the 100 dollar guitar

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  1. popthree

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    That's pretty cool! I especially enjoyed the clips where the artists actually played it! :) Thanks for posting this.
     
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    30,000 miles on a guitar is very cool.
     
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    I agree, very cool.
     
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    Sweet! Is that a teisco? those little beige push switches are their thing, I think . . .
     
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    What a bunch of preposterous twaddle. I listened to a bunch of the clips and "Del Ray" was the only one who played anything resembling music.

    The idea was cool, but holy smokes, you would have gotten better musicianship mailing it to random addresses around the world. Everyone was too busy being hip and experimental instead of actually playing the thing.

    It would be cool to do this through TDPRI, however I have a feeling that by the time it got back to the beginning, it would have been reliced, refinished, neck swapped, routed for a humbucker, five way switch, esquired, refretted, callaham bridged, bigsbied and weight relieved.
     
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    Anything over $30 would never make it back home.
     
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    Okay, but what's the downside?
     
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    I heard that too...some strange soundings and reverb experiments, but, heard
    a couple that sounded pretty decent..
    Just the concept of world tunes from 1 cheap guitar is cool.
     
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    Thank you for that.

    I watched the first 7 or 8 videos there, and gave up. Marty Carlson did a little bit of Dokken/Ratt style hair metal... but everything else I heard was just unlistenable. You'd think that if they were going to go through all the trouble to do that... they'd want something useful out of it.

    Wonder how much they spend in shipping charges combined? $1000? More? That would have bought at least one of them a pretty sweet guitar... then just invite everyone over to play it.
     
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    I think they tried to do as many in-person hand offs as possible to avoid shipping. I'm sure with the number of people on this forum, we could easily avoid most shipping.
     
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    I would be glad to be a part of that, and even help facilitate it. And I would most certainly play something on it that was as musical as my skill level would allow.
     
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    I feel like I just watched Neal Page telling Del Griffith "at least let there be a point to your stories."
     
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    Great story.

    I remember suggesting to the members of another forum I'm on that it would be fun to sign between the frets of a pointy headstock neck someone didn't know what to do with, and then post it on. This was in main-land U.S.A
     
  15. popthree

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    somehow i think the tdpri version of this might involve something to the effect of numerous parties contributing random spare parts they have laying around in a junk pile.. send all these parts to one of our members who is adept at assembling and setting up guitars.. and have that person build the axe that the 'project' spawns from.
     
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    That would be awesome to do - maybe the winner of the build challenge could be required to donate it to the effort? Have it cycle through all the entrants or something.
     
  17. popthree

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    I don't think it should be exclusive
     
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    They tried something like this at Strat-talk..The Pick of Destiny and some people kept the pick for months..its been going on for over a year now.
     
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    They did something like that (a couple of times) on a swedish forum, where members sent parts to one guy, companies chipped in on shipping, marketing etc. and then they auctioned it for charity.

    A swedish radio station also found Nicole Kidmans bathing suit in a locker room at a public pool (she left it there during the production of Dogville), and auctioned that for charity as well. Different story I guess...
     
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    Now there's the idea!

    And the rest of the "TDPri" part of this would be to find a young up-and-comer guitarist in need, and give it to them.

    I would gladly donate a part to this.
     
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