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Unusual Guitars

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Steerforth, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Steerforth

    Steerforth Friend of Leo's

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    The thread about the Parker Fly by @burntfrijoles got me thinking about guitars other than the usual suspects. I wouldn’t mind one of these:

    Erlewine Lazer

    Or one of these, maybe in, “Outfield Ivy”:

    Reverend Jetstream 390

    So, are there any unusual guitars on your GAS radar, or already in your collection?
     
  2. Torren61

    Torren61 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    Pass on both except I'd probably want the Jetstream if it was made in the US.
     
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  3. RobRiggs

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    It’s kind of “metal” looking but I’ve always wanted a BC Rich Mockingbird. FD81CDF0-E0D4-46CA-8EF5-267CA075CDEB.jpeg
     
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    If I ever happened upon one for the right price at the right time (sans Floyd Rose) I'd grab one. As aesthetically 'metal' guitars go, the Mockingbird has some pleasing curves and is a nice departure from the Warlock (which, oddly enough, I dont completely hate, visually speaking, given my general avoidance of 'pointy' guitars).
     
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    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    625A2B64-0BBE-4857-AB0E-43A48B13459C.jpeg Define unusual.
    I like our Mr Backlund line personally
     

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  6. Henley

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    Pretty much any guitar of note, left-handed...is unusual. I go past gas...and drive right onto the track.
     
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  7. RobRiggs

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    I’d “avoid the Floyd” too. Just something about the body and headstock design I’ve always liked.
     
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    Beachbum Friend of Leo's

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    67 Fender Palomino (The Broomstick). Early example of a bolt on neck acoustic with an aluminum rod running through the center of the body for stability.

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    83 two knob Strat. Top loading "Freeflyte" bridge. Pick guard mounted jack.

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  9. P-Nutz

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    My SC-400?

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  10. telemnemonics

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    Always liked the Erlewine Lazer. Did they all have the same body or were some bigger?
     
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    bgmacaw Poster Extraordinaire

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    Here are some of my more unusual guitars. All but the TOM bridge equipped SX I built myself from kits and/or parts as well as, in the case of the cigar box style ones, raw materials.

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  12. gitold

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    I have a Jet Stream 390 and it’s an amazing guitar! image.jpg
     
  13. John Backlund

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    That one just might qualify as 'unusual', seeing as only one like it exists. It's the one-off prototype for what would become the Eastwood Backlund Marz 6 years later.

    I still have it someplace around here....
    Oh!, there it is, over by Trixie's vast salt & pepper shaker collection cabinet...
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  14. Steerforth

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    I don’t even have to list the Backlund designs that I’d like to have. You can just put all of them on my list.
     
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  15. Steerforth

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    I’m not sure. I got onto them because I’m a Johnny Winter fan, but I don’t know that much about them other than what’s on the website. But I wouldn’t mind one in Candy Apple Red.
     
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    Ahhhh, nice that you found a fellow freaky person to shack up with!
    I value my freaky wife immensely!
    (Assuming Trixie isn’t your kid)
    If the house was on fire I’d grab her first!
    (My wife not your Trixie)

    Her collections along with mine would likely perish....
     
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    I just like the idea of an electric guitar pared down to bare minimum while remaining playable. Can’t think of others who used that model much but I’ve made a few bodies for travel guitars, none actually comfortable yet better than nothing in a train station.
     
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    There’s a Reverend that looks deco like the Chrysler building and my wife wants to buy me one, but up around $800 and on the heavy side I doubt it would get played a lot.
    Gettin older means more stuff and less space to use it.
    Gotta get rid of stuff rather than acquire...
     
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  19. 4pickupguy

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    The very first time I saw this guitar I wanted one. I was about 12 and didn’t play guitar. This one just looked so perfect to me. I still want one.
     
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    Is this it? My favorite Reverend, the Rick Vito model. I love this guitar. That’s not a humbucker in the bridge, it’s a singlecoil Supro styled pickup. Your wife has good taste. E14A44EE-C169-40AC-B95D-585F9148A1CF.jpeg 4AF6C99A-6A1C-47C6-A382-D38CE3B657C3.jpeg
     
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