are hand wound using oxygen-free Monster Cable wire and signed by Seymour Duncan. Fully bound body, neck and headstock. Over 250 pieces of hand-inlayed Mother-of-Pearl. All Monster Cable internal wiring. Colors: Cognac.

Just how "Ultimate" is Hamer's Artist? Upon review, Guitar Player Magazine awarded the Artist Korina and Artist Mahogany HB (formerly known as the Hamer 25th Anniversary) models with the magazine's coveted Editor's Pick Award.
 

 

 

Extremely Nice Hamer Artist
They rarely come out looking as good as this one.
 

Hamer Model Confusion

Hamer models are pretty confusing. Over the years they have been known to produce a double cutaway guitar that looks a lot like the Abstract double cut or DC-2.   See Abstract Guitars

The problem is nomenclature. They have called this guitar (shown left) by various names. Originally it was "The Sunburst" which made no sense because it came in several other colors. Then they called it "The Studio," which made the guitar sound like a beginners guitar, then they called it "The Artist," but that got confusing simply because they had numerous different models.
The Intelligent way of building this guitar would have been to simply offer 1 model and let the customer decide on what options. he or she wanted on their guitar.

The Hamer guitar is for the most part an excellent guitar. I personally don't hold with the 22 fret model being the only one you can buy. I also don't like set neck guitars.
 

 

 

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