Guitars you've bought JUST because they looked cool

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by hessodreamy, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. acrylicsuperman

    acrylicsuperman Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 17, 2010
    Dont have one any more but i am planning a warmoth build.

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  2. smartsoul72

    smartsoul72 Tele-Meister

    Nov 24, 2017
    I didn't know that, BDB! That is cool!
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  3. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
  4. FenderLover

    FenderLover Friend of Leo's

    Jun 11, 2009
    My Bigsby. I kinda bought it on a whim, but it plays great. Glad to have it.

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  5. drmmrr55

    drmmrr55 Tele-Meister

    Aug 20, 2017
    Federal Way, Washington
    That would be my 2016 Gibson Firebird V "T", I put a black pickguard on it, and I do play it some, but I got it because I thought it was one beautiful guitar, and I got it new for $1099.00
  6. dswo

    dswo Tele-Meister

    May 1, 2016
    East Carolina
    Don't own one, but this Teisco Spectrum 5 was the first guitar I thought of when I saw the thread title:

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  7. TimothyC

    TimothyC Tele-Afflicted

    May 12, 2016
    One of my favorite players is Joshua homme from Queens of the Stone age. I doubt I'll ever spend enough money to get his signature Maton guitar that isn't even sold here in the US, the schecters tempest was as close as a shape as I could get. I bought a 30th anniversary tempest and it's been a monster. Pretty much a Les paul clone, but still cool.

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  8. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    I dislike Homme but like those Schecter Tempests.
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  9. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
  10. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    All of my telecasters
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  11. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    This was the second electric guitar I ever got - just cos it looked cool.


    And when I was playing Heavy Metal bass in the 80's early 90's - I traded my lovely Fender Jazz Precision for this!


    Still got it too, but the poor things in a total state! I really should fix her up!
  12. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Apr 21, 2016
    My CAR Liquid and Chibson Teardrop. I wanted the Liquid with two pickups but looked like they may not return and I got the CAR wile it was there. Have hardly played it and don't like the three pickups. Looks beautiful, though. Love the Teardrop.


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  13. jayyj

    jayyj Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 13, 2014
    Manchester, UK
    Those are definitely on my list of guitars to take a punt on if one shows up at a good deal price - very cool looking things! I love an ugly duckling, me...
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  14. claes

    claes Tele-Holic

    Aug 20, 2007
    Firebird and explorer. Both are clumsy in real life = stupid. pelham blue SD...
  15. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Friend of Leo's

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    Thankfully, for my wallet, none. Though I came close when buying my Duesenberg Starplayer TV.

    I suppose it depends on what your definition of "cool" is but I've always been attracted to piano black guitars and art-deco type styling.

    The fact is that the Duesenberg sounds fantastic, to my ears, but I do wonder if I'd have been sufficiently tempted to buy it, irrespective. I hope not but I can't say definitely not.
  16. AAT65

    AAT65 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Can we keep this thread going till somebody buys a Meteora??
  17. Marcus M B

    Marcus M B TDPRI Member

    Aug 31, 2017
    London, England
    Crazy. I was looking around recently and am very tempted by some old Framus I see here and there. Then again I am wondering should I buy it just on a picture? I see that many more before me have done just that and been very happy with the result. I'll let y'all know...
  18. Lawson

    Lawson Tele-Holic

    Dec 19, 2011
    I just put in the direct link to the pic.
    The only annoying things are one slightly bent tuner, and some ugly glue remains from a removed pickguard. I hope I can find a substance that can remove that glue without damaging the finish further. I think It looks great without a pickguard anyway.
  19. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    That Cort Sunset in the original post is a seriously good guitar. TV Jones pickups, Bigsby and all the specs seem good. Colin Hay from Men at Work played a Cort at last summer's Sydney Opera House Concert on New Years Eve. That really got my attention.
    Cort make some seriously good guitars and not just in their brand name.
    I think they have a future aa guitar makers. Even my OM acoustic Cort has a serial number which indicates they'll be around for some.
    ( I do prefer the Candy Apple Red model on their website and it has a Ricky style "F-hole which adds to it's cool looks.)
  20. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 2, 2003
    The Netherlands
    I agree, I love how daft it looks.

    So how does it sound?
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