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Let's talk about the weirdest signature model guitars....

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Blazer, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Well the weirdest thing about that guitar is that it was made by three companies:
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    The first was Peavey.

    The second (which is the one you posted) by Paradise guitars

    The third by the company which people associate Jason Becker the most with: Carvin.
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    Again though, this guitar was a product of its era: hairmetal and its ilk, so back in the day you wouldn't look weird brandishing something like this on stage.

    The weirdest thing about that guitar is how it actually has nothing in common with the guitars Becker was known for playing, which were Carvin DC-200 models which had a Gibson scale length, stereo outputs, neck through body construction and a Kahler Whammy.
     
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    Gretsch G6138 Bo Diddley Signature
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    This is John Petrucci's latest Music Man signature model; the 'Majesty'...
    Weird ? .... well it's certainly pretty radical
     

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    It also reminds me somewhat of a Parker Fly.
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    I think that Becker found he needed a Fender-scale guitar for work he was doing with Roth - if not the new material then to play the Vai and Van Halen material. The Peavey is one of a few prototypes; they never did bring it out.

    The other Becker models that Carvin is doing are a bit off from what he actually used as well - they have Carvin's current 25" scale and Floyds instead of the 24 3/4" scale and Kahler like the late 80s models (I think Carvin switched to 25" scale around 1993 or 1994).
     
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    I guess that does make sense, Ash body and you've got Eddie's tone while the HSH set up recalls Vai. Sad though that Becker never got to tour with Roth.

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    Carvin offers the Gibson Scale length and Kahler bridge as options on the Jason Becker Signature model
     
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    I owned an AF40 Ace Frehley Artist Model Washburn. IMHO it looked good. The body worked and it was a balanced instrument. It was poorly made however. I had it worked on, upgraded the pickups (which lowered the value) and got it playing as well as I could. I sold it after owning it 15 years. Somebody should make something similar..a BC Rich ironbird is as close as it gets nowadays.

    Ace shouldn't have put his name on it....that was kinda taking advantage of kids like me at the time. He had nothing to do with that guitar. It was designed and made in Japan.
     
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    It looks like a kindergarten guitar. I think it's kind of cool actually.
     
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    The new Ernie Ball St. Vincent guitar. Even though she doesn't seem like much of a player this guitar is considered a masterpiece.
     
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    St Vincent
     

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    I've been looking to try one of those St. Vincent guitars. They look kinda cool and are said to be killer players. I can see one in my future.
     
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    What is this guitar?? So many knobs and switches!
     
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    So I've got a candidate for weirdest signature guitar, not weird for its outlandishness though, but for it's restraint considering the player: Buckethead.

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    No chicken or Kaiju motifs... just simple stripped down (controls, no pickguard or dot markers, blank truss rod coverr) and stark white. The only thing really out of the ordinary is the arcade killswitches. It's so simple and clean looking.
     
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    Yes, for that one, the dude playing it clearly outdoes the guitar itself.
     
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    The Reverend Jenn Wasner. Her band, Wye Oak, are great but that guitar's something only Rick Nielsen (and Jenn) could love.
     
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    Chet Atkins peaver guitar
     
  18. Blazer

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    That guitar wasn't a signature model, it was just a Peavey Body with a Strat neck fitted.
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    What WAS a Chet Atkins signature model is the Gibson Phasar which basically was the "Peaver" being put in production.
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    That album on which he used the "Peaver" was really good though, I have to break it out again. For those interested, it was titled "Stay tuned."
     
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    Just going to put this here.

    She's kind of eclectic and likes to make weird noises with her guitar but she jams.
     
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    haha I forgot about that gibson model...actually my mistake I should of called it paul yandell's peaver
     
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