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

Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
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Post by s_mcsleazy » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:29 pm

"It was also "upgraded" with a new adjustable bridge."
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Post by Squirrel » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:16 am

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This was a 1958 Gretsch Double Anniversary. No doubt the Harley-owning fuckstain who did this has also ruined countless old cars in the same manner.

Oh, and it's on Reverb so of course the price is utterly fucking ridiculous.

https://reverb.com/item/3297177-vintage ... rockabilly

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Post by Zork » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:52 am

I always had a soft spot for this ridiculousness of all that rockabilly kitsch. I would rock it pretty hard.

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Post by will » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:34 pm

Offered without comment, the image from the Guitar Fetish site for one of their offset guitars:

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:31 pm

will wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:34 pm
Offered without comment, the image from the Guitar Fetish site for one of their offset guitars:

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oh god. i see 2 things wrong with that.
1. the thimbles
2. the arm is sitting too low in the collet of the trem.
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Post by will » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:51 pm

I know that this poor guitar will find admirers, but that there's some sloppy mod work.

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Post by will » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:16 pm

Another grand inhabitant of the German Home for Unfortunate Overpriced Guitars:

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Post by cestlamort » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:47 pm

will wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:51 pm
I know that this poor guitar will find admirers, but that there's some sloppy mod work.

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You really have to try to make something that looks like you didn't try at all...

That said: look for a cleaner "alternate reality" version at the Fender booth for the next Namm (with a tune-o-matic, natch and a Gretsch pickup instead of the John Hall will sue single coil)

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Post by Con-Tiki! » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:17 pm

601210 wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:15 am


If Musicmasters count, that Musicmaster paint job that YouTube's algorithm keeps pushing on me should fall under this category. That burst and rout, yikes.
yeah, wth is with that video? it's been hassling me for a week.
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I've been to one World's Fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing i ever heard come out a pair of headphones.

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Post by 601210 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:53 pm

Con-Tiki! wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:17 pm
601210 wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:15 am


If Musicmasters count, that Musicmaster paint job that YouTube's algorithm keeps pushing on me should fall under this category. That burst and rout, yikes.
yeah, wth is with that video? it's been hassling me for a week.
It's probably YouTube/Google knowing you're into guitars, and the Maker trend being heavily marketed on YouTube.

There's also that video of Adam Savage making an overengineered-yet-poorly-thought-out guitar case for Eric Idle. It actually makes you wonder, since these Maker types are generally extremely confident in their skills but doing anything instrument related exposes how little they know and how much they just wing it.

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Post by will » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:16 pm

Sometimes, you're going for a "relic" look, but wind up with something that looks like bleu cheese / a corpse fished out of the East River...

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Post by Critical Distance » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:23 pm

More Country Bogan than Gent or to paraphrase the bard - a rose by any other name etc. etc.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/narbeth ... 1211476442

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Post by countertext » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:43 pm

Critical Distance wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:23 pm
More Country Bogan than Gent or to paraphrase the bard - a rose by any other name etc. etc.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/narbeth ... 1211476442
I think that guitar was used to cut “Glenn Tipton: Jazz Odyssey” back in ‘83.

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Post by higgsblossom » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:16 pm

will wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:16 pm
Sometimes, you're going for a "relic" look, but wind up with something that looks like bleu cheese / a corpse fished out of the East River...
Maybe they used this as a tool? ;)
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Post by Pacafeliz » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:33 am

Ok so this one makes a bit of sense. Especially if you're a lefty...
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...this one on the other hand... :(
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