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Hamer Vector Flametop Electric Guitar
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Features a well-balanced alder body and a set neck with boomerang inlays. Flat flamed maple veneer top. Duncan designed pickups give your tone the bo...Click To Read More About This Product
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A V like no other.
Features a well-balanced alder body and a set neck with boomerang inlays. Flat flamed maple veneer top. Duncan designed pickups give your tone the boost you've been looking for. Tune-o-matic bridge. 24-3/4" scale.
- Alder body with ivoroid binding
- Flat flamed maple veneer top
- Set neck with boomerang inlays
- Duncan-designed neck and bridge humbuckers
- Tune-o-matic bridge
- 24-3/4" scale
- 2-volume, one tone, and 3-way pickup controls
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I love this guitar! It's really great. When I first got it, there was alot of buzzing in the strings and it sounded pretty bad. All I had to do was raise the bridge and everything was perfect. It's such an awesome guitar and I would recommend it to anybody thinking about purchasing a new guitar.
I've wanted a Flying V guitar my entire life. My wife let me have an early Father's Day gift this year, so I chose this one. I couldn't be happier with this instrument. I play all different styles and figured this would be my "metal" guitar. It does that very well (great Zakk Wylde-esque pinch harmonics), but you can also dial in some very rich and beautiful clean tones. It balances well on a strap (hard to sit down and play- but who does that with a V anyway?), stays in tune even under the most harsh playing, sustains nicely (better than my Les Paul). On top of that, it's a very striking guitar. The flame maple top with sunburst finish is quite pretty. I've played Gibson and Epiphone V's and they were great guitars, but I fell in love with the Hamer the moment I played it. The quality is much better than I expected for the price. The neck is thin and fast, although a little wider than I'm accustomed to. The guitar arrived quickly and was packed carefully. The only problem was there was a little ding in the lower bout on the right, which looked to me like UPS dropped it. No bother- it adds to the character of the instrument, and I can tell which one is mine. If you want a high quality instrument that plays well, looks nice and will keep you on a budget, look no further than this one.
As far as the features go, c'mon now, it's pretty basic. It's just two humbucking pickups, two volume knobs and a tone knob with a tune-o-matic bridge and a three way switch. The inlays look a little cheap. Though, to be fair, that's exactly what a Gibson Flying V has (I have one of those too). The pickups are reasonably hot and remind me a LOT of the Gibson burstbucker and the 57 classic. They produce a very smooth clean and a wonderful crunch when you turn up the distortion on your amp. The neck pickup puts out a very fat and bassy tone while the bridge puts out great lead tones with strong mids and highs. Honestly the tone reminds me of the 70's 67 reissue of the Gibson Flying V. The neck is very fast and easy to play with easy access to the 22nd fret. No problems with the pots; I did have to adjust the tune-o-matic and lower the action a bit when I first bought it though. Overall, it's absolutely a great buy. You get a 1k-2k sound out of a guitar you payed for the price. I can't honestly say I like it that much better than my Gibson, but I got such a great deal on both of them that I can't stand to sell either one. I own a lot of guitars and I can say that if I had to sell them, this is one of the last ones I'd get rid of. For an overseas mass production guitar, the folks over at Hamer are doing a great job.
cant say enough how much enjoyment this scaled down sized guitar has given me over the years (purchased new in 1982). versatility, crunch, sweet. plugged into my rivera combo it does whatever I need, with class and refinement. I think I like it even more than my 63 gibson sg (which still has the original frets). they are both outstanding pleasures to play.
This is a great guitar, very playable and versatile. This is a great guitar, very playable and versatile. You can't deny it looks beautiful too. I own one built in 2002, in Korea. It's tone is creamy and very vocal in the leads. It delivers loads of natural sustain thus producing a sound which is rich and warm -- though I guess it is not as fat as a LesPaul's. Still, even with the stock pups (Duncan Designed) I'm able to make her scream as hell if I want to. It has indeed its very own gorgeous voice and I'm very proud of it. I own other guitars and this one has turned into my preferred one for playing leads. And I sincerely don't think that for its price you can get a better axe. Look, it is so good that I dare to say that it matches a PRS SE Santana up there in the highest quality of import models! Well, I still have some very minor complains: I just don't like too much the Kluson tuners because they look cheap (but being fair they do their job well); and I also miss my whammy bar a bit. Also, I guess its tone is a tad too sweet to play, say, death metal. But apart from that, this is a wonderful instrument that will provide you hours of pleasure. I recommend it without hesitation to any player looking for something excellent fitting a rather tight budget.
This V guitar is so sick. I have had mine for over 8 months now and its worked like a champ. I play a lot of gigs and i usually split time between my Schector C-1 Classic ans this guitar. They both got looks i can tell you that. The C-1 might play a little better but its also 400 dollars more. Anyways this guitar is sick and is deff worth the price.