Post yr "hippie sandwich" guitars!

twoheadedboy

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I've been listening to all of this 70s fusion and seeing guys playing funky old hippie sandwich guitars. I don't have any of my own yet, but I'm looking to purchase something along those lines. A vintage Carvin might be the ticket. I can spend about $1000. What can you recommend in my price range that would be pretty versatile and good for jazz and fusion?

As for the posting, I'll start with a classic from Alembic:

 

RickC

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for hippie-sandwich-on-a-budget, keep an eye out for stuff MIJ in the 80's (e.g., Aria Pro II).

And for dreaming, this recent Alembic (not mine, belongs to a friend):





/rick
 

DucRyder

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you guys are making me hungry with all this hippie sandwich talk.... I prefer my hippies char-broiled.







All kidding aside those are two very cool Alembics
 

twoheadedboy

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you guys are making me hungry with all this hippie sandwich talk.... I prefer my hippies char-broiled.







All kidding aside those are two very cool Alembics
Ha, I'm sure you wouldn't be first to enter this thread looking for hummus and alfalfa.
 

Nick_

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SIMPLY A MATTER

yr hippie sand-
whiches taste, I

sd, a bit too
much, figure,

I prefers &
wants smthing

plain.





sorry ... your use of "yr" inspired me to some black-mountain-ism.
 

twoheadedboy

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SIMPLY A MATTER

yr hippie sand-
whiches taste, I

sd, a bit too
much, figure,

I prefers &
wants smthing

plain.





sorry ... your use of "yr" inspired me to some black-mountain-ism.
I can dig it. Yeah, the "yr" is me flaunting my Canadian-ness.
 

Griz

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Hippie sandwich? I thought they were called coffeetablecasters.

No?

I confess to having owned a late '70s Ibanez hippie sandwich.

:cool:
 

PFCG

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i play that guitar constantly, and have no fear of bringing it out on a gig

i think if i paid that much money for a guitar i will play it for the rest of my life.

Albeit more expencive that a JG Bluesmaster thingy, those are the coffee tables. Ive never seen anyone play one out on a gig besides that guy from the killers or one of those bands. Ive seen Fuze play his doubleneck, but ive seen him play his ibanez way more.
 

Tone_Terrific

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Plywood.:D
Those were my dream guitars of the era.
I finally bought an Ibanez Musician, neckthrough, and it was extremely well made and designed but dead-spotted and with a bizarre, metallic, acoustic tone, very bright amped. Man, it shoulda been great.
 

AlligatorMtn

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I made my own hippie sandwich a few years back w/ Warmoth.

Jerry's 'rosebud' and 'tiger' body style - koa top on mahogany with a maple pinstripe - a 'warmoth' style neck with an ebony board and maple back w/ clear satin finish - 3 'buckers, all coil tapped, and a wiring schematic of a stratocaster

amazing guitar but its so damn heavy
 

PFCG

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if its bolt on its nothing near an alembic.
they dont do bolt necks ever! they only have a few models that are set neck, but those are the cheapo models.
The sound is so much different. Ive gotta say that im not a huge fan of the pickups.
The single coils sound pretty good, but im definitely a fan of passives much more.
Its the original active pickup, and i love the tone and volume filters, but i just cant do it.
I will be replacing the pickups in this guitar very soon, im thinking of a darkburst in the bridge, and maybe 2 dimarzios for the middle and bridge?

Areas? HS3s? Fralins maybe?

To tell you the truth i really want a set of kinmans, but it wont fit with the tang/lip i really dont wanna use the dremel on a guitar like this.
 

walterw

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it should be possible to trim the flange off of some areas or virtual v's (don't bother with hs3's, way too weak of an output to hang with a humbucker). it's just molded plastic, easier to cut than fiberboard or phenolic.
 

johnzias

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That Alembic Darling in post #2 is my actual guitar. It was the first full sized Darling made. (as opposed to a Little Darling). It has a curly Redwood top.

Oops! sorry Rick, I didn't realize it was you who posted that. LOL!
 

rastus

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The Alembics are the epitome of the "sandwich" guitar. I've not seen one yet that was not a great player. They can be a tad heavy, but the woods used are exotic and dense. I also have dug the Moonstone guitars, very nice.
 

RickC

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That Alembic Darling in post #2 is my actual guitar. It was the first full sized Darling made. (as opposed to a Little Darling). It has a curly Redwood top.

Oops! sorry Rick, I didn't realize it was you who posted that. LOL!
She's a real beauty, John

:dude
 




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