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The Shonky doubleneck guitar/bass in action!

guitarz.blogspot.com:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq99XptPGkQ&w=560&h=315]Please accept my major apologies all around for the very infrequent blog posts of late. I've just been busy with other projects and unfortunately the blog has been put on the back burner. Previously I had asked readers if they'd like to help and post on the blog, but being so easily distracted I failed to follow up ...

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Pleasant SEV218 vintage 1966 Japanese solidbody electric guitar

guitarz.blogspot.com: Pleasant - yet another vintage Japanese guitar brandname that I've never heard before. It's so difficult tracing back these little brandnames to their original manufacturers as the Japanese factories of the day seemed to have a mix and match mentality where you'd see the same designs and hardware appearing of guitars coming out of the different factories owned by different companies. F ...

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Doubleneck guitar and bass project – finalised!

guitarz.blogspot.com: Following my previous post asking for assistance in realising my dream of a very specific doublenecked guitar and bass, Antony Moggridge of Shonky Musical Instruments took up the challenge to build this beast for me. Above you can see his initial draft design following an exchange of emails in which I made clear exactly what I wanted.My main specifications were for a doubleneck guitar ...

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Ibanez model ATDS10NT flat top acoustic guitar with tremolo

guitarz.blogspot.com: Although uncommon, I have seen acoustic guitars equipped with tremolo arms before now, or should I say "vibratos" because as far as I can recall these have exclusively been arched-top acoustics equipped with Bigsby vibratos. This Japanese-made Ibanez model ATDS10NT circa 1983 is something else, as it has what appears to be a tremolo-arm mounted into an electric-style floating bridge, w ...

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Erik's "Third Bridge" Bass VI / Baritone Guitar

guitarz.blogspot.com: Whoah! Who would do something like this to an unsuspecting Jazzmaster body? Erik explains: About a year ago you showed my 'plank guitar' on your blog. I have been building some more strange guitars and here are some pictures of the last project. It is a so-called third bridge guitar with baritone neck and Bass VI strings. Those were the only strings I could find with sufficient length. ...

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Merry Christmas!

guitarz.blogspot.com: I don't actually know if this hollowbody Framus Christmas Tree guitar is a genuine guitar or not; there is something about the photo that makes it look like a miniature. The strap looks very unconvincing, whilst a Strat-type tremolo on a hollowbody doesn't quite seem right. However, I think it is an entirely appropriate image to convey the compliments of the season to you all! G L Wils ...

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Weird minimalistic headless guitar with case … Can you identify?

guitarz.blogspot.com: For your consideration is this strange minimalistic headless guitar with its own bespoke hard case, currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of US $695.00. The seller knows virtually nothing about it, the listing being as follows: Hello! This guitar is in very good condition. I don't really know anything about it as far as history goes. It appears to be a one off prototype. The ...

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Peavey T-40 Bass – Vintage American-made Coolness

guitarz.blogspot.com: In more recent times you could pick up one of these all American-made high quality 1970s Peavey guitars or basses for a mere song. I mean why buy a Squier if you can get something as well-made and playable as this, often for less cash, and with that coolness factor that it's a little bit different from what everyone else is playing, a little bit retro. I mean, this Peavey T-40 is an ab ...

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Klira electro-acoustic vintage German-made guitar

guitarz.blogspot.com: To continue a recent theme of mine on here, namely obscure vintage "junk shop" acoustic guitars that look as if they've had aftermarket electrics added to them but were actually produced that way in the factory... This one is a German Klira guitar. Note the primitive-looking blade-style pickup has been mounted near to the bridge rather than in the more usual soundhole location. Current ...

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ESP LTD Lion guitar – a beautiful and unashamed objet d'art

guitarz.blogspot.com: I saw this picture on Facebook earlier today. It's a creation of the ESP Custom Shop in Japan. The Facebook post was accompanined by all the predictable "How on Earth do you play that?" comments, all of which are quite obviously missing the point. You don't play it, it's a work of art.It's a similar situation to artist Yoshihiko Satoh's "Present Arms" art pieces (12-necked Stratocaster ...

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