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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-09-2002, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've had my eye on a Hamer Ultimate for a while...

Anybody got any experience with the Hamer Ultimate guitar? They appear to be very nice and detailed in their work.... anyhoo just another one of those gotta have one someday.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-09-2002, 11:16 PM
 
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The actual Hamer Ultimate was a very limited run instrument with a very high price tag: $5000 I believe. It came with the alligator leather case and all of the internal wiring was done with Monster cable. Also, I believe that all of the hardware was sterling silver plated (not very practical for a guitar that would actually get played-you'd spend more time polishing it that you would playing it!) I've played 3 Ultimates, one at the NAMM show at which they were introduced and 2 at local stores. Great guitars, but not at all any better than a Hamer Artist. The color (a deep burgundy) is gorgeous, and sure all of the little things make for a pretty guitar. And it DID sound great. But...each Hamer Artist that I've had (a total of 4) sounded every bit as good, and played every bit as well. Save a few thousand bucks and just get a used Artist.

PS Even the local Hamer rep (who was also my best man) swears that there is no difference between the Ultimate and the Artists- and he knew that if anybody would buy one, it'd be me! LOL
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-09-2002, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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yea I've looked at the artist too... I'd probably go that route anyway... price is better and like you say, virtually the same guitar, just not so much eye candy.
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