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#2484123 - 04/09/13 03:58 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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A little from column "A", a little from column "B"...
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#2484433 - 04/10/13 08:02 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser
Originally Posted By: skipclone 1
Here`s one, Dragonfly Guitars from Osaka. 26.2 inch scale length-I`ve played one they are a lot of fun:


Standard tuning, not baritone? That's long. Does it feel substantially longer than a Fender neck? I'll bet ease of playing upper frets is great, but wonder about certain 1st position chord voicings being more of a stretch.


Standard tuning and it feels like the longest neck ever.
Lower position chords take a bit of getting used to but I didn`t find it too difficult, in fact what I mostly thought about was strings. It leaves less of the string at the end, no need to clip them and for those used to a lot of winds, can`t do it. But it`s fun, extended runs and drop tune songs, without an extra string.
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#2485277 - 04/13/13 10:17 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: skipclone 1]
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Teuffel in the house!

eBay

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#2486134 - 04/17/13 03:28 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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another wild Pagelli; he calls this the Overbass:



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#2486187 - 04/17/13 11:40 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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ya gotta love the homemade stuff:



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#2486365 - 04/18/13 04:47 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Here ya go...

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#2486369 - 04/18/13 05:01 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: skipclone 1]
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That's long. Sure looks like a baritone. But, if you can find strings that long, I bet the tension at that length makes them sound really rich. Like piano strings, I bet.
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#2486457 - 04/19/13 07:37 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Not a baritone.
I absolutely loved playing this guitar. They are not cheap, otherwise I would very likely have one.

Wait a minute, what am I saying-what I`m trying to say is, it uses the same strings as a regular guitar. But it`s not in standard tuning because of the extra frets. The lowest note on the low string is a B.


Edited by skipclone 1 (04/19/13 09:50 AM)
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#2486490 - 04/19/13 09:50 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: skipclone 1]
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I'm not sure I could get used to the fret spacing especially using open chords in the first 3 frets. It looks like you have a pretty good finger stretch in the picture Skip. I have trouble playing with long finger stretches as my hands get older with tendon problems...but if it feels good to you, sell something and go for it!
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#2486594 - 04/19/13 03:29 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: skipclone 1]
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Originally Posted By: skipclone 1
Not a baritone.
I absolutely loved playing this guitar. They are not cheap, otherwise I would very likely have one.
Wait a minute, what am I saying-what I`m trying to say is, it uses the same strings as a regular guitar. But it`s not in standard tuning because of the extra frets. The lowest note on the low string is a B.


B, E, A, D, F#, B, low to high?
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#2486614 - 04/19/13 04:39 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Yup-capo at the 5th fret and you`re in standard.
my two main questions were, whether regular strings would be long enough, and what do you put it in. I haven`t seen any case for it.
Ya, the length gives it a feel like a banjo or shamisen, like the fretboard is narrower than it actually is.
Definitely at the head of my `next guitar` list. One thing is, if anything happens to it-cost of replacement plus airfare.
One thing about a lot of Japanese companies is, they are indifferent about expanding. I could see a demand for these, but they don`t even have a website.


Edited by skipclone 1 (04/19/13 04:40 PM)
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#2486655 - 04/19/13 09:21 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: skipclone 1]
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Originally Posted By: skipclone 1
Yup-capo at the 5th fret and you`re in standard.


OK, that IS a baritone then. Always wanted one of those. At various times Fender has made Tele or Strat baritones, but never at a point that I had an excess of cash on hand.
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#2486662 - 04/19/13 09:59 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Have a buddy building a Tele Baritone tuned B E A D F# B. It has a humbucker at the bridge and two Tele chrome pickups center and neck (Nashville style). I noticed Fender has a Fender VI baritone out now with a Jazzmaster at the bridge and two Jaguar pickups center and neck with whammy! very cool... cool

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/fender-pawn-shop-bass-vi-electric-baritone-guitar <---- here's the Fender VI.


