Although they are visible, they are only cosmetic. The neck and rest of the guitar is in exceptional condition and with the enhanced electrics, this does not sound like an entry level guitar, it sounds great.
In the bridge is a fantastic humbucker with split coils and in the neck a humbucker sized P90 - single coil which provides an excellent contrast to the bridge. The #7's are in good condition and work perfectly, but do have a small amount of wear on the covers (see photo).
Although in the photos the finish may look black this one has a very dark midnight blue transparent lacquer. Not for the faint-hearted, this one weighs almost 9.5 lbs but it is a wonderful player. Original Hamer hard case included.
These Hamer Californian Guitars are super rare and literally impossible to find and I've had experts back this. When I bought this guitar there is a switch which appears to operate a capacitor which alters the sound nicely to give a fuller and less full tone which is a lovely addition.
Hamer USA Studio Double cut Gold Top with P90`s. This model is 21 years old and apart from a minor dink just above the bridge is in fantastic condition and shows little signs of playing wear. Comes fitted with two Seymour Duncan P90`s - two voulmes and one tone.
Great value LP Junior double cutaway style guitar. Features mahogany slab body, set neck, single 'dog ear' P90 pickup, mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard, natural finish. The guitar comes complete with a heavy duty Hamer gigbag.
The Sunburst Archtop SATF-SC is based on the Hamer Studio body, the third classic Hamer design introduced in 1977. The SATF comes standard with a Tune-o-matic bridge and classic Hamer controls and switch orientation.