A metal guitar?

Discussion in 'Heavy Metal Thunder' started by SuiCyco4Life, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. SuiCyco4Life

    SuiCyco4Life Squier-Meister

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    I know there are some good metal guitars. I have owned quite a few... But somebody actually thought it was a good idea to mass produce these guitars with aluminum bodies??? I love metal, but i will stick with wood. Capture+_2021-01-22-01-04-55.png Capture+_2021-01-22-01-05-20.png Capture+_2021-01-22-01-06-17.png
     
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  2. grizzlewulf

    grizzlewulf Squier-holic

    Dec 11, 2020
    Lucerne, California
    I can't fathom why you'd want an aluminum body. Aluminum necks, though, I've always wanted to try one. I hear great things about them, and they look great, too
     
  3. grizzlewulf

    grizzlewulf Squier-holic

    Dec 11, 2020
    Lucerne, California
    That thing is U-G-L-Y lol
     
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  4. SuiCyco4Life

    SuiCyco4Life Squier-Meister

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    I remember when i first started back in the 80's seeing those aluminum neck guitars In the guitar store. kramers i think. I disnt know the difference back then between a brass neck and a balsa neck. I didnt pay alot of attention to that stuff. Could of also been it was way out of my price range. I was just a kid with an alcoholic father. I didnt know anything about anything now i look back at it. I thought i had it all figured out... I still dont. LOL
     
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  5. SuiCyco4Life

    SuiCyco4Life Squier-Meister

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    Not me! I think it is ridiculous.
     
  6. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    I think an aluminum body would be cool to try. Would definitely add another chapter to the whole tone wood discussion! :) But I agree, that one is ugly!
     
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  7. SuiCyco4Life

    SuiCyco4Life Squier-Meister

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    I honestly would not want that guitar if someone tried to give it to me. It would be handy in a street fight though. Sharpen that ugly thing up.
     
  8. SuiCyco4Life

    SuiCyco4Life Squier-Meister

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    I just saw a site where they are cutting out guitar bodies on CNC out of titanium. They can make spider web looking stuff. Skeletonized. Anything i suppose.... I will stick with good ol wood.
     
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  9. DougMen

    DougMen Dr. Squier

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    I had a Kramer aluminum neck bass back in the day that I bought new at GC. I think it was their entry level model, around $400, and they had wood inlaid into the neck to make it feel more "normal". It was a really nice bass, but since I'm not a bass player, I think I traded it in on a guitar I wanted, probably a Strat. It was this shape, but I think it had a P/J pickup arrangement and a darker finish. img_0419.jpg
     
  10. SuiCyco4Life

    SuiCyco4Life Squier-Meister

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    Im curious what they are worth nowdays? Trash or treasure?
     
  11. DougMen

    DougMen Dr. Squier

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    The few on Ebay are between $1000 and $3000. And, the Travis Bean ones are even much more. There's 3 on Ebay, for $6k, $8k, and $11k!
     
  12. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    Here is a titanium guitar that I would like to try!

     
  13. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

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    I don’t know, I can’t call it ugly, it’s better looking than Prince’s symbol guitar...

    well... the back IS ugly.... but who sees the back once you’re playing it?
     
  14. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Supporting Member

    Some of the very first electric guitars were cast aluminum and made in the 1930s, known as the "frying pan"guitars. Fender produced aluminum bodied Stratocasters. Here's a demo:



    Just because most guitars are wood doesn't mean other materials can't make excellent instruments.

    https://www.vintageguitar.com/1834/fender-aluminum/

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  15. otma

    otma Squier-holic

    Nov 4, 2012
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    Given the shape, the metal and carbon fiber construction, and the name "Koloss" I'd expect it to be a Klingon battle guitar.
     
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  16. metalmerchant

    metalmerchant Squier-Nut

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    Living here in the UK climate, an ally guitar would be permanently cold to the touch, and even in a warmer climate, how much expansion/contraction would be pulling on the tuning compared with wood?..
     
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  17. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Dr. Squier

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    I have an aluminum body guitar. It's a Rogue Aluminator. The bodies were made by Jeff Abel of Abel Axe in Wyoming. It sounds pretty good and weighs about 7 1/2 lbs.


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  18. Hadronic Spin

    Hadronic Spin J Squier, Esquier Gold Supporting Member

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    I would figure that Aluminum would not be a good choice for a Heavy Metal guitar...o_O

    Yes, I went there.

    Not my cup of tea, but it most likely is someone else's.


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  19. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Jan 13, 2011
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    Call me old but I REALLY like wood .
     
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  20. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Supporting Member

    You're old. (but I'm probably at least as old)