Hamer USA's Talladega EM features a rare, hand-carved Earthen Maple top with matching peg head face. The rare maple, found submerged in a mud bog, offers a unique and distinctive look to each instrument. No two guitars are alike. Beneath the top, you'll find a one-piece, chambered Honduras mahogany body that produces a clear-cut resonance along with prominent upper midrange tones. The longer 25 scale length provides easy access to the Talladega's upper register. The mahogany neck is capped with a straight-grained Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and adorned with MOP dot inlays and a single Victory inlay on the 12th fret. The Talladega EM is powered by two custom wound single coil Double D pickups, created especially for this guitar by Jol Dantzig and Seymour Duncan. It also features a 4-way blade switch giving you individual, parallel, and series sound capabilities. For further sustain, the Talladega EM sports a Hamer original sustain block bridge featuring string thru the body design.
From the Hamer Workshop;
"This curly stuff had been submerged in a bog of mud, and over time had absorbed various earth minerals, leaving amazing and exotic streaking. I call it "Earthen" maple to describe where the tiger got its stripes. We thought it would be a great foundation for a limited run of guitars, if we could dry it successfully"