Hamer was started by a small group guitar builders in Chicago back in 1973. They had one simple goal in mind and that was to make the absolute best guitars that anyone could find. They were dedicated to producing a high quality guitar that not only played well, but was affordable and a work of art.
With the success of their line of guitars it only made sense that Hamer should get busy applying their revolutionary guitar making techniques to the always hungry world of bass guitar. The attention to detail on these fine instruments is second to none.
One of the most popular Hamer basses would the twelve string Chaparral. Did I just say 12 string bass guitar? Yes I did. The sound on this beast has to be heard to be believed. At first glance you will notice the way the strings are grouped together. You will find four groups of three strings each. I know what your thinking, man that has got to be a beast to play but you fingers will fell right at home on this awesome instrument.
Hamer was the fist company to offer a 12 string bass and they started doing it back in 1978. Many other companies soon followed but non could top the original. These original 12 string models can be hard to find. In the end you really can not go wrong with a Hamer bass guitar. The craftsmanship and design elements that go into making them are excellent. The sound is superb and the price is something that most people can afford!