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Sumptuous luxury and mighty tone.
This dazzler boasts a mahogany body and hand-carved 2-piece flamed maple top lovingly finished with 14 layers of hand-buffed lacquer. Ivoroid body and neck binding highlight the top and fingerboard while mother-of-pearl crown inlays on the quartersawn rosewood fretboard add class and sophistication. Stopbar bridge system, Lubritrak nut, and Schaller machine heads add up to granite-like stability and easy tuning. Oversize dovetail neck joint between the mahogany body and 3-piece mahogany neck provides phenomenal resonance and sustain. Seymour Duncan '59 humbuckers deliver smooth and versatile tonal output. Includes hardshell case.
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Reviewed by 13 customers
I own two Hamer guitars. The Artist and the Studio Custom. I have played higher end Les Pauls and numerous Paul Reed Smiths and I have to say this guitar is one of the best guitars I have played to date. I have duncan 59's on it and they just scream through my old Peavy Heritage. This guitar is great for any music style that you want to play. It's bark is as bad as it's bite. You will not be disappointed.
Bought this guitar a couple of weeks ago. I couldnt be more pleased with it. The duncan 59 and jb duncans have so much versatility. Best flame top ive ever seen. And the neck feels like it was made just for you. Ive played alot of guitars including les pauls, strats, teles, schecters, and ibanezs and by far this guitar is the best. Buy this guitar. You wont regret it
I also was looking into buying a les paul. The guy at the guitar store put this in my hands and immediatly i felt a difference. The les paul is much heavier and sits uncomfortably on your leg when you play. This guitar also plays quite faster than the les paul. It is made to last and it sounds Great! No matter what you play... rock...blues...jazz..clasical.. set your amp up and buy this guitar!
I bought my guitar in '96. It's been with me for ten years and I'd never part with it. With some adjustment of action and intonation this guitar plays like a dream. It's quite a bit lighter than the Les Pauls, and better balanced also. It's a very comfortable guitar to play. Sounds best with medium guage strings.(.011s)
I have owned this guitar for about 6 months.i play it almost every day and use "10's" light gauge strings. the guitar was a bit expensive but the price is reflected in the quality of the wood and the electronics, so, overall it fair value for a superior instrument. I wish the humbuckers came with coil switches, and I also wish it had locking tuners, but otherwise, the guitar feels and sounds great, stays in tune, and is capable of a wide range of tones and textures. It is a Hamer's double cutaway version of the Les Paul, and i believe it is the better choice.
Hamer is by far one of the best guitar makers out there today. The Studio is a well-balanced and great-sounding guitar. The fit and finish are flawless and the TONE is just incredible. Plenty of snap and you can pull off everything from country to the heaviest rock.
this is a nice guitar. it has really nice tone and it sounds great. the only things i don't like are the guitar weighs a lot and the high e is so close to the end of the neck that it's a little hard to get vibrato. but overall it's great.
I have a '96 model. I was in the market for a Les Paul a while back and decided to try the Hamer after the sales guy bugged the hell out of me. I mean I really wanted a Les Paul. But the Hamer just blew me away. It's made better, plays better, sounds better, it's just all around better. I've been playing guitar for 20 something years and take it from me. This guitar is better than any Les Paul in the same price range.
I own 3 Hamers. The Studio Custom, the Artist Custom, and the Eclipse. The Studio Custom is perfect as far as fit-&-finish. The '59 Burst is beautiful. Playability & balance are nice. I use .010 strings ( as came from the factory). I've played for 30 years and have done tech work for 15 years. As new, I adjusted the Studio Custom's truss rod for a straighter neck. My action is fairly low and I don't have any problems with buzzing frets. I play through a Mesa Nomad 100 & a Mesa 4x12 cabinet. The sound of this Hamer is warm and buttery, like a Les Paul. I'm a big fan & supporter of Kaman. They have always been there over the years. Something common to all 3 of my Hamers are 'dead spots' on the 3rd string 14thru 16 frets. My other 2 Hamers also have the problem of the 1st string being exceptionally close to the edge of the fingerboard. When doing vibrato, the string falls off the board and rattles. I solved this by re-cutting the string slot in the bridge saddle. My Studio Custom DOES NOT have this problem, playability is absolutely flawless. I own many high-end instruments, so I have something to compare my Studio Custom with. For the money, this Hamer is worth it. A beautiful instrument in sound, playability, and looks.
I own 6 elecric guitars (Fender, Gibson, Peavey), and this is by far the best of the bunch. I play mostly blues/rock, and the tone is unbelievable. For the money, it beats any Les Paul or PRS I've played, and the quality is outstanding. The only reason I give 9 stars for features rather than 10, is that it's pretty basic set-up...has all you need though. In a word - AWESOME!