Electro Phonic - Anybody played one?

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Freshy, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Freshy

    Freshy Synchromatic

    Sep 30, 2017
    Homosassa FLA
    The built in amp and speakers was been done cheap in the 60's.
    The onboard effects thing has been tried.
    These guys just might have cracked it for around 1K.
    They also have created a new style whammy bar.
    They use a 14 volt Lithium Ion.

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  2. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Lol. There’s just no way I could play that thing. Good luck to them though!
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  3. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
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  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I like 'em sautéed in butter and covering a filet mignon.

    As to the guitar---it's not for me. Others may enjoy it. YMMV.
  5. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Synchromatic

    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Not wild about the headstock, and the control knobs on the side are too tall, but I am very intrigued by the vibrato unit (which resembles a surface mount version of the Wilkinson Wigsby).
  6. JCarno

    JCarno Gretschie

    Jun 22, 2014
    Finger Lakes
    Not much to look at but I think it sounds pretty good!
  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    I wonder for what kind of application it was made. Practicing at home, playing electric at the camp-fire?
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2019
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  8. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Geeze not for me.
  9. rob batz

    rob batz Synchromatic

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    A Teisco-ish version of this came out in the '60s. I wasn't impressed then, still not now. It's full of gimmicks and a 4" speaker. I didn't see an output jack on it, so you're limited to what you can do with it. The onboard FX probably don't sound anywhere near as good as even the cheapest pedals. It's not much more than a beginners toy.
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  11. dmunson

    dmunson Gretschie

    Dec 19, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    Just because you can build it, does not mean you should build it. To paraphrase "Jurassic Park".
    Which brings to mind another quote from that movie, "Shoot her, shoot her!!!"
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  12. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    It looks cool. Not my bag though.
  13. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Heavy, almost 10 lbs! Why delay and chorus? Wouldn't delay and reverb make more sense?
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  14. EESmith

    EESmith Electromatic

    Jun 6, 2019
    Plymouth, IN
    I don't know, I kinda dig it. I can see buskers using it especially places where they have to have permits to use amplifiers.
  15. What about all the people that cant find a amp that plays at bedroom levels? Although i rarely jam in the bedroom. This would seem to fit the bill for jamming around the home without much volume, no need for an amp, and effects built in. Not sure what it costs, but if it is close to the price of a inexpensive guitar and amp, it might fit the need for folks that need the sounds, but not the volume or space of an amp.
  16. Although the springs on the tremolo look odd
  17. 895 is where they start. It would need to be pretty loud for 895.
  18. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Depends where the decimal point is. Awfully pricey for a gimmicky toy.
  19. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Synchromatic

    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Not an uncommon design.

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