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Guitars that make you sick to your stomach

Injam

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Guitars made out of African Padauk. The first time I was okay. The second time I had trouble breathing and became nauseous. Found out I was allergic to African Padauk.
 

Injam

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Injam

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I don't get it. They're just flippin' guitars and now it's just a freakin' fashon parade of stuff some shallow posers don't think look as cool as they should when voguing in the mirror. Makes me sick to my stomach.
Roll Tide, Big Al
 

J.D.

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Only ones I particularly dislike are the "replicas" that put the Gibson name on the headstock, as that is illegal.
 

Ivan May

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A lot of my friends dislike the CBS era Fender guitars, but I don't know why.
 

jrgtr42

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A lot of my friends dislike the CBS era Fender guitars, but I don't know why.
Personally I don't care for the large headstock - it seems to throw of the balance, aesthetically. And the 3-bolt neck joint isn't as stable as the 4.
The early ones before they made those changes are fine - 66 and 67, I thnk - they changed for 68, IIRC.
And the worst is in 83 when they went to the 2-knob layout.
 

jrgtr42

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Only ones I particularly dislike are the "replicas" that put the Gibson name on the headstock, as that is illegal.
Not disagreeing there.
I wouldn't mind one but I want the luthier to put his (her) own name on the headstock. Maybe change the shape subtly to avoid other copyright infringement.
Be proud of the work.
(of course a replica will fetch more money than one with their own name would, so I get the forgeries.)
 

sweiger

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Personally I don't care for the large headstock - it seems to throw of the balance, aesthetically. And the 3-bolt neck joint isn't as stable as the 4.
The early ones before they made those changes are fine - 66 and 67, I thnk - they changed for 68, IIRC.
And the worst is in 83 when they went to the 2-knob layout.
4 bolt Strats lasted until somewhere in '71.
The big change in '68 was the lacquer change from nitro to poly.
 

jrgtr42

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4 bolt Strats lasted until somewhere in '71.
The big change in '68 was the lacquer change from nitro to poly.
You could be right - I used to know that stuff offhand, but haven't needed it in a while.
I know the headstock change, and you're right - I forgot about the poly finish.
 

MOJO RISIN

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Hideous paint jobs excluded, my least favorites:
1. Jackson Randy Rhoads models played by anyone other than Randy Rhoads.
2. A pointed headstock on a Strat body.
3. PRS (all of them)
4. Gibson Reverse V
5. That curly horn guitar that Prince played.
6. Mosrite (Sugarfoot gets a pass)
7. Hamer "paddle" headstock
8. Small headstock Dean
9. BC Rich
10. Gibson Moderne
Add the Gibson corvis to the list
 

Ivan May

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Kramer guitars also are hard to play, because they had that goofy "hockey stick" headstock that some Fender XII guitars had.
 
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