Show us the most "out there" crazy looking guitar you got.

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by optofonik, May 24, 2020.

  1. optofonik

    optofonik Squier-holic

    I don't have one (yet) but I'd certainly like to see what others have to inspire those such as myself. It doesn't just have to be a paint job, wacky control configurations and shapes count too.
     
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  2. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

    190
    Jan 30, 2013
    Oregon
    Here's a few of my builds:

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  3. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    73
    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    Okay, I have shared this before, but qualify none-the-less it does. In let me count the ways:

    1) Body construction. A semi-hollow body made up of a molded polycarbonate (think motorcycle helmet!) top and a hollowed out, "carved," mahogany lower

    2) A bolt on neck held in place with just 2 bolts and positioned by a matching "v" shape of the neck's attachment point fitted into a "v"cut/molded into the body and an attached, underlying, solid wood support structure.

    3) One itself unusual, side-magneted, VistaTone single coil PUP and one piezo PUP placed into a "split" in the upper saddles structure. This later is held, and made adjustabl,e by a traditional 'jazzbox' style bridge.

    4) Three volume controls -- a master plus one for each PUP, but no tone controls in the customary sense. In its place is a control that effects the timbre 0f just the piezo, but in a way that sounds to the ear more like it is controlling phase than rolling off or increasing either the treble or the bass. (I can find no definitive explanation for how it works. Its function appears to be largely to control feedback.)

    5) A Trevor Wilkinson designed trem system like none other. Smooth as glass to use, but making it more difficult to change strings than even a classic Bigsby.

    Weird enough? It's a Supro White Holiday, and was made for a short time in the early sixties, and then remade just for two years in 2016 and 2017.

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    -don
     
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  4. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    51
    Dec 14, 2009
    Philadelphia
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    ... also because I play this left handed
     
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  5. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    73
    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    beerbelly - I think this is outright GORGEOUS.

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    -don
     
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  6. kniah

    kniah Squier-Meister

    276
    Jan 30, 2019
    Waltham, MA
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  7. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Squier-Meister

    Age:
    59
    407
    Feb 25, 2017
    Rhode Island USA
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    I have strats, teles,lp,sg & a bass along with a couple acoustics.
    I just picked this up about a week ago.
    Never thought I'd have a pointy guitar but this thing is fun
     
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  8. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

    190
    Jan 30, 2013
    Oregon
    I haven't done it yet, but I'm thinking of building one based on this Burns "Flyte":

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  9. I got nothin' even remotely close to work with this thread.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  10. optofonik

    optofonik Squier-holic

    Right out of the gate, yeah! Like many here, I followed your Astrocaster build. It's remains one of the best looking guitars I've ever seen.


    Nice one. I appreciate guitars that break with convention and take such unique approaches to not only the styling but the electronics.
     
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  11. optofonik

    optofonik Squier-holic

    I dig the color and simplicity.

    I've never owned anything pointy, either. I've certainly been tempted on occasion. About a year ago I almost walked out of Sam Ash with a stunning black & white Jackson Rhoads JS32T that was on sale.
     
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  12. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Age:
    50
    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    Body shape wise it would be this Drive Wild Fire X2. It’s weird, but cool in its own way.

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    Paint job wise it would be this SE. This one is one of my favorites to play here lately.

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  13. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    Just strung this up today

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    And these two aren’t too far away
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  14. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

    Dec 28, 2017
    South Texas Coast
    I call this one the Harlequin. Full size danelectro lipsticks required modification to the body and
    pickguard...

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  15. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    I’ve had a few crazies, but flipped them... these are the two slightly off kilter models I have now.
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  16. snivlem

    snivlem Squier-holic

    Age:
    43
    Jan 25, 2018
    FL
  17. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    That shape looks very Moderne!

    Here's my oddest:

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  18. TVvoodoo

    TVvoodoo Squier Talker

    Age:
    54
    39
    May 26, 2020
    Sasquatchewan
    I would say this if ever a guitar evoked "crazy" this might be in the running. Another dremel renovation.

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    Sounds frickin' supa-hot too...

     
  19. johnnywizzo

    johnnywizzo Squier-Nut

    735
    Feb 4, 2016
  20. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    Yo brad, Wuzzup? Welcome to ST
     
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