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#1
Hey ya'll, so I fall into the camp of "folks who have weird taste in guitars," and I was wondering how many of us are out there. Maybe my learning instrument had an impact on this, but my niche seems to be those cheap guitars made in the far east in the 60's. You know the ones, with weird names like Zim-Gar, Fandel, Kent, Tempro; and even weirder body shapes. I don't know, for me It's something about that chunky neck, low & thin frets, and slightly microphonic pickups that just sounds SO GOOD when cranked (to me at least ).

Downside, these guitars do have some playability issues.
Upside: I have two of these right now, a solidbody and a semi-hollowbody, and cost me $230. Total, for both of them, AND setup.

So what about the rest of you? There's got to be more of us out there, I know it!
#2
I tthink that "odd" is a least partly relative. - Anything with spikes would certainly be odd for the kind of things I play. I think that a lot of folks, including myself, would agree that those old Japanese guitars have a lot of mojo, and that microphonic pickups aren't always bad. Ry Cooder sometimes plays an old Guyatone, for example, and his Coodercaster uses vintage oddity pickups.

It was odd stuff that really got me started on electric guitars, in the form of vintage lap steels with their string-through pickups. My favourite electric sound is a prewar Rick lap steel with its horseshoe pickup. FWIW, I don't think that price and performance are usefully related in electrics, my favourite cost Oz$65 and needed nothing doing to it except a set up.
#3
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#4
I have serious doubts that I have any taste at all. My stuff just seems to be a jumble of random sh...er...stuff.

Worse, I've begun looking for some of those ESP-built visual kei guitars. They're weird and I LIKE 'em.
And no, I don't think I can pull off the look, and I don't have any idea WHERE I'd pull it off in LA, but the guitars, on the other hand, I can do.
#5
Not sure if this counts as weird or not but I dislike the usual guitar shapes (Telecaster, strat, les paul, etc.). I absolutely love the winged guitars, such as the dean ML or jackson warrior. the more polygons the better.
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#6
you mean like someone who likes variax's, reverends and fret kings?

nope, don't know anyone like that.
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#8
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#9
i thought danny would be the first poster in this thread.

i run pretty normal guitars these days, danny likes obscure stuff, i have 18 electrics (sold off a few), and danny has IIRC 30+, and we have not ONE guitar from the same brand.

i am boring, fender, gibson, ibanez, etc. but that is just me.
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#10
I can't be everywhere simultaneously. I'm no saint!

The reasons I don't buy the "normal" stuff are varied. One part is that I've tried those brands and they just don't feel right in my hands or against my body. The process of shopping for my first electric in Texas- sorting through Fenders, Gibsons, Ibanezes, Shechters and BC Riches (mostly)- made me a convert to the "shop with your hands, not with your eyes or ears" philosophy.

Another factor is innovation. Some of these lesser-known companies are producing guitars that have features rare or unknown in other brands.

And despite what I said, to be completely honest, there IS a certain appeal in having something that simply looks different. If nothing else, it's a conversation starter.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

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#11
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I have serious doubts that I have any taste at all. My stuff just seems to be a jumble of random sh...er...stuff.

Worse, I've begun looking for some of those ESP-built visual kei guitars. They're weird and I LIKE 'em.
And no, I don't think I can pull off the look, and I don't have any idea WHERE I'd pull it off in LA, but the guitars, on the other hand, I can do.
Nah, I think you should go for it. Express yourself.

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i am boring, fender, gibson, ibanez, etc. but that is just me.
Same, except basically just the Fender bit. G&L or a good Japanese copy if I'm feeling adventurous.
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#12
Yeah I like odd and non traditional shaped guitars I have 14 guitars 7 of superstrats by various makers but some of them are definately not your run of the mill shapes: here are 2 of them!

