Incredible looks, sound, and value.
The Sunburst Archtop Quilt goes over the top with a gorgeous laminated quilt top, abalone inlays surrounding the entire guitar and Mother-of-Pearl crown inlays. Supported by two Hamer humbucker pickups and a Tune-o-matic-style bridge, you will have trouble deciding if you prefer this models' great looks or incredible sound.
- Mahogany body with abalone binding
- Arched top with a quilted maple veneer
- Set mahogany neck
- Crown inlays
- Chrome tuners
- 2 volume, one tone knob
- 3-way toggle pickup selector
- Tune-o-matic-style bridge
- 24-3/4" scale
Sunburst Archtop Quilt Top Electric Guitar Specifications:
- Binding: Abalone bound body, bound neck, bound headstock
Case Included: No
Controls: 2 volumes, 1 tone, 3-way toggle switch
Inlays: Pearloid trapezoid
Machine Heads: Chrome
Neck Joint: Set
Neck Material: Mahogany
Pickups: Dual Hamer Humbucker
Scale: 24 3/4"
Reviewed by 5 customers
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This is one sweet guitar. Totally blown away by the price! Yes, it isn't made in the USA, but it still plays extremely easy. I've had many guitars, including some very nice Gibsons, and this compares more to them than anything else. And in many ways, it's actually better than some of the higher end guitars.The neck is more like a 60's style neck on a Gibson Les Paul, but a bit (and I mean a bit!) thicker. That feels great to me, but you may prefer a thicker or thinner neck.The tone out of the stock pickups are fine for rock, metal, blues or alternative, but for jazz, I'd switch them out to some real Seymour Duncans. The neck pickup sounds a little muddy for my tastes by itself. Using both pickups together seems to clear it up a lot.The sustain is wonderfully long.Action was a little high out of the box, but a couple of turns on the bridge it get real low without any fret buzz.I only have one real complaint: No wammy bar. If you don't like the pickups or strings, it's easy enough to replace them, but adding a wammy... well, that's quite a bit more work. I see on the Hamer website that a flametop version of the Sunburst guitars is coming with a Wilkinson tremolo. These guitars are a steal!
I got this guitar for my birthday and I was completely amazed at how beautiful it was. The abalone inlay around the body is perfect. The honey burst color is gorgeous. The strings buzzed pretty badly at first, but when I changed the stock strings for some lighter gauge strings it cleared up completely. The action is super low and is really easy to play. The neck is also very fast, so sticking on slides is not a problem. I love how this guitar sounds through my mesa-boogie f-30. The bridge pickup is a bit muddy, but still good. The neck pickup is perfect for blues and jazz. The epiphone les paul, the hamer's top competitor is no where close in tone, or reliability. The quality of this guitar is really second to none in its price range and I highly recommend it!
Awesome guitar for the price the neck like a Les Paul plays like butter I changed the humbuckers for some Duncan alnico pro II.Has a great tone and easy to shred you don't even have to press that hard to sound the note of each fret a lot of sustain and great harmonics.
I have this guitar as my second guitar and for the sake of my dear Ibanez RG170 (which I highly recommend); it was beginning to give to wear and tear 4 years of playing (1.5 of me playing it) and constant touring and performance. After literally, 7 months of research I came across this little charmer online. Living in Germany and the exchange between Euro and dollar, a guitar would have cost me my left leg so when I bought this guitar, I had not tried it because no local shops carried Hamer. A close friend owned a 2 year old Hamer Standard and having played it several times and knowing that everytime he played the life out that guitar I decided to get it, after reading about Hamer all over. Well the guitar is well put together, and very handsome. Has caught many in a trance looking at it. The Albone job around the body is pretty sloppy but nothing serious. The Quilted Black is awful, not very distinct and not too well done, so I suggest the Honeyburst. The pickups are decent but the bridge pickup is pretty weak whether you adjust or not; the neck pickup is quite good, I plan to keep it. The neck is like a scaled down version of the Les Paul neck and is comfortable for most all hands, all frets are fairly reachable. When you do change the strings, plan to use light gauge if you plan to keep the fast low action. The tuners have something to be expected, they are not too accurate but do hold tight. The mother of pearl on the fret board is nicely done as is the binding, the guitar is PERFECTLY balanced and light. Pinch Harmonics are tricky due to a congested picking area. The wiring is decent but cheaply done and I do expect some minor issues later on but I feel no concern about it. Overall a beautiful, highly playable, and nice sounding guitar that is perfect for the hardcore player.
I like this guitar, the fret inlay is very nice. Hamer makes the best guitars ever! Hamer is the most unique companies there is, I currently own one of these and it sounds great! If you are a pro or you are just beginning guitar, this is a great guitar for busting out a solo or doing the basics.