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#2486671 - 04/19/13 11:11 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Larryz]
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Fender made a bajo sexto Tele years ago:



bajo sextos are tuned a fifth below standard and they're generally twelve-strings. this one was made for Richie Sambora, but I think you can still get one through the custom shop; at least you could a few years ago.


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#2486847 - 04/20/13 08:54 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser
Originally Posted By: skipclone 1
Yup-capo at the 5th fret and you`re in standard.


OK, that IS a baritone then. Always wanted one of those. At various times Fender has made Tele or Strat baritones, but never at a point that I had an excess of cash on hand.


This one would require an excess-the cheapest one is about $2,500 new and that one is standard 22 frets:

http://www.harrysjp.com/guitar/zone-bn.htm

However this one is actually listed as a baritone-hence the name Zone-B.

Also a headzup-there is a U.S. builder also using the name Dragonfly, not the same guitars at all:

http://dragonflyguitars.com/wp/




Edited by skipclone 1 (04/20/13 08:59 PM)
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#2486849 - 04/20/13 09:07 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: skipclone 1]
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Fernandes also makes a Dragonfly, FYI.
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#2487340 - 04/22/13 08:25 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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the Hyper Touch concept guitar:



Don't know if it'll ever see production, but here's an overview: http://www.cnet.com.au/multi-touch-guitar-339312192.htm

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#2487342 - 04/22/13 08:35 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Its like the RKS Wave guitar taken to the next step!
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#2487345 - 04/22/13 08:40 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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This one is a bit more subtle, the Gottschall Funnelbody:

http://www.bass-aholic.com/basses/G/gottschall/gottschall.shtml

And their more obviously odd double-sided guitar:
http://guitarz.blogspot.com/2008/09/gottschall-guitars.html
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#2487355 - 04/22/13 11:04 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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A Japanese maker called Atlantsia makes this:



love it! especially the pickup switching. grin
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#2487438 - 04/23/13 09:22 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Originally Posted By: hurricane hugo
A Japanese maker called Atlantsia makes this:



love it! especially the pickup switching. grin


Is that a built in cell phone?
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#2487592 - 04/23/13 09:14 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Scott Fraser]
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that's the pickup switching system. smile
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#2487624 - 04/24/13 12:53 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Why is this guitar weird?

http://www.nicole-instruments.com/product/chessmaster-nicole/

Because it is made of Corian and it glows in the dark.
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#2487744 - 04/24/13 10:43 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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^ I don't like Les Paul-style guitars at all, but between the lighting up and the 24 frets, I'm sold!
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#2487748 - 04/24/13 10:52 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz
Why is this guitar weird?

http://www.nicole-instruments.com/product/chessmaster-nicole/

Because it is made of Corian and it glows in the dark.


I don't par-le-vou and may even use the incorrect Americanized term wah-lah now and then! It is a cool looking lit up axe though! Not sure why they would put a kill switch on the guitar? I would prefer it on the floor or on the end of my guitar chord (for which I have both). Not sure what that divit lighted thingy is? I'm guessing it's some kind of touch sensitive tape switch like I have on my keyboard for frequency wobbling maybe? or, is it just for looks? cool
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#2487781 - 04/24/13 01:12 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Larryz]
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I think the control in the illuminated divot is the kill-switch.

I know some guys use it to do stutter effects & such, but I'm not the expert.


Edited by Dannyalcatraz (04/24/13 01:13 PM)
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#2488128 - 04/25/13 05:16 PM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Couldn`t sign off without mentioning Basslab-
haven`t tried one yet, maybe this fall:

http://www.basslab.de/
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#2488208 - 04/26/13 02:05 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: skipclone 1]
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Edited by Dannyalcatraz (04/26/13 02:09 AM)
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#2488273 - 04/26/13 07:36 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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I love those Spalt Magma basses...and I'm super intrigued by those LightWave pickups.
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#2488785 - 04/28/13 08:20 AM Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo]
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don't want to leave the acoustics out:

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