NGD DOINA Melodia 1- Bizarre romanian Guitar

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NGD DOINA Melodia 1- Bizarre romanian Guitar

Post by pad » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:12 am

Hey,

found that beauty in the web and found it weird & somehow pretty cool!
Never seen a Model like this and thats why i need help.

My basic idea is that it could be a mash between a hacked kay and teisco guitar..
What do you people think? Somehow i feel pretty good about it. :?

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Re: Help me to identify this weird Firebird Copy

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:26 am

:wtf:

That tremolo looks like a fucking industrial hole punch!!

Kinda cool guitar though, in a weird, rudimentary way :)
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Re: Help me to identify this weird Firebird Copy

Post by s_mcsleazy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:51 am

calling pat. we have a new messed up guitar for you
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Re: Help me to identify this weird Firebird Copy

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:35 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:51 am
calling pat. we have a new messed up guitar for you
Holy shit it's so ugly it's amazing again!
Could be something outta the east?

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Re: Help me to identify this weird Firebird Copy

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:42 am

looking at the string arrangement (2+2+2) it could be an instrument used for arabic music (Saz) or such...?
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Re: Help me to identify this weird Firebird Copy

Post by mgeek » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:51 pm

that's not a Firebird copy!

All the better for it too, thats very cool

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Re: Help me to identify this weird Firebird Copy

Post by antisymmetric » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:15 pm

I can kinda see a bit of NR firebird in there- very cool, whatever it is. It's not in any of my books- maybe the Cheesy Guitars Facebook group could help you out?
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Re: Help me to identify this weird Firebird Copy

Post by pad » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:57 pm

oh guys, the more i think about it the more i wanna buy it. :? :?
that whole combination is sooo strange.
i mean I've seen alot of guitars, but never spotted something like it...

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Re: Help me to identify this weird Firebird Copy

Post by mgeek » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:13 am

pad wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:57 pm
oh guys, the more i think about it the more i wanna buy it. :? :?
that whole combination is sooo strange.
i mean I've seen alot of guitars, but never spotted something like it...

Of course you should! My rule with guitars is - if i have never seen one before and it's a weird shape and the price is right, I'm gonna buy it.

I can't decide if this is Japanese or European...trem looks Japanese but it's kind of especially fruity and odd, quite italian looking?

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Re: Help me to identify this weird Firebird Copy

Post by Paul-T » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:49 am

I just noticed the neck joint and plate.

They put a whole lot of effort into making it so ugly and impractical, one can only admire them.
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Re: Help me to identify this weird Firebird Copy

Post by pad » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:55 am

Haha, that is so true!
And what is that Bridge-piece with the black "knob" doing on there?
That whole thing is a beautiful misery.

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Re: Help me to identify this weird Firebird Copy

Post by Squirrel » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:58 pm

I think the lever on the bridge is for a mute system. The foam/felt is red so it's kinda hard to see.
This thing looks really familiar to me, I vaguely remember seeing one before or a very similar model. I don't think it's home made, for whatever reason the finish screams mass produced to me. If I had to guess I'd say it was German.

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Re: Help me to identify this weird Firebird Copy

Post by oid » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:52 pm

Pacafeliz wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:42 am
looking at the string arrangement (2+2+2) it could be an instrument used for arabic music (Saz) or such...?
A Bozuk Saz, paired strings like the bozouki, but just three courses like the saz. Modifications like this were fairly common in the psychedelic music of Turkey and the general area. I think I have seen a video of Erkin Koray playing a guitar modified as such.
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I think the lever on the bridge is for a mute system.
Most likely to get a bit of buzz like the Jawari of the sitar's bridge, adjust it so it just touches the string and you get some buzz for a more middle eastern sound, can often be heard on the Turkish psychedelic.

Looks like a fun bit of gear, on the fence on the overall aesthetic.
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Re: Help me to identify this weird Firebird Copy

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:32 pm

oid wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:52 pm
Pacafeliz wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:42 am
looking at the string arrangement (2+2+2) it could be an instrument used for arabic music (Saz) or such...?
A Bozuk Saz, paired strings like the bozouki, but just three courses like the saz. Modifications like this were fairly common in the psychedelic music of Turkey and the general area. I think I have seen a video of Erkin Koray playing a guitar modified as such.
Squirrel wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:58 pm
I think the lever on the bridge is for a mute system.
Most likely to get a bit of buzz like the Jawari of the sitar's bridge, adjust it so it just touches the string and you get some buzz for a more middle eastern sound, can often be heard on the Turkish psychedelic.

Looks like a fun bit of gear, on the fence on the overall aesthetic.
Everything said here seems in the right ballpark.
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Re: Help me to identify this weird Firebird Copy

Post by pad » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:57 am

Ive won the auction !!!
NGD coming soooooooon!

:? :? :?

I've got a band project going and we are reaching the psych-vibe at the moment,
maybe it will find its place in our recordings.

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