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Hamer / Chaparrel 12-string / 2017 / Natural Mahogany / Bass

In 1978 Hamer constructed the world’s first twelve string bass. The design was based upon the ancient Tiple with four groups of three strings. Easier to play than it would appear, every bassist owes it to themselves to have one in their collection. Sometimes called the “pocket piano,” it is a bold sonic statement that is perfect for trio applications as well as ensemble settings. The twelve string has a thunderous roar and stinging overtones that are the signature sound of this unique instrument.

  • Top Configuration: Flat
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • L, W, T: 18
  • Weight: 9lbs 8oz
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Shape: Vintage Round
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 14 1/2
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Fret Dimensions: N/A
  • Nut Type/Width: Lubritrak, 1.910
  • Scale Length: 34
  • Pickups Neck Pickup: EMG DC-35 Pickup
  • Bridge Pickup: EMG DC35
  • Electronics Controls: 1Vol,2Tone, 1Pan Pot, BTS
  •  Bridge: Hamer Bridge
  • Tuners: Schaller
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DHR Guitar Experience, USA  

Contact name:
Dale Rabiner
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Our mission is to offer the highest quality, USA made instruments and accessories to meet all of your playing requirements. We are premiere dealers for Preston Thompson, K-Line, Benedetto, Breedlove, Collings and Hamer guitars, as well as Carr and Henriksen Jazz Amps and a number of accessories.

  • Payment:

    First call, email, or fax to confirm that the instrument is still available. We conduct all transactions through Bank Transfer of U.S. funds, cashier's checks, or Visa/MC payment.

  • Shipping:

    We ship domestically and internationally via FedEx and UPS. The customer is responsible for all shipping, insuring and any associated bank charges, including any returned merchandise.

  • Returns:

    Upon receipt, the customer has 3 days to review the instrument. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, notify us within 72 hours of receipt and we will refund the cost of the merchandise as soon as it is returned to us in the same condition as when shipped.

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