I don't know what it is, but there is something about this guitar. It sounds great, feels great. The color is perfect. I wish it didn't have all the dings all over it, but I can deal with that. Its a 1986 Hamer Chaparell Elite. Ebony fretboard with the classic boomerang inlays. Its totally sexy. Ya like that color Alaskabat?? Anyone else have a Hamer?