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Dean Z-X Fake leopard fur fabric-covered Explorer

guitarz.blogspot.com: Some crazy crazy dude - very possibly inspired by ZZ Top - has covered this Dean Z-X Explorer type guitar in fake leopard fur fabric. Need I comment any more? Other than to say that I hope whoever plays this guitar doesn't get too hot and sweaty on stage as it could end up being really stinky, and it's not like you can just bung it in the washing machine. Currently listed on eBay with ...

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1961 Hagström Deluxe 90 in blue sparkle finish

guitarz.blogspot.com: I know we've looked at these particular glitzy celluloid-covered guitars before here on Guitarz but they don't come up for sale very often on eBay, and not only does this example currently listed have some nice clean close-up photos, but it's also one of my personal favourites and so I reckon it's worth looking at again.To borrow from the eBay listing: This [Hagström Deluxe 90] was mad ...

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Ampeg Big Stud – a 1970s Japanese take on the Precision/Telecaster Bass

guitarz.blogspot.com: We recently looked at an early 1970s Fender Telecaster Bass which itself was a reissue, or rather, a reinterpretation of the original pre-redesign Fender Precision Bass. Here we see another 1970s interpretation of the same design by the Japanese, marketed under the Ampeg brandname. This particular model was named the Ampeg Big Stud; there was also a Little Stud model fashioned more in ...

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Original 1970s John Birch bass

guitarz.blogspot.com: At one time back in the mid 1970s barely a week could go by without seeing an example or two of British guitar maker John Birch's work on BBC TV's Top Of The Pops. They were fairly ubiquitous on the UK music scene, being used to artists such as Slade, The Glitter Band, Wizzard, Mud, Black Sabbath, Brian May, Ritchie Blackmore and others. Here we see an original 70s John Birch bass, whi ...

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1950s Herrnsdorf archtop jazz guitar – an early stereo guitar perhaps?

guitarz.blogspot.com: Here's a fine old German-made Herrnsdorf archtop guitar from the 1950s. It's quite a sophisticated guitar for its age seeing as it has two pickups - one sliding Otwin unit as can clearly be seen in the photos, and another pickup hidden in the top of the neck in the fretless section. (The seller refers to this as a piezo pickup, but I'm pretty sure it's another magnetic pickup). There a ...

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All in all it's just another brick in the … Telecaster

guitarz.blogspot.com: This isn't just another bog standard "relic job". It's a Fender Custom Shop "Brick" Telecaster. I'll let the eBay seller explain: This is one of three ever created and below is a description of the guitar and its builder, it comes with a certificate from Fender and has been played by Roger Waters who also signed it. It was build by Fender to celebrate Pink Floyd's "The Wall", they put ...

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Retro-V – it's gotta be such hard work thinking up new guitar designs…

guitarz.blogspot.com: Design-wise this Retro-V RV-II (a handmade guitar so it's the only one in existence) is a real melting pot with Stratocaster, Flying V, Randy Rhoads Roswell and violin bass all being thrown into the mix for good measure. It actually looks to be very nicely constructed and features a five-piece mahogany and maple neck.Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of US $600.G L Wilso ...

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Fender Telecaster Bass from the CBS era, circa 1972/73

guitarz.blogspot.com: The Fender Telecaster Bass was a product of the CBS-owned Fender company of the 1970s. It was a quick and easy way of dreaming up a "new" model without having to try too hard. But it's a bit of a curiousity being based loosely on the original design for the Precision Bass (before it was given a Strat-inspired make-over). Unlike the original P-bass which was equipped with a single centr ...

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Idol semi-hollowbody electric guitar, huge body, crazy design

guitarz.blogspot.com: Last month we looked at a vintage Japanese-made Idol electric guitar; it was guitar brand name that I was previously unfamiliar with, but now here's another one also being offered for sale on eBay. This time it's an Idol semi-hollowbody electric guitar. Again it has the rather exaggerated body shape; in fact the body on this particular model looks to be huge. This guitar is currently l ...

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From Wampler pedals: the HAIR-stortion with built-in fan!

guitarz.blogspot.com: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBDyv-EEZ9g]From Brian at Wampler Pedals: We've been secretly developing a new pedal for limited release.. I'm a huge fan of 80's rock tones, and I was raised during the "glam band" era where all of my favorite guitar players would stand in front of fans, prop a high-top shoe on top of a monitor while they stood in front of a fan to get that look ...

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