All things guitar, Les Pauls, Strats, Teles, Tokai, Ibanez etc. etc. etc.

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BY mrmofo
#803621
Molly wrote:
mrmofo wrote:looks like a Carvin from a few years ago. really nice guitars, the one I played was light and snappy but looked like a PRS.

I might get the Hamer out for a close up. show you guys what flame is !!


My Hamer was stunning. Let's see your one then.


I`ll get it out of storage. poor old lady is probably lonely.
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BY Single coil
#803682
Those things are fuckin cool.
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BY Danger Mouse
#803695
I was going to make an exceedingly dumb joke asking "why did they put the controls on the top of the guitar?" , but then spotted the strings... :mental:
BY Molly
#803748
NippleWrestler wrote:15lbs of cool right there.

It's a marvelous design featuring a lot of thoughtful engineering touches that just make sense.


Indeed. From memory:

- Smoothed heel allowing better upper fret access
- Three pickup adjustment screws instead of the sometimes wobbly two we still commonly use
- Slotted string anchor making it easier to replace strings
- Metal, earthed control cavity covers

They were also 200 quid when the cheapest Les Paul was about 500. I bought one in about '82.
BY NippleWrestler
#803756
Tri sound switches, the tuners that you can thread down into like vintage tuners or through the hole like modern ones. The bridge with about 50% more latitude than a regular tom. The bridge has these little notchrd cut out the back so the strings don't hit the back of the bridge on their way to the stop bar.

There's a solid brass sustain block under the tuneomatic too which is recessed into the body. Oh, the locking mechanism is genius. There's 8mm nuts around each post and this is also the same size tool as the truss rod so one tool does both ends of the guitar.

So many good ideas. It was designed in response to the Gibson lawsuit against hoshino gakki. They wanted to design a guitar that was what the Les Paul could have been.
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BY Single coil
#803761
May or may not have inspired me to absolutely mutilate another guitar.
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BY Conway
#803824
NippleWrestler wrote:Image

1981 ibanez ar300 in antique violin.

Something looks odd... is that a leftie guitar strung right handed??? Or a righty strung leftie and the photo back-to-front?
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BY olegmcnoleg
#803835
Conway wrote:
NippleWrestler wrote:Image

1981 ibanez ar300 in antique violin.

Something looks odd... is that a leftie guitar strung right handed??? Or a righty strung leftie and the photo back-to-front?


You win the 'Keen Eye' award there Conway. It is a really nice guitar too, would be keen to own one at some point, I really wanted one of these when I was young (and so were they).
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BY Conway
#803838
Hit the like button instead of quote LOL. I seem to recall NippleWrestler being left handed, so I think the answer may be the "righty strung leftie and the photo back-to-front" scenario.
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BY willow13
#803855
NippleWrestler wrote:I play the same way as Anika Moa


with girls :?: