What's your most unique guitar?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by otisblove, May 23, 2020.

  1. otisblove

    otisblove Electromatic

    33
    May 11, 2020
    Chicago, Illinois USA
    Whatever that means to you.

    Here’s a little something I did to kill time during this lockdown.

    This 2017 Tele was originally a three pickup Deluxe Nashville.

    Now it sports one pickup and a volume knob. I probably won’t be playing any love songs on it, but man can it rip!

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  2. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Gretsch w.box.jpeg My Gretsch Sundown Serenade G4500 acoustic. Unique? I bet there aren’t three other guys on this forum who have one. Especially not one with the original box! :p
     
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  3. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    NC
  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    I don't own anything " unique " , but if I did it would be the Eastwood Mandocaster 12 high tuned 12-string " Octave Guitar " ( love this thing )
     
  5. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    54
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    I don`t own it anymore but this one was crazy:
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    Made of reclaimed pine and recycled hardware of various origins.
    Played and sounded ...äh...rustic.
     
  6. lathoto

    lathoto Gretschie

    137
    Apr 23, 2020
    Ohio
    My hot rod D-18. Coincident with this custom build, I sent Martin a letter requesting my Adi top sport narrow grain at the seam and wide grain out on the bouts. The finished guitar came back with revised specs designating a grade 8 top (5-6 is typically premium). What makes this guitar unique is that it came from "the tree." I'll put it up against any dreadnought in a cowboy chord shoot out.

    https://acousticguitar.com/welcome-to-the-jungle/
     
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  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Built almost 30 years ago. Headless nylon string with piezo-trem and build-in Leds. Tuned an octave lower.
    I have a very distant fantasy to bring it in production some day, but Mr. Strandberg would probably sue my face LOL.

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  8. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Well who doesn’t need one of those? What exactly is it plugged into there?
     
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  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Power supply to light up the Leds for the pic. Couldn’t find a 9V block quick enough.
     
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  10. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Age:
    57
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Well I'm certainly one of the three. have my original boxes in storage too-- the boxes were just too cool to throw away.;)

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  11. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Age:
    57
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    As far as "unique" guitars in my collection, here's just a sampling-- Most are stock models, but not ones you see every day.

    Take your pick of them.

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  12. christophervolume

    christophervolume Electromatic

    31
    Apr 15, 2020
    St. Louis
    Got to be my limited champagne sparkle jet on the right.

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  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I have nothing remarkable. I have a truly beat up '69 Voxton (owned by Vox, became Yamaha) that went thru the service with me. It's a survivor.

    The other one is my father-in-law's partially destroyed '30s Harmony/Silvertone. It's an ugly tricolor sunburst (and I dislike bursts) with a bilious gold sparkle pickguard that's coming unglued after over 80 years. What makes the guitar special is the huge shattered top where it was damaged in an accident. He totaled a '35 Chevy on night after playing a barn dance. Road turned, he didn't. Said that seeing the guitar reminded him NEVER to drink again. The really amazing part is that it's still playable.
     
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  14. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Synchromatic

    869
    Mar 20, 2010
    Michigan
    I know I have posted this before, but this is the most unique we have. I apologize for the redundancy. It started as a damaged 2007 Dark Sun RKS. I pieced it back together using a N.O.S. partially painted body. It only had one half, so I painted another N.O.S. unpainted body body to match. I had the aluminum ribs anodized in gold, and replaced the broken tuners with Gold Sperzel ones. I replaced the wiring, the pickup bushings, and the broken output jack as well. It plays very well.
     

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  15. otisblove

    otisblove Electromatic

    33
    May 11, 2020
    Chicago, Illinois USA
    All right @Jelly Roll Horton and @tartanphantom, let's see those boxes too.
     
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  16. SWoody

    SWoody Gretschie

    202
    Aug 27, 2018
    PA
    Had these made years ago. The one on the right the body was an Epi electric mandolin. It has a Tele neck, 2 Gibson FB p/u's and a Duncan humbucker. The white one was cut from a solid piece of mahogany and has the same p/u's /hardware MINIFBS 013 (3).jpg as the other. Found the neck on eBay with the correct inlays.
     
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  17. mister rain

    mister rain Gretschie

    174
    Apr 23, 2020
    new orleans
    duane eddy bass. piano tone for days...

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  18. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Age:
    57
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Sorry, mine are in the attic, and here in Tennessee it's a little too warm already to go up there to get 'em.

    But if you want to know what they look like-- here are some pics of the front and back. The box is the same for each model.

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