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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Oldsmobum, Jan 9, 2021.
Is the back smooth or bumpy?
Definitely had to look real close at this one, initially thought it was periwinkle shells!!
Same one. Mine has Duncan Designs.
I would rock that on any stage!
If I built it or bought it, it's strange
My Russian Tonika P Bass
My Tele 12 string
My mandocello/tenor guitar
Now for a few I bought but NOT as I bought them
My Tele with a Strat neck
My Strat with the Tele neck, he donated his to my Tele
My beloved Gibson L6 getting a wiring makeover after getting a new neck
Here is the Handy Andy Tele in a tool box
And the all metal shredder with sound activated colored LED light show in the skull
I always thought his (Lindsay Buckingham) guitar was a tad different.
That brought up some memories. I had one of those tool kits as a child, don't know what happened to the rest of the tools, but used the common screwdriver until just a few years ago, when the handle fell apart and the blade bent. Not bad, over 50 years of use and abuse for a "toy".
WOW! is all I have to say.
I was looking through some old photos and I've owned a lot of oddball guitars over the years; here are some of them:
Started out with an oddball - 1979 Lead II that I got new in November '79:
I've had 3 EBMM Albert Lees over the years - one with 3 MM90 pickups, one HH model, and one standard SSS model - here's the first one I got, the 3 MM90 model:
Not quite as oddball, but I also owned 3 EBMM Silhouette Specials over the years - I had a love/hate with them where I would get one, sell it for something more traditional, then get another one. This was my favorite of the 3 - the one I should have kept - a 2007 in their limited edition color for that year (Blue Dawn):
The only EBMM Axis I owned was this SuperSport with the "rosewood" package - solid rosewood neck and a rosewood top instead of a maple top:
A more unusual PRS - the Vela:
A little out of order because I bought it before I bought the Vela, but this is my only guitar at the moment - Fender American Performer Mustang:
I don't think of any of my guitars as strange or weird. None are of a particularly odd shape or weird pickup configuration, or strange paint/finish job. But then some of the contenders I've seen in this thread don't strike me as weird or strange, either, and yet their respective owners listed them here, so...I guess I'll play.
Breedlove acoustics might have been considered strange or weird back 25+ years ago, but I don't think so much now. Still, I have two, and they're not typical in shape/size. Of course, they both have that asymmetrical headstock, which is certainly distinctive, if not unique. Also, ever since that self-styled "old hippie" took over, the stylized script "B" logo on the headstock was changed, to spelling out the brand name. My two are older MiK Breedloves, not Bedell-era MiC. Finally, the body shape of my Concert, though familiar now, is still distinctive, as is my Breedlove dread. (Breedlove's dreads were bigger than Martin and other dreads, and the lower bout was more rounded, like a jumbo. I've always said Breedlove's dreads look like the love child of a dread and a jumbo.)
I have seven Logan Custom guitars, but I don't consider them weird or strange. I guess the operative word here is "custom."
I'll start with the teles on the couch, from left to right. First tele, solid mahogany body (weird for a tele style, maybe) with a P-90 neck pickup paired with a vintage style single coil bridge pickup.
Second, the actual prototype of Bob Logan's "Logo" thinline, where the cutout on the lower bout approximates the cursive "L" of the Logan name on the headstock.
Third, BSB with a stainless steel straight plate and a 4-way switch (though that's not an obvious difference).
Then tele #s 4 & 5 are "Firecasters," made from lumber salvaged from our house fire. The walnut stained one has Lawrence Keystone pickups with Lawrence's 5-way switch/wiring scheme. The one with a natural finish has no pickguard or control plate on the front, and the stainless steel straight plate like the BSB.
Then the acoustic/electric hanging up on the left is also a Logan Custom, made in 2016. I call her "Aggie," because the top is Ash, the back is Mahogany (A + M = A&M = "Aggie"). Tele dimensions a/e with a distinctive bridge with UST and Fishman electronics.
The one hanging on the right is Bob's Challenger design, in his Orange Haze finish. The shape isn't that unusual IMO, but the shape + the finish + the snakehead neck/headstock all give the guitar a distinctive look.
So, there mine are, distinctive, unusual, but not IMO strange. You can call me strange, or weird, or odd, and you'll get no argument from me.
But if you call my guitars that...well, them's fightin' words!
that looks more like a toned down iceman.
The Quagmire has a nice ring to it. The person I got it from called this one Buster and I've carried the name forward.
Almost all of them get splits in the wood. Wood shrinks, carbon fibre doesn’t.
Here's one I built almost 10 years ago. A 3 string guitar with real spring reverb and a pie pan reso. I can't think of anything weirder that sounds and plays so wonderfully. I traded it to a good friend for a PRS Stella solid body. He was happy and I was glad to have something I made appreciated.
This is what I recorded with it...
Ha, which maybe explains why I don't see ads anymore- still in production?