The more I play it the more I like it, it sustains and it sings. As always, I have it fitted with "tens" strings, that gives perfect bendability with perfect tuning stability. (Or at least, it should do - if it doesn't, something's wrong! On this guitar - perfection!).
An instrument like this isn't cheap, but it won't go down in value, so owning one is like having money in the bank. And you can't play Johnny B. Goode on money in the bank!
Hamer Newport guitars are often used by Tim Mitchell (Shakira).