2017 was a proud year for Hamer Guitars as it marked the rebirth of America’s original boutique guitar brand — a line created in 1973 in Wilmette, Illinois by Paul Hamer and Jol Dantzig. From humble beginnings handcrafting guitars in the back of their small Illinois guitar shop, Hamer went on to become the guitar of choice for acts spanning the globe, representing all musical genres and four decades of performing artists.
How about this for an Artist Roster: Aerosmith, Bad Company, Blackfoot, Blues Brothers, Bon Jovi, The Angels, Cheap Trick, The Cars, Def Leppard, Del Fuegos, Dire Straights, Eagles, George Golla, Sammy Hagar, Hall & Oats, Billy Idol, Jethro Tull, Billy Joel, Kiss, Huey Lewis & the News, Bruno Lucia, Gary Moore, Motley Crue, No Doubt, Neville Brothers, Night Ranger, Ted Nugent, Robert Palmer, The Police, The Pretenders, Judas Priest, Ratt, The Romantics, Savoy Brown, The Sex Pistols, Steve Simmons, Billy Squire, Third Eye Blind, Steve Vai, The Who, Wishbone Ash, Warren Zane and many others…pretty impressive!
This great iconic brand is back and already meeting the pent-up demand from a new generation of players with exact reissues of Hamer’s most popular models.
One of the stars of the re-emergence of Hamer at the winter NAMM show was the Vector Flame.
Based on the original Vector V Hamer guitar introduced in 1973 – the first body shape made by Hamer, the reissued model features a solid Maple top with a figured flame Maple veneer in a stunning Honey Burst finish. Other premium appointments include a 22 fret Rosewood fingerboard, Mahogany neck, Hamer-designed Humbucking pickups with Master Volume/Dual Tone electronics.
An exceptional guitar for the money, they were discontinued shortly after release. Why? One of America’s largest Guitar manufacturers had originally released the model that inspired the Vector way back in 1958. Consequently they sued Hamer in the US Supreme Court and that was and is the end of the Vector – that makes the Hamer Vector a real LAWSUIT guitar!
Fortunately for the astute collector and lovers of V shaped guitars, we have secured a small number of brand new and unplayed Hamer Vector flying V electric guitars which are in stock in our Nowra store. They have all been checked and setup to PRO-SCM standards by John Kuts. Hand rolled fret ends, highly polished frets, oiled fingerboards, action, intonation all sorted and more. Remember, we price match too! Of course some conditions do apply.
Whether you hang your simply stunning Hamer Vector on the wall and look at it or play it until you pass out is entirely up to you.
Make no mistake, when these guitars have sold out there will be no more.
HAMER VECTOR V FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
• Model: Vector
Body Shape: V
• Body Type: Solid Body
• Body Material: Solid Mahogany
• Top Wood: Solid Maple with a Highly Figured Flame Maple Veneer
• Body Colour: Honey Burst
• Body Finish: Gloss
• Orientation: Right handed
• Neck Shape: Thin U
• Neck Material: Mahogany
• Neck Join: Set-in
• Scale Length: 25.5″
• Truss Rod: Standard
• Neck Finish: Gloss
• Fretboard Material: Rosewood
• Fretboard Radius: Not specified
• Fret size: Jumbo
• Number of frets: 22
• Fretboard Position Markers: Boomerang Inlays
• Nut Width: 1.63″ (41.4 mm)
• Nut Material : Graphite
• Pickup Configuration: HH
• Neck Pickup: Hamer Humbucker
• Bridge Pickup: Hamer Humbucker
• Controls: 1 x Neck PU Volume, 1 x Bridge PU Volume, 1 x Master Tone
• Pickup Switch: 3-way Toggle Switch
• Bridge Type: Fixed
• Bridge Design: Tune-o-Matic
• Tailpiece: Stopbar
• Tuning machines: Die-cast Sealed
• Hardware Finish: Chrome
• Setu: PRO-SCM
• Case: Case or Gig Bag available seperately