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Postby Marsupialized on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:01 pm

I looked and don't think we have a thread devoted to strictly unusual shaped guitars.
I could look at nice pictures of them for hours, and if this thread takes off, hopefully I will be able to.

I will start, if I may:


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Gretsch Astro-Jet. 60's, I assume.
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby numberthirty on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:05 pm

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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby sleepkid on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:05 pm

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Guild Jet Star.

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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby numberthirty on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:08 pm

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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby projectMalamute on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:31 pm

Forum member Godcity had been making guitars these last couple years:

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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby numberthirty on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:38 pm

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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby japmn on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:41 pm

Marsupialized wrote:I looked and don't think we have a thread devoted to strictly unusual shaped guitars.
I could look at nice pictures of them for hours, and if this thread takes off, hopefully I will be able to.

I will start, if I may:


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Gretsch Astro-Jet. 60's, I assume.


I know a guy who has one of those. His grandfather worked at the Gretsch factory and won it for working hard or something. He didn't play guitar, so it went in the closet. My friend found it in there and took it home to learn to play on it, but never really did. I might be the only person that has ever actually played that guitar. It is in mint condition and probably worth a bundle. I don't remember liking how it played at all, but I was something like 17 or 18 when I played it.
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby BadComrade on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:41 pm

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DEVO Spud Guitar



We can get stupid with this, too:

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We probably shouldn't, though, should we? Plus there's a thread for that already anyway, right?
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby Teacher's Pet on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:04 pm

BadComrade wrote:We probably shouldn't, though, should we? Plus there's a thread for that already anyway, right?


I believe so, yes. Let's not digress.

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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby Marsupialized on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:08 pm

I vote to keep it awesome, fuck those stupid ones
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby scott on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:12 pm

Lado Condor

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I found this with a Google search cause I'm too lazy to go take a picture of mine

:edit: ok that's stupid how small that is. Dammit. I'm gonna have to go take a picture of mine
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby don.chaney on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:16 pm

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Guild X-79, a earlier "proto-type" (?) version has a normal/non-pointy headstock.

Close-ups of Ron Asheton rocking one:

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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby scott on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:33 pm

Is that Kim Gordon singing? And are you sure that isn't Stephen King playing guitar?
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby Nate Dort on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:39 pm

Ovation Magnum:
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Teisco May Queen:
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby yaledelay on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:52 pm

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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby Maurice on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:53 pm

Apparently Jimmy Two Hands had one of these (see early Gear Liquidation):
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby ldopa_chicago on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:55 pm

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Mosrite's custom Strawberry Alarm Clock guitars.
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby Maurice on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:58 pm

For that matter, then, there's the Hallmark Swept-wing:
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(If I'd only bought that ruined one at that pawn shop...)
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby don.chaney on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:59 pm

scott wrote:Is that Kim Gordon singing? And are you sure that isn't Stephen King playing guitar?

No, that's Niagara.

And Walter Sobchak.
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby Maurice on Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:04 pm

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This one...I'm not so sure.

I do, however, have an attraction to the Moderne:
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