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Would you do this to an artstar?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by ce24, May 9, 2017.

  1. ce24

    ce24 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 26, 2008
    Idahoastan
    Add a bigsby?......I'm conflicted about it.... Mostly because of the two holes left from the bridge......
    Cheers....
     

  2. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    106
    Dec 27, 2007
    Albuquerque
    B3 and a Towner tension bar....


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  3. Octave Doctor

    Octave Doctor Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 10, 2009
    Morgantown, WV.
    I wouldn't worry if the install's done right. A hatchet job like people used to do in the 70s?? No thanks.
     

  4. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    Duesenberg Lestrem.
     
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  5. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
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    I think this model is not available in the US.
     
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  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    60
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Heck yes!
    Perhaps a Vibramate will work.
    That would eliminate your stop tailpiece holes.
    I don't know if the Vibramate will bolt to the existing hardware.
    You might check one out.
     

  7. PC_Hater

    PC_Hater TDPRI Member

    82
    Aug 13, 2013
    UK
    Would I do that? Probably not but only because a Bigsby is not on my 'must have' list. Only one of my 5 guitars is still as it left the factory.
    Some have major mods. An Epiphone Firebird with part of the body sawn off because it got in my way.
    My guitar, I'll do what I want with it!
     
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  8. ce24

    ce24 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 26, 2008
    Idahoastan
    The dusenberg looks sweet.....
     

  9. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    106
    Dec 27, 2007
    Albuquerque

  10. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    54
    Feb 16, 2014
    Auburn, California
    If it's installed well, sure. That's pretty cool IMO.
     

  11. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
    Big fan of "talent levers" on guitars, so I say yes. Went my whole life playing guitars without whammy bars, then got a Gretsch with a Bigsby several years ago, and it has become part of my style.
     
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  12. qblue

    qblue Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 12, 2009
    Clarks Summit, PA
    I would only get a model with a factory installed Bigsby. I have an Artcore Expressionist AFJ95, no Bigsby needed.
     

  13. Danjabellza

    Danjabellza Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 22, 2014
    Pahrump, nv
    +1 for the duesenberg. No drilling or moddifying the body at all. Just a hardware swap.
     
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  14. tintag27

    tintag27 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Jan 18, 2010
    Macclesfield, UK
    Sorry, but I never liked the Bigsby - I went for a Duesenberg Les Trem II.
    No drilling - completely reversible installation.

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  15. Ron R

    Ron R Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    51
    Mar 23, 2016
    Raleigh, NC
    I'm not a fan of Bigsbys, so that would be a no from me. But hey, if you like 'em, go for it!
     

  16. ce24

    ce24 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 26, 2008
    Idahoastan
    I did what tintag did...Deusenberg......works great...
     

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