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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby dvockins on Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:08 pm

St. Vincent guitar looks sick. If you could get it with a string through hardtail and a v neck, I'd be playing one right now.
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby Anthony Flack on Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:13 pm

I reckon the crazy red speech-balloon guitar and the googie-curved bass both look quite neat, in an eccentric psychedelic sort of way.
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby VaticanShotglass on Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:38 am

biscuitdough wrote: I can totally see that control plate on something Jazzmaster or Tele-like, but it seems way out of place on a carved violin body.


And yet, weren't the trend setting Hofners and most copies made this way, wooden bridge, trapeze tail piece and all? The odd thing is that it's a guitar and not bass.

If I could japust have a bass, I'd probably get a mustang, but if I were to get an exotic bass it would be like the nicely carved Gibson EB violin bass (but with two pickups). Or a wacky Electra Outlaw but really high quality.

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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby agiant on Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:55 pm

Only for white wine lovers.

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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby Angus Jung on Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:13 pm

I love Electra Outlaw guitars. Never played one but love how they look. Esp. the ones with the Electra symbol carved into the body. Reminds me of the movie "Rollerball." That aesthetic.

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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby zom-zom on Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:15 pm

Yeah I always thought they were a fairly cool original design, weird but not hideous.

I gave Flour an Electra Les Paul I had, it wasn't too bad for a bolt-on, but these models with the effects modules are pretty cool.
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby Angus Jung on Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:01 pm

Holy shit - 1967 Wurlitzer Gemini

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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby whoisalhedges on Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:10 pm

Angus Jung wrote:Holy shit - 1967 Wurlitzer Gemini

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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby a leg plaster on Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:35 pm

Fender Bullet on Seattle CL:
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Not too odd, but definitely interesting. And I've never seen one before.
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby Teacher's Pet on Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:02 pm

Cool guitars, I got mine when I was 13, I think. It has a metal pick guard.
I still play it and love it, but I mean, you know. First loves and all.
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby Sid Hartha on Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:13 pm

Yamaha Revstar line.

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This one has a certain Gretsch / Ric vibe goin':

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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby Sid Hartha on Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:23 pm

Yamaha Revstar line.

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This one has a certain Gretsch / Ric vibe goin':

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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby Sid Hartha on Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:25 pm

Ibanez is launching some weirdness.

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Reminds me of this model that I got to play once.

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It was pretty good actually.
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby whoisalhedges on Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:19 pm

Sid Hartha wrote:Yamaha Revstar line.

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This one has a certain Gretsch / Ric vibe goin':

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That Filter'Tron & Bigsby one, as well as the one with P-90s?

Yes, please.
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby bishopdante on Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:32 am

Reminds me of the venerable '70s/'80s SG2000.

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Those things are heavy, guitar equivalent of a black hole, body is about 2 inches thick, but the build quality is fully amazing.

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Few guitars are as odd as the yamaha SG7 and SG3C shapes.

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Yamaha did proper melted popsicle surf guitars in the '60s.
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby Angus Jung on Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:02 am

bishopdante wrote:Reminds me of the venerable '70s/'80s SG2000.

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Those things are heavy, guitar equivalent of a black hole, body is about 2 inches thick, but the build quality is fully amazing.

If anybody ever sees a Yamaha SG in Jade Green for sale, pls let me know. I'm all over it.

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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby agiant on Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:31 am

New aluminum aberrations

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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby whoisalhedges on Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:07 pm

$3K seems like a bargain to own the most fucking gross guitar anyone you will ever meet has ever seen.
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby Sid Hartha on Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:46 pm

Angus Jung wrote:If anybody ever sees a Yamaha SG in Jade Green for sale, pls let me know. I'm all over it.

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Gorgeous.
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Re: Oddly shaped guitars

Postby parker_knoll on Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:51 am

Sid Hartha wrote:Ibanez is launching some weirdness.

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I actually hate this tendency among modern guitars. it's not weird at all, it's just recombined elements of standard models. It's like everything's come down to a very limited set of standard components which you just recombine using some virtual guitar builder. I'm sure it's more cost effective that way, which is why it's shit.

Look what happened to Reverend: they used to build quirky distinctive guitars, now it's just recombinations. The heyday was the 60s with each builder offering its own unique pickups, vibratos etc.
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