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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:29 pm
by s_mcsleazy
"It was also "upgraded" with a new adjustable bridge."

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:16 am
by Squirrel
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This was a 1958 Gretsch Double Anniversary. No doubt the Harley-owning fuckstain who did this has also ruined countless old cars in the same manner.

Oh, and it's on Reverb so of course the price is utterly fucking ridiculous.

https://reverb.com/item/3297177-vintage ... rockabilly

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:52 am
by Zork
I always had a soft spot for this ridiculousness of all that rockabilly kitsch. I would rock it pretty hard.

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:34 pm
by will
Offered without comment, the image from the Guitar Fetish site for one of their offset guitars:

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:31 pm
by s_mcsleazy
will wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:34 pm
Offered without comment, the image from the Guitar Fetish site for one of their offset guitars:

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oh god. i see 2 things wrong with that.
1. the thimbles
2. the arm is sitting too low in the collet of the trem.

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:51 pm
by will
I know that this poor guitar will find admirers, but that there's some sloppy mod work.

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:16 pm
by will
Another grand inhabitant of the German Home for Unfortunate Overpriced Guitars:

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:47 pm
by cestlamort
will wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:51 pm
I know that this poor guitar will find admirers, but that there's some sloppy mod work.

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You really have to try to make something that looks like you didn't try at all...

That said: look for a cleaner "alternate reality" version at the Fender booth for the next Namm (with a tune-o-matic, natch and a Gretsch pickup instead of the John Hall will sue single coil)

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:17 pm
by Con-Tiki!
601210 wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:15 am


If Musicmasters count, that Musicmaster paint job that YouTube's algorithm keeps pushing on me should fall under this category. That burst and rout, yikes.
yeah, wth is with that video? it's been hassling me for a week.

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:53 pm
by 601210
Con-Tiki! wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:17 pm
601210 wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:15 am


If Musicmasters count, that Musicmaster paint job that YouTube's algorithm keeps pushing on me should fall under this category. That burst and rout, yikes.
yeah, wth is with that video? it's been hassling me for a week.
It's probably YouTube/Google knowing you're into guitars, and the Maker trend being heavily marketed on YouTube.

There's also that video of Adam Savage making an overengineered-yet-poorly-thought-out guitar case for Eric Idle. It actually makes you wonder, since these Maker types are generally extremely confident in their skills but doing anything instrument related exposes how little they know and how much they just wing it.

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:16 pm
by will
Sometimes, you're going for a "relic" look, but wind up with something that looks like bleu cheese / a corpse fished out of the East River...

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:23 pm
by Critical Distance
More Country Bogan than Gent or to paraphrase the bard - a rose by any other name etc. etc.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/narbeth ... 1211476442

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:43 pm
by countertext
Critical Distance wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:23 pm
More Country Bogan than Gent or to paraphrase the bard - a rose by any other name etc. etc.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/narbeth ... 1211476442
I think that guitar was used to cut “Glenn Tipton: Jazz Odyssey” back in ‘83.

Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:16 pm
by higgsblossom
will wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:16 pm
Sometimes, you're going for a "relic" look, but wind up with something that looks like bleu cheese / a corpse fished out of the East River...
Maybe they used this as a tool? ;)
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:33 am
by Pacafeliz
Ok so this one makes a bit of sense. Especially if you're a lefty...
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...this one on the other hand... :(
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