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Re: Iconic Guitars

PostPosted: 06 Feb 2012, 17:42
by Fast Eddie Nelson
innuendo wrote:
Fast Eddie Nelson wrote:
innuendo wrote:i agree with you about red special. to me that's the most iconic instrument ever! rory's strat is 2nd and macca's hofner bass 3rd.


Somehow i knew you would agree... :D

really? what gave me away? :lol:



I believe i may have the makings of a fine detective... ;)

Re: Iconic Guitars

PostPosted: 06 Feb 2012, 21:29
by tonetanner
I refer you gentlemen to the post I made some time ago. A guitar burned by HENDRIX and used by ZAPPA on 'zoot allures' is similar in iconographic terms to Rory's strat. And some way ahead of Brian May's guitar :roll: .
So revered was it, that Zappa used to mount it on stage for the audience to look at rather than play it.
Cheers
TT

Re: Iconic Guitars

PostPosted: 06 Feb 2012, 23:12
by Fast Eddie Nelson
tonetanner wrote:I refer you gentlemen to the post I made some time ago. A guitar burned by HENDRIX and used by ZAPPA on 'zoot allures' is similar in iconographic terms to Rory's strat. And some way ahead of Brian May's guitar :roll: .
So revered was it, that Zappa used to mount it on stage for the audience to look at rather than play it.
Cheers
TT


Right you are, i apologize for not commenting on it...

But is that the real guitar or a copy c'ause the pickguard doesn't look right...?

Re: Iconic Guitars

PostPosted: 07 Feb 2012, 00:07
by tonetanner
The (a) real burnt Hendrix guitar, but various mods courtesy of Dweezil and Frank - both tried to get it to work properly in several forms - complicated history too.
And is that a bo diddley guit?
TT

Re: Iconic Guitars

PostPosted: 07 Feb 2012, 09:46
by Fast Eddie Nelson
tonetanner wrote:The (a) real burnt Hendrix guitar, but various mods courtesy of Dweezil and Frank - both tried to get it to work properly in several forms - complicated history too.
And is that a bo diddley guit?
TT

A complicated story that i will investigate right now, nothing like a complicated story about guitars....

It is indeed a Bo Diddley guitar...

A few years ago Bo Diddley collapsed on stage and was rushed to the hospital. When he woke up the first thing he said was: -'Where's my guitar?' and '-Did we get payed?'

:) Just a little trivia...

Re: Iconic Guitars

PostPosted: 07 Feb 2012, 10:22
by tonetanner
Hi Eddie
This link may save you a bit of time.
http://www.zappa.com/messageboard/viewt ... =9&t=14956
TT

Re: Iconic Guitars

PostPosted: 07 Feb 2012, 11:21
by Fast Eddie Nelson
tonetanner wrote:Hi Eddie
This link may save you a bit of time.
http://www.zappa.com/messageboard/viewt ... =9&t=14956
TT


Thanks!! Will look into it

Here's another iconic guitar

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Re: Iconic Guitars

PostPosted: 07 Feb 2012, 12:52
by tonetanner
That would be MC5.
Check out this one..
TT

Re: Iconic Guitars

PostPosted: 07 Feb 2012, 13:58
by Fast Eddie Nelson
tonetanner wrote:That would be MC5.
Check out this one..
TT


Ahahah Dave Hill is it not?


Great!!!!

Re: Iconic Guitars

PostPosted: 07 Feb 2012, 14:05
by Fast Eddie Nelson
Man, i remember watching Slade's Mamma we're all crazy now! ┬┤video on tv as a little child and thinking they were a part of the Muppet Show... :D

Those were the days...