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#1
Hi guys, My Alvarez Dana Scoop came in today. I was very surprised at the guitar and the crowd it drew at the guitar shop. Everyone wanted to see it and play it. It was a real hit. I have to say I wasn't expecting much for a guitar that is 17 years old but it is in awesome shape. I didn't realize it has some sort of active electronics. The pots need a bit of cleaning they crackle and shut off here and there but otherwise the guitar is amazing So much better than I would have ever thought. The action on it is extremely low with minimal fret buzz the neck is one of the fastest I have ever had in my hands. The neck joint is really solid considering it's just hanging there. All in all I got to say I love this very unusual guitar. I did some checking in 92 these sold for $1000.00 new they came in three colors black, metal flake Blue and white with a graphite neck. The white is the rarest the Blue next and the Black was pretty common. Mine was made in Korea and it #531 in the series. I am not sure how many of these were made I have only seen two in since I started collecting guitars and I bought one. OH! I paid a $249.00 for mine with a HSC unfortunately the case is an ESP not an original.















John
#2
i dont like it.(dont hate me)

that is a weird body style though. oh yeah hide that spider 2 amp or youll get flamed like i do lol
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#4
damn that thing looks crazy, talk about upper-fret access haha
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#6
dang beat me to it
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#7
Well you really can't whinge about upper fret access now can ya
Gear: I haz some

Quote by RCA1186
hah its ok besa, i still love you


^ guess someone has too
#8
i actually like it. think it looks really really good actually. nice steal, considering you only paid $250.
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#10
Quote by randomhero93
sorry dude!


its okay

Quote by Besa-Moogie
Well you really can't whinge about upper fret access now can ya


at least i wasn't doubley beaten like him
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#11
Quote by RCA1186
its okay


at least i wasn't doubley beaten like him

ha! cheers to that, my good man!
#12
I think the flash brings out the metal flake a lot more than when you see it in person. It's defiantly a strange design but I love the odd guitars. I think it's a good collectors piece and in the long run will be worth some dough.
#13
that looks cool if not a bit weird but still like everyone says you'll have great upper fret access
#15
that is a frightening guitar.
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#16
Me = fail for sure.
Gear: I haz some

Quote by RCA1186
hah its ok besa, i still love you


^ guess someone has too
#18
pretty niffty looking axe
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#19
Wow that is an awesome guitar, much cooler than mine. The only thing is I would be afraid the whole neck would fall off lol.
#20
Those are awesome and you got a good deal on 'em. Early 90's, great guitar. Different but great.

Edit:

Here's one someones got from another forum...

2003 Music Man Axis Pacific Blue Burst
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#21
Graet guitar but I demand more pics of that spider! Did you put a mustang cobra logo on it!
#22
if you were playin naked and you got a boner it wouldnt be a very pleasant experience with this guitar

otherwise, great find, wicked cutaway hole thing haha
#23
Quote by RCA1186
damn that thing looks crazy, talk about upper-fret access haha


+1, but HNGD
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#24
Quote by carpepax
Why would they put that much fret access and only use a 22 fret fingerboard?

i was about to say the same thing.
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#25
that guitar is really ...special. It's cool and more original than a lespaul or a strat.
#27
I would have preferred a 24 fret fingerboard myself. Fret access is so easy it's like playing a neck without a body.

On the Line 6 Spider II I recovered the head and the cab because they were mismatched. The cab is a PRO Custom 4x10 cab that was covered with a rug type material and the grill was horrible and someone put a Marshall name plate on it. I recovered them with a black and white snakeskin vinyl and recovered the front's with a black grill material. I had the old COBRA snakes that I got when I was restoring my 68 Shelby GT500 but I sold it before I finished and the emblems were actually for a 69/70 Shelby.

Here it is before the Snakes:




John
#30
Quote by Besa-Moogie
Me = fail for sure.



hah its ok besa, i still love you
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#31
If you want all that upper-fret access, why not just get a V-style guitar?
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#33
Thanks guys, I used to do upholstery work on furniture and in the automotive field so recovering an amp is an easy task for me. I did one a while back in pink fur for a girl I know that plays guitar I made it match her pink fur strap. It actually looked killer. I tried to convince to let me cover her guitar too but she wouldn't let me touch her vintage LP. LOL

I just changed the strings and need to set up the Floyd to match the lighter gauge strings but the guitar plays awesome. I was a bit apprehensive about getting it but now that I have it I am pleased with the purchase. If anything it's a conversation piece.
#34
i have to say, its unique guitar, never really seen anything like that, really makes you stand out on stage. it could kinda be like a signature guitar type thing, better than some mainstream looking guitar like LP or strat, nothing wrong with them but every1 has one (i've had them). But yea, really a steal at 250$, even if some work is done
#35
I used to collect Gibsons and had gone thru a boat load of Les Pauls over the years, like Strats there are tons of them out there and every company copies them.

I love one of a kind, rare or odd looking guitars no matter what the brand name. I still love LPs but like you say they are very common. So far everyone i have showed it too just is in awe of the radical design and the first comment is I would be afraid the neck would break off.

John
#36
Quote by flyingferrets
If you want all that upper-fret access, why not just get a V-style guitar?

Because the upper-fret access on most Vs actually isn't that good.

TS hope you enjoy the guitar. Not really my thing, but it seems cool.
#37
Quote by johnro6659
I would have preferred a 24 fret fingerboard myself. Fret access is so easy it's like playing a neck without a body.

On the Line 6 Spider II I recovered the head and the cab because they were mismatched. The cab is a PRO Custom 4x10 cab that was covered with a rug type material and the grill was horrible and someone put a Marshall name plate on it. I recovered them with a black and white snakeskin vinyl and recovered the front's with a black grill material. I had the old COBRA snakes that I got when I was restoring my 68 Shelby GT500 but I sold it before I finished and the emblems were actually for a 69/70 Shelby.

Here it is before the Snakes:




John


I've got the same white snakeskin vinyl on my Randall
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#38
Thanks for all the comments on the Alvarez. I am pleased with the quality of the guitar I never knew Alvarez made electrics until now and it seems like they made a great guitar and used cutting edge technology.


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I've got the same white snakeskin vinyl on my Randall



Did you do it yourself, have someone recover it for you or was it like that when you got it? I have done a few recovering jobs for some of the guys I know and everyonce in a while I'll see an amp I recovered either on stage or in a music shop.

I get my vinyl and fabric at a local discount fabric store. The only reason I got the White Snakeskin was it was cheap! LOL I thought it would look cool as well. They had a fake ostrich skin that was nice but they just didn't have enough to cover the whole thing. I almost recovered a cheap Epi LP to match but had a better idea using a diamond plate material and skipped it.
#39
RCA I almost wanna sig that....actually I think I will.
Gear: I haz some

Quote by RCA1186
hah its ok besa, i still love you


^ guess someone has too
#40
I almost traded a Pacer Custom to him for that Dana Scoop!

I really like the Dana Scoops! I just acquired a Westone Dana Limited III the other day. It came before the Scoop, same body and neck and all. Just without the scoop cut....and also it has a single coil in the neck position.
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