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Strange Guitars

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Oldsmobum, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. Zepfan

    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    upload_2021-1-11_15-3-57.jpeg I got one of these SX brand guitars a few years ago which is a PRS clone. Definitely weird, but a great player and sounds great too. It's a set neck, Mahogany neck and body with a real flame Maple top that had the neck broken off at the pocket when I got it. The glue had failed and all I had to do was glue it back it place. Got it for $30 and I'd say it's worth 10 times that.
     
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  2. Muadzin

    Muadzin TDPRI Member

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    7& string Tele build?

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    Roland G-707 clone?
     
  3. perttime

    perttime Tele-Afflicted

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    I guess a telestrat is a little strange?


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  4. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Tele-Afflicted

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    For a long time I had Las Tres Hermanas Extrañas:

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    I sold the Ravelle at the top, however. It was a great guitar and I just wasn't playing it enough. Had stock SD Jazz/JB pickups. The other two I'm emotionally attached to, though. The Ovation Breadwinner was my first decent guitar and my main axe c. 1980-'89. I rarely play it nowadays but it's staying. The De Armond Jet Star is just a great all round cheapie, and one of my favorites.

    I guess I should also include Checkers. This was my first electric, some MIJ cheapie abomination that was virtually impossible to play. It was originally brown sunburst. I finally gave up on it around 1980 or so and handpainted it checkerboard, to put up as wall art. It was a decoration in the house I lived in during grad school ('80-'83), and then I lost track of it for several decades, presuming it to have been thrown out or destroyed. One of my bandmates/housemates had saved it all that time however, and returned it to me 5 or 6 years ago. Currently out on a shelf in the garage practice space.

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  5. Festofish

    Festofish Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    image.jpg Does this count? :D
     
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  6. Festofish

    Festofish Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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  7. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Tele-Afflicted

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    I used to have a cheaper version with Duncan Designeds.

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  8. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

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    The town of Paracho has some very fine guitar makers--and a whole bunch of hacks living off of the name making tourist wall hangers models.

    https://craftsmanship.net/mexicos-master-guitar-makers/
     
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  9. M2roadwarrior

    M2roadwarrior Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    6361B44F-88FD-480B-B85A-8FEE2C70251C.jpeg F3ED8500-A19F-493F-8B51-4AE96A50C9EA.jpeg 335A8790-1E99-4B8E-915A-48313C1003ED.jpeg E49FF8D9-9B7B-4247-95BE-59D45933DA83.jpeg [] I heard about Garrison guitars on a motorcycle forum many years ago, I was intrigued by the glashyde frame design and after playing one was amazed with the sound and innovative uniqueness! So I had one custom made and named the model Cyclone after my Buell M2, and it’s a great guitar. For electric I heard about the American made Peavey on this site, was lucky enough to find one at my local guitar dealer so I snapped it up, no regrets on either! The peavey isn’t very strange but every time I look at the case I think, power tool!
     
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  10. horsespatoot

    horsespatoot Tele-Holic

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    I gravitate to the out of the ordinary guitar. I have quite a few.
    This is my FB38E90F-FA6E-484C-BCA7-3A74475497BC.jpeg stage access “Tour Crew Pass” Yamaha 120sd Tele
     
  11. hopdybob

    hopdybob Tele-Afflicted

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    i am a huge cort fan and i like this on
     
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  12. Peegoo

    Peegoo Poster Extraordinaire

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    The Pagelli I's were this type with the flame maple top; not many were made.

    There are a whole lot more of the Pag II's floating around. These have a darker-colored top and down-market hardware. If you're looking for one, be patient and find a Pag I.

    Some info here: https://arcoirismusic.com/D/product/cort-pagelli-1/
     
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    So glad this one followed me home in a round about way...

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  14. horsespatoot

    horsespatoot Tele-Holic

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    Vintage Cedar body 9886B5C0-6BA6-4999-B9A5-441D6753B28C.jpeg (ala Esquire) Barncaster Tele. Single bridge pup only. Concentric control plate w/volume and tone control no switch.
    (+ Marilyn)
     
  15. hopdybob

    hopdybob Tele-Afflicted

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    i have my own number one, my legacy Bill Lawrence cort strat with some of his pickups from the 70/80
    have had another one and both had severe fret ware, to bad they did not used better material for this model

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    Peegoo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Here's another Tele shaped monster that escaped from my lab: red cedar body, a 24.75" scale mahogany neck with SS frets and 3x3 headstock, and gold foil humbucking P90s. Cedar is not the best choice for a guitar body unless you like wood that dents as easily as a stick of butter.

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  17. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Tele-Afflicted

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    I guess this is a little strange. Brownsville Choirboy. The toasters are low-output alnico single coils. 5-way Strat-type switching with the center pickup RW/RP for hum cancelling in the 2 and 4 positions.

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  18. runstendt

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    I had this for a few years. It saw it in a shop and simply couldn't live without it (for a while). I think it had a Lace pickup, and an almost uselessly scratchy piezo in the bridge. The neck felt and looked Japanese, but you can see in the picture where the brand name was sanded off. I think the body was homemade too. Fun to play, not terribly useful, but I kind of miss it...

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  19. bender66

    bender66 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Over at the AGF forum we affectionately dubbed that The Quagmire.

    That Roland is sure to attract @blowtorch when/if he returns. I hope he does.

    I prob have something weirder-er, but this is within reach.
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  20. DOC DYA

    DOC DYA Tele-Meister

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    I don't know if you folks will think it's a guitar (4 strings...), but my first "guitar" was that "Davy Crockett guitar". The shape (bell shape) goes back to Washburn a LOOOOng time ago (Carl Sandburg had one - I mean the Washburn type :cool:).
    I think some guitar designers spend too much time at the bar... but that's just me!!! Davy Crockett guitar.jpg
     
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