This early 90’s custom order from Hamer is featured on several rhythm tracks and the solo take on the original Stairway Project. Ordered to spec in 1990 with a custom factory paint job (done by Jim O’Connor) through Hamer dealer “Tom’s Music” (formerly Mainly Music, formerly Iron Music) in Vancouver, this guitar plays like a dream and is very representative of what late 80’s and early 90’s shredders could be.
The pickups are Seymour Duncan’s; an original Trembucker PATB-1 in the bridge an SSL-1 in the neck. The bridge is a German, Schaller made & Hamer branded, Floyd Rose, and the neck is ebony with boomerang inlays. Though every bit the shredder in looks and function, the guitar is incredibly versatile and I have used it playing many different genres of music.
One of the unique features of this guitar that came into play during the solo was the fact it is outfitted with a Tremol-No. This allows the guitar to be locked into hardtail mode and keeps the bridge stable while doing unison bends. You can see it installed in the above photo.