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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:21 am    Post subject: The Coolest Guitar Ever Is...
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I've got to enter two axes into the fray to start with in the quest for the coolest guitar ever. The transparent plexiglass guitar and the billet aluminum guitar. I don't have photos but you can imagine what they look like. OK, so I set the bar pretty high, but you guitar afficionados have got to know more that I do about guitar coolness. So off you go, post a jpg if you've got one and tell us what YOUR baddest axe is!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ahh yes - with guitars there's just endless possibilities! This one is pretty awesome:

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More pictures here.

I also have a soft spot for all things steampunk, so here's one example of a steampunk guitar:
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Dang man, you trounced both of my axes with your eagle sword guitar man that is truly outstanding. Is there any guitar to challenge this masterpiece?

Les

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

With you being the Master of Ceremony over in the Ancient Lore of Myths and Legends -thread, the Angelsword guitar should rightfully have been yours!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

DrJustice wrote:
With you being the Master of Ceremony over in the Ancient Lore of Myths and Legends -thread, the Angelsword guitar should rightfully have been yours!

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I am truly honored DJ!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

At times like these I usually google for Rick Nielsen. Maybe it depends on your definition of coolness... Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

for looks I think this is my favourite

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nice sounds too, the base unit was the same synth as a JX-3P

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

modulator_esp wrote:
for looks I think this is my favourite


That's a classic! If I'm not mistaken I saw that one on TV quite a lot on the-future-of-music kind of science programs in the 80s, being played by national guitar hero Janne Schaffer and others like him.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

No "Coolest Axe" list can be complete without a sample from Bottsy Collins' oeuvre!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Of course, Bootsy is the coolest person to have walked the Earth. Or any other planet for that matter! Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

DrJustice wrote:
Of course, Bootsy is the coolest person to have walked the Earth. Or any other planet for that matter! Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.

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Zaphod Beeblebrox was based on him, although to to tone him down, Douglas Adams gave ZB an extra head... Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ah yes, many fine axes in this collection! I still can't figure out where the tuning pegs are on the eagle-sword guitar. Does it have a special bridge that does the tuning?

Below I've posted the plexiglass guitar for your review.

Les


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Inventor wrote:

Below I've posted the plexiglass guitar for your review.


it must be heavier than a LesPaul Exclamation Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yes, Carlo, which brings up a good point - what's the point of a cool guitar if it sounds like a tin can? In our quest for the coolest guitar ever we must consider the tone!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Yes, Carlo, which brings up a good point - what's the point of a cool guitar if it sounds like a tin can? In our quest for the coolest guitar ever we must consider the tone!


Surely it can look like anything as long as it has a "Own Your Tone" installed? Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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I still can't figure out where the tuning pegs are on the eagle-sword guitar. Does it have a special bridge that does the tuning?

Yup. It has Steinberger style tuners at the bridge. You can see the mechanism here. Adjusters at the far right.

Re. the plexiglass guitar, I've read that it sounds fine, with looong sustain. At least the Dan Armstrong ones. It also weighs more than an old style Les Paul (BTW, newer Les Pauls are chambered and considerably lighter than the originals).

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Yes, Carlo, which brings up a good point - what's the point of a cool guitar if it sounds like a tin can? In our quest for the coolest guitar ever we must consider the tone!


Surely it can look like anything as long as it has a "Own Your Tone" installed? Wink

/Stefan


Hehe, yes you'll get more of whatever good sound is there with "Own Your Tone" installed, though the tone has to be there to grab onto in the first place.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oh wow, how could I leave this one out. My own personal coolest guitar ever is... my guitar! Why? Because of the invention, obviously...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Three of my guitars...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I haven't seen one of those ibanezes before, the hex pickup looks the same as the one on my casio pg380.

Nice guitars by the way Smile
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I haven't seen one of those ibanezes before, the hex pickup looks the same as the one on my casio pg380.

Nice guitars by the way Smile


It's a very nice guitar. Not so nice to play sitting down but the pups are very nice and it's a great controller for the GR300

http://www.joness.com/gr300/img2010.htm

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stevenclements wrote:
BobTheDog wrote:
I haven't seen one of those ibanezes before, the hex pickup looks the same as the one on my casio pg380.

Nice guitars by the way Smile


It's a very nice guitar. Not so nice to play sitting down but the pups are very nice and it's a great controller for the GR300

http://www.joness.com/gr300/img2010.htm


The RED one is shipping to me right now... I'm eager as hell to get it... just had Alan Hoover add his sustainiac system to it

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my small collection built over the last 10 years
a whole lotta love and even more in hours Smile


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Diablojoy, you actually put those axes together ALL BY YER LONESOME? Wowie, that's unbelievable!
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Mighty fine work, I'll take the blue one!

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