What is the most unique electric guitar you own?

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  1. magicaxeman

    magicaxeman Member

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    It started life as a Vintage zip guitar, a cheap hollow body with 2 single coils wired in series and ended up as the pink peril with 2 x P90's, New electrics through out and new tuners (waiting to go on)

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  2. Bryan T

    Bryan T guitar owner Silver Supporting Member

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    Apparently, my taste in guitars is boring. I basically have a tele, a strat, and a jag.
     
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  3. rickt

    rickt Gold Supporting Member

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    I agree there are a lot of very cool guitars in this thread.

    I was originally underwhelmed by the Thunder Child. The look was just too quirky for me. But, I was at Destroy All Guitars to pick up an amp and Cliff brought this guitar out for me to try. I played it for a couple of minutes and was floored by tone, the feel, and the aesthetic of the instrument. Pictures really don't do it justice. The guitar just comes alive when played. Like I stated, it is one of the few electric guitars that I have played that mimics the dynamic qualities of a fine acoustic instrument. And, the brass trim on the guitar is all hand forged and not stamped. Everything on the guitar is created from scratch so I truly believe no two are the same.
     
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    Refinished ES-295 from mid 50s makes nice with Matchless 30/15 :
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    I have a c. 1986 Kramer Striker (Korea?) with a very original Floyd Rose bridge. The one without the fine tuners. I installed a DiMarzio super distortion along with a Neal Moser preamp into it.
     
  6. nomadh

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    I'd say the jag is your most unique so show it :)
     
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    I made this long ago in highschool. Could've done better, but, hey, I was basically a kid. It now has a Warmoth 3x3 neck on it.
     
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    My Koll RE6 ergo arch top. A mix between a Koll arch top and some Klein design cues. BTW, that’s Saul Koll in tbt back with Steve Klein holding my guitar at the Healdsburg guitar show before he shipped it to me.
     
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    My SX Liquid is the current unique guitar.
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    I had this for a while. Devlin Imposter. Cheap Asian built, but played nicely and looked cool.
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    How do you like it? I've already got the V and the Explorer in Korina and was thinking of getting one of these as a slide guitar.
     
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    Circle T build by Ron Thorn @ronthorn - baked ash body w/ baked bird eye maple neck.
    Body purling and the T on the body is cowhide with sterling silver horseshoe inlays in the neck.
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    Thorn Artisan series with hand painted "screaming chicken" done using silver flake paint. PU is a Thorn GT-90. Body is ash and the neck is solid Indian Rosewood.
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    67 Palomino "Broom Stick". (Bolt on neck)

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    This could go a couple ways depending on how you look at it.

    On one hand, there’s my 1964 SG Special. It was given to me by a friend of my dad’s when I started playing in the late ‘90s. By the time I got it, it was beat to hell and had been through a few rounds of mods, not the least of which saw some artwork of questionable quality carved into it.

    On the other hand, there’s my Ibanez LACS RG built for Devin Townsend. As an HSH RG, it’s a pretty run-of-the-mill guitar in the most basic ways. Its history is what makes it unique.
     
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    Most likely it's a lot like your V and Explorer: Nice finish, good hardware, their own not bad version of a locking bridge, decent pickups.

    It's heavier than I thought it would be. Also, maybe it's me but it was virtually unplayable out of the box. I had to have a few frets leveled, and the quality of the nut bothered me so I put a bone nut on it. My guitar guy did a good job with the setup and it plays great now.

    The pots are real high torque pots for you guys that like them, I don't. I intend to replace them with Mojo vintage taper pots and rewire it with a master volume. I'll probably look into putting different pickups in it at some point.

    It's a bit awkward due to the body shape, I keep bonking into things with the upper horn. I guess you Flying V guys have that problem too.
     
  17. Meriphew

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    I stick to mainly classic guitars, so my Fender Custom Shop '59 Custom Esquire.

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    Very cool guitars here!

    I have a Warmoth tele with a floyd and EMG 81.

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    What would you compare the sound to?
     

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