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Everybody has a favourite from the big five, Tele,Strat,LP.SG and their favourite hollow body.
I also like all five and I intend to own one of each eventually.
But I seem to have a special place for the unusual guitars out there.
Like the Gibson Explorer,Flying V,Fender Firebird,Mustang and Jaguar.
I also like the forgotten styles my favourite being the Mosrite design.
I own two Fullerton HH Movibes Mosrite copies in Green, a Eastwood Hi Flyer in Sunburst and my latest and nicest by far Dipinto's Mark IV Red with white stripes.
I really want one of the Cdn Dillion's Mosrites and have been in contact with JSD and they mentioned they may get some in the fall..YIPPEE
I also want one of the Jay Turser JT 280/285 Mosrite copies.
Eastwood also makes the SideJack which is closer to a Mosrite than the HI Flyer I own and have two other cool looking Mosrite Inspired models the Hummingbird,I want that Indigo model and the Ichiban a model of their own design.
Eastwood also has the Airline DLX with 3 p/ups I really want.

Guitar gas is bad when you get it and there is no cure

http://www.dipintoguitars.com/guitars_mach4.html
http://www.myrareguitars.com/Eastwood.html
http://www.jayturser.com/jt-285.php

The Wandre looks pretty cool too.

Anyone else out there that has a yearning for a certain odd ball guitar or guitars?Drool
 

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Eastwood resurrecting all those wacky styles has me thinking. I'm not a fan of truly strange guitars but these are well-made guitars with serious attitude. Just got my (now discontinued) Studio 6 back from a setup and it's ridiculous how easy it is to play and how full the P90s make it sound. It's lighter than a true LP yet it rings in all the right places.

I have to curtail my GAS for now.. but! I'd like to check out Eastwood's take on the GP Ultra... very nice looking guitar that's both retro and modern in its sensibility. Good on Eastwood for having a sense of fun. By comparison, the big companies like Gibson and Fender sometimes come off as faintly pompous and conservative to me... as if, conceptually, they're saddled with the burden of their fabulous legacies... seems they can only reissue variants of their classics and one or two lesser-known models that they re-introduce from time to time. Eastwood at least is being spirited in the styles they're bringing out - tapping into a market which is avidly looking for anything but - Gibder? Fendson? - guitars. It's a good thing we have lots of choices in this regard.

Funny how some of the cheap & cheesy designs of the 60s and 70s are coming back in "cool" mode... the same looks with better QC backing them up. I guess what goes around comes around.
 

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Man, that whole fan fretted design sure looks crazy. Wonder what it would feel like to even attempt to play one. I'd like to find out!
 

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wouldn't the tuning or intonation be really messed up on such a guitar? It looks really fancy though. Even the pickup configuration is weird.
 

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wouldn't the tuning or intonation be really messed up on such a guitar? It looks really fancy though. Even the pickup configuration is weird.
Actually, the intonation is improved by fanning the frets, which is the whole reason behind the design. Fatter strings intonate better at a longer scale length than thinner strings. The fanned frets provide a variable scale length guitar. It also produces a more consistent timbre and decay from string to string, the reason piano strings are varied in length.

The only drawback I can see is when bending strings up on the lower or upper part of the fretboard, the string gets longer and the pitch drop works against you.
 

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I've always loved pointy guitars. I currently own three V's and an explorer. In the past I've had a couple of the Ibanez X-series, an Aria Pro Urchin and the one I really regret getting rid of was a Westone V style (can't remember the model).

When I was a young teeny bopper, I played in a band where the other guitarp player had a burns, it was cool but wasn't crazy on the sound.
 

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The Westone V style was most likely a Dynasty model............
 

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That' s it! The Dynasty. I had a white one with red lightening bolts on it. Killer sounding pickups in it too. I'd love to lay my hands on one again. Traded it for a silverface twin years and years ago before the price of those went nuts. The amp is long gone, don't miss it but I do miss the guitar.
 

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Dipinto Galaxie 4 Vintage Orange

Wow, I just got another great deal on a cool Dipinto, its the Galaxie 4 in Vintage Orange which is the other Dipinto I was gassing for.....can't wait till it gets here.:rockon2:
I cannot stress enough how well these guitars are made. they are quality retro cool axes and if you find the right dealer which I just did(pm me for details if interested in a Dipinto) they are very good buys and I think will be collectable in the future too.

http://www.dipintoguitars.com/guitars_galaxie4.html

Hard left click on the orange colour option to see the one I ordered.

Now I just have to wait for the Eastwoods I want to go on the bay or on their site as Demo's!
 

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Actually, the intonation is improved by fanning the frets, which is the whole reason behind the design. Fatter strings intonate better at a longer scale length than thinner strings. The fanned frets provide a variable scale length guitar. It also produces a more consistent timbre and decay from string to string, the reason piano strings are varied in length.
oh I see, I did also notice that the bridge is set up in a such a way that the string lenght varies for each string. Thinking about how and why this instrument works makes my head hurt though...:D
 
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