Tested By Art Thompson The archtop has long been the ultimate expression of guitar craftsmanship, and the standards set by premier makers such as D’Angelico, D’Aquisto, and Benedetto have inspired many a guitar company to try their hand at producing small-bodied electrics that offer jazzbo appeal. Hamer, for example, is widely respected for its chambered guitars that feature carved tops. However, the Improv model—which debuted at the 2004 Winter NAMM show—is Hamer’s first truly acoustic-electric in the sense that it features a braced spruce top, a carved, two-piece arched back, mahogany sides, and a suspended pickup, pickguard, and tailpiece. Granted, with a depth of 2" at the sides and a width of only 13 7/8", the Improv is a sub-compact of the archtop world, but Hamer design guru Jol Dantzig has created an instrument that offers the warm,
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