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ARTICLES

Esoterica Electrica: How Rivalry Spawned a Classic Shred Machine

December 11, 2013
The design theory and drive behind the super-strat classic Hamer Californian circa 1988.
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FMIC Suspends Hamer Production

January 9, 2013
Fender Musical Instruments Corp/KMCMusicorp is suspending production of Hamer instruments to focus our efforts on other brands within the company''s portfolio.
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All You Need is... Bass!

August 19, 2009
A pretty pile of basses
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Premier Collector #11: Unique & Custom Basses

May 5, 2009
Ron Johnson has an impressive collection of 12-string basses and more
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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 2

September 15, 2008
Premier Guitar is On Location in New Hartford, CT, learning the finer points of high-end guitar craftsmanship from noneother than Jol Dantzing, himself. In this segment we look inside the Newport, learn why Hamer necks transfer more tone, watch the spray booth in action and take a close look at the first ever Earthen Maple Talladega as it is being built. 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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The Tao of Jol

September 10, 2008
Adam Moore sits down with the man behind the Talladega and other great Hamer guitars, Jol Dantzig
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