Introducing the Hammett Guitar Co. H161 'Slim Twin' hollow-body electric guitar.

Styled on and in homage to the Kay 161 'Thin Twin' the original Chicago electric blues, rock'n'roll guitar this guitar features

Hand-crafted in Bristol, UK - Hammett Guitar Co. is the subsidiary of D+H Cigar Box Guitar Co. - a guitar company with an international reputation for quality.
From Hammett Guitar Co. -
The 'H161 'Slim Twin'' is a guitar whose inspiration and lineage comes from the most famous Chicago Blues guitar model of all - the Kay 161 'Thin Twin', a guitar favoured by the forefathers of the electric blues / blues boogie era - a bloodline that was as prevalent back then as it is today.

The full hollow-body construction allows for a plethora of microphonics to sculpt the tone from the dual MOJO Hershey Bar pickups. When both pickups are selected the individual volume controls effectively blend the two delicate pickups, resulting in limitless tones. This is a guitar that will wrench you back to an electrified guitar era of old... however this instrument should not be confined to blues style guitarist alone. The tight ABM 'Harp' trapeze + floating bridge arrangement will perfectly suit for delicate jazz players too.

The ultra-thin heritage cherry 3-colour nitro-cellulose sunburst allow the timbers to ring out and the quilted wood grain to delicately show through the top+back, the combination of which gives a light relic-look without strangling the tone of the materials used in its construction.

The body, neck and headstock have been accented with vintage celluloid tortoiseshell/ white/black 3-ply binding and accompanied by a matching tortoiseshell headstock overlay. The oversized tiger-shell celluloid pickguard is again another nod to the original guitar.

Hand carved Honduran Mahogany neck w/ rear Rosewood skunks-stripe, Honduran mahogany head + tail and centre block, Gabon Ebony fretboard with Block Mother-of-Pearl Inlays, steam-bent Sycamore body rims, hand-made Ebony/ Maple/ Tortoiseshell art-deco bridge base. The pick-ups on this guitar are faithfully hand-wound recreations of the Harmony 'Hershey Bar' pickups, hand produced by Mojo pickups out of the UK - specific to this guitar model and to sound true to the Kay 161 'Thin Twin' guitar that it's inspired by.

Each model is unique and varies, study the imagery closely for the guitar being advertised in this sale.

Guitar is brand new

• Body: Rippled Sycamore back + rims
• Top: Rippled Sycamore
• Neck: Honduran Mahogany + Rosewood rear Skunk-Stripe / 2-way Adjustable Truss Rod
• Fretboard: Gabon Ebony , 12" Radius
• Details: Vintage Tortoiseshell Celluloid Binding on Neck+Body+Headstock w/ matching Headstock Tortoiseshell Overlay
• Pickguard: Vintage Celluloid Tiger-shell 
• Finish: 3-Tone Heritage Cherry Nitro-cellulose Burst
• Frets: 23 medium
• Scale: 24-3/4″
• Nut Width: 1 5/8"
• Pickups: Twin MOJO Pickups (Harmony Hershey Bar replicas)
• Controls: Two Volume / One Tone, 3-way selector (Vol controls combined act as a blend control when both pickups are selected)
• Bridge: Intonatable Nashville with Ebony/ Maple/ Tortoiseshell base
• Tailpiece: Period correct ABM 'Harp' Trapeze made in Germany
• Nut: Bone
• Tuners: Custom Closed Waffle-Back style
• Hardshell case: Gator Deluxe Journeyman case Included

Product Specs

Brand New (New)
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Brand Hammett Guitar Co.
Model H161 'Slim Twin' /K161 'Thin Twin'
Finish Heritage Cherry Burst
Categories Hollow Body, Semi-Hollow
Year 2019
Made In United Kingdom

This guitar nails the vintage Harmony look and vibe. Unlike the original Harmony guitars, this has very high-quality craftsmanship. Most importantly, it has its own character, sound and feel. It plays easy and sounds fantastic. The combination of hollow body and gold-foil pickup result in crisp clear notes string to string. There are great tones up and down the fret board. This is one of the finest guitars I've purchased in the last 15 years.

Erik K. - January 28, 2019

It sounds as good as it looks and it looks great! Fast shipping too. Couldn't be happier with it. Great seller.

Mike O. - December 14, 2017

Amazing guitar, really professional instrument, perfect for slide and finger picking, easy neck with original shape, sweet dream sound. Trusty seller !!

Luciano F. - July 24, 2017

Fantastic service from the guys at Drummond and Hammett. Very quick to reply. More than happy to answer any of my questions. And a very well made CBG with a wonderful tone. Much appreciated

Daniel M. - July 30, 2016

I will get on shipping this afternoon after work . I will update when done.

George H. - April 14, 2016

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