Magnum said:That sure is one sweet guitar steelknuckle has. Too pricey for me though. I didn't realize you could get used Hamer's so cheap. I was comparing list price. My bad.
serial said:Good eye Lespaulcustom78 Those are all original four digit Hamers (they made about 400-450 of those from December '75 to some point in '85). The headstocks that they did when they reintroduced the Standard in '95 were stubby like the 80s Blitzes and Chaparrals. The new headstocks are a bit sleeker, but still aren't as cool as the original ones. I've got an '02 that I custom ordered and the headstock looks better than the 90s ones.
As for the Gibson Explorers, I've played some FANTASTIC 70's models, but have not yet found a "'76 RI" that I'd give a piss for. The shape is all wrong and not at all the same as the '76-'78s. Would be more accurate for an '80s reissue.