Setting the Standard
For over 30 years Hamer has been setting the standard in electric guitars. Over the years we have refined our earliest models while introducing many new ones. Our first model was the Hamer Standard. It has remained our flagship ever since.
Some may speculate that our glory years are behind us. Ohers may be misinformed as to our history. We look at Hamer as a continuum, learning and moving forward while remaining true to our heritage.
This Standard epitomizes that philosophy and is very much like the original, a bound body with a dot unbound neck. A primary difference is that rather than bonding an eastern curly maple veneer to the body we use a massive big leaf (western) flame maple cap; we view this as an improvement.
What a phenomenal top.
We’ve also upgraded our wiring, paying as much attention to those parts of the guitar that you can’t see as those that are visible.
Quite a few years ago we changed pickups from DiMarzio to Seymour Duncan. While we have collaborated with both companies to voice pickups specifically for Hamer, we have left the winding to them – it’s what they do best.
We like to show off our tight neck joints. Our luthiery remains unsurpassed.
As our production is limited, we have the luxury of using only the highest grade Honduras mahogany. It has to be wide enough for a one piece Standard body. We’re discriminating in our choice of woods – just like you.
In the late 1970s we made a decision to change from Grover Rotomatics to Schaller machine heads. Like Schaller, Grover has a storied history. However, Schaller continues to manufacture their tuning gears in Germany, as they have all along. Sadly, neither Helmut nor Rene Schaller are still with us.
The logo on this Standard is like the originals, a paint transfer at the tip of the headstock.
Setting the standard with simple understated elegance brought to you with the highest level of craftsmanship. This Standard is ready to rock.