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  1. gjohnson441496

    gjohnson441496 Electromatic

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    Jan 2, 2018
    USA
    I was in a guitar store browsing and I saw a Penguin. Picked it up, played it, and could not believe how wonderful it played and felt. It was truly great, but I don't have $3000+. I now understand why these are revered.
     
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  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Pretty nice version of a Jet. I like the juxtaposition of a White Falcon soaring high above and the Penguin waddling on the ground.
     
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  3. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
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  4. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I had the same problem and wound up financing one. I spent a year paying it off. Absolutely worth it though!
     
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  5. mbkri

    mbkri Synchromatic

    820
    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    I love mine. But I was in Chicago Music Exchange yesterday and rather fancied two or three more. A double cut with filtertrons would be nice.
    They are designed and built meticulously. Great to look at and fabulous to play. I wish mine was half a pound lighter though.
     
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  6. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I have posted the pic of my BJP a couple times on a scale it is over 9lbs1.5 oz. Heaviest electric I have. Next closest is the Minarick at 8lbs 15.25 oz. What does your Penguin weigh? They are pretty chunky birds.
     
  7. O Riley

    O Riley Gretschie

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    Jun 2, 2018
    Sunny California
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    Just Do It!...Who needs two kidney$$.......;)
     
  8. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    I got lucky and scored a used one on eBay that was coming from a shop that bought estate sale items to. Had a couple of dings on it and it was dirty. Got it for 1750. Financed it and modded it because nothing is ever good enough I guess.


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  9. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

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    53
    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    Grab one 2nd hand..gettable
     
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  10. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Penguins are awesome.
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  11. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Iconic guitars.
    As said abov: Buy second-hand.
    Since Penguin owners care for their instruments thy are usually in a fine condition no matter what vintage.
     
  12. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

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    53
    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    There was a double cut Penquin on sale; on this forum for under $2k just recently.. stay tuned!!
     
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  13. Daktari9

    Daktari9 Gretschie

    161
    Dec 17, 2010
    Australia
    This was recorded with my white Billy Bo Penguin
     
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  14. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
  15. mbkri

    mbkri Synchromatic

    820
    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
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    Mine is 8.78 lbs which is just a tad more than i find comfortable. Over 9lbs would be tough for me for more than a couple of songs at a time. Im so relieved that the BJP advertised on the forum for inderr 2k sold the other day... it was making me lose sleep!
     
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  16. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
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  17. Daktari9

    Daktari9 Gretschie

    161
    Dec 17, 2010
    Australia
    Lime Green metallic
     
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  18. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I like doublecut Penguins:
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  19. Howard hughes

    Howard hughes Gretschie

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    Mar 22, 2018
    London
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