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Author:  Econ [ Mon, Feb 11, 2019 3:24pm ]
Post subject:  Another Home Run by GMW - Hamer Restoration Project

Lee hit the bullseye with this (no pun intended).

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Author:  JeF [ Mon, Feb 11, 2019 3:51pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Another Home Run by GMW - Hamer Restoration Project

:thumbsup: Looks fabulous ! Any before pics....how long did it take ?

Author:  Hamer95USA [ Mon, Feb 11, 2019 6:36pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Another Home Run by GMW - Hamer Restoration Project

That's a nice paint job on the guitar. That looks like a 1st generation Hamer Chapparal guitar with boomerang inlays and is 24 3/4" scale. Where's the middle pickup? Does that a 5 way switch or the 3 mini toggle switches? Do you still have the original OBL pickups? What was the original color of the guitar?

Guitar George

Author:  Econ [ Mon, Feb 11, 2019 7:16pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Another Home Run by GMW - Hamer Restoration Project

Original color of the guitar was red. It had EMG pickups when I bought it. Guitar didn’t have a middle pickup and it has a 3-way toggle pickup selector.

Author:  Hamer95USA [ Wed, Feb 13, 2019 1:05am ]
Post subject:  Re: Another Home Run by GMW - Hamer Restoration Project

Econ wrote:
Original color of the guitar was red. It had EMG pickups when I bought it. Guitar didn’t have a middle pickup and it has a 3-way toggle pickup selector.


That's a very unusual pickup configuration for a 1st generation Hamer Chaparral. Was it a custom order? Everyone that I've seen has always had an S-S-H pickup configuration with either the 3 mini toggle switches or the 5 way switch. The ebony fretboard & boomerang inlays are beautiful on that guitar. No damage to the neck of headstock? How much did GMW charge you to refinish your guitar?

Guitar George

Author:  Econ [ Wed, Feb 13, 2019 10:02am ]
Post subject:  Re: Another Home Run by GMW - Hamer Restoration Project

I have no clue if this guitar was a custom order because I bought it second hand. There is no damage to the neck or headstock. I paid 1100 including the graphic, new Floyd and pickups and general restoration.

Author:  psychodave [ Wed, Feb 13, 2019 10:40am ]
Post subject:  Re: Another Home Run by GMW - Hamer Restoration Project

Lee is a great luthier. Awesome guitar.

Author:  Hamer95USA [ Thu, Feb 14, 2019 12:03am ]
Post subject:  Re: Another Home Run by GMW - Hamer Restoration Project

Do you have a picture of what your Chapparal originally looked like? That's a lot of work done to your guitar. I guess you didn't like the way the guitar was originally?

Guitar George

Author:  Econ [ Thu, Feb 14, 2019 4:28pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Another Home Run by GMW - Hamer Restoration Project

I don’t, but Lee always takes before and after pictures. He is out of town, but I’ll send him a note to see if he can share the before pics when he gets back home.

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