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The most ugly guitar ever?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by FenderNashville, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. csadams5

    csadams5 Tele-Holic

    Dec 19, 2011
    DFW, TX
    I love the cheese grater resonator. It fits with the a bumble foot Swiss cheese guitar.

  2. Sinusitis

    Sinusitis TDPRI Member

    Sep 18, 2012
    Here's my ugliest guitar in it's 'most ugly' state:
    I've since swapped the blinged-out p/u surrounds for regular black ones & have gone back to black speed knobs... looks almost normal now

  3. slotrod65

    slotrod65 Tele-Meister

    Feb 11, 2009
    The ¢heapo-sphere
    As far as production guitars go, the Kay Solo King has to be the worst. Not only is it awful, but the name is godawful as well. It appears someone designed the bottom half of the guitar, then fell asleep:


  4. Manolete

    Manolete Friend of Leo's

    Feb 19, 2011

    I was looking for that guy! Horrible guitar. Kay made a few;



  5. Donelson

    Donelson Tele-Afflicted

    May 31, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Am I wrong? This is the cat that made the axe, that inspired this thread. He signed up to let us know that.

    I personally wouldn't want one, I suppose, but it does seem like quite an effort. Better to do this than to sit on a couch all day!

  6. NankerPhelge

    NankerPhelge Tele-Meister

    Oct 30, 2009
    Littlehampton, UK

    Had to look closely at that. I initially thought it was designed for 'brown sound' :D

  7. Jimmy Row

    Jimmy Row Tele-Meister

    Apr 6, 2010
    Portland Oregon
    I second the motion, guitars with bigsbys are uglier than hell. They look like civil war era medical devices.

  8. 61fury

    61fury Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 28, 2009
    knoxville, TN
    Slotrod65 :
    "It appears someone designed the bottom half of the guitar, then fell asleep"
    Oh, that makes me laugh.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012

  9. O- Fender

    O- Fender Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 25, 2003
    Bigsbys remind me of the handle on my grandmother's 60's era Frigidaire.

    For me, they have a "so ugly they're cool" look to them.

  10. Mid Life Crisis

    Mid Life Crisis Friend of Leo's

    Jan 12, 2007
    Cambridge, England
    Me too! Great description.

    The green one looks like it would have been played by George Jetson. Those three guitars together look pretty cool actually.

  11. Hey! That first one (or something very similar was on ebay uk very recently. It looks like a t**d lol...

  12. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's

    These guitars make me lose a little faith in humanity.

    - D

  13. G-log

    G-log Tele-Holic

    Dec 28, 2006
    I dub thee "Dookiecaster!" yuck!


  14. wallis222

    wallis222 Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 24, 2011
    Toronto, Canada

  15. bender66

    bender66 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 18, 2010
    on my bike
    That got a lol.

    I would have incorporated the cats arm into the twang-bar. I'm sure it would have sounded like stepping on the cats tail.

  16. brewwagon

    brewwagon Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 6, 2009
    the delta bc

    "cause i'm a chickenhead man"

  17. tabdog

    tabdog Tele-Meister

    Jun 23, 2011
    Bryant, Arkansas
    My first build. It seems like it was
    1970. My young son helped me paint





    Laugh if you want, but I bought a used
    Fender pickup for $15. It's a 1968 Tele
    bridge pickup. Now days, they sell for
    $400 to $600 on eBay. It sounds


  18. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 2, 2003
    The Netherlands
    People say that my latest Fido is pig ugly.

    I love it though, really responsive instrument and the cheap humbuckers (One from an old Ibanez the other from a Korean Epiphone) are quite microphonic which enhances the responsive tonal quality of the pine body.

    I haven't played it through my live rig yet though, god knows, it might squeal and feedback like crazy.

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