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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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Fasan Holiday Guitar from 1968 with incredible "finish"

guitarz.blogspot.com:I love the look of this German made Fasan Holiday. There is nothing better than fake plastic trying its best to look like fake wood. In a fake news world this guitar should get all the headlines. The metal embossed pickguard, and a well aged tremolo only add to the character of this late 1960s beauty.Currently listed for $500 CanadianR.W. Haller© 2016, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog ...

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Ultra Rare1967 Bigsby Condor Prototype. One of only Only 3

guitarz.blogspot.com: There's a lot that can be said about this 1967 Bigsby Condor Prototype. But, like the seller, I really don't know where to start. He has this information though, which is a bit more than I could muster up:"1967 Bigsby Condor Prototype Experimental Guitar, only 3 made, was to be called the Condor, one was given to Barney Kessel, the other was given to Howard Roberts, this one sat in Mil ...

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Sauvage OPM1 Guitar made from one piece of 100 year old Olive ash.

guitarz.blogspot.com:I think I'm in love.There is little to say here that the pictures cannot say for themselves.This Sauvage OPM1 ( One Piece Master ) is everything that is right with modern guitars as far as I'm concerned. Slightly retro, slightly modern, and wholly original.R.W. Haller© 2016, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - the blog that goes all the way to 11!Please read our photo and content polic ...

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Status Quo's Rick Parfitt passes away

guitarz.blogspot.com: Yet more very sad news in a year that has seemed crueller than usual to some of our most beloved musicicans. The latest to be taken from us is Rick Parfitt of Status Quo. He'd recently made the decision to quit playing live shows with Quo, and wasn't too keen on their recent preference for acoustic-biased material. He was however looking ahead to 2017 with a solo album and autobiograph ...

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Odd Reverse Jazzmaster with a giant "why?"

guitarz.blogspot.com:As a fan of Jazzmasters this reverse parts-made beast caught my eye. Would we call it a Reverse Partsmaster? Generally I'm pretty ambivalent when it comes to reverse bodies on guitars. Sometimes it works while other times, not so much.This falls in the "not so much" category. The inclusion of the Samick neck and the crudeness of some of the woodworking doesn't help the case for this poo ...

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