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  • Let's see your unusual guitars..

    Do you have any guitars that are a little out-of-the-ordinary? ....a bit different?  .....maybe completely strange?  Let's see them!

     

    I'll start.  This is my Lestercaster that I built a few years ago.  A marriage of Les Paul and Tele features.  Set flame maple neck with ebony board on a thin (1-1/4") single cut body.  Neck width at the (bone) nut is 1-3/4", 2-1/8" at  the 12th fret.  The body is mahogany with a 1/4" flame maple cap.  Headstock is an offset 3X3 with ebony plate on the back.  Black hardware.  Grover tuners, Wilkenson compensated tele bridge/saddles, GFS fatbody pickups.

    It sounds great, and is the best playing neck I have.  It turned out exactly the way I wanted it to.

    Let's see yours!

    Lestercaster

     

    Lestercaster 2

    Lestercaster 3

     

     

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    Two types of people you don't want to argue with.... geniuses and fools. .....it helps if you can tell the difference.

  • #2
    That's pretty dang cool, stormin.
    <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1">Guitars: 1990ish Fender American Standard Strat,<br />
    Epiphone Sheraton II, Austin strat copy, mid-1930s Martin R-18<br />
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    Amps: Fender Blues DeVille 4X10 tweed, 60s Ampeg Jet</font></div>

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    • silvershot
      silvershot commented
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      This was built by a guy in Norfolk Va He said it was the 3rd guitar he built, he put it on Craigslist and I brought it home. The action and sound of this thing is great, the looks not so much but its the only one around like it. It's a one off that's fun to play and it stays in steady rotation because nothing else that I have sounds like it.017.JPG

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    stormin1155 wrote:

     

    ...I'll start.  This is my Lestercaster that I built a few years ago.  A marriage of Les Paul and Tele features... 

     


    I really like your design. It reminds me of some of the St. Blues company designs.

    http://www.saintblues.com/thelineup

    I'm curious about your headstock, "scoop". It looks to my eye as if you started with a thicker (front to back) piece of lumber than might normally be used on a neck with this type of (Fender-ish, non tilt-back) headstock, and then removed more wood than unusal to achieve the flat face of the headstock. I could see how this would allow the strings to have more of a break-angle over the nut, and eliminate the need for string-trees. 

    Or is it just my bad eye-sight and your headstock has conventional dimensions?

    In any case, it's beautiful. I like they way the chicken-head knobs look, but I've never been comfortable with them when I tried them on my guitars.

     

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    • stormin1155
      stormin1155 commented
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      FrankenSteinberger wrote:

      stormin1155 wrote:

       

      ...I'll start.  This is my Lestercaster that I built a few years ago.  A marriage of Les Paul and Tele features... 

       


      I'm curious about your headstock, "scoop". It looks to my eye as if you started with a thicker (front to back) piece of lumber than might normally be used on a neck with this type of (Fender-ish, non tilt-back) headstock, and then removed more wood than unusal to achieve the flat face of the headstock. I could see how this would allow the strings to have more of a break-angle over the nut, and eliminate the need for string-trees. 

      Or is it just my bad eye-sight and your headstock has conventional dimensions?

       

       


      Thank you!  I started with a 7/8" thick piece and scouped out the headstock the same as Fender does, only a little deeper.  The piece of ebony was added to the back to give it the correct thickness.


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    <div class="signaturecontainer">peace pot purple micro dot</div>

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    • Mr.Grumpy
      Mr.Grumpy commented
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      My homemade pointy shredder guitar, still not finished after more than 20 years... :catembarrassed:

       

      guitar1

      guitar2

      guitar3

      The neck was purchased from Charlie's guitar shop in Dallas, they literally had a bucket full of them for sale. The body is made out of mahogany, and unfortunately it's not one piece of wood, it's 5. The top layer is two pieces, the bottom layer is 3 pieces. It's Fender scale (25 1/2 ") and Fender string spacing. Rhythm pickup is a Fender humbucker, lead pickup is some weird DiMarzio, a ToneZone or something.

      I payed a luthier to slot the nut and do the initial set up. I wanted to at least make sure it was playable before I go to the hassle of finishing it. I was originally going to finish it with lacquer, but that sounds like a drawn-out ordeal, I'll probably use one of those rubbed-oil finishes. 

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    This is one of my more unusual guitars, a Luna Sol Aquarius.

    I bought it for my wife and picked it up cheap on Amazon (about 40% less than normal street price).

    It's kind of a cross between an LP and a Tele style.  It's a 25.5" set neck with ash body, mahogany neck, and rosewood fretboard.

    The bridge pickup is mounted via pickup ring to the body like an LP but the neck pickup is mounted to the pickguard a-la a Tele.  

     

    The stock pickups were a bit lackluster and I always thought the satin finished bits looked a bit cheap so it's undergone a few changes and now looks like this

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  • #6

    Eastwood Sidejack DLX Baritone:

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    <div class="signaturecontainer">I'm a longtime lurker.<br><br><div align="center"><br><br><font face="Impact"><font size="4"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.reverbnation.com/thespenerds">The SpeNerds</a></font></font></div><div align="center">Spenard's Premier Instrumental Surf Trio!</div></div>

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    • #7
      @kit_strong

      I think I said this when you posted that guitar a long time ago, but that looks really cool.
      <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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    • #8

      ^^ Dougy, you have an entire African safari going on there!

      Two types of people you don't want to argue with.... geniuses and fools. .....it helps if you can tell the difference.

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      • J Backlund
        J Backlund commented
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        I have a couple that might be considered 'unusual'.


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      <div class="signaturecontainer">I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. I don't want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks.<br />
      ~ <i>John Lee Hooker </i></div>

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      • #10
        @armitage

        What's that fourth one? Looks cool
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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      • #11

        grecobody

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        Trooper #179. Epiphone Sorrento 50th ann. reissue, Riviera P93 (wine red, black pearl, gold), Wildkat, ES-355, SG 400, Dot Studio, ES-335 Pro, LP Standard Pro+, LP Junior , EL-00, Gretsch Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby, Squier Affinity Strat, Deluxe Stratocaster, Affinity Tele, Greco electric double cut, Gibson LPJ, Les Paul Special Humbucker, Montaya LP, Regal Duolian RC-2, Marcus Martini A mandolin, Valencia A electric mandolin, Savannah F mandolin, Maestro mando-caster, Ktone F mandolin, Stella 12 string acoustic, Hondo H-320, Yamaha F325, Rogue 6 string lap steel, Warmouth P bass, Vox Amplug AC30 and cabinet, Mini 3 G2, AromA mini recording amp, Digitech Whammy V5 and MIDI controller, T C Electronic Transition and Flashback loopers, Boss Distortion DS-1, Electro-Harmonics Ravish sitar simulator w/ 2 MOOG expression pedals, Epiphone tweed mini, studio acoustic 15C, Fender Mustang II V1 w/footswitch, Mustang Mini, Passport Mini, GDEC 3-30 w/4 button footswitch, Mustang 3 V2 w/ expression pedal and 4&2 button foot switches, Hiwatt Bulldog 20, Bugera V5 and 2x12 cabinet, Acoustic Lead 20, Marshall G10 MKII, NuX Amp Force, ZOOM G2Nu w/ expression pedal, SoundTech QM802 compact mixer. lol

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      • #12

        Gtrjones, I think you win the prize!  Those are very cool, and definately unusual!

        Two types of people you don't want to argue with.... geniuses and fools. .....it helps if you can tell the difference.

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          • #15

            Can anyone tell me the name of this aria model?

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