1988 Hamer Californian Purple Sparkle

$ 2,695.00

Here's a rare bird....an original 1988 Hamer Californian in a killer deep Purple Sparkle finish.

Made in the USA in 1988.

From the 1980s until the early 1990s the Californians were made in the USA as high quality "super-Strat", aimed at rockers and shredders that needed a fast playing, extended range guitar - this one features 27 frets. it also has the big logo, and a Floyd Rose tremolo. The Hamer catalog from way back then described like this:

In a world of look and sound alike guitars the Californian is a stand out: radical styling and unique features for the way you play. We begin with a single piece of light weight Honduras mahogany, the finest of tone woods. A single piece is used to assure that each instrument will speak with a resonance that cannot be achieved by a neck through design. The Californian's bolt on neck is carved from rock maple, and its exquisite rosewood fingerboard is fretted with twenty seven frets on a 25.5" scale.

To match the Californian's extended range, it's outfitted with a single coil pickup in neck position and a humbucker in the bridge. A unique output jack location directs your cord upward along the bottom edge of the guitar, directly to your wireless, or ready to loop over your strap without any excess cord length to obstruct your performance. Because the Californian was designed for flat-out performance, the locations of both the volume and pickup controls have been thoroughly thought out. The volume control is within easy reach when your hand is in the picking position, yet not so close as to interfere with violent chording. The pickup selector switch is placed at precisely the proper angle to correspond with your hand movement and is moved back and away from the tremolo where it cannot be moved accidentally. From the highest notes to the lowest growls, the Californian speaks with a unique authority unmatched by mass produced instruments.

Guitar has signs of wear, many nicks and dings from use. We give it a very good condition rating.

It plays well and the pickups sound great.

Neck is straight with a real nice feel, super easy to play without buzz or issues and a low action.

Comes with original hardshell case with a replaced Fender handle.
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