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RARE! 1989 Hamer Californian Custom (Californian Elite) 27 Frets! Midnight Blue w/ OHSC

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Chicago, IL, United States
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Up for sale is a super clean and ultra rare 1989 Hamer Californian Custom in excellent condition and perfect working order. As you’d expect, this beast plays amazingly with a fast neck profile, low action and the original Duncan pickups sound killer! It rocks a Duncan Trembucker in the bridge and a Trem-Single in the neck.

Cosmetically, this instrument is insanely clean and has been well taken care of over the years. It’s a one owner piece and was bought for collecting purposes. Long story short, it’s barely been played. There’s zero fret wear. The only cosmetic imperfections of note are two small wall hanger burns on each side of the bottom of the headstock, where the finish interacted with the rubber/plastic on the hook. Besides that, there are some very light pick scratches on the top and one tiny ding that’s barely noticeable. Please excuse the reflections in the pics. This thing is clean and on point! See pics for condition. Just to state the obvious, the original Metallic Midnight Blue finish is incredibly awesome and was the perfect choice for this 80s shredtastic beast! Comes with the original hard shell case, case key, trem arm, warranty card and tools.

The previous owner purchased this brand new in 1990 from Make’n Music in Chicago. Unfortunately, it appears he was given the wrong warranty card (which also has the model and serial number info on it) as the serial info does not match the guitar. Lol! Just a mix up at the store it appears. It’s still original to the guitar and case because it left the store this way and is part of the story.

This is in fact a rare Californian and truly has some unique features. Our understanding is that the Custom models had neck-thru construction with finish color on the back of the neck and the Elites had a bolt on neck without finish color on the back of the neck. Hence, why we are calling it a Californian Custom. This is not neck-thru construction though. It’s a set neck design. For what it’s worth, the previous owner thought it was an Elite. Hamer definitely did some one off guitars so who knows. We’re just not sure.

To the best of our knowledge, this instrument is 100% original which was confirmed by the previous owner. That’s said, we didn’t pull the pickups and confirm that they are Duncan’s. Didn’t feel the need to. The solder looks original and the previous owner barely even played it let alone ever change anything. This truly is a case queen! The serial number and original CTS pot both date this to 1989. The guitar weighs 7lbs 7.1oz.

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

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Listed9 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
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