'New' Backlund model 800 solidbody.

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by JBacklund, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. JBacklund

    JBacklund Electromatic

    A resurrected and re-styled model from at least a decade ago. The only feature retained from the original design is the basic offset body profile.

    I have no idea if this model will be produced, but it's an interesting concept, and a 'spaced-up' take on a classic form.
  2. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Gretschie

    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
  4. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Synchromatic

    Jan 17, 2015
    The Motor City
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  5. BuddieGreen

    BuddieGreen Gretschie

    Sep 3, 2018
    indiana usa
    love the looks of your designs. one of these days im going to have to play one.
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  6. JBacklund

    JBacklund Electromatic

    Me too. I have a bunch of them, but seldom play any of them...but then, I seldom play any guitar anymore.
  7. LongJohn

    LongJohn Gretschie

    Apr 22, 2016
    Queens, NY
    Needs a Compton bridge. :D
  8. JBacklund

    JBacklund Electromatic

    I'll check them out!
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  9. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
  10. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Excellent design, JBacklund - congratulations !

    Yes. Certainly very comfortable to handle and play...

    Oh, no ! Use a good roller bridge, like the ABM 2400C and a TUSQ XL PQ-5000-L0 antifriction nut... ;)

    Sure ! Moreover, it would offer a quite easy change of pickguard for other pickup options, if the routings underneath are designed for.

    I wonder if Eastwood will issue it in LH o_O... In another colour than... Black ! :confused:

    But it's me, OK ?
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  11. JBacklund

    JBacklund Electromatic

    I just sent the two images of the 800 to Eastwood to see if they're interested in pursuing this one further. Some months ago, they (Mike Robinson) suggested that there might be some interest in a 'new' 800, but it's taken until very recently for me to muster enough enthusiasm to re-style and revive it.
  12. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Yes. It's some kind of mix between the previous model 800 and the model 200, as I see it...

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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
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  14. new6659

    new6659 Gretschie

    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Exactly what I was thinking.
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  15. JBacklund

    JBacklund Electromatic

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  16. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Great minds......:D
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