Author Topic: Almost as bad as Henry!  (Read 677 times)

Dave W

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 17314
  • Got time to breathe, got time for music
    • View Profile
Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2017, 04:37:23 PM »
Brad isn't claiming that the Remington ammo boxes have anything to do with famous people or places. Big difference between that and what Fender's doing.

Also, as commenters pointed out, the seats in Hollywood Bowl were replaced in 1958 and again in 1981. Pardon me for doubting that these boards came from the original seats. I wouldn't believe it without provenance.

Hey, I still have enough walnut I bought in 1981 to build a guitar. It came from a tree chopped down by Dan'l Boone himself! (or maybe by Ed Ames with a tomahawk). It's true because I said so!

Basvarken

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4702
  • Rock is dead. Guess I'm a zombie then
    • View Profile
    • www.facebook.com/basvarken
Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2017, 07:44:44 PM »
I think it's a pretty guitar.
No matter where that plank came from.

Pilgrim

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8305
    • View Profile
    • YouTube channel
Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2017, 09:28:55 PM »
I'm not sure whether sitting, walking or standing on wood is relevant. Where the wood was used is what matters. If they did something similar (but priced sanely) with the seats at Red Rocks in Denver, you can bet it would be a big draw.
Good sloppy playing is an art in itself. (Uwe)

westen44

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1770
  • Old-School
    • View Profile
Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2017, 02:22:20 AM »
I wouldn't buy either, but I find this kind of thing more interesting than the Hollywood Bowl guitars. 

http://www.musicradar.com/news/summer-namm-2017-fender-custom-shops-pacific-battle-guitars-take-flight

Dave W

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 17314
  • Got time to breathe, got time for music
    • View Profile
Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2017, 06:12:42 AM »
I wouldn't buy either, but I find this kind of thing more interesting than the Hollywood Bowl guitars. 

http://www.musicradar.com/news/summer-namm-2017-fender-custom-shops-pacific-battle-guitars-take-flight

£7,569 each!!!

westen44

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1770
  • Old-School
    • View Profile
Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2017, 10:24:22 AM »
£7,569 each!!!

They're practically giving them away. 

Alanko

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 859
    • View Profile
Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2017, 11:30:42 AM »
:rimshot:

Well come on man, its a Telecaster made out of a bit of wood that somebody's arse might have been planted on when the Beatles were playing. Infused with a magic mixture of farts, spilled weed and beer.... Only it isn't anything of the sort. It looks like it is made out of scrap wood recovered from a demolished barn, costs as much as a car, and will never be played by a musician of any sort.

And Boss decide to reissue ancient two-knob pedals, for $899.99! What?!?!?!

Dave W

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 17314
  • Got time to breathe, got time for music
    • View Profile
Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2017, 03:48:04 PM »
But it's ass-blasted wood! You can't find that just anywhere!

Alaskan yellow cedar isn't even cedar. It's cypress.

Grog

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1105
  • Low Impedance LP's
    • View Profile
Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2017, 06:52:51 AM »


       F--Fart
       E--Enriched
       N--Naturally
       D--Decaying
       E--Environmentally
       R--Reclaimed
There's no such thing as gravity, the earth just sucks!!

Highlander

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11826
  • Brexit...? Next they'll be wanting independence...
    • View Profile
Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2017, 03:04:01 PM »
 :mrgreen:
Staring at the event horizon is a dirty job, but someone has to do it...

Dave W

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 17314
  • Got time to breathe, got time for music
    • View Profile
Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2017, 06:58:50 PM »

       F--Fart
       E--Enriched
       N--Naturally
       D--Decaying
       E--Environmentally
       R--Reclaimed

Brilliant!  :thumbsup:

uwe

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 15315
  • RRT (Resident Rare Talent)
    • View Profile
Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2017, 10:42:09 AM »
I wouldn't buy either, but I find this kind of thing more interesting than the Hollywood Bowl guitars. 

http://www.musicradar.com/news/summer-namm-2017-fender-custom-shops-pacific-battle-guitars-take-flight

Will Fender Japan make Aichi D3A "Val" dive bomber-inspired companion pieces with pearl (harbour) inlays and a (Tokyo-)rosewood fretboard? The Tora!-Tora!-Tora!-caster?

« Last Edit: July 25, 2017, 01:37:54 PM by uwe »
It ain't no country until Dave sez it is!

Highlander

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11826
  • Brexit...? Next they'll be wanting independence...
    • View Profile
Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2017, 11:55:30 AM »
So much for Détente... :mrgreen:

Gibson (Japan) could make a KamakaziBird... guaranteed to (neck) dive and bomb, or is that a StukaBird...? :vader:
Staring at the event horizon is a dirty job, but someone has to do it...

westen44

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1770
  • Old-School
    • View Profile
Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2017, 12:04:27 PM »
Will Fender Japan make Aichi D3A "Val" dive bomber-inspired companion pieces with pearl (harbour) inlays and a (Tokyo-)rosewood fretboard? The Tora!-Tora!-Topra!-caster?



After that they may consider making Teles out of wood from the Tunguska forests. 
« Last Edit: July 25, 2017, 07:17:04 PM by westen44 »

uwe

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 15315
  • RRT (Resident Rare Talent)
    • View Profile
Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2017, 01:41:16 PM »
So much for Détente... :mrgreen:

Gibson (Japan) could make a KamakaziBird... guaranteed to (neck) dive and bomb, or is that a StukaBird...? :vader:

But plans for a Stukabird were shelved years ago, they couldn't come to grips with the feedback!!!

It ain't no country until Dave sez it is!