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Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by cynic79, Aug 6, 2009.
This is a mild Prince guitar>>
All the Kramer Alum. necks with Gene Simions Ax guitar>>
JPJ playing a 3 neck guitar?>>
A personal fav>>>
The Italia guitars are quite weird too. But I would love to own one.
OK, OK, it's a wooden penis, we get it.
Enough with the Wangcaster kids.
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the wangcaster is great
and this is awesome
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i even searched for gibson excaliburtar but couldnt find pics...
A few more of mine that are a little bit unusual:
Gretsch Special Jet:
Agile Valkyrie II:
1960 Fender Duo-Sonic:
How are you enjoying the WildKat? They look like they take a lot of influence from the Gretsch lineup, but without such a hefty price tag. How's it holding up in comparison to any other Epis or Gibsons you may have?
I've been thinking about buying one for a while now... It's one of those or a P93 Riviera!
I like it a lot. Bought it during some "down time" for my bands, so I've only had one rock band gig with it, plus playing it in church a time or so.
It's baptism by fire:
All that said, the WildKat is a perfect match for me, but the Gretsch Electromatic semi's may be a better match for others, in almost the same price range. Let me explain why the WildKat is a good match for me.
First, I'm not a big guy. 5'7" on a big hair day. I've found that big-bodied semi's and hollows look gigantic on me, and are uncomfortable to play. The WildKat is slightly bigger than an LP, but not as big as you standard Gretsch.
In addition to the smaller size, theWildKat is constructed TOTALLY differently from a traditional hollow or semi like a Gretsch. Those are constructed like a 335, with laminated maple bodies so they can resonate. They're light despite their size as a result.
The WIldKat is more like an oversized chambered P-90 LP with f-holes. They are not made of thin laminates like a 335 or a Gretsch. The back of the guitar is a big chunk of (multi-piece, I'd guess) mahogany, routed out into chambers and then capped with a thick maple cap. So you do not get that ringing resonance you do with a Gretsch or 335. BUT, on the upside, forget about feedback. Any that you might get is totally controllable.
So basically, I find them great guitars. But they're not at all interchangeable with Gretsches, despite using the same control-pot setup. For me , that's a good thing. (Though I still lust after Gretsches!)
though i dont think ill ever own one i do like those parkers.
I agree with Tommythunders. Keep 'em coming, they are hilarious.
I had a DeArmond Sevenstar, which is the Jetstar, but in a 7 string config.
Heavy, ugly, hard to play. Traded it for a strat... which I also ended up hating and traded away for some assorted parts and things.
Not that weird.Dad had this when i was a kid,1st one i ever attempted to play...
found this at local shop. would have bought it to my gf if i had money to waste
Is she that petite then? It's a guitar for kids.
From the website
Never thought of Kitty as she though.... I always thought it was a demon.
Yeah, they rock though. I got one...the "boy" version, looks like blackie, for my then step-son. I ripped on it for about a day before I gave i to him. As long as you're not above the 14th fret or so everything is cool.
I'm quite taken with this steampunk Rhoads V.
I so don't like Rhoads Vs, but this one I want.
Honey.... Is there some room?.... Somewhere? ... Honey?....
"Dude....this Rhoads guitar will make a really cool bong".... !!
The Seven Stars are different in some important aspects from Jet Stars, though. Most importantly, they don't have the same GoldTone pickups made in the USA Fender plant. So, the best feature of the Jet Star is missing.
Second, the scale length is different. Sevens have a 25 1/2" scale to the Jet Star's 24 3/4" LP-type scale. Maybe that contributed to you finding it "hard to play?" It would add a little extra weight too, though not much.
As far as heavy goes, that's a relative term. I just weighed my Jet Star. 8 1/2 pounds. That ain't heavy at all (unless you have back problems or are a little girl or something). I have heavier LP's and Teles, easily.
I'm not sure what you mean by hard to play either. You were uncomfortable with what? The longer scale length? I know that would bother some, but apparently not you, as you report you traded it for a Strat-- which has the same scale length. If you are talking about the body shape, I have found exactly the opposite to be true, it may look odd but it's perfectly ergonomic.
Sorry it didn't work out for you. Why did you buy a guitar you found "ugly" in the first place?