NGD! This is one freaky guitar

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  1. harpinon

    harpinon Silver Supporting Member

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    Saw one of these 6 years ago when a dealer got a prototype. I loved it, but they wanted too much money.
    Fast forward to today. A buddy who is a dealer got ahold of one, brand new never sold. The price was right so I bought it.
    This was a strange design. Apparently there was no interest, so they never produced them. No name (though I believe its a Galveston) and no serial number.

    heavy, thin body bell brass, 2 mini hums, Mahoghany neck with triple binding and a perloid headstock.
    You'd think it sounds thin & tinny, but it is massively warm. Gains up real nice yet is squeaky clean as well.

    What do you all think?
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  2. PedalOnPedalOff

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    i think that is way cool!
    congrats!
     
  3. rockonomics

    rockonomics Member

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    Oh man. That is awesome.
     
  4. FredZepp

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    Nice details on that ... a very interesting guitar. Very cool look.

    Congrats on finding it again.
     
  5. kanderson

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    Very cool! I love oddball stuff like that!
     
  6. Chris Scott

    Chris Scott Silver Supporting Member

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    Aside from the "coolness factor", based on the fundamental design of a resonator guitar and how they operate, I can't for the life of me get my head around why somebody went to the trouble to produce it, other than, well... the coolness factor, which I must say is pretty darn high.

    You're going get a LOT of people commenting on that thing if/when you play it out, and everyone (including myself) is gonna want to try it out.

    Rad guitar my friend - enjoy!
     
  7. harpinon

    harpinon Silver Supporting Member

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    Its basically a hollowbody electric guitar that happens to be made of brass rather than wood. I was really surprised to find out how warm it was.
    Either way, its mine and Im stuck with it. I think I will tune it open and use it for a blues machine.:omg
     
  8. Whiskeyrebel

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    The palm tree and the etching are off the charts!
     
  9. tsar nicholas

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    Extraordinary! Super dig it.
     
  10. musicofanatic5

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    Okay, 14 fret neck join, no cutaway. This would definitely cut down on wankification, so I'm all for it!!



    Seems a novelty more than anything ("freaky" indeed!). What is the logic/reasoning behind the p.u. locations, I wonder?
     
  11. Jesus freak

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    Wow, nice! (id like to see a tele version of something like this)
     
  12. Wolfboy1

    Wolfboy1 Grandpa but...Not Yet Old! Silver Supporting Member

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    That is REALLY nice and unique. I would tune it up ala Keith Richards and seek out my mojo :hiP
     

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