Hallmark II Sheena model

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Re: Hallmark II Sheena model

Postby GTSP » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:52 am

Holy crap I can't wait until I get this guitar in my hand. This is worse than having tickets for the Dropkick Murphy's 2 months in advance. I just look forward to it.
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Re: Hallmark II Sheena model

Postby Bob Shade » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:02 pm

Bob Shade wrote:Oh, the question about the Road to Ruin and Sheena's being close to an original.

I own myself an original 65 and we spec'd it out. So, we believe this is dead on in regards to looks, feel, tone, however, we believe we improved the performance area as it seriously needed it.

It actually sustains very well now unlike the originals and gets nice harmonics in playing like a quality axe!

This guitar could be played for any type of gig again unlike the original. Don't get me wrong, I love my original for what it is, but the difference is substancially better and higher quality on the Hallmark. Again, the tone on these guitars is amazing. We took the time to get it right. We have been making these style pickups for a long time at Hallmark and this is a KEY to the classic Ramones sound. It really nails the early Johnny sound when cranked through a Marshall and also has a excellent clean warm tone for any type of application.

Try one out!

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Re: Hallmark II Sheena model

Postby SeanTheFunky » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:50 pm

Bob Shade wrote:Sure Sean, you may put a depo on one. Just give us a call between 9 + 3 eastern and we will get you taken care of. You can also e-mail us directly at hallmarkguitars@verizon.net

Thank you for your interest!

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Thanks Bob i'll see how much i gain over chrimbo.

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Re: Hallmark II Sheena model

Postby dorkrockrecords » Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:23 am

zarfnober wrote:I believe the Ventures DID play some 'II slab models, which they brought to, and which stayed in Japan, I believe the guy from Fillmore owns serial number 001. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: Hallmark II Sheena model

Postby Veenture » Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:57 am

:shock: :shock: :shock: ...thar ya go!... :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Hallmark II Sheena model

Postby 101Volts » Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:49 am

Thanks a lot, Adam! Now that I've seen a picture of it, I have another question... How is the vibrato attached to the base plate? Are there screws holding it on from the underside of the plate?

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Re: Hallmark II Sheena model

Postby KRamone27 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:07 am

I think the vibrato is attatched by the tension of the strings up against to bent tabs in the base plate.

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Re: Hallmark II Sheena model

Postby 101Volts » Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:04 am

KRamone27 wrote:I think the vibrato is attached by the tension of the strings up against to bent tabs in the base plate.


I wouldn't have thought of that. Could someone please confirm this?

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Re: Hallmark II Sheena model

Postby KRamone27 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:14 am

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Re: Hallmark II Sheena model

Postby Bob Shade » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:30 am

Yes, the vibrato arm and rocker are simply held in place by the string tension.

As a result when you change the strings the arm and rocker fall off in your hand. Not the best vibrato in the world especially when putting new strings on, but it does work and seems to stay in tune.

I can just imagine Johnny completely hating this vibrato as he was changing strings. He never used it the bar anyway. We will offer this vibrato as an option in 2010, stay tuned..........well gutarists should always stay tuned right?

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