Archive for April, 2012

Bringing Myths to Life

Posted in Uncategorized on April 14, 2012 by hamerblog

The mythical god Thor would surely embrace what has often been considered a mythical guitar. Often talked about but rarely seen, this bolt of lightning will add thunder to its anxiously waiting owner’s repertoire. Built from one solid piece of Limba, the body is vibrant and light weight.

Here Dave is routing this custom instrument. Note the soft tooling routing fixture that Dave fabricated from a mahogany cutoff.

Todd readying to flat sand and buff the Bolt.

The body shape is actually that of a V cut in the middle with a flipped wing. We custom machined and gold-plated the tailpiece.

The strings run through the body in the manner of our Sunburst guitars, though the array of grommets is unique indeed.

The existence of this model has long been a myth. We put an end to that.

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Racing Power

Posted in Uncategorized on April 13, 2012 by hamerblog

It seems that our customers can arrive at countless variations on a theme. Here, we took a long discontinued model and hot rodded it further. The engine is provided by the white Barden rail pickups, with the triple-coil housed in our proprietary surround.

The surprisingly simple electronics provide an array of sounds. The serious sustain driven by Hamer’s sustain block bridge has long been established.

String through the body construction further enhances sustain.

Sperzel machine heads are always a nice touch.

Then there are customizations such the tumbling mother of pearl Boomerang inlays and the grained ivoroid fingerboard and headstock binding. We applied a mondo Hamer logo back in the ’80s so that it would be visible from stadium seating. This customer requested that retro touch. Ferrari red completes the powerful package. We’re confident that this guitar will be well driven.