Hamer : Left Handed Guitars and Basses

Neal October 21, 2011 6

Hamer Guitars was founded in 1973 by Jol Dantzig and Paul Hamer, and is based in the United States.  They are considered by many as being the first boutique guitar brand who catered specifically to professional musicians.

Hamer was acquired by Fender on December 31st 2007 and continue to concentrate on their range of high-end USA made guitars and basses.  Dantzig left the company in 2010 to build his own guitar company – Dantzig Guitars

Hamer Left Handed Guitars and Basses

So what do Hamer offer to the left handed guitarists and bassists of the world?  You can in fact order any of the models from the Hamer USA range in a left handed version upon request.  Guitars will need to be ordered through your dealer, however there is no extra charge for most of the range to be produced left handed.

Hamer Left Handed Guitar Bass USA Custom Lefty

Take a look at the Hamer website (link below) to see exactly what the USA range consists of.

Hamer Custom Shop

Hamer also has a custom shop based in the USA, so for a little extra expense you can take any of these USA models and put your own unique spin on them.

Hamer Website

The Hamer website makes no mention of left handed options anywhere.  This is particularly disappointing as I actually emailed Hamer 6 months ago about this, so they clearly haven’t taken this idea on board.  It would be a simple 2 minute fix to make a quick addition to their FAQ…

For more information:
Hamer Guitars Website

6 Comments »

  1. Ali October 21, 2011 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    my first guitar was a Slammer, their budget line….it was an explorer type, right handed with flipped strings, it was a really good guitar for the price (and the lack of left handers back then)
    i remember it was also heavier than my RG, i kinda miss that heaviness sometimes :P
    ill be checking these guys, not expecting it to be affordable though xD

    • Neal October 21, 2011 at 8:46 pm - Reply

      Yeah, they’re not cheap – there are a few on eBay at the moment and they’re all $2000+

      I know they had some of their XT line available left handed, but according to Wikipedia the budget ranges were discontinued in 2009. Still, might be able to find a used one :)

  2. Kevin October 22, 2011 at 7:47 am - Reply

    I wouldn’t mind having one of those quilted maple Standards from their XT line, but no one here in Washington sells Hamers…

  3. A.J. Beaulieu October 28, 2011 at 2:07 am - Reply

    can i get a quote for a left handed vector strung righty? so the body is lefty but the nut,strings, and bridge would be normal. Thanks

  4. Tracy goldstein March 8, 2013 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    hamer is closing up shop

  5. Tracy goldstein March 11, 2013 at 3:29 am - Reply

    Seems Fender can not get it right and is screwing things up. Just like Gibson

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