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Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by Lonn, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Mankonis

    Mankonis Strat-Talk Member

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    Jagstang, jagstang, jagstang :whistling:
     
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    Mankonis Strat-Talk Member

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  3. Alan Crossley

    Alan Crossley Senior Stratmaster

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    It wasn’t very well balanced to play, just uncomfortable. It was never properly set up and that could well have been one of the problems. In the seventies, it was a cheep fender answer to a 335, but just didn’t do it for me.
     
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  4. Chont

    Chont Most Honored Senior Member

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    I kinda got a little GAS for these Fender Alt Reality things

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  5. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

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    I had a 79 Explorer. Ugly but played and sounded good.
     
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  6. michaelinokc

    michaelinokc Strat-Talker

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  7. guitartwonk

    guitartwonk Strat-O-Master

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    Those look awesome, except the headstock should have been made a little more angular to suit the body.

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  8. Yaralag

    Yaralag Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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  9. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    To be honest it is one of my beauties but my wife think it is butt-ugly.
    My beloved Antigua.
    You may not like the colour but you have to love the guitar just because it is a Stratocaster in the end xD.

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    Life is good,
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  10. nungesser

    nungesser but I just must be sensitive to light-ah! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I like non traditional styled guitars not all of them but a lot of them , beauty is in the eye of the beholder
    Marc Bolan with a Burns Flyte
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  11. CB91710

    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Indeed.
    I had a '78 and wish I had not traded it.
    Now I am planning a Partscaster tribute to it, but a mix of 70s vintage and modern features... 3 bolt with a CBS headstock, but Hot Noiseless pups (I had DiMarzio SDS-1 in my '78), thinline body, and 2-post modern bridge.

    For my ugly submission, my early 80s Hondo H-1.

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    Fitted a Kahler trem, and had a custom pickguard cut to house the Duncan Invader at the bridge, and the stock neck pickup from my '78 Strat in the neck.
    It was a plywood POS, but it served a purpose in the 80s when how much Aquanet you used was more important than your tone :D
     
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  12. michaelinokc

    michaelinokc Strat-Talker

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    Keep me in mind if she makes you get rid of it.
     
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  13. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I love her more than life itself but she can´t make that happen while I am still up and kicking.

    All the best,
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  14. pj1440

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    I used to love my coranado reissue until someone said it looks like an onion.

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  15. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

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    I was somewhat interested in the Lace Helix guitar with the twisted neck they made a long time ago:
    https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/21220-rare-lace-helix-twisted-neck--electric
    The whole guitar was supposed to be designed to be ergonomic. I thought it was interesting. They made several versions with their Lace Sensors, Chrome Domes, and their other pickups. I'm not sure how well the twisted neck worked with the string heights though.
     
  16. CB91710

    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yup... the only way to make a Coronado look more awkward is to put a "hockeystick" neck on it.
    And of course, they did...
    Thing makes Gumby look like he has a crew cut.

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  17. rafasounds

    rafasounds Senior Stratmaster

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    Univox High Flyer
     
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  18. roadhog96

    roadhog96 Strat-O-Master

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    This is my first, an Audition ZEN-ON guitar. These guitars were made in Japan and sold by F. W. Woolworth Company back in the day. I bought it for $79.95 with money I made delivering newspapers back around 1963. I think I had it just before the Beatles came to the US.
    One of the most desirable features about this guitar are the gold foil pickups they sound phenomenal, the neck is a huge hand full. I used this guitar in a band I was in from 67-70. Some people might consider it to be an ugly “3-tone sunburst”. I consider it to be the only guitar I’d keep if I could only have one mainly because I think its neat looking, sounds great and being my first makes it very sentimental.
     
  19. Otisblove

    Otisblove Senior Stratmaster

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    And while I may find it beautiful, Les Paul thought it was ugly.

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  20. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Strat-Talker

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    Not ugly in my aged eyes, but maybe to some. Wished I saved that turd for old times sake.

    A genuine 1972 Ford Maverick in the background.

    The first electric I plucked strings on. 60s Japanese Kingston. Quite a nice rosewood neck really. My 8"+ hands were nearly done growing by then. Any barre chord, anywhere I wanted. Action be damned.

    Rather dead from the neck down though:

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