Hamer USA Studio Archtop GATSSO 1990’sHamer
Well, we can chalk up Hamer guitars as another brand that I've blissfully ignored for the last 20 or so years. I can't believe that I've gone so long missing out on such wonderful, high quality instruments. I've also missed out on a lot of the really good deals that were snatched up by more "enlightened" buyers when these guitars were still flying under the radar. I'm definitely ignorant no more. This Hamer USA GATSSO is an exceptional instrument. From the build quality, to the feel, to the playability to the tone, this baby has it all. I'd put this Hamer up against the best from PRS, Gibson, Suhr, etc. and not feel like I'm lacking for anything. It weighs in at a beautifully balanced 7 lb. 14 oz. and has the time honored, classic design of a set in mahogany neck, double cut mahogany body, flamed maple arched top, 24 3/4" scale length and a rosewood fingerboard. The neck profile is a full, thick "59 C" shape and plays effortlessly with a low, supple action. The Schaller tuners hold perfect tune and the Wilkenson tune-o-matic style bridge offers a high quality feel. This instrument as a whole is very resonant with excellent sustain and the Duncan '59 and JB pickups offer a plethora of tones from rich and smooth to crunchy and biting. The overall condition is very good for it's age showing minimal fret wear, fine finish scratching and swirling. The original hard shell case and warranty card are included. You can most definitely spend more money but you cannot buy a better guitar.