Welcome to the Ultimate Hamer USA Archive. This is my tribute to the fine guitars and basses made by Hamer USA. You will find original articles, full lists of Hamer USA models as well as old catalogues and articles from various sources.


Information on all Hamer USA Models

The HamerStandard
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The Hamer Sunburst
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The Hamer Special

The Hamer Prototype
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Miller Beer Guitars


Catalogues and Advertisements 1975 - 1990

Catalogues and Advertisements 1991 - 2007

Vintage Guitar Articles

Hamer Tone Archive

Jol Dantzig's Workhop Blog 2007-2010 **NEW**

Various Articles

2006 Designer Gallery
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Information and Acknowledgments

Introducing Shishkov Guitars

While you may not know the name Mike Shishkov, chances are pretty good that you have seen (and heard) his work. Mike was the master craftsman behind some of the most famous and iconic electric guitars ever built.

The recent decision to cease production of Hamer Guitars was the heartbreaking end of an era. This event however, presents new opportunities for those who had a hand in building some of the highest quality and innovative American electric guitars ever produced.

By launching Shishkov Guitars, Mike has dedicated himself to continuing the legacy of building custom instruments to exacting standards.

New Book Published on Hamer Guitars!

The Ultimate Hamer Guitars: An Illustrated History
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