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Backlund guitars.

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

  1. LowThudd

    LowThudd Friend of Leo's

    Feb 11, 2014
    Sherman Oaks, Ca
    Tetanus Infected. Great punk band name.
     

  2. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    The almost finished, mythical, Backlund model 1700 'Nautilus', as it was found 150 years from now lying in the silt at the bottom of an ancient Wyoming cattle pond....
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  3. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan

  4. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2015
    Wisconsin

    This one's got room for a mosrite style vibrato and bridge, like hallmark is currently making.

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  5. hopdybob

    hopdybob Tele-Meister

    434
    May 28, 2008
    netherlands
    love it
     

  6. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    Finally got around to finishing this thing.

    This is just a phone screenshot of the art, but it gets the idea across...
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  7. FenderLover

    FenderLover Friend of Leo's

    Jun 11, 2009
    Minnesota
    I just noticed the Backlund 400 in this month's Vintage Guitar (page 123).

    Spec'ed at 7.5 lbs, and "part spaceship, part 1959 Cadillac."

    Cool!
    Great job John.
     

  8. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    Thanks! I had no idea that it was mentioned in the magazine.
     
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  9. FenderLover

    FenderLover Friend of Leo's

    Jun 11, 2009
    Minnesota
    "Mentioned" would be modest - it's a half-page review with two nice pictures!
     

  10. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    Nice! I wonder how that happened? I'm not used to getting any press with this stuff.
     

  11. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    Unfortunately, I don't think I can find that magazine around here.
     

  12. RLee77

    RLee77 Friend of Leo's

    May 15, 2016
    Silicon Valley
    If only there were a way to purchase things without having to physically find them in a store... oh well. :D
     

  13. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Surprising they'd write that much without trying to contact the designer...
     

  14. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    I'm personally invisible to 'The Industry', always have been.

    Over the dozen or so years I've been involved with designing guitars, I've never been contacted once by anybody for anything concerning the Backlund guitars in their various forms. I sometime think that I'm perhaps considered a fictitious character, a made up brand name like 'Jay Turser', or....heaven help me..'Betty Crocker'.

    It's kind of funny, actually.
     
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  15. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    Hmm.....you may be on to something there.
     

  16. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    Is it in the February or March issue?

    I went to the only place in town that had Vintage Guitar magazine on their news stand, but they only had the January issue.
     
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  17. titan uranus

    titan uranus Tele-Meister

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    Next up, the Betty Crocker by John Backlund.

    I for one would love to see what that would look like.

    Also, April needs to hurry up and get here. I need my Marz!
     
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  18. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    As always, I'll get one as a sample, but I'd like to purchase a second. I'd like to have a green one, and also a black one.
     
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  19. FenderLover

    FenderLover Friend of Leo's

    Jun 11, 2009
    Minnesota
    I subscribe - the current issue is April (I don't know why magazines do that...). It has Bonamassa on the cover playing a Flying V.
     
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  20. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2015
    Wisconsin
    It should be a Backlund kitchen-aid mixer, and I want one.
     

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