Guitars that just look badass...

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Sir Telemaster, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. beyondhappy

    beyondhappy Tele-Meister

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    I think badassary comes from the player and emoted upon the guitar.
     
  2. Texsunburst59

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    I think badass is a guitar that's been through hell and has come out on the other side bruised and scared and still is ready to get after it. This describes my '79 Antigua:

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  3. twintwelve

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    I totally get what the OP means about Firebirds-I like to stare at mine-and I have had one in one form or another for 25+ years.
    Some other guitars that I think look bdazz------
    Firebird !
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    Ibanez Iceman
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    Ibanez Destroyer
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    Gibson ES-5
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    Danelectro Longhorn
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    Gretsch Roundup
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    And gotta include TK Smith modded Tele's w/B-16s
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  4. sacizob

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    Willie's guitar has always amazed me.
     
  5. Newbie Brad

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    +1. So.... Vigier Surfreters..... in the hands of Shawn Lane (RIP), Franck Vigroux, Ed DeGenaro, and Tim Donahue.... this model fretless Vigier + these players are bad-ass.


    http://www.vigierguitars.net/artists/aimages/laneve6f.jpg


    http://www.unfretted.com/images/franck_slant.jpg


    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/VsCgXalY060/hqdefault.jpg


    http://www.vigierguitars.net/artists/aimages/donahue.jpg
     
  6. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I see that and bring forth the original version...
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    It's a Hondo H1.

    Very eighties axe.
     
  7. tvvoodoo

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    Badass.
     
  8. Brokenpick

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    ....so..... clearly......"badass" has a number of interpretations that approaches "tone" .........?
    awsome
     
  9. Coop47

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    Sunburst Tele with a black pg looks badass to me.
     
  10. tbp0701

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    I've always thought resonators looked badass. Or was it that they sounded badass?
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    And for an "I'm gonna make some noise with stuff I have layin' around" kind of badass, there's the cigar box guitar:
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  11. Obsessed

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    These are locally brewed badass:
     

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  12. Bruxist

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    Mick Mars' badass strat:

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  13. Mr Perch

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    Are we allowed to take into account the way the axe actually sounds? For example, I would have thought that the Epiphone Wildkat was BA, based on its appearance, but when I played one I was unimpressed.
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    On the other hand, I saw a video yesterday where I guy was playing one of these suckers, and damn but it produced a thoroughly BA tone:

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    It's a Hamer Monaco III.
     
  14. dog fart

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    I like all three. I have weakness for old tractors too. Do you know anything about it, or is it just a Hoyt Klagwell?
     
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    I kinda have a different perspective on what constitutes "badassery," I guess. The ones that have really grabbed me were mostly built/designed by people on this forum.

    Jack Wells' "Air guitar" from 2010....

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    The Scattervarius and its cousin the Televarius...

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    Scatterlee's plexicaster...
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    Most of JBacklund's designs... he's posted a bunch of them here; I was collecting them for desktops until I lost that computer's drive...

    Several other really great builds in the archives. The MDFcaster was pretty damn cool, too.
     
  16. musky55

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    BTB
     

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    Steve Morse Telecaster
     

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  18. dog fart

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    Now this is BAD ASSED
     
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  20. J. Hayes

    J. Hayes Friend of Leo's

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    Game still on but it's over now after this one. My main Tele which was originally an '83 toploader. It's now embellished with my home made pickguard(s)

    a Parsons/White B-Bender,

    a Rolling G-Bender,

    Keith/Scruggs tunable banjo pegs on strings 1 & 5.

    A HipShot D-tuner on the headstock for string 6.

    A DiMarzio vintage Tele bridge pickup

    a standard Tele neck pickup moved to the middle slot.

    a GFS humbucker in the neck slot which is tapped by the mini switch between the volume and tone control.

    Three mini toggle switches for on/off of the pickups for "all" combinations.

    a pull pot in the volume slot to activate a phase switch.

    Super low action with hybrid 9-46 gauge strings....

    This guitar can (and does) handle any and all situations that come up on the bandstand so it's really earned the name of "BADASS".... JH in Va.
     

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