Gary Moore’s Hamer Phantom Prototype

Gary was seen with this guitar on a couple of photos taken in the 80s. The first one is the often referenced photo of Gary’s guitar collection, and the second one shows Gary holding the guitar.

In the second photo, the guitar has a hand-written signature on it, so it could be that this photo was taken moments before Gary gave/sold the guitar to somebody.

Be that as it may, Gary’s Hamer was apparently a prototype made in 1984, based on the Hamer Phantom. However, for one reason or another, the guitar never made it to production. [The Hamer Special Through the Years by Andrew Large]

The prototype featured a Phantom-style body, with two single coils and a humbucker. The neck on it was also from the Phantom model, but styled Gibson-esque inlays, as opposed to dot inlay which was found on the standard models.


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