Ok, time for the REALLY crazy stuff....

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by JBacklund, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. JBacklund

    JBacklund Electromatic

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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    I see your name on the bottom of the photos John . You have a great imagination ... i like it
     
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  3. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

    169
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    Love the backlund stuff! It’s like what the Jetsons would play but in real life
     
  4. JBacklund

    JBacklund Electromatic

    Not photos, these guitars only exist as my concept illustrations of them, which I created back in 2008-9. I pull them out now and then and post them in appropriate places. ;)
     
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  5. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Those are really crazy. Love 'em!



    The 100 and 300 are even more Jetsony
     
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  6. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Gretschie

    355
    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    Those are too cool! I want to see the car you designed....
     
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  7. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    773
    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Thom Bresh's super Dualette. Wish I had a pic to post. Very neat looking guitar.
     
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  8. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

     
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  9. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I like the blue/gold one with the blue block fret markers. :cool:
     
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  10. JBacklund

    JBacklund Electromatic

    Be careful what you wish for....
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    ... Just Kidding!
     
  11. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Those are cool, especially the blue one, of course. I'd pay someone to build something like that!
     
  12. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    That's the good stuff! Glad your here man.
     
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  13. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    From what i've gathered, and i could be totally wrong, his contractual obligations may be ending soon, so you might not be far off the mark.
     
  14. JBacklund

    JBacklund Electromatic

    If you mean me, my only contractual obligations are with Eastwood Guitars, and they'll continue until one of us says 'stop', might be next year, might be ten years, might even continue after I'm gone. Who knows!
     
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  15. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Do you have dimensions and scale length projections for this bass?
    Lower bout?
    Body Depth?
    Fretboard scale?
    Solid or chambered construction?
     
  16. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I love your stuff.
    Are these spectacular graphics only or real guitars that you actually built?

    EDIT: Just noticed that you already answered this question.
     
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  17. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Hahaha. Somehow I knew that you would like especially this guitar, Jim.
     
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  18. JBacklund

    JBacklund Electromatic

    It was offered by Eastwood about three or four months ago for a 45 day period, but it failed to attract the number of pre-sale deposits to meet the minimum number required by the manufacturer to justify (read: bothering with) building them, which was an amazingly low 12 units. So the project was abandoned by Eastwood. So, as far as I presently know, they won't be built. The image is my digital Illustration of it, none exist.

    The guitar's technical specs were removed from Eastwood's website when the project was abandoned, and, off the top of my head, I can't recall them either. Eastwood told me that they might renew this bass project sometime in the next year or so, but I don't know why they would after it flamed out so badly the first time they tried it.

    Although there is currently another bass design of mine being offered by Eastwood (model 100B solidbody), it is, at this time, also selling very poorly, and it's questionable whether or not it will meet manufacturing minimums. Regardless, after the Rockerbox bass performed so miserably in sales, I have decided to avoid the bass end of guitar design in the future.
     
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