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Post by ctsrulz on Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:53 am

Hey guys, just for fun was wondering if I could get your opinions on what you think is the ugliest production guitar ever made. Or maybe offer up 2 or 3 or 4!

I'm gonna start this off with the esteemed Peavey Razer. Horrible. I want one!

Interested to hear some other opinions. Can you possibly beat the Razer?

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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by Westbone on Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:10 am

Yes that's pretty gross.
How about the Ovation Breadwinner, the name alone is bad enough. Laughing

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Post by Iceman on Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:14 am

Most any "original" model out of Eastern Europe I'm thinking...

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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by corsair on Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:52 am

Iceman wrote:Most any "original" model out of Eastern Europe I'm thinking...

Read my mind, Steve, though there's a couple I'd quite like...

http://www.cheesyguitars.com/tonika_egs650.html


http://www.cheesyguitars.com/orfeus_plovdiv_bass.html

Here's the link to the main site, have a look about.... There's some cool stuff in there!

http://www.cheesyguitars.com/guitars_ussr.html


Gotta agree about the Breadwinner, though it was well built and played well... At least the one I had a fiddle with did!!

I don't care for the LP shape at all!!! Discuss.

Fender Jagstang?

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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by ctsrulz on Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:57 pm

Nice call on the Breadwinner. I forgot about that one. Looks like something you'd clear brush with. Cool though.

I'm digging that bass on cheesy guitars though it's probably unplayable.

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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by Barry on Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:24 pm

Likely any Teisco with those mysterious slide and rocker switches. What the hell did they all do anyway?
And while on that subject, just about anything "new and improved" from Gibson this past year or so. Never seen so many buggered up ideas on a once respected production label. (An inverted flying vee? Seriously?!)

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Post by The Chad on Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:01 pm

I dig the Teisco's, Barry! They're the bees knees. Those buttons and switches are known only to the elite.

Now ugly IS the Breadwinner, and yes that unfortunate Peavey, but I submit these...

The Zakk Wylde ZV. A cross between a "V" and an SG?! YUCK!!! Mad
The Washburn Vindicator. A "V" with a seriously weird hump? It's a pig. pig
The Yamaha Surf guitars from the 80's or whenever. One had a rounded off bottom side and rivals the Breadwinner for nastiness. rabbit

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Post by Iceman on Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:04 pm

Those Tonika bodies look like an experiment over at Vox gone horribly wrong. affraid

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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by ctsrulz on Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:59 pm

Now that's what I'm talking about. The two Gibson's mentioned, the inverted V and the Zakk Wylde SG-V thing are truly horrible, not even in a good way. How did they green green-lighted? How did I miss those? I guess the Razer does have some competition.

At the end of this maybe we'll have to come up with a top ten list.

Speaking of Gibson I always thought the Moderne was pretty homely, but that gets a pass cuz of it's mythic status. Now I think it's pretty cool, course i think almost anything korina is cool.

Good stuff.

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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by Franco on Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:26 pm

Totally agree on the SG-V and Inverted V.
I have a Lindert Loco T model, some think its horrendous, some love it.

Personally i dislike;
Danelectro Longhorn
Burns Bison
Parker Fly

Les Pauls bore me to death as well but thats a different thing.

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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by Barry on Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:40 pm

Franco wrote:...Danelectro Longhorn...Parker Fly...
The Dano Longhorn wouldn't be a long horn without the, um, long horns. And of course nothing sounds like a Dano!

The Fly looks like a deranged Praying Mantis alright...but it is an exceptionally good playing, and sounding, guitar series.

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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by Iceman on Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:53 pm

ctsrulz wrote:....course i think almost anything korina is cool.

Here is a threadlink over to Electra you may find interesting then...

http://www.rivercityamps.com/electraforum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=6094

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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by hobster on Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:01 pm

Barry wrote:Likely any Teisco with those mysterious slide and rocker switches. What the hell did they all do anyway?
And while on that subject, just about anything "new and improved" from Gibson this past year or so. Never seen so many buggered up ideas on a once respected production label. (An inverted flying vee? Seriously?!)

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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by ctsrulz on Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:53 pm

Very nice Ice! Did you ever finish it? Would like to see some pics of that.

Looks like a bunch of you are on the Electra forum as well. I, also am a fan of Electra's. Started with them (and Westbury, Vantage, Skylark, Aria Pro, etc.) and then found my way to Westone.

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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by Warrn on Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:52 am

So many beautiful guitars that you guys think are ugly. Laughing The Breadwinner and Yamaha surf guitars are gorgeous, and I quite like all the old Peavey designs and the Dano Longhorn as well! So much personality and such great sounds, much better than a bland Strat, LP, SG, or Tele. And you guys think the Paduak is ugly too! Laughing

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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by beavis on Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:15 am

Quite like the breadwinner myself.

I think the telecaster's really ugly... and it sounds like poop too. Evil or Very Mad

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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by Iceman on Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:19 am

Gents, may I present the ESP Samarai Kyomoto Special....

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_W8pwMnZMNuQ/SNPVz9-1B8I/AAAAAAAABp0/dp8Z88RS0WI/s1600-h/ugly+guitarsamurai.jpg

Check it out. Laughing Laughing

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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by corsair on Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:30 am

Hmmmmm......nope, I got nothing!

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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by Iceman on Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:01 am

corsair wrote:Hmmmmm......nope, I got nothing!

Shame on you John! You have a loving wife, a wonderful family, an outstanding online pal... oh, you meant the link.

It worked for me but here is the blog itself rather than just the picture...

http://musicthing.blogspot.com/2008/08/esp-samurai-kyomoto-special-is-ugliest.html

Happy Christmas !


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Post by Iceman on Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:36 am

Anyway, back to ugly production guitars.

Anyone got or played an Eastman Airline? Ugly to me but very cool retro axe to others.

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Post by corsair on Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:03 pm

Oooops, that fell out of the ugly tree...

I see Gibson has been mentioned, but I saw one of those Zakk Wylde abortions yesterday in town and, really, wtf were they smoking when they decided that that was a good design?!

Ewwwwwww....

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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by Barry on Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:22 pm

Iceman wