This is a beautiful Hamer Studio Flametop made in USA in 1995 and finished in spectacular Translucent Blue Burst. Not to be confused with some Asian made Hamers that came along some years ago. This one is all class, featuring top quality materials, totally handmade construction and superb fit & finish.
The current owner bought this guitar some years ago and upgraded the pickups to a Bareknuckle Blue Note oversize P-90 in the neck position, and a Bareknuckle Black Dog PAF style humbucker at the bridge. And a great combination it is too.
The Studio is a classic example of the original Hamer double cutaway design from 1977, taking the familiar shape of a Gibson Les Paul Jr double cutaway and using the tried and true combination of a mahogany back with a maple top to produce a guitar with buckets of character.
Top Material: Flame Maple
Configuration: Carved arch
Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Shape: Vintage Round
Thickness: Vintage carve:
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Inlays: Pearl Dot
Nut Type: Bone
Scale Length: 24 ¾”
Neck Pickup: Bareknuckle Blue Note P-90
Bridge Pickup: Bareknuckle Black Dog
Controls: 1 Vol, 2 Tone, 3 way switch
Bridge: Tone Pros
Weight: 7.6 lbs
The overall condition of this Studio Flametop is very good. This one has had a very protected life, and has been looked after very well. There are a few minor dents & light scratches that can only be seen in a certain angle of light. The neck is clean all over, and there’s no fret wear to speak of. There have been no repairs and no modifications apart from the pickup upgrade.
It is well balanced guitar with a comfortable neck, and plays well in all positions. The Bareknuckle pickups are a big bonus. The combination of an airy & woody P-90 with a gritty and grunting PAF style humbuckers works really well.
This is a top quality pro grade instrument, in great condition, that offers a classy take on some classic Gibson design elements that really work when combined the right way – such as in the guitar.
Come in its original Hamer hard case in good condition.