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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by dak55, Jan 12, 2019.
Now that is a beauty!
I reminds me of when Gretsch did a car theme on a set of drums. It was cool at the time, and I knew a couple of guys that bought them. I also remember when they let them go. I think it's cool, but very much a small niche.
I’m thinking this has got to be an early release pic of a Custom Shop Mastetbuilt Guitar for the upcoming NAMM show.
Bit too much chrome car parts going on for me. It could be an optical illusion, but the body looks incredibly thin.
It's not often that a guitar makes my jaw drop but HOLY CR@P! I, too, instantly thought of the 57 Renown Drums. This guitar looks like a badass car. Look at the metal binding and the mirrored pickguard.
Methinks this is, indeed, a NAMM showcase jobby. I wonder which dealer will claim it.
As Greg Koch would say, this a machine of rock and roll depravity.
Okay... after looking at the other pics of this guitar from other angles, I do have some personal issues... Not crazy about the red binding and red headstock and I was mistaken in my assumption that the whole binding was chrome. It's still a super cool Jet, but I'd prefer it be all blue. No doubt its going to make someone very happy.
If you look closely scrolling though the pictures you’ll notice the sides are wrapped with black leather between the white. It say’s custom 59 Bonneville under the photo. I’m not too keen on the redish orange. But last year I know Sterns let two of his builders create their own guitars for the show. I’m thinking it’s the same thing for this guitar.
It shows the builders skills for sure. A little too flashy for me with the chrome. Just give me any really good Japanese Jet and I’d be satisfied.
Edited: Grammer. Sometimes I post too quickly without reading it a second time.
Wow. Kinda reminds me if a Duesenberg.
It's absolutely Gorgeous.
Good lord thats a beauty
In case anyone isn't aware of the 1959 Triumph Bonneville that inspired this, here it is:
My first love was drums after seeing these 4 guys from Liverpool on Ed Sullivan back in '64 . I thought the drummer was the coolest guy I ever saw swinging his long hair from side to side playing the coolest instrument in the world . I remember when Gretsch came out with the Renown '57 model a few years ago . Very cool drums . Always wished it was the route I took sometimes . I often wondered what ever happened to those 4 guys from Liverpool too
Very cool guitar . Love the whole style / look to it .
Well, half of them are dead....
EXACTLY my first thought too.
I was thinking Pontiac Bonneville, and trying to make the connection. It wasn't working. Now that bike on the other hand, now I see what they were going after.
That`s a beauty. Bikes and guitars go quite well together.
Fun fact, Triumph and Pontiac had an agreement that allowed each other to use the Bonneville name as long as Pontiac didn't build motorcycles and Triumph didn't build cars with the name.
My thoughts exactly. Looks like a Hofner Veri Thin from the side. Pretty blue though.
Yeah, I think so too. Pretty cool but based on last year's stuff, I'm really excited to see what Gonzalo Madrigal comes up with.