And before anyone says anything I no longer own the Line 6



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#13
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And before anyone says anything I no longer own the Line 6


Tell me that you at least still have the Special 130 though. Those '84ish Peavey solid states with the silver plates on the sides of the speakers and the funny black/blue/white/gray/blue/white/grey/grey/etc knob color schemes are absolutely beyond awesome. Amazing clean tone and they take distortion pedals better than just about anything. Nihilist/Entombed were using a Studio Pro 40 and Bandit 65 with a DS-1 and HM-2 and those guitar sounds are legendary. Also Ihsahn used a Bandit 65 on In the Nightside Eclipse. And the best thing is that they can be had real cheap these days used. I highly advice anyone and everyone that reads this to buy any of those mid 80s Studio Pro, Bandit, Special, etc 12" combos if you can get your hands on one.
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#14
My most 'odd' would be a Jackson Kelly so not really no.
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Tell me that you at least still have the Special 130 though. Those '84ish Peavey solid states with the silver plates on the sides of the speakers and the funny black/blue/white/gray/blue/white/grey/grey/etc knob color schemes are absolutely beyond awesome. Amazing clean tone and they take distortion pedals better than just about anything. Nihilist/Entombed were using a Studio Pro 40 and Bandit 65 with a DS-1 and HM-2 and those guitar sounds are legendary. Also Ihsahn used a Bandit 65 on In the Nightside Eclipse. And the best thing is that they can be had real cheap these days used. I highly advice anyone and everyone that reads this to buy any of those mid 80s Studio Pro, Bandit, Special, etc 12" combos if you can get your hands on one.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Peavey-Special-130-Amp-with-Footswitch-/112071492785?hash=item1a17fb44b1:g:72wAAOSwbsBXlzCf

I'll buy it and resell it. All yours for 600 quid free shipping.

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#15
I'm mostly a fan of conventional shapes BUT there are a few weird ones I'd love to own.


Like, I really want a natural Mockingbird or one of those Uli Jon Roth teardrop guitars.


Otherwise my weirdest guitar is probably a blue burst Dean Z.
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#16
T00DEEPBLUE

They're cheaper than that over here.

I also have a lovely Studio Pro 40.
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#17
My taste in guitars is total normalfag tier, Stratocasters, Telecasters, Les Pauls, SG's and Super Strats (specifically of the Ibanez variety) I used to like Explorers and Flying V's when I was an edgy teenager but I got sick of my Mum whinging and nagging and making me fix the holes in the wall every time I would turn around and tear a chunk out the wall with one of the spikes.

Once I got old enough to move out I found myself just wanting to surround myself with the classics and am much more conscious of where I stand and where I flail my guitars around now now it is my house I would be wrecking and devalueing.
My Gear:
Ibanez Jet King 2
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#18
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T00DEEPBLUE

They're cheaper than that over here.

Than 600 quid?

I'd hope so.
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That's how you fucking do it, son.
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#19
yeah definitely some of the older obscure guitars are really interesting to me even moreso than the big brands
#20
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Than 600 quid?

I'd hope so. .


Than 190 British pounds.
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#21
K33nbl4d3

Oi was thinking along the lines of Versailles...



Or maybe...




I have costumers standing by...

And maybe:



Or (I really want to find this one):

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#23
I'm also talking to Trussart about a Steelphonic (note the piezo on the "candybox" under the bridge...) in this rust/cream snakeskin (metal body) look.

#24
*sigh*

I wish ol' whatshisname* hadn't gotten banned for spamming the forum with 9 underinformative NGD threads in one day, so he could share his Teuffel guitar pix with us in here...


* StealthTastic. Took me a while to remember.
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Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
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#25
Oh yeah, and a Gittler. No "thumb over" stuff on this one.

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#26
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*sigh*

I wish ol' whatshisname* hadn't gotten banned for spamming the forum with 9 underinformative NGD threads in one day, so he could share his Teuffel guitar pix with us in here...


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I vaguely remember that


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Oh yeah, and a Gittler. No "thumb over" stuff on this one.



I'd like to play it like a lap steel and see all the disapproving looks
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#27
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Oh yeah, and a Gittler. No "thumb over" stuff on this one.


Liking a guitar whose name rhymes with certain antisemitic is pretty odd, I'll give you that.
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#28
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Or maybe...

