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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo] #2489522 04/30/13 10:03 PM
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Here's another unique one from the land of the rising sun:

http://www.gtrstore.com/store/pre-owned-1/atlansia-6-string-bass-shallow-burgundy


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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz] #2490203 05/03/13 02:18 AM
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always loved these old Ovations:



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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo] #2490206 05/03/13 02:41 AM
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Originally Posted By: hurricane hugo
always loved these old Ovations:



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Great look, truly original. I've never heard an opinion as to whether these were any good. It kinda became the template for the Klein guitar. I think Eastwood is importing a modern version of the Breadwinner.


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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Scott Fraser] #2490266 05/03/13 12:14 PM
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They were kind of forward-looking, for their time, not just in terms of the body design, but the electronics and the 24-fret neck. I have very vague recollections of one of the early Prog guitarists with one, either Anthony Phillips or Peter Banks? Someone with a better memory, or search engine, might know.


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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Winston Psmith] #2490269 05/03/13 12:18 PM
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I had a Gibson Corvus II for a short time, affectionately known as "The Can Opener". Made me think there was just too much nose candy at a late meeting one night, and it went into production before anyone could sober up. It weighed next to nothing, sounded as thin as it felt, and looked as little like a Gibson as possible.


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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Winston Psmith] #2490447 05/04/13 02:48 AM
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went looking for Breadwinner info, and somehow ended up here:



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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo] #2494209 05/18/13 12:25 AM
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check this out:



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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo] #2494406 05/18/13 09:44 PM
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Then there is a guitar built like a dung beetle...


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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: picker] #2494818 05/20/13 01:47 PM
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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz] #2495717 05/23/13 11:36 AM
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This cool doubleneck is for sale on eBay: eBay

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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo] #2495794 05/23/13 02:57 PM
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That has a certain elegance to it.


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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz] #2496209 05/25/13 01:16 AM
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look at all those frets! grin

Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo] #2496238 05/25/13 04:32 AM
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These aren't the weirdest in the thread, but they definitely have a certain oddity about them:

http://www.electric-babes.net/

Look through the gallery, and I think you'll get a better picture of the inspiration for their design aesthetic.

http://www.electric-babes.net/guitars/ella-09/

I think they would be Sir Mix-A-Lot approved.

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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz] #2496513 05/26/13 11:31 AM
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I don't know about anyone else, but THIS looks butt-ugly to me.


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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: picker] #2496546 05/26/13 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted By: picker
I don't know about anyone else, but THIS looks butt-ugly to me.


Yes it is. But fugly is in the eye of the beholder. I'm sure somebody, somewhere is just swooning over this.


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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Scott Fraser] #2525552 09/08/13 09:21 PM
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The 12-string neck is so impractical, and I don't even care:



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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo] #2525563 09/08/13 10:02 PM
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Wow!


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Wow!


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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Bluesape] #2525569 09/08/13 10:14 PM
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Breadwinners were played by endorsees David Cassidy and Glen Campbell, of course, and one of the house band on the old Sonny & Cher Show played one. They had really advanced circuitry and switching for their era. The look just never caught on...

I've played a few myself, and gotta say they're damn nice guitars. I never owned one simply cuz price, availability, and cash on hand never cosmically aligned.....so far....


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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Bluesape] #2525688 09/09/13 11:24 AM
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I recall liking the look of those when they were current too- still do but haven`t seen one in ages.


Same old surprises, brand new cliches-

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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: skipclone 1] #2525714 09/09/13 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted By: skipclone 1
I recall liking the look of those when they were current too- still do but haven`t seen one in ages.


A Breadwinner? I believe Eastwood makes a Breadwinner clone. It's a cool shape, which became the starting off point for the Klein & other derivatives of the "Ergonomic" school of guitar design.


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Wow, Eastwood-I ran into them at the Tokyo Music Instrument Fair-which by the way, was supposed to be happening in November this year but for unexplained reasons has been postponed till 2014.
Quite so, here is the Eastwood version-they didn`t even change the name:
http://www.eastwoodguitars.com/index.php...tem/breadwinner


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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: skipclone 1] #2526086 09/10/13 10:49 AM
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Man, I clicked on the link to check out the Eastwood Breadwinner - they even cloned the original hardware!


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Jeff baxter's selling his old Roland guitar synth...or at least someone else is selling it: eBay

Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo] #2532375 10/01/13 08:42 PM
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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Dannyalcatraz] #2535369 10/13/13 12:48 AM
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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo] #2542726 11/11/13 04:28 AM
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i want this now.

Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo] #2545391 11/21/13 12:41 AM
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Yes, it's another harp guitar. Sue me:



The company - Emerald Guitars - is based in Ireland. This guitar's made of carbon graphite (which I love), and has a 24" scale neck (which I'm not crazy about) like a Fender Jaguar, I believe. At 1850 Euros new, it's the most affordable harp guitar I've seen. grin

Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: hurricane hugo] #2545547 11/21/13 03:11 PM
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Has everyone seen the Steampunk Squier Jag in the Holiday issue of GP?


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Re: weird guitar appreciation [Re: Winston Psmith] #2555146 12/26/13 11:01 PM
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is it along the lines of this?



I would really love to check these two out:





the last one tunes itself! grin

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