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Topic Nominated An Unusual Guitar

Since Ligotti is a player why not have a thread devoted to unusual guitars? More fun than debating the racism of long dead writers or the merits of political systems.

Love this 1919 antique. Looks like it's well on the way to melting into a Salvador Dali painting. And that oval sound hole! Ye Gads!


And then there's this beauty (everyone should have a harp guitar):

https://www.fretboardjournal.com/col...u-harp-guitar/

Martin Harp Guitar | National Museum of American History

even stranger than it looks, the Dean Cadillac:


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Love that 1919 Gibson. What a beauty!

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Kevin, this 1902 Martin is a work of visual art as well. The pearl work is gorgeous. Insane and intricate beyond belief.

Six figures? Six figures.

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Very nice, Cnev. G&L guitars are a great way to go. Humbuckers can give Strat style guitars a warm fat sound that I love.

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Re: An Unusual Guitar

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Very nice, Cnev. G&L guitars are a great way to go. Humbuckers can give Strat style guitars a warm fat sound that I love.

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Thanks, man. Those 36th Anniversary's are really very sweet and subtle. One of the things I was worried about was having a humbucker in there that would overpower the single coil in the bridge, but this guy really just adds a touch of mid-thump and an overall rounder quality to the neck. It compliments the single coil really well. I'm really impressed with it.
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The Charlie Christian guitar.

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Re: An Unusual Guitar

Beautiful. But then, most things - architecture, mother of pearl marquetry on guitars, clothing, book covers, etc. - were more beautiful in 1902.

If I had 6 figures for a guitar, I'd plunk it down for that one. But since I don't play guitar, it would have to simply be a work of art on it's own stand, played only by visiting guitar masters.

The tone almost brought tears to my eyes. Sweet.

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Many collectors, some having collections worth millions of dollars, don't play.

Some view the guitar as a tool for creating art; but these things are works of art pure and simple.

Yes, some things were better in 1902!
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This one is for Ligotti:

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More Weirdness:

Normans Mosrite Joe Maphis 6/12 Double Neck - YouTube
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