was started by a small group guitar builders in Chicago back
in 1973. They had one simple goal in mind and that was to
make the absolute best guitars that anyone could find. They
were dedicated to producing a high quality guitar that not
only played well, but was affordable and a work of art.
With the success of their line
of guitars it only made sense that Hamer should get busy applying
their revolutionary guitar making techniques to the always
hungry world of bass guitar. The attention to detail on these
fine instruments is second to none.
One of the most popular Hamer
basses would the twelve string Chaparral. Did I just say 12
string bass guitar? Yes I did. The sound on this beast has
to be heard to be believed. At first glance you will notice
the way the strings are grouped together. You will find four
groups of three strings each. I know what your thinking, man
that has got to be a beast to play but you fingers will fell
right at home on this awesome instrument.
Hamer was the fist company to
offer a 12 string bass and they started doing it back in 1978.
Many other companies soon followed but non could top the original.
These original 12 string models can be hard to find. In the
end you really can not go wrong with a Hamer bass guitar.
The craftsmanship and design elements that go into making
them are excellent. The sound is superb and the price is something
that most people can afford!