When did Hamer guitars go out of business?

When did Hamer guitars go out of business?

Hamer Guitars, the first and foremost builder of USA-made 12-string basses for over 30 years, finally went out of business in December of 2012.

Where are Hamer Slammer guitars made?

Hamer Guitars was an American manufacturer of electric guitars founded in 1973, in Wilmette, Illinois, by vintage guitar shop owners Paul Hamer, and Jol Dantzig….Hamer Guitars.

Hamer Guitars on display at a music exhibition, 2008
Website hamerguitars.com

When were electric guitars most popular?

During the 1950s and 1960s, the electric guitar became the most important instrument in popular music.

Did Gibson Sue Hamer?

Gibson has taken to the warpath yet again, this time taking on the giant Canadian JAM Industries’ Hamer brand, which JAM acquired when it purchased Kaman in February 2015.

Who plays a 12 string bass?

But not many bassists have influenced so many players in the way that Tom Petersson has by creating a sound. Oh yeah, he also was the man behind the first 12-string bass. Maybe you’ve heard of it? For many years Tom has supplied the low-end thunder for the Rock band Cheap Trick.

Who makes a slammer guitar?

Product Specs

Listed 4 years ago
Brand Hamer
Model Slammer Series
Finish Black
Categories Solid Body

What year did electric guitars come out?

In 1928, instrument makers Stromberg-Voisinet created the first commercially produced electric guitar, four years after Gibson fitted an electromagnetic device to violas and basses that picked up vibrations from the bridges of the instruments and converted them into electrical signals.

What is the best selling electric guitar of all time?

The Stratocaster is the best-selling guitar of all time and modern versions are designed to suit all budgets.

Who uses Hamer Guitars?

Other bands and artists playing Hamer guitars included Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick, The Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam, Kiss, The Pretenders, No Doubt, Kings X, Soundgarden, Damn Yankees, Van Halen, Living Color, Bad Company, Savoy Brown, Judas Priest, The Police, Jethro Tull, Def Leppard, Accept and Jeff Golub who backed …

What bass does John Paul Jones play?

Fender Jazz Bass
After retiring his Fender Jazz Bass (which he had been using since his days with The Shadows in the early 1960s) from touring in 1975, Jones switched to using custom-designed Alembic basses for touring.

What kind of bass does Tom Petersson play?

Gretsch basses
He currently plays Gretsch basses, including a pair of unique Falcon 12-string basses (one in green, one in white), which Petersson endorses and has now become a production model.