- Hamer necks are constructed using a "stressed neck" system, by matching a straight grain with 2 opposing grains
- Hamer necks are joined using an oversized dovetail joint.
- Hamer uses a low mass, 3/16" in diameter truss rod, requiring less wood to be removed from the neck.
- Hamer installs each steel truss rod pre-tensioned, which allows the truss rod to be adjusted both forward and backward.
- All Hamer frets are hand seated one at a time using a hand press.
- All fingerboards are attached to the necks and allowed to settle before being radiused and fretted.
- Hamer uses a patented "lubritrak nut" which is a material impregnated with lubricating molecules.
- All rosewood fingerboards are "Quarter Sawn".
- This process makes each neck rigid and resistant to warping and twisting because of grain direction and density.
- Because the neck joint is 25% larger than the "tenon" style, the transmission of energy and vibration give every Hamer a naturally longer sustain and sweeter tone.
- This ensures that the truss rod does not interfere with the sound of the wood.
- This eliminates the need for sustain-robbing double rods or strengthening bars to remove warps or bows.
- Ensures that every fret is pressed down evenly and exactly, regardless of the density of the wood.
- Necks will stay truer for a longer period of time.
- The nut self lubricates to ensure each string from hanging up.
- Ensures long life, straightness, and contributes to the stability of the neck.