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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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Teisco 1968 Crescendo – White – Made in Japan

guitarz.blogspot.com: We've posted many Teardrop shaped guitars over the years and they are among my favourite designs and this Teisco Crescendo is no exception. With two Teisco pickups and a hollow body, I'm sure it has a distinctive tone. I like the look of the tremolo and the little nick out of the scratchplate. Very stylish.The seller has this to say...This a Teisco Crescendo 'Teardrop' style guitar dat ...

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Orfeus vintage electric-acoustic guitar from Soviet-era Bulgaria

guitarz.blogspot.com: This Orfeus electric-acoustic is a guitar in a very similar vein to the Russian guitar we looked at in the previous post. Like that other guitar, the Bulgarian-made Orfeus (circa 1970s) looks for all the world as if it is an old acustic guitar that has been latterly modified by someone into an electric guitar. However, there are various indicators that it was created this way back in t ...

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Cobbled-together looking but intriguing Russian electric acoustic guitar

guitarz.blogspot.com: At first when I saw this photos of this Soviet-era Russian-made electric acoustic guitar, I thought that someone had customised an acoustic guitar in order to electrify it. But looking more closely, it would appear to have been designed this way; I'm pretty sure that this guitar was conceived this was in its Leningrad factory. It looks for all the world like an old nylon-strung Russian ...

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1967 Japanese Sekova Mentor 4-pickup wonder

guitarz.blogspot.com: This Sekova Mentor guitar looks almost Italian with its four pickups and metal-covered banks of switches above the pickups. It also has a 26 3/4" scale length and an unusual body shape with a very deep cutaway on the treble-side of the body which is then negated by the inwardly scrolling horn. Currently listed on eBay with a optimistic Buy It Now price of US $1,500. For more info see D ...

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80s Elektro Heavy Metal Balalaika (allegedly)

guitarz.blogspot.com: Well, here's something a little bit ... different. The Russian traditional 3-string folk instrument gets a heavy metal makeover. Although in the demo video (below), it's playing 1980s electro-pop. I think for a metal sound it'd need a meatier pickup than a Tele neck-position unit. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGx-Zl_Iihc&w=560&h=315]Available from Folk Friends (in Ge ...

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80s Elektro Heavy Metal Balalaika (allegedly)

guitarz.blogspot.com: Well, here's something a little bit ... different. The Russian traditional 3-string folk instrument gets a heavy metal makeover. Although in the demo video (below), it's playing 1980s electro-pop. I think for a metal sound it'd need a meatier pickup than a Tele neck-position unit. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGx-Zl_Iihc&w=560&h=315]Available from Folk Friends (in Ge ...

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