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Martin Model America Double Back Guitar from 1906

guitarz.blogspot.com: This 1906 Martin Model America is somewhat of a mystery to me. I've done some quick searches and have found mostly links to pinterest posts. That, and the page I got these pictures from.What I cannot find is the "why'.I have no idea what the advantage would be to having a double bod in such a way.Does anyone know?R.W. Haller© 2016, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - the blog that goe ...

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Sano Acoustic Guitar Mystery. Possible connection to Lowden or Yairi

guitarz.blogspot.com: Hello all, as I get ready to send my youngest off to full time school, I may actually have more time to post here. Unless I get one of those job thingys. Let us hope not.Here we have my newest acquisition.I spotted this Sano Acoustic guitar as it reminded me a lot of my Lowden O-10 ( see the last picture). Then I ended up down the rabbit hole of google research. There is little to be f ...

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Eastwood 1975 Morris the Cosy Mandolin shaped guitar

guitarz.blogspot.com: I was drawn to the look of this Blueberry guitar when it was posted back in 2014, but I always thought that it was a bit too much, as a lot of the Blueberry is. A bit too ornate and flashy. The thought of a well proportioned mandolin shaped guitar has interested me since.This Eastwood 1975 Morris the Cosy doesn't exactly fit the image I've had in mind, but it is certainly worth a gande ...

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Superb Bulgarian Vintage Orfeus Electric Guitar

guitarz.blogspot.com: Luckily, I was able to save some pictures of this wonderful specimen before it was sold. This Orfeus checks a lot of boxes for me as it's odd, yellow, and has the kind of curves that could make a schoolboy blush.R.W. Haller© 2016, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - the blog that goes all the way to 11!Please read our photo and content policy.{{ Guitarz - guitarz.blogspot.com }} ...

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Unholy Stratocaster/Flying V lovechild from Psychederhythm GIBFENDRIX Limited!

guitarz.blogspot.com: Yeah yeah, I know I've been far too quiet in recent times. Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging, guys. ANYWAY, despite all that malarkey, I couldn't let this freaky Hendrix-inpsired Strat/Flying V mutant axe that I just saw offered for sale on eBay go unmentioned.I'm sure it'll be sacrilege for some, but I'm no purist, I quite like it although perhaps not enough to warrant the tu ...

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Custom Rick Toone Headless, fan-fretted T2 Telecaster

guitarz.blogspot.com: I'm not going to get into too much detail. The pictures speak for themselves on this one. Either you love when some one takes a tried and true design and turns it into a unique beast, or you hate it. There is rarely someone in the middle on these issues.This Rick Toone T2  is designed to be polarizing. The craftsmanship may speak for itself. It looks extremely well made and has all the ...

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Unknown Mongrelcaster Offset Telecaster

guitarz.blogspot.com:I spotted this today on the Facebook page for ugly guitars. The poster calls it the Mongrelcaster. There are no other pictures or information.It's my new favourite offset-tele syle guitar. Congrats on standing out without being too wacky or disgustingly odd. It's somewhat reminiscent of an Eastwood Senn model . Modern and classic.Does it remind you of another guitar?R.W. Haller© 2016, G ...

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Awesome Headless Scorched Wood Sankey Guitars Bast

guitarz.blogspot.com: Though this Sankey Guitars Bast model is far from my usual taste, I find that I'm drawn to it's looks. It could be that they scorched and burnished to body, which is made of douglas fir, and then when the reliefs were carved the true wood is exposed.The seven piece neck is made of layers of ebony, cocobolo, and purple heart. This was done for stability in the Californian desert climate ...

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Rare Takamine Guitar and Bass combo from the 1980s

guitarz.blogspot.com: Poor Takamine ( circa 1985 ).After a long run of acoustic guitar success in the 1970s and early 1980s they found themselves losing a lot of ground once the mid 80s were in full bloom and hair bands ruled the land.They had to do something.I'm not defending Takamine for coming up with these Takamine Guitars and Basses , in fact there is a lot to like about them.Even though it's not somet ...

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(Allegedly) The World's First Self Strumming Guitar – Heavily Modded 3/4 Squier Stratocaster

guitarz.blogspot.com: What are we to make of this alleged World's First Self-Strumming Guitar, a Frankenstein's monster of a creation built from parts of an old Squier Mini and a computer printer? It's currently listed on eBay UK with a Buy It Now price of £300, although the seller does note that "Although I have set the buy it now price high, I will entertain sensible offers, just offer whatever you think ...

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