I've played & owned many guitars & am now mostly playing custom guitars, except for a beater Kramer Focus. I'd die if it were lost or stolen: it's ONE OF A KIND!! It is perfect for the style I play. Bernie Hamburger has built for Ronni Le Tekro, George Harrison, Howard Leese, Akira Takasaki, & MANY more. He takes great pride in his work & that shows in his craftsmanship. You can't go wrong with a Hamburguitar!!!
Price: $3000.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Bernie Hamburger
Custom-built to order in US with TOP quality materials. 22 medium-size frets. Fretboard scalloped from 15th fret up. Volume knob (chrome dome) & 2-way selector switch. Seymour Duncan Custom humbucker in bridge. ESP white SA in neck. Off-white finish with runes all over body; fretboard finished in black & white every 1/2 fret space (guitar is regular workhorse duplicate of Ronni's 1/4 Stepper guitar)& "Ronni Le Tekro" name where inlays would appear. Custom Hamburguitar headstock with Ronni LeTekro's name. Floyd Rose tremelo. .009 set strings with high action (1/8 inch at 12th fret).
It's excellent in every way. Bernie takes great pride in his work & it shows in his craftsmanship. I'm getting ready to have a Ronni LeTekro "black checkerboard" duplicate built asap!!!
Amps: Marshall JCM 800 2x12 + Hughes & Kettner Triplex
Pre-amps for recording: Line 6 POD & Marshall DRP
Effects: variety of BOSS pedals, Roland RE-150 Space Echo, Dunlop Cry Baby 5Q5 Wah, BOSS DM 300 analog echo, E-Bow, glass slide.
Well-suited for blues, fusion, rock. Jazz guitarists may want lower action.
Due to HEAVY body, sound is dark & sustain is LONG.
Sound is EXCELLENT compared to ANYTHING I've ever played...heavy guitar like a PRS, but more like a vintage strat hot-rodded.
Excellent for all situations live or Memorex.