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Hamer USA Monaco Elite Electric Guitar
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The arched top, single-cutaway Ivoroid bound body, neck, and headstock are a feast for the eyes. With a comfy 24-3/4" scale length, this easy-playing...Click To Read More About This Product
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The arched top, single-cutaway Ivoroid bound body, neck, and headstock are a feast for the eyes. With a comfy 24-3/4" scale length, this easy-playing piece of guitar art is crafted with a Honduran mahogany neck and body, dovetail neck joint, rosewood fingerboard, and a book-matched, arched, flamed maple top. Mother-of-pearl Victory fretboard inlays and inlaid mother-of-pearl Hamer USA logo add classy distinction.
Seymour Duncan Custom and Custom Custom humbucking pickups make the Monaco Elite capable of hammering your point home or delicately sculpting your sound with fine detail. 3 Hamer 500kOhms (custom taper) split shaft potentiometers, and a Switchcraft lever switch manipulate output. Pickups are wired in phase with selector in middle position.
Bookmatched, arched, flamed-maple top
Honduran mahogany body and neck
Mother-of-pearl Victory inlays
Dovetail neck joint
Chrome Schaller tuners
24-3/4" scale length
Seymour Duncan Custom neck pickup
Seymour Duncan Custom Custom bridge pickup
Pickup selector with pickups wired in phase in middle position
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If this were a PRS, it would be double the price. It may not help resale (if you wanted to sell it), but it's a lot less common than a Gibson or PRS, with better quality and workmanship. Top notch materials and production, low production and great tones, make this a nice, change of pace. Maybe one day, Hamer will be "discovered," and we can have the last laugh!
Great guitar that rocks....
Best Single Cut for the money hands down, I put a 9 on features because I wish the upper fret access was a little easier but not a big deal. This KILLs any Gibson in quality and is worth the extra money, this guitar is better than a Gibson LP hands down, I've had all the LPs basically, this is the nicest guitar I've ever purchased and played on. Don't look for the name , buy it for the quality.
Talk about top-of-the-line. I know professional players that have spent the majority of their careers playing PRS, only to try out a Hamer Monaco, and switch over-night. The quality is on-par, (if not better than) PRS, the playability is un-rivalled; it puts the Les Paul to shame, any day of the week. It is, quite simply, one of THE best guitars in existence.
the guitar is unreal,it sings play the sh-- out me. It is a great guitar, hands down it is right up the with the les pauls and PRS I know because I own all three. In fact I also own a Hamer monaco III Hamer's are beautiful guitars
I have owned this guitar for a year now and I love it the more I play it. Hamer USA makes top notch guitars at value related prices. However if I was to compare this with my Les Paul 50 neck standard I would say it needs a little extra to totally surpass it. First the neck pickup is a curious choice it is a ceramic duncan that retains the bass better than it's bridge counter part but lacks the sweetness of a gibson 57 or Duncan 59. Second the guitar is damn heavy and could better contoured to play a little easier with better neck joint access to the upper frets. Lastly my Hamer Elite neck is slightly less smooth to play than the 50 round neck of the Les Pauls. Being maybe overly picky I think this is a great guitar that is one step away from killing the gibson les Paul lines in value and quality.
Hamer quality shines thru on this guitar. If you ever wanted the a Les Paul but wanted a great top & flawless quality buy a Hamer Monaco elite.
I played every Gibson & PRS in the store and was almost satisfied with a top of the line PRS. Then the salesman brought me this Hamer, and I about cried. About the only thing wrong with it, is that I have a hard time taking out to a gig because of fear it may get a scratch or stolen.
Outstanding. Buy the Hamer promo DVD first if you're not sure. This IS a custom guitar. I think they make about a hand full of guitars a year compared to the guitar makers that you are looking at. Buy the Elite. The tops are exceptional. Every part of this guitar is perfect. I could use a flaw to make me feel more comfortable actually using this piece of art. The guitar plays smoothly. The action is low and aggressive but no buzz. Don't buy a guitar because your favorite artist plays it; buy one for the quality of sound and craftsmanship. I do not work for Hamer. I have played many brands and all of their top models; the Hamer Elite is without question the finest guitar you will invest in. Don't worry about what the guys in the guitar stores say about the resale value, you will NEVER sell the Hamer Elite once you play it! It is the tone I have been looking for. Congrates on stepping up to Hamer and joining the club. These are rare guitars with only about 50,000 plus made since the beginning of Hamer. That number of hand built guitars is probably a drop in the bucket of the non-boutique guys. You will never question the purchase price after you hold this beauty.