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Zane King plays the Jackson Steel SlideKing Bass

guitarz.blogspot.com: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-_2KSmfd6w&w=560&h=315]I believe that this footage is currently going viral in guitar-related blogs and Facebook pages, but unlike a lot of the viral nonsense, it is worth viewing. Although the Jackson Steel SlideKing Bass looks like a slide guitar or a console guitar (seeing as it's on legs), it really falls under the category of pedal ...

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The Banning TeleBacker – If Rickenbacker built a Telecaster…

guitarz.blogspot.com: ...it would look like this, the TeleBacker, made in the USA by Banning Guitars custom shop.The example in the photographs reproduced here is currently listed for sale on eBay with a Buy It Now price of US $1,899.99.G L Wilson© 2014, 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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1991 Westone Dan Armstrong Signature Series "Shark" prototype – 1 of 5 made

guitarz.blogspot.com: Here's an intriguing prototype guitar, the result of a collaboration between Dan Armstrong and Westone Guitars. It's a Westone Dan Armstrong Signature Series "Shark" prototype from 1991. The guitar features a licensed Floyd Rose tremolo, Dan Armstrong Mini humbucker and Dan Armstrong Monster triple-coiled pickups mounted on a body that is somewhere between a Stratocaster and a Mustang ...

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Doubleneck guitar and bass project – your ideas and help wanted!

guitarz.blogspot.com: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRf9oe2UgiA]I've been mulling over ideas for a guitar that I have decided I need in order to reproduce in a live situation the music I have been making in a couple of projects. This past year I have taken to the bass guitar in a big way, so much so that it has become my main instrument. However, I still want to play guitar as well, but more than ...

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Doubleneck guitar and bass project – your ideas and help wanted!

guitarz.blogspot.com: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRf9oe2UgiA]I've been mulling over ideas for a guitar that I have decided I need in order to reproduce in a live situation the music I have been making in a couple of projects. This past year I have taken to the bass guitar in a big way, so much so that it has become my main instrument. However, I still want to play guitar as well, but more than ...

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Becker Retro – a contemporary ergonomic guitar handmade in the USA

guitarz.blogspot.com: This Becker Retro guitar reminded me of some of Bertram's original drawings for his guitar designs as seen on his Guitarren blog. Here's what the eBay seller tells us about the guitar: Becker Guitars began in 1995 as a repair shop in the basement of founder Dan Becker. After its first years of operation, Becker Guitars moved to a new shop in Stoughton, Massachusetts. While the company ...

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New Complexity Harmonic Isolator

guitarz.blogspot.comA few months ago I presented two guitars by Australian small company New Complexity (the Contra and the Harmonic Master) - they just released their new model: the Harmonic Isolator. As you can see, this is once again not a standard guitar but almost a new instrument that allows harmonics to fully develop for each note played - on its specific scale.The pickups before and after the bridge ...

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Teisco SPB-200 Spectrum Bass reissue circa 2000

guitarz.blogspot.com: We've looked at similar design Teisco Spectrum 5 guitars here before (here, here and here) but until I saw this eBay listing just now I hadn't realised that there was a bass version too, the TeiscoSPB-200 Spectrum Bass. What an absolute beauty, just check out those curves and contours and that gorgeous German carve! It's a short-scale bass with a scale length of 30.3", so it's going to ...

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Barcley-branded Japanese copy of Fender Maverick/Custom

guitarz.blogspot.com: The Fender Custom - also known as the Maverick (see here) - was a short-lived model "designed" by the CBS-owned incarnation of the Fender Corporation and was really an exercise in using up stock body and neck components for the Fender Electric XII (first produced in 1965) which had not proved to be a big seller. The resulting guitars do appear to our eyes now to be Frankenstein jobs, b ...

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What is this vintage Japanese (very) short-scale bass?

guitarz.blogspot.com: Dirk writes:Hi Gavin...I'd need your help please to identify this plywood bass, short-scale...Seems to be late sixties, early seventies, Japanese made...Tuners changed, rest original...Fully operating, no buzz, not quite playable got to fiddle out a set of strings.....So if you or any of your readers could hint me, I'd appreciate highly....Cheers, thanx and keep your Independence...Dir ...

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