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Anybody heard of girl Brand Guitars?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by kennl, May 15, 2007.

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  1. kennl

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  2. FMA

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    Those are some very, very cool guitars. I personally like the Hula Girl.
     
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    Yeah, those are neat guitars. Destined to become semi-classic, at least...
     
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    I've always had a thing for Rodeo Girl myself.
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    I played Raven Girl a couple of years ago in Tucson & thought it was a great-playing and great-sounding guitar, too. Had one of those offset-shoulder necks that felt instantly comfortable. And the pickups, if I remember correctly, were made of meteorite. Beat that, Joe Barden!
     
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    I have wanted one of these for years and years.
     
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    I love these. They look very unconventional, but between the classic pickup configuration, and the location of the 3 way (I like it there) These all look like well thought out pieces of guitar art. I'd pay ~$1,200 for one of these before I'd pay it for a Fender that's got many thousand twins running around out there. To get something even remotely as unique from Fender, you're starting a lot higher with the custom shop.
     
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    I've wanted the Spanish Roccoco one for a few years now...

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    I've always been intrigued about the pickup wiring system. There's a three-way toggle for each pickup, that'll change the tone from a twangy tele sound to more of a beefy p-90 tone. I emailed the guy at Girlbrand, who forwarded me to a Dave Schecter, the guy who makes the Girbrand pickups, who said he could sell me the whole wiring/pickup kaboodle for $300 bucks. That was a couple of years ago.
     
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    I owned Electron Girl Revisited for a few years. I always enjoyed playing her. The taps on each pickup gave a wide range of sounds. Basically, each pickup has three amounts of winding that are selectable. One gives a bright, clear sound, one gives a more standard teleish sound, and the third gives a higher output, darker sound. Very cool. I think the pots are also modified to give a bypassed sound when they are all the way up.

    Bryan
     
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    I've had major GAS for Girlbrand guitars for several years now. I LOVE how they look as it's such a relief to see something different than the same ol' same ol'. IIRC their prices are a bit up there, but for the quality and uniqueness it's understandable. One of these days...

    On a related note...

    Michael Spalt's Totem Guitars are in a similar vein to Girlbrand and look fantastic as well:

    http://www.garageguitars.com/galleryguitars1.html
     
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    Dredging up an old thread here. I was Googling for information on GirlBrand guitars and came across this thread (in a forum I where I just made my first post). I have one of these, and absolutely love it. I have a Kanji guitar, and have a bunch of photos of this on my website, in case you are interested:

    http://www.elevenshadows.com/travels/miscellaneous/girlbrandguitar/

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    Wow! Very cool stuff! I've been wanting to break into the making my own custom guitars soon here whenever I can get the funds up to start and get all the equipment.. But that's some sweet looking craftsmanship! I gotta get me onea them thangs! ha
     
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    I think they're gorgeous. Some of them are admittedly odd or weird-looking, but whether it's your thing or not, there's no denying the craftsmanship. The play and sound so beautifully.
     
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    Girl Brand guitars are awesome. Ask Henry Kaiser!
     
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    True. Or Rick Neilsen. Or Elvis Costello. Or Mitch Easter. Or me. :D

    I forgot to mention that there's a bunch of information about the GirlBrand guitar on my link above.
     
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    Not crazy about the pickguard though otherwise they look beautiful.

    So here's my question. I've been joking with friends about getting our names inlaid in our necks and made me wonder about some of the more extreme inlays. What effect does it have if so much of the surface of your fretboard is MOP?
     
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    Been meaning to take a ride down and visit these people, thanks for the reminder.
     
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    What happened to Girl Brand? Seems to have disappeared.
     
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    Their website is gone. I always got a kick out of perusing Chris Larsen's builds. I hope they're just working on a better website.
     
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