"Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

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Post by X-Ray Spex » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:34 am

This Baroque / Steampunk gold-leafed flying V, reminds me of the palace of Versailles and not in a good way https://www.adverts.ie/electric-guitars ... 0/20457494
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Post by SignoftheDragon » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:55 am

X-Ray Spex wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:34 am
This Baroque / Steampunk gold-leafed flying V, reminds me of the palace of Versailles and not in a good way https://www.adverts.ie/electric-guitars ... 0/20457494
Yikes.
The only thing I'm almost digging is the patina on the back of the neck- but they didn't keep the texture as nice on the headstock, etc. The frankenstein-y body mods are particularly crude. With a little more care and some finesse it might actually have turned out cool (enough for what it was aiming for, anyway) but this is a hack-job of a hack-job. First try: swing-and-a-miss.

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:03 am

unpopular opinion incoming...... steampunk is ugly
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Post by SignoftheDragon » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:21 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:03 am
unpopular opinion incoming...... steampunk is ugly
I can go either way. Most attempts at the aesthetic are poorly executed, which gives the entire thing a bad name. When it's done right, though- I can dig it.

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Post by X-Ray Spex » Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:26 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:03 am
unpopular opinion incoming...... steampunk is ugly
I would've thought this was a popular opinion actually.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by s_mcsleazy » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:55 am

X-Ray Spex wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:26 am
s_mcsleazy wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:03 am
unpopular opinion incoming...... steampunk is ugly
I would've thought this was a popular opinion actually.
nope. at least not in nerd/geek subcultures. i see so many people argue on how great it looks and i'm always like "really?" most the time it seems they spend too much time making it look detailed that you cant tell what the fuck yer looking at. IMHO, it's the geek version of those prints of goth girls looking sad.
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Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:45 pm

Has this here been showed up already?
Which string set you would use for this?

I guess some Fender Custom workers where trapped inside the factory over the weekend with a lot of drugs.


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Post by surfin_bird » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:08 am

supersonicjazzmaster wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:45 pm
Has this here been showed up already?
Which string set you would use for this?

I guess some Fender Custom workers where trapped inside the factory over the weekend with a lot of drugs.


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Looks much better than how this CAR gold hardware jag would've looked liked originally. :fp:

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:26 am

i've said this before but i fucking hate steampunk and it looks like someone played bioshock for 30 weeks straight then noticed a jaguar in the corner.
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Post by surfin_bird » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:43 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
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i've said this before but i fucking hate steampunk and it looks like someone played bioshock for 30 weeks straight then noticed a jaguar in the corner.
I hate when people try to make a thing look steampunk. It just always looks like they tip over their parts bin, spray paint it gold and then hot glue that mess on the desired "steampunk" item (clothing/guitar) just to top it off with granddad's pocket watch.

I like the idea of exposed machines made out of brass, I guess a bit like those boutique aluminium welded guitars, it just doesn't really work with guitars. I guess a steampunk guitar that is true to the era it's inspired by, would be if you take an old worn archtop and fix it with brass parts. Maybe that would work but that is all, a bit like JJ Cale's Harmony.

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Post by early_onset » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:05 am

Wild Wild West was the pinnacle of steampunk aesthetic. 'Nuff said.

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:21 am

early_onset wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:05 am
Wild Wild West was the pinnacle of steampunk aesthetic. 'Nuff said.
why am i reminded of that kevin smith bit where he was trying to pitch a superman movie and the producer wanted a giant fucking spider. then anyone else he talked to about the producer they asked "did he bring up the giant fucking spider?" then a few years later he's in the cinema watching wild wild west and he see's a giant fucking mechanical spider and stayed to end and it was the same producer
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by will » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:42 am

I'm pretty sure that termite guitar joke is a copy. No thanks.

As for the steampunk Jag - at least in this case, it looks like the different things seem like they are meant to do stuff. Probably bad stuff, but stuff nonetheless. Might be a bad idea to have flip-up spikes in the strum zone.

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Post by cestlamort » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:51 am

will wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:42 am
I'm pretty sure that termite guitar joke is a copy. No thanks.

As for the steampunk Jag - at least in this case, it looks like the different things seem like they are meant to do stuff. Probably bad stuff, but stuff nonetheless. Might be a bad idea to have flip-up spikes in the strum zone.
I'd guess the spikes are to mute the octave strings, like a rickenbacker 366 (but designed by the accent vibrato folks)
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