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12stringbassist

Custom made checkerboard explorer spotted on EBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rick-Nielsen-Exp...1154920414
That's hideous.

Awful copy!
NICE BAND NAME ........ "GRACE'S PERIOD" WITH CHEAP TRICK LETTERING

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(10-23-2015, 12:19 PM)johnnymegabyte Wrote: [ -> ]NICE BAND NAME ........ "GRACE'S PERIOD" WITH CHEAP TRICK LETTERING

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lol
(10-25-2015, 06:20 AM)pachyderm I Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-23-2015, 12:19 PM)johnnymegabyte Wrote: [ -> ]NICE BAND NAME ........ "GRACE'S PERIOD" WITH CHEAP TRICK LETTERING

[Image: https://yt3.ggpht.com/-rdO55NywSLo/AAAAA.../photo.jpg]

lol

Their signature tune is Come On Come on.  
(12-18-2015, 10:33 AM)willie Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-24-2015, 01:32 AM)cmatthes Wrote: [ -> ][Image: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/cm...8xhiph.jpg]
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(the knobs match now!)

Did you build this?

No - it is a very early '80s 4-Digit Hamer Standard, in all mahogany (no maple top, no body binding), like Rick's.  There aren't very many of these out there at all, and Rick owns or has owned several of these.

I had the correct sized checkerboard graphic shot by Stike at ROWYCO Kustoms, then Shannon at HEL Guitar in PA installed the "Bowtie" inlays, which I got from Hamer - they were the spare set done for when Hamer built a replica of his damaged '70s Checkerboard Standard from the back of the "Dream Police" album.  This is one KILLER guitar, and one that I've wanted since I was a kid in 1979!
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