#1
Picked this up the other day from my local Cash Converters store (pawn shop, if you like) for $190 AUD with a hard case (probably $160USD?) Looks weird, but still heaps nicer in person.














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Anyone have any idea what pickup this might be? Live Wire? It's active.


Anyone know if this stringlock will work once I get replacement screws and plates for it? Since the strings aren't aligned perfectly evenly. Keep in mind I've never used a guitar with a locking nut before, so I don't know what it should be like.

A few questions for knowledgable Kahler people:
Any ideas where to get the parts I need (trem arm, string lock screws and plates) in Australia? Kahlerparts.com would $105AUD incl. shipping for the parts, and I'm not sure if it's worth spending that much to get it working perfectly again. Is it worth it? $295AUD for the guitar with a working string lock and trem arm.

I'm happy with my purchase Plays amazingly actually, doesn't even need a set up. Stay's in tune suprisingly well considering the lack of the string-lock working. Of course, goes out of tune pretty easily if I muck around pushing in the trem (no trem arm).
#2
That looks like Fender, Jackson, Hamer, and Washburn got into a giant car wreck and that thing was born...


I dont believe I have ever seen a guitar like that...
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That looks like Fender, Jackson, Hamer, and Washburn got into a giant car wreck and that thing was born...


I dont believe I have ever seen a guitar like that...




A floating tremolo seems so weird on a tele.
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#4
I think that pickup is a Blackout. Livewire's I think have Dave Mustaine's name on them?

Happy NGD!
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That looks like Fender, Jackson, Hamer, and Washburn got into a giant car wreck and that thing was born...


I dont believe I have ever seen a guitar like that...



I was gunna basically say something like that!

Ya, but the guitar looks really nice! HNGD!
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#7
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I think that pickup is a Blackout. Livewire's I think have Dave Mustaine's name on them?

Happy NGD!


That's what I thought at first, but I beleive Dave Mustain has his own signiture Live Wires out, in the late 80's (when I beleive this guitar was made - certainly looks like it haha) Dave Mustain didn't have claim over them.
#8
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That's what I thought at first, but I beleive Dave Mustain has his own signiture Live Wires out, in the late 80's (when I beleive this guitar was made - certainly looks like it haha) Dave Mustain didn't have claim over them.


I wouldn't doubt it. The guy endorses anything.

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Even the coffee brand name suggests money.
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I wouldn't doubt it. The guy endorses anything.

Anybody want signature Dave Mustaine coffee?


Haha. Well I've seen pictures of non-Dave Live Wires. Also, I beleive in the 80's he was even less of a tool than he is now... unbeleiveably.
#11
that looks BADASS!! just clean the fretboard and bridge, then leave it as is... looks waaaayy more metal than your other guitars
#12
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Anyone know if this stringlock will work once I get replacement screws and plates for it? Since the strings aren't aligned perfectly evenly. Keep in mind I've never used a guitar with a locking nut before, so I don't know what it should be like.

A few questions for knowledgable Kahler people:
Any ideas where to get the parts I need (trem arm, string lock screws and plates) in Australia? Kahlerparts.com would $105AUD incl. shipping for the parts, and I'm not sure if it's worth spending that much to get it working perfectly again. Is it worth it? $295AUD for the guitar with a working string lock and trem arm.

The stringlock will work fine, as long as the bridge locks, mine works fine, and my bridge doesn't even lock.

I'm pretty sure Kahlerparts is the only place to get those, as they don't make that type of after-the-nut string lock anymore.
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#13
That´s the problem with Kahlers is that there is little to no support for them. Finding parts can get frustrating.

To clarify on the post above - yes they still do make this stringlock, it just looks funny without the plates and screws in it.
#15
Amazing, I can't answer any of you questions sorry!
I wish I could find something like that in Cash Converters, I once knew a guy who maneged to get an 80s fender which was all out modded for a floyd rose and humbuckers and whatnot. I never get lucky.
#16
Haha ^. I used to think exactly the same thing, your time will come soon!
#18
Very nice, you have by law to do some sound clips for us.

HNGD dude
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#19
Awesome purchase man I wish the cashies near me would stock something ****ing decent for once instead of those cheap starter guitars HNGD
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Awesome purchase man I wish the cashies near me would stock something ****ing decent for once instead of those cheap starter guitars HNGD



Says the guy with the Caparison, ESP, and good Ibanez.
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Says the guy with the Caparison, ESP, and good Ibanez.


But I had to pay top dollar for them. See if a Caparison popped up for a measly $500aud I would be over the moon and be an asshole and tell the ts he didn't get a good deal but that's never going to happen so he got a good deal.
#23
God, it's beautiful haha
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#25
That's an awesome find. I love pawnshop guitars!
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#26
This is a killer machine! Never seen such a thing but I love it.
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#27
Haha thanks for all the replies. I might do a YouTube vid today if I've got the time - I'm at home since I've finished exams and most of my mates still have exams to do.