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matt

PostPosted: 01/29/2007 at 6:11 PM    Post subject: Other than a Bean... link

Are there any other highly reputable vintage guitars that have some of the same qualities as TBs? I just bought a Bean and would love to have another, but I doubt that I'll ever be able to afford one again. I just wondered if there are any other guitars that are as "cool" as the Beans and have a unique tone. Thanks.

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rob

PostPosted: 01/29/2007 at 7:43 PM    Post subject: RE:Other than a Bean... link

um.....kramers? go to www.vintagekramer.com and look at the aluminums. also, this really old brand called messenger made a weird guitar with a removable aluminum neck. mark farner from grand funk played them. also, if you are into highly reputable new guitars, kevin over at electrical guitar company makes amazing instruments:

www.electricalguitarcompany.com

or

myspace.com/electricalguitarcompany
(many many pictures)

kevin is awesome.

also, check out metalnecks.com for a wealth of info.

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blackmarker

PostPosted: 01/30/2007 at 3:54 AM    Post subject: RE:Other than a Bean... link

I can't say enough good things about Greg Bailey's work. It's top-notch.

http://hometown.aol.com/gbailey842/main.html

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holmes

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PostPosted: 01/30/2007 at 4:51 AM    Post subject: RE:Other than a Bean... link

having dealt with kevin i can confirm he is awesome. amazing after sales care. i was quite shocked that once you bought something from him contact wasnt servered. i saw a messenger neck on ebay about a month and a bit ago. just the the neck alone went for over a grand. im yet to play i single kramer that i like. ive got into wooden necked guitars called haymans lately that i really like. they are english.

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GG

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PostPosted: 01/30/2007 at 6:54 PM    Post subject: RE:Other than a Bean... link

Another really interesting brand is James Trussart. They are metal bodies and have a really unique sound. They aren't cheap, but are great instruments. I have a Steelphonic model, which is a true stereo guitar, with 2 outputs. Imagine tones that are like a blend of a Dobro and a Les Paul together. Really different.

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rob

PostPosted: 01/31/2007 at 6:16 AM    Post subject: RE:Other than a Bean... link

i just looked these up and am wondering how they don't weigh a ******* ton? steel, really? are they just hollow?

there were no weights listed, but i can only assume they are backbreakers.

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GG

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PostPosted: 01/31/2007 at 4:38 PM    Post subject: RE:Other than a Bean... link

They are mostly hollow, and not heavy at all. Much lighter than my 1000, and way lighter than a Les Paul too.

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