Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by scott757, Jun 6, 2008.
Anyone seen one of these before?
Yeah, I've seen pictures of a couple of those before.
I saw one in a store one time. Even uglier close-up. And where's Alaska and Hawaii I wanna know!
I remember seeing those at a few stores back in the 80's, really did not look like anything that I would want to play, always thought it would make a better clock.
I owned one just like this:
I've seen several, but not lately. The chick that played for Raging Slab used one in the "Don't Dog Me" video.
yep,,saw the gibby version too...long ago
Saw one at Huber Breese Music in Fraser MI a few years ago. I think they look slick in person. Not sure if it was for sale or just on display. For all I know it still is there.
I also dig the Upper Peninsula shaped guitar used by the guitarist in Da Yoopers. That has to be a one-off though, so getting one would be a severe case of me-too-ism.
I played the Gibby version a while back. The local music store bought one and it sat in the store for probably ten years. They finally ebayed it.
It was shite. HEAVY!!!!! It didn't balance worth a crap, was physically hard to play because the contours were so uncomfortable, and did I mention it was HEAVY?
I remember a Guitar World mag from 1984, in which Billy Gibbons was pictured playing a Gibson that had a body shaped like Texas - now THAT'S a heavy guitar!
Guitar Showcase in San Jose has one. Forget how much it is, didn't think I wanted it. I thought kinda ugly, someone may like it.
I remember those by Gibson in the 80's
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We had one in the store I worked in back in the early 80s.
Wish I'd bought it.
Versions made by both Epi and Gibby.
fairly rare, I've seen pictures, but I don't recall ever seeing one in person.
probably not the best of times to be caught playing an instrument shaped like the USofA outside the USofA. (unless you are a patriot)
excellent instrument for collectors.
perhaps not so much a player
I'd have one, but that's because I like oddballs.
A local mom n pop shop where I used to take lessons years and years ago had one up on the wall for ages. I think they still do as a matter of fact. Doubt they'll ever sell it the way they treat customers though (assuming they ever would that is). Definitely eye catching.
You see them at vintage shows occasionally. I used to see them at $600-750, now about twice that. Other than the novelty factor...nothing special. Heavy too.
I've seen a couple by Gibson before.
I saw one at the last Dallas Guitar Show too but I think it was made by Dean.
Last time I was in there, Bizarre Guitar in Phoenix had one.
This was maybe three months ago, before I moved.