Post yr "hippie sandwich" guitars!

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  1. twoheadedboy

    twoheadedboy Member

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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:

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  2. RickC

    RickC Gold Supporting Member

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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):


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    /rick
     
  3. 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
     
  4. twoheadedboy

    twoheadedboy Member

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    Ha, I'm sure you wouldn't be first to enter this thread looking for hummus and alfalfa.
     
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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.
     
  7. twoheadedboy

    twoheadedboy Member

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    I can dig it. Yeah, the "yr" is me flaunting my Canadian-ness.
     
  8. J Purcell

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    You'll never catch me looking for hummus and alfalfa....unless it comes with a side of sirloin and fries. :D
     
  9. 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:
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. DucRyder

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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.
     
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    Please... somebody post a pic of Jerry`s " Rosebud":RoCkIn
     
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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
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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!
     
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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.
     
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    She's a real beauty, John

    :dude
     

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