I got offered a Hamer XT Series (Indonesia) as a trade for a Schecter Damien Solo Elite. Am I trading down, same or am I trading up? I have never played a Hamer before so I can't make my decision based on that. I am more worried about the construction, quality and components. Thanks for your input.
I'm not sure I've tried those specific models but I'd be scared it'd be a step sideways at best. At least you know how you've looked after your schecter, you have no idea how the other person looked after the hamer.
I have a couple of XT series Hamers. They are good solid guitars, and excellent values for what they cost, but don't bring much used. I don't know what your Schecter is worth, but you can pick up used XTs usually for under $200.
^ That's also a good point- even if the guitars are equal in terms of quality, that's no guarantee they're worth the same on the used market.
Thanks a lot for the input!