A very strange guitar

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  1. scott757

    scott757 Member

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  2. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I've seen pictures of a couple of those before.
     
  3. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    I saw one in a store one time. Even uglier close-up. And where's Alaska and Hawaii I wanna know!
     
  4. Austinrocks

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    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.
     
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    I owned one just like this:

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    Jeff
     
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    cvansickle Supporting Member

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    I've seen several, but not lately. The chick that played for Raging Slab used one in the "Don't Dog Me" video.
     
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    yep,,saw the gibby version too...long ago
     
  8. Whiskeyrebel

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    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.
     
  9. Rock Johnson

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    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?
     
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    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!
     
  11. OlAndrew

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    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.
     
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    I remember those by Gibson in the 80's
     
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    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    Shipping only in the CONUS.......
     
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    Yup

    We had one in the store I worked in back in the early 80s.

    Wish I'd bought it.

    :hiP
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

    Tony
     
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    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.
     
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    Zexcoil Vendor

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    Last time I was in there, Bizarre Guitar in Phoenix had one.

    This was maybe three months ago, before I moved.
     

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