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Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Otis Fine, Apr 9, 2020.
Must be cousins; I got mine in ‘98 for $120.
Got a couple.
The most unique is my Pearl Pink 1991 Carvin X220C. MONSTER player that weighs in right at 5 lbs and is absolutely perfectly balanced on a strap. KILLER sounding and playing guitar that looks weird but is one of the absolute finest guitars I have ever had in my hands. Owned it for many many years and not planning on letting it go!!
Another is a one off Washburn USA Chicago custom MG. This is NOT a production guitar and is ether a shop employee guitar or is a prototype. Grover Jackson didn't recognize it so it's not likely it was a prototype so think it had to be a employee guitar. In person is absolutely drop dead a knock out and the quilt top has so much 3D effect to it you feel like your going to fall into it!! It's the one in the middle here with 2 of my other USA MG's and all 3 of these are spectacular and super rare.
2008 MIM Ash body that I refinished with black stain and Tung oil.
All Parts FAT baseball bat style neck 9.5” radius that I bought already relic’d and finished in nitro.
Fender locking tuners
TV Jones Starwood neck pickup with 250K vol pot
Seymour Duncan 1/4 Pounder Bridge pickup with 500k vol pot
Switchcraft three way toggle switch
Rockrabbit control plate
Brass ‘52 style knobs
Aluminum neck shim
Bigsby B16 with Duane Eddy handle
Bricks Biggs fix Squishy bigsby spring
Bigsby aluminum compensated bridge
Custom hand tooled leather pickguard and arm rest
Strung up with Jazz Swing flat wounds with wound G
I’ve gone through a few different bridge pickups, and may still try others.
The TV Jones starwood neck pickup is perfect.
Really nothing odd until very lately. I bought one of those inexpensive Grote hollwbody P90 guitars with the floating bridge. I have been totally enjoying it for the last few months.
Wow! That’s lovely
I’ve wanted one of those carvins since seeing Marty Friedman playing one. Some day.....
my Bill Lawrence legacy cort.
did a fretjob on this one, put the G&L PTB tonecontrole in it.
5 way switch with other setup N>N+B>B>B+M>M
and bridge old L90, mid old L220 with triangle base, neck old L500 with chrome housing. all pickups have curved blades
Oh wow! I love the look of dogears on a tele! Can’t really see it in the pictures but did you sink them into the body?
My Coopercaster is definitely my most unique guitar!
yessiree... had to bury those suckers deep....
looking back, I wish I knew there were soapbars...or about building new bodies......
it was a case of wanting to try these pu's and selecting the least used tele I had to mount them in.... Deryck got the job... and turned it into my most played guitar for the next few years, near wore the finish off the back of the neck in places,,,great neck this one...
I think my Gibson SG loaded with Tele Pickups
Always thought that Australia was well suited to a guitar shape:
Aussiecaster. by Mark Smith, on Flickr
Aussiecaster. by Mark Smith, on Flickr
Oh, wow, classy! Is that a Creamery WRHB in the neck? How do you like it and how does it balance with the tele bridge?
It's not unique, but I know Matt hasn't made many Mules with bound headstocks, and no longer offers it as an option. So mine is pretty rare.
The oddest “stock” guitar I own is a bass—it’s an Ampeg Big Stud Bass in Dog Urine Yellow finish (not an official name). I don’t have a good picture of it.
It’s not completely stock because the previous owner hammered thumb tacks all over it and then inlaid tiny little rhinestones into the body as well (all of which have fallen out, except one). It’s a good example of what drugs do to a person’s brain.
Another fairly unique, but not “out there” instrument I own is my first electric guitar. It’s a somewhat innocuous G&L F100, but it has a combination of features I’ve only seen one other time—and that was online, not in person.
It’s from 1980, the first year of the company...it has a hardtail bridge (most F100’s has a tremolo/vibrato/whatever)...it’s a sunburst (most F100’s were solid colors or “natural”)...it’s got a rosewood or ebony fretboard...(It looks like unstained ebony but feels like really smooth rosewood, so I don’t know...most F100’s had maple fretboards)...it has a “Series II” neck profile (12” radius...most were “Series I”, which is 7.25” radius)...it has a chrome control plate (many were the wrinkled/hammered paint finish)...and it has factory Schaller tuners.
Any of those features (by themselves) aren’t unheard-of, but all of those features together? That’s not common at all.
1980 G&L F-100 series II by Fiesta Red posted Nov 16, 2017 at 4:41 PM
...and my most unique one is the one I won’t shut up about...
Fiesta Red's Main Axe by Fiesta Red posted Oct 16, 2017 at 9:39 PM
I thought this lap steel was truly unique (a one-off homemade) until very recently when I’ve found at least 2 or 3 stable-mates for sale online.
I still think there aren’t many of these around.
A pawnshop prize that cleaned up really nicely.
2005 Lyon by Washburn LPT80SB.
7 lbs, 7 ounces
24 ½ ” scale
I really don't like the Gibson Flying V, never have.
Most of the V-shaped guitars, like the Randy Rhoads, just never appealed either.
But this oddball guitar really spoke to me.
Maybe it's the propellers they used instead of dot fret markers.
(Not my photo, but mine looks exactly like this one above.)
They are all unique, but this one perhaps the most ... for obvious reasons.
Yes, a Creamery Baby71 if I remember well... What I cannot remember is the Tele bridge... But I am sure it must be a Dimarzio Twang King or a SD Broadcaster...
They balance perfectly each other. I love that guitar. Now I went back to the metal saddles instead the tusq I had because they give you more twang, It sound more like a an old Tele. If you close your eyes, you wouldn't know is an SG, not a Tele...