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Backlund guitars.

Discussion in 'Vendor Forum' started by John Backlund, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    Some time ago, I was asked by Eastwood to consider modifying some of my models to be bass guitars, but I haven't spent much effort towards that yet, but I think it's inevitable that there will be Backlund bass guitars before too long.
     
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  2. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    It's definitely a nice thing to see, I'll say that much.
     

  3. titan uranus

    titan uranus Tele-Meister

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    Let the suspense commence.

    My Flash Gordon/Jetsons Lawn Dart showed up today, but according to the rules... I am supposed to wait 24 hours, excruciating hours before popping the latches to allow the instrument to acclimate to my rarefied southern air.

    They were as good as their word and shipped it in a hard case.

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    tick - tock - tick - tock - tick - tock.....
     
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  4. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    I thought that was a winter thing...
     

  5. titan uranus

    titan uranus Tele-Meister

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    It is bloody freaking hot around here and humid as the devil's (unmentionable crease in anatomy). After 4 or 5 days of sitting in warehouses, 18 wheelers and the brown oven AKA the UPS truck, it most definitely moved to a different environment when I took it out of the driver's hands and bought it indoors.

    Hey, I just go by what the experts say, which in this case is the box my last Fender came in, which one can view here:
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    Hey! What does that big bright sticker say?
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    It went from roughly 100°F to 70°F and 98% humidity to roughly 50% humidity.

    I am gonna defer to Fender on this every single time.
     

  6. Alamo

    Alamo Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 15, 2006
    Berlin
    Now i got a strange interest in youTube videos of guitar unboxing in antarctica :twisted:
     

  7. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    Eastwood has started shipping out the Marz 6 guitars to those who placed deposits on them. This seafoam/red tort Marz was delivered to Greg Baker yesterday...
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  8. titan uranus

    titan uranus Tele-Meister

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  9. titan uranus

    titan uranus Tele-Meister

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    John, did you get a final head count on how many of these were made?
     

  10. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    Deposits for only twenty-two or twenty-three were generated by the Eastwood crowd-funding program. Eastwood undoubtedly had a small number made over that, but it wouldn't be many.
     

  11. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota

  12. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    The Backlund 'Rockerbox' design has been finalized, and these are images of the Deluxe tremolo version that's coming to those who pre-ordered one with a deposit some months ago. Eastwood (who builds and markets my guitars) says they will start shipping them out in August/September.
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    Eastwood also offers this model in a non-trem tailpiece version for a bit less, as well as, I believe, left-hand versions of them.

    Not shown is the gloss black and mint two-tone color variant of the Rockerbox.
     
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  13. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan

  14. idjster

    idjster VERY grateful member Ad Free Member

    John, I've said it before, but I have to say it again: your designs are brilliant! Everybody seems to be putting out a Tele, Strat of Les Paul design, and other than the sound re: pickups etc there isn't much difference other than quality. Your designs are unique, different and FUN! One day I might even have the money to buy one, but if not I can just enjoy the look of them here. They're terrific! I'm glad you were able to get them built and sold by Eastwood!
     
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  15. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    Working on some new guitars, as well as 'upgraded' versions of some existing models. Eastwood needs more stuff to build and sell.
     

  16. Mad Kiwi

    Mad Kiwi Tele-Afflicted

    Great news. Thats excellent to hear John.

    Really pleased it's finally working out for you.
     

  17. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    Some new stuff coming down the pipeline...Backlund model 1500 'Neptoon'....
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  18. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota

  19. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    As yet unamed Backlund model...
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  20. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    Model 1200 'Capri'...
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