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Hamer Echotone Aztec Gold W/Hardshell Case

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-11-30)
Price : US $300.00

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This is an out of production Hamer Echotone with the rare Aztec Gold Flamed Maple finish. This guitar was manufactured in Korea and differs quite a bit from the garden variety Echotone. Other than the gorgeous flamed maple top and gold hardware, the scale length is not 24.75, but 25.25 inches. This is not a good or bad thing, just different from the new Echotones. It's hard to find information on these imports, the serial number is 1702665. The Seymour Duncan pick-ups sound great. One can get a very BB King type of tone or a very mellow jazz sound. This guitar can also rock, but don't take my word for it. Here's an excerpt from Hellecaster Will Ray's column in Guitar Player Magazine....

Iíve owned Gibson ES-335s, 345s and 355s over the years, but, curiously, I let them all slip through my fingers at one time or another. But we guitar players are a strange lot, and we eventually seek to replace all the nice guitars we let go during the folly of our youth. I knew I had to have a 335-type guitar again. A few years back, I heard that Hamer came out with a budget, semi-hollowbody import line. I started doing eBay searches until I found this slightly used Echotone that featured maple sides and back, a beautiful amber-flame maple top, bound f-holes and neck, a solid center block for sustain, and Seymour Duncan designed humbuckers. The pictures looked so stunning that I knew I had to have it.

When I received the Echotone, I was blown away at how much quality Hamer packed into a guitar in this price range. The neck was fast and easy to play%

Sold ! This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-11-30)

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Frank said...
I bought this very well put together Hamer Amber flamed Maple echotone from a friend who had a few and sold 2 of them and kept one for himself. It has a bone nut in it now and some 1970 humbuckers out of a 335, I must say its hard to put this thing down and I have a fender John English Masterbuilt and a PRS Hollowbody II. Kind of amazing. Played it at a gig the other day and cats were trippin about how great they thought it sounded. Of course it doesnt hurt to be playing thru a '66 vibrolux as well. This axe isnt going anywhere. I keep wishing I had a Gibson but I wouldnt trade this Hamer for one of those piece of shit new gibsons anyday....Very easy and nice to play, everything from Jazz to hard in your face rock, she delivers....

Patrick said...
I just bought the same guitar. It had been owned by an older man in Las Vegas, who had played with Sammy Davis Jr. and other "brat packers". It is in mint condition, and was sold to me in a brown Gibson USA case with hot pink lining and the satin dust cover to protect the finish. I have an Epiphone Jorma Koukounen Riviera that also has gold hardware, but with a Bixby whammy. It is cherry finish. Both of these guitars beat the new Gibson 335's I have tried. Together, they cost a fraction of the 335.