Building on the excitement generated at Winter NAMM, Hamer Guitars today announced that the six reissued classic Hamer Import Series guitars are now available for immediate dealer delivery from KMC Music, the industry-leading value added distributor of Musical Instruments, Pro Audio, and Band & Orchestra products. The line-up features classic Hamer designs, as well as the highest quality components and finishes.
“We are very excited to make these guitars available to a new generation of players,” said Jonathan Lee, Hamer Director of Design and Development. “Dealer enthusiasm for these exact reissues of the most popular Hamer models has been building since their introduction at Winter NAMM, and we are excited to announce their immediate availability.”
Before retiring from the stage in 2013, Hamer Guitars were seen, heard, and played around the world by acts that included Aerosmith, Bad Company, Blackfoot, Blues Brothers, Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick, The Cars, Def Leppard, Del Fuegos, Dire Straights, Eagles, Sammy Hagar, Hall & Oats, Billy Idol, Jethro Tull, Billy Joel, Kiss, Huey Lewis & the News, Gary Moore, Motley Crue, No Doubt, Neville Brothers, Night Ranger, Ted Nugent, Robert Palmer, The Police, The Pretenders, Judas Priest, Ratt, The Romantics, Savoy Brown, The Sex Pistols, Steve Stevens, Billy Squire, Third Eye Blind, Steve Vai, The Who, Wishbone Ash, and Warren Zane, among many others.
The Hamer Guitar models that are now shipping include the Vector Flame (VECF-HB). For years, the import version of the original Vector V Hamer guitar introduced in 1973 has been a top seller. The reissued model features a solid maple top with figured honey burst maple veneer, rosewood fingerboard, mahogany neck, Hamer-designed Humbucker pick-ups, and Master Volume/Dual Tone electronics. The Vector Flame carries a Manufacturer Advertised Price (MAP) of $799.99. Next up is the Standard Flame (STDF-CS) guitar that traces its roots to the original Hamer USA Standard guitar introduced in 1974. The reissued standard flame-top body model features a solid maple cap and figured cherry sunburst maple veneer, as well as a mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, Hamer-designed Humbucker pick-ups, Master Volume/Dual Tone electronics and a MAP of $799.99.
For those enthusiasts looking for the classic Hamer double cut-away body type, Hamer today reissued the Sunburst Archtop Flame Top (SATFW-DCB) guitar, historically a top selling import version of a Hamer guitar that made its debut in 1977. This gorgeous guitar has a solid maple top, figured maple veneer, dark cherry burst gloss finish, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, Hamer-designed Humbucker pick-ups, and Master Volume/Dual Tone electronics. This same model is also available in a transparent black gloss finish (Model SATF-TBK). Model SATFW-DCB has a MAP of $799.99 while Model SATF-TBK has a MAP of $749.99.
The Hamer Special Junior (SPJ-NT) guitar is a slightly downsized version of the Sunburst guitar originally introduced by Hamer in 1980. It features a double cut-away body, mahogany body material and neck, rosewood fingerboard, single Dog-Ear P90 pick-up, and Single Volume/Single Tone electronics. It carries a MAP of $599.99.
Finally, for those that prefer a classic arch-top solid body, Hamer reintroduces its Monaco Flame (MONF-CS) single cut-away body guitar featuring a solid maple top, figured maple veneer, a cherry sunburst gloss finish, a rosewood fingerboard, Master Volume/Dual Tone electronics, and Hamer-designed Humbuckers. The Monaco Flame is available with a MAP of $749.99.
Gig bags are available separately for the entire line, and all models begin shipping nationwide immediately. For hi-res images, please click here.