'Cool' is in the eye of the beholder, but some might like this.

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by JBacklund, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. JBacklund

    JBacklund Electromatic

    Subdued it ain't, but my intention was never to make it a visual wall flower, so it received a good dose of 'over the top'....

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  2. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Wow! I like that. A lot!

    Please, tell us more.
     
  3. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    The RockerBox is a Funky guitar, JBacklund - apparently available in LH via Eastwood :cool:

    What about the back ? The Eastwood webside has no back pics...

    - Is the electronics installed via a backdoor or via the pickup routings ?
    - Is the neck screwed or glued ?

    A+!
     
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  4. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Oh that's right, you are this guy!

    http://www.gretsch-talk.com/threads...d-tell-about-yours.189097/page-3#post-1140627

    I was/am extreemely impressed. Watched a vid (you'd linked?) and practically the guys first words were my exact first thought. George Jetson. I absolute love these designs and have never really had a desire for a designer/botique guitar until I saw them. I've sort of shot my guitar wad for a while and have intentionally avoided pricing them but I don't know how much longer I can resist at least looking harder.
     
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  5. BuddieGreen

    BuddieGreen Gretschie

    288
    Sep 3, 2018
    indiana usa
    have one of these marked on reverb for a while....i like....but would like to actually finger one for a bit b4 i take it home. the model 400 is also very sharp. ill give you and A+ for style
     
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  6. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Well nuts, just looked them up on reverb. They're more than affordable. Late 50's early 60's drive in burger joints come to mind too, which I absolutely love.
     
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  7. toddfan

    toddfan Synchromatic

    692
    Mar 12, 2012
    Kansas
    Nice.....another attractive guitar from Mr. Backlund!
     
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  8. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    That is a really beautiful design. I like it very much. It looks like it could fit a 50ies Chevrolet Corvette nicely.
     
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  9. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Nice design. I was just looking on the Eastwood site before coming here.
     
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  10. speedicut

    speedicut Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    I like it!

    Reminds me of that era's cars
     
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  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Not really my thing, but I can certainly appreciate the creativity and applaud a highly individual design in a world of yawn inducing "originals".
    Those aren't tuned port holes are they?(That would blow me away)
     
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  12. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Synchromatic

    703
    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    John,

    Any chance it will be offered with Surf Green or Seafoam Green in the portions that are now Red?
     
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  13. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

    422
    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    I actually do really like that. Red isn't my colour but yeah, I can completely see loving one in a 50's green of some sort.
     
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  14. dak55

    dak55 Synchromatic

    784
    May 31, 2018
    Mills River NC
    If I'm buying something just for coolness John, this would be it! I like it a lot.
     
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  15. swivel

    swivel Synchromatic

    605
    May 13, 2018
    PNW
    Cool. I couldn't live all that pickup area inhibiting picking ....but with only 2....hmmmm !
     
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  16. shupe13

    shupe13 Electromatic

    81
    Apr 6, 2012
    Indiana
    I think the jeweled controls and red fretboard markers are a bit over the top for me, but it's a cool looking axe for sure. I'm weird like that.

    Sent from my REVVLPLUS C3701A using Tapatalk
     
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  17. BuddieGreen

    BuddieGreen Gretschie

    288
    Sep 3, 2018
    indiana usa
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  18. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
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  19. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Gretschie

    283
    Jun 13, 2011
    Cochise AZ
    There are some on Reverb.
     
  20. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Very cool ... dig it
     
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