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Strange Guitars

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

  1. archiemax

    archiemax Tele-Meister

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    Here's a pseudo-Mosrite I made for a friend of mine; the body was $20 from GFS's bargain bin:
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    This 5-pickup oddity was my "Swiss Army Knife" for many years; it's also got an onboard synth driver:
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    This one was inspired by the Italian guitars of the '60's; the pickup switching system originated as a home video switchbox:
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    I've made a bunch of oil can guitars; someone suggested I make a guitar/amp combo and this was the result:
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    Here's the travel version of the gas can guitar; the 9v-powered amp in the background slides into a hinged compartment in the guitar:
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    Here's my ash-bodied lap steel with a B & G bender setup I designed & made myself; the lazy man's way to get pedal steel sounds:
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  2. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Tele-Afflicted

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    Okay......okay....okay. Here's a couple more strange guitars I'll show you.
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    Another brass top on Mahogany and SD pickups
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    Warmoth Black Korina body capped with Padouk homemade lightning bolt sound hole, SD pickups, Bill Lawrence pickup in the neck
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    Unknown neck-thru Star guitar that I had received with the headstock broken off. I had an end-piece designed and machined for me and made this guitar a headless guitar. The action is high so i use this guitar as a slide guitar.
     
  3. slinger

    slinger Friend of Leo's

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  4. slinger

    slinger Friend of Leo's

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  5. slinger

    slinger Friend of Leo's

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    slinger Friend of Leo's

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  7. ChrisLarcombe

    ChrisLarcombe Tele-Meister

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    me eyes!!!!
     
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  8. Bri-Sonic

    Bri-Sonic Tele-Meister

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  9. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    I inflicted a state flag paint job on an otherwise ordinary Peavey Reactor.

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  10. Addnine

    Addnine Tele-Meister

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    Not a picture of my particular guitar, but mine is identical except that it has Ric-style p/u's:

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    Ha ha. I win.
     
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  11. 61fury

    61fury Friend of Leo's

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    For that rosette? Worth it.
     
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  12. Zepfan

    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    upload_2021-1-17_16-33-31.jpeg I Made this 4 string Canjo.
     
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  13. Chuckster

    Chuckster Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Mine aren't too weird, but "unique" is probably a better description. First are current, then some that I sold.

    CURRENTLY OWN:
    2009 GRB Kokocaster
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    1991 Charvel Surfcaster bass
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    2000 Yamaha SGV3000
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    First Act Sheena prototype and First Act Paul Westerberg
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    2012 FSR Antigua Tele
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    SOLD
    59 Goya Sparkletop
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    Teisco EV-2
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    Guild X-88
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  14. FenderGyrl

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  15. Oldsmobum

    Oldsmobum Tele-Meister

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    I’ll add another. Might start a thread about it.
     
  16. Zepfan

    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    One weekend I didn't have anything to do and was Inspired by a guitar I saw "Thunder Chicken" play on Sun Studios one night.
    I give you Strat-O-Rez: A plywood Strat body, a aluminum skillet, a neck I fixed, a piezo, 2 P90 type pickups and a 5-way switch. DSCF0767.JPG
     
  17. Leonardocoate

    Leonardocoate Tele-Meister

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    This one is strange but plays kinda nice C1A3B752-2DEE-4B23-BB57-B91975539DF9.jpeg EA0BD6F4-E535-410B-B2A1-3C8F21651A3F.jpeg
     
  18. Danb541

    Danb541 Friend of Leo's

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    I've put together a few weird ones.
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  19. Zepfan

    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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