I am posting this as a reply to Ralph who posted a question in my previous post. Well Ralph bro, as the title of this post suggest it is a Hamer Echotone XT Series 2011. This guitar belongs to a friend who bought it recently and has trusted me for safe keeping as he is in the midst of moving. I’ll be the caretaker of this beauty until he settles down in his new place. So in the meantime, here she is.
Like all short scale guitars (24 3/4), this one plays nicely. Specification and details are over at Hamerguitars.com. Personally, I don’t own any hollow bodies nor a short scale guitar. All my electric guitars are solid bodies and standard 25 scale. I would love to have one. I just love the comfortable smaller stretches when playing it but find the cons are a little annoying. Les Paul sounds great but are just too damn heavy and not to mention cost a BOMB! Jazz styled guitar like this Echotone although has a big hollow body, it isn’t as heavy as LP’s. It sounds nice and warm but not muddy. However the cons are I find my arms tire easily because of the angle that your arms rest on that big wide body. It’s seriously like J Lo’s ass man.
Actually I have always long for a custom LP shaped guitar but they were just too expensive to own one. And I didn’t really like the cheaper copies that I have tried. Well that was before, today there are many LP copies that are sweet and not so outrageously priced. They are more affordable these days. Currently, I have my eyes on this one bro..who knows maybe it too will join the stable soon.