2005 Hamer - Monaco III - Bear Claw Sitka Spruce

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Serial No. 554424, weight = 9 pounds 1 ounce, includes original Hamer logo black Tolex hardshell case, which is well scuffed BUT sturdy & has nice interior. One latch is non-functioning. This stunning Hamer is from their highly regarded Conn. shop, where the finest American Boutique Guitars were made. Hamer "invented" Boutique. The Guitar's archtop is solid carved Bear Claw Sitka Spruce. (not plywood)

The Monaco III was Hamer boss Jol Danziq's favorite AND also our own Jay Wolfe's favorite. Jay's is tobacco burst and this Natural beauty has hung on a wall right behind Jay's desk for over a month now, as we've had a difficult time convincing him "you really don't need another one." We've finally convinced him to allow us to sell it.......so PLEASE grab it quick before he changes his mind. It's VERY hard to part with.

The Monaco III is indeed a special instrument, with its 25 1/2" scale, carved solid Spruce top and triple P-90's with the cool Chicken Head selector that functions like Strat 5 way. The tones are "killer".....and you know you're playing a truly special instrument. We're hiding it from Jay until some astute player adopts this one. Zup to you......

Monaco III Full Spec:

Body Type - Semi-Hollowbody

Body Construction - Single cutaway

Body, neck & headstock bindings- Grained Italian Ivoroid

Peghead veneer- Inlaid logo grained Ebony

Inlays, fingerboard- "Victory" hand applied mother of pearl

Carved Top - Yes, solid carved arched top of lovely Bear Claw Sitka Spruce

Body Wood - Honduran Mahogany

Bridge - Tune-O-Matic, ABR style

Tailpiece- Bigsby with indexed spaced roller AND Hamer's own special mounting plate to level the unit. (Hamer exclusive piece)

Pickups - 3 Seymour Duncan P-90's with 5 way (ala Strat 5 way) chicken head knob selector

Controls - Volume, Tone

Neck Wood - Honduran Mahogany

Fingerboard Material - East Indian Rosewood (Bound)

Number of Frets22

Fret SizeWide Oval .100. Just minimal "slight" grooves. Not enough to measure.

Hardware - Chrome

Neck Shape - Vintage Round

Fingerboard Radius - 14"

String Nut - polished Bone

Nut Width1.65"

Scale Length - 25-1/2"

Tuners - Schaller. Strap buttons are original Dunlop locking type, as installed by Hamer.

Neck Joint - Hamer's exclusive exaggerated dovetail - 25% more wood to wood contact

This one is a total cream puff showing very little wear. Fantastic player that sounds awesome! Frets show almost no wear. Parametric EQ /Concentric stacked tone pot was installed which really opens up your tonal possibilities. Original tone pot and knob are included. Ships in original hard case (which is a little rough)

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