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Guitars

HM1

HM2

HM1: HARMONICS MACHINE 1(TM)

 

While HM1 is optimized for High Gain,  interchangeable pickups allow for a variety of sonic characters allowing the instrument to be used for variety of styles. There are three characteristics that set this machine apart from every other guitar. 

1 ) Harmonics - It plays harmonics louder and easier than ever before possible.

2 ) Note definition - Even while holding a full bar chord, each additional note that is played is heard clearly.

3 ) Plug & Play Pickups (R) - The pickup can be switched in seconds to change tonal characteristics.

 

The body is made of aircraft grade aluminum, with graphite or maple neck. The instrument is nicely balanced and the overall weigh is similar to a Les Paul ** guitar made of mahogany.

 

Additionally, HM1 is equipped with the patent pending Volume Maximizer (TM) momentary switch that allows staccato playing of notes with a synth like sound, or by pushing the switch one can momentarily maximize the volume for artistic expression on selected notes.

 

HM1-T with Plug&Play pickup modules

 

Pricing and Options:

Currently HM1 is produced by our custom shop by special order. Contact us via info@kaminstruments.com  to order one.

 

HM1-F: HM1 with Fixed bridge, Maple neck, sealed tuners, 1 US made active (choice of Seymour Duncan blackout metal, or EMG-81)  and 1 imported hum-bucker plug&play pickups, volume Maximizer, and coil tap switches:  MSRP: $1972

 

HM1-T: HM1 with Kahler Tremolo bridge, Maple neck, sealed tuners, 1 US made active (choice of Seymour Duncan blackout metal, or EMG-81)  and 1 Seymour Duncan  hum-bucker plug&play pickups, volume Maximizer, and coil tap switches:  MSRP: $2276

 

HM1-G: Graphite neck and all features of  HM1-T:   MSRP: $2566

Graphite headstock and neck on HM1-G

 

HM1-G body and controls

 

HM1 was demonstrated at Summer NAMM 2009 in Nashville. See the "Demo Videos page" for footage of HM1.

HM2: HARMONICS MACHINE 2(TM)

KAM Instruments Corporation offers another innovative guitar body structure in the HM2 model. The instrument weighs under 6 pounds, but the composite aluminum and wood body structure provide exceptional sustain and a full tone with rich harmonics.

HM2 offers the same individual note clarity and ability to produce harmonics as HM1, however instead of plug&Play pickup flexibility , it offers ergonomics and simplicity. 

A Seymour Duncan “Blackout Metal" is the standard pickup for this guitar which provides a very hot output. Other pickups may be ordered as options. 

HM2 also features the proprietary KAM Volume Maximizer momentary switch which can be used for Synthesizer-sounding staccato playing or instantly increasing the volume to maximum level on selected notes during a solo.

A Maple 24 fret neck with rosewood fret board is standard on HM2.

HM2, from behind

Pricing and Options:

Currently HM1 is produced by our custom shop by special order. Contact us via info@kaminstruments.com  to order one.

 

HM2-F

HM2 with Fixed bridge, Maple neck, sealed tuners, 1 US made active pickup, volume Maximizer MSRP: $1312

HM2-T

HM2 with Tremolo bridge, Maple neck, locking tuners, 1 US made active pickup, volume Maximizer MSRP $1592

Maple headstock and neck on HM2 

 HM2-F body and controls 

HM2 was demonstrated at Summer NAMM 2009 in Nashville. Demo Videos of HM2 will be added soon.

* "Harmonics Machine" and "Volume Maximizer" are  trademarks of KAM Instruments Corporation. US Patent for guitar body and features has been applied for.

** "Les Paul" is a trademark of Gibson Guitar Corporation. The Musician and inventor "Les Paul" still performed   every week in New York until he unfortunately passed away in 2009 at age of 94.

*** Price and specifications are subject to change without notice.