Abstract Studley Vee Guitar

Abstract Studley Vee Guitar


KK Downing's Studley Vee

This was KK's favorite guitar,
He is known mainly for this guitar which was a one of a kind made for him by the original Pre Kaman, Pre Fender, Hamer Company.
Hamer never released this guitar to the general public, They tried to be a vintage company instead and concentrated on their original double cutaway models.
A huge marketing mistake which I believe to have been their downfall.  The Hamer guitars were built extremely well, Easily better than Gibson and they stood toe to toe with any Jackson or PRS quality wise.  Their mistake was not to offer enough 24 fret models. They never ever offered a neck thru body guitar either. They failed to continue to innovate. They went backwards instead of forward which is why you don't see their new guitars in any stores these days.  The signature model KK plays today by some unknown builder looks ok but it doesn't have the feel & quality of that Hamer he used when he was at the top of his game.  Kaman eventually ruined Hamer by putting out cheap Indonesian made copies of the real guitars and putting the Hamer name on them. They made the classic mistake and today the Hamer guitars aren't holding their real value because of it.

We Are Now Offering A Very High Quality Neck Thru Body Replica Of This Famous Guitar with the exact correct beveling. It took us 5 years to get close up photos so we could replicate the bevels and the studs.


All Abstract guitars are available with almost any custom modification you could think of. You can choose the wood you want, We carry 44 different types of wood on the premises. You can choose whatever pickups you like, We carry all the major brand names and many boutique brands like Tom Holmes. You can order most models with any headstock on our list or design something yourself. You can choose the hardware and you can design the electronics.  Most models are available in Basses, Doublenecks, Neck Through Body, Bolt On, Headless like a Steinberger, Baritones, Left Handed or whatever your heart desires. 

Abstract Guitars are only slightly more money than production made guitars from other companies, Abstract Guitars are thousands of dollars less than what other companies choose to call custom shop guitars. We Offer the Buzz Feiten Tuning System, Direct Coupling

All Abstract guitars are built in the USA and carefully & lovingly set up just before we sell them. All Abstract guitars come with a super stable very fast neck & neck heel.  We don't offer limited warranties like all the big companies Abstract Guitars come with  FULL Warranty, parts & labor