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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Paperback Rocker, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Can you feel the love tonight? Strat-Talk Supporter

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    And not cheap, either.

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    Paperback Rocker Can you feel the love tonight? Strat-Talk Supporter

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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You're right! 25 cents for guitar pics! :eek::mad:

    Strange. And hideously ugly.
     
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    Guy Named Sue All roads lead to P90 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That Britney poster is da shiet! Big value on that, snap it before anyone else gets to it!
     
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    So, you may either get a Gibby LP Studio for 450 bucks, or one of these for 1200... I'll take all three, please!...
     
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    Paperback Rocker Can you feel the love tonight? Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That actually is a Gibson LP Special SL with mini trapezoids. It's a good deal.
     
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    Interesting. I suspect this is just another misguided independent guitar maker who thinks that novel-looking instruments will equate to a big price tag. Obviously, the best place to launch your brand is a pawn shop, the perfect match for the luxury ethos you're hoping to promote. :whistling:

    I'm guessing the bodies are the result of 3D printing. Presumably, the designer researched big brands like Fender and Gibson, and came to the conclusion that it is the most radical styles that really sell.
     
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    The first one looks like a week whacker
     
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    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

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    Weed that is
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up. I still don't think they'll sell though. Aluminum has a nasty habit of expanding as it gets hotter. While I'm sure it won't be a massive problem in a guitar body, it was a major flaw in the Travis Bean and Kramer designs, which went out of tune on stage.

    Whether aluminium is a 'tone wood' is another question. :sneaky: My experience is it tends to have one specific resonant frequency for any given weight, which tends to suggest a nasty 'wolf note' unless damped. At which point, the question is: "How is this better than wood?"
     
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    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Those aluminum neck Kramers were the shlt, literally
     
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    Paperback Rocker Can you feel the love tonight? Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Neck is carbon fiber.
     
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    em er ugly as sin.
     
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    Paperback Rocker Can you feel the love tonight? Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Crazy that someone would own three of them.
     
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    Crazy that someone would own one of them.
     
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    My guess is they are straight from the workshop, in the hope they can inject some cash into the project. I can't begin to tell you how many times I've seen people sink big money into making guitars no-one really wants. :(
     
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    That was my exact thought. I did read further down that they are aluminum, which means it is milled? I guess that does make it more expensive, but still seems like somebody making guitars people don't want.
     
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    Paperback Rocker Can you feel the love tonight? Strat-Talk Supporter

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    They are from Gilmer TX, not too distant from Dallas. I bet they 'liquidated' some stock in the big city.
     
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