Studio Custom, Lefty
The first step in building any Hamer is selecting the wood. While it’s always a painstaking process, sometimes we have to pay even more attention than others. That’s especially true with this very special Studio Custom. Our customer actually sent us a photo of the Ultimate grade quilted maple he wants us to match for the guitar’s top. The Talladega in the photo was displayed at last year’s NAMM show.
- We first sorted through our Ultimate quilt, our rarest figured wood. We found two pieces that were close to what he was looking for. You can still see the remnants of the bark on the side of one of the billets.
- After applying naphtha to both billets, to simulate what the quilt would like with a finish on it, we settled on this piece. More on this special guitar as it progresses.