Goldbug Lenore

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  1. 6120

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    I just clicked on to Cliffs' site www.destroyallguitars.com , and saw one of the most amazing handcrafted instruments I have ever seen, the Goldbug Lenore. He is now producing guitars exclusively for DAG and Cliff sez they play better than they look. He ranks them in his own "Hall of Fame" of tone and playability. Everything on the guitars is handmade, including the Bridge,saddle,tuners pickups.

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  2. webb

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    That's incredible. Love the case.
     
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    What a beautiful top, subtle and classy.
     
  5. George Johnson

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    I normally don't go in for such ornate creations but that's just so cool it hurts. :cool:
     
  6. Tramp

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    Yeah, the top's my favorite part, with the headstock (cloisonne?) a close second. I'd be curious what it weighs.
     
  7. Route234

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    I dont know, some of it looks gaudy. The bridge and especially the tailpiece look cheesy. Don't like the knobs or the 3 way either.

    Like the top, the pick up covers and the case and shape of the guitar a lot though.

    The other Goldbug on the site is fugly, in a bad way. Couldn't imagine anyone playing that one.
     
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    Got to play it at NAMM. A truly beautiful instrument. Excellent craftsmanship. Hand rubbed lacquer finish. Unique tailpiece that allows individual tensioning on each string. However, it was definitely heavy. I'm guessing in the 11 lbs. range...
     
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    Pretty steam punk. I like it.
     
  10. edgarallanpoe

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    Hmmm... Why did I look at this? LOL!! Anyone want to guess why I would like this?
     
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    You're a po' cryptographer who treasures gold bugs from the Carolinas?
     
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    They also had a western motif version at NAMM in a deep walnut color with fringe and a six shooter attached tot he bridge. Cool stuff-kinda reminds me of the Jesellis that Keith Richards had back in the early 80's.
     
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    If you can't learn to control yourself you'll end up behind a wall in my basement. :p
     
  14. John Thigpen

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    Looks like just another "me too" design. All everybody does these days is clone, clone, clone...












    NOT!
     
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    I like the case.................
     
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    I love the top color.
     
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    He makes the cases by hand, himself.
     

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