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Hamer Guitars Part 3

September 15, 2008
Premier Guitar is On Location in New Hartford, CT, checking out how Hamer Guitars are made. In this segment, Jol Dantzig shows us an R&D Talladega that you've never seen before and the Talladega Pro. We also see how inlay work is done, learn what goes into making the back of a neck smooth and comfortable and we take close look at one of the higher-end, rare appointments that Hamer offers: ivory nuts. Remember, for your gear fix go to www.premierguitar.com
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Hamer Guitars Part 4

September 15, 2008
Here's the final installment of Premier Guitar's On Location visit with Jol Dantzig of Hamer Guitars. In this segment you'll see why something as simple as buffing a guitar finish is exactly the opposite at Hamer - just as everything else they do is taken to another level, even the buffing process involves the kind of craftsmanship you'd expect from Dantzig's shop. Also, we got to see some of the assembly process before we wrapped up our visit. Be sure and check out the other 3 videos in this series and of course, the our October 2008 cover story on Hamer. Remember - for your gear fix go to www.premierguitar.com
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Hamer Guitars Part 1

September 15, 2008
Premier Guitar is On Location in New Hartford, CT, hanging out with Jol Dantzig. In this segment, Dantzig talks about the move from Chicago to New Hartford and the company's approach to quality. Dantzig also explains the body construction and design of the Improv.

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How to Build a PRS Guitar

July 30, 2008
All-Access Tour of the PRS Factory
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Custom Wound Pickups at Seymour Duncan, Part 2

July 18, 2008
Seymour's right-hand woman, Marisela Juarez is featured in this clip. Marisela runs the custom shop and has wound pickups for the guitars played on many of the albums in your collection.
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How to Make a Pickup, Part 2

July 18, 2008
42 gauge is the most common wire used in pickup manufacturing. This and other common building techiniques are covered in this clip. Also, Evan expalins why Seymour Duncan goes through great lengths to use the same bobbin material used in many classic pickups. Perhaps the coolest part of this video - check out the original winder once owned by Gibson and used for early PAF humbuckers. SD has the winder now and still uses it today.
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