Alright but Royz sucks

I'm sure you'd rock Hizaki's look though.
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#29
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Liking a guitar whose name rhymes with certain antisemitic is pretty odd, I'll give you that.


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#30
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I'd like to play it like a lap steel and see all the disapproving looks


I'll bet TSA wouldn't let you through with that guitar. Three flights later you'd still be giving them a concert to prove what it is.
#31
"It's a guitar."

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"It's a guitar."

*slap*

"It's a prop from the next Terminator movie."

*slap*

"It's a guitar."

*slap*

"It's your mama's suppository."

*slap*

"It's a guitar."

*slap*
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Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#32
The truth is I only play guitars with Rhythm In Jump Dancing Close To You branded Floyd Roses. That's why I never get around to taking those photos of my ostensible Telecasters.
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#33
I have weird taste in everything. My favorite guitar is a 60s possible teisco mustang copy. Someone replaced the fretboard and now the high e falls off the neck so it's a 5 string with 12s and a chrome pick gaurd with no electronics in it. Semi-eccoustic. Id post a pick but yhere are none.
#34
I'm putting together the pieces for a project to make almost this exact guitar. Already ordered SD Blackouts for it and everything else is in the process. In my opinion this is probably one of the coolest guitar shapes. No idea why
Who needs shred when you've got rhythm guitar? :^)
Guitars:
Jackson King V (With a Wilde L500XL in the bridge)
Ibanez Iron Label RGIX27FEQM (7-string)
#35
well don't go out of my way or anything but I've been known to play an odd one here and there. been a long time fan of BC Rich so I guess that would count. the Eagle I play now is probably the tamest of their original designs but still is kinda odd.
#36
"Odd" seems like a somewhat relative term, depending on the context. I'm mostly traditionalist when it comes to gear (I mainly stick to Gibson, Jackson, and Fender instruments), but I do love pointy shaped stuff like V's (Although it wouldn't be considered weird to use one at all for most of the music I play).

Maybe the most odd thing about my taste in gear, is that I find my flying V's more comfortable to sit down with and play than some of the more traditional shapes out there (such as Les Pauls).
- Gibson Flying V 120 #1 (White)
- Gibson Flying V 120 #2 (Cherry)
- Gibson SG Standard ('61 style)
- Jackson DK2M

- ENGL Fireball 60
- Avatar 4x12

- Many pedals, plus other stuff
#37
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I'm putting together the pieces for a project to make almost this exact guitar. Already ordered SD Blackouts for it and everything else is in the process. In my opinion this is probably one of the coolest guitar shapes. No idea why


This was a project of mine a while back; I used it as a pickup test bed (it's currently got Blackouts in it, FWIW, but not in this photo). Yours has more sitcky-outy bits.

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#38
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Alright but Royz sucks

I'm sure you'd rock Hizaki's look though.


Izzit Hizaki or Herzaki?

For those out of the conversation: Hizaki is a musician and producer (late '30's?) in the band Versailles who, in costume and makeup looks like this:



and out of makeup and costume, looks like this (and is a dude, though I don't know that anyone has confirmed dangly bits):



And no, I'm afraid I couldn't do EITHER look very convincingly.
There are a couple of websites devoted to "visual kei artists out of makeup." In Japan, it's a bit like it was back in the day (when he was dating Cher, who "nearly crippled him") catching Gene Simmons in public without the demon makeup. I've always preferred Gene in the paint, honestly.



Okay, back to guitars...
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#39
dspellman
Well, a further word on Hizaki, I do like his ESP signature model in all its obnoxiously ostentatious glory:
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#40
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This was a project of mine a while back; I used it as a pickup test bed (it's currently got Blackouts in it, FWIW, but not in this photo). Yours has more sitcky-outy bits.

That actually looks really cool. Did you just buy the guitar already mostly together or did you have assemble some parts?
Who needs shred when you've got rhythm guitar? :^)
Guitars:
Jackson King V (With a Wilde L500XL in the bridge)
Ibanez Iron Label RGIX27FEQM (7-string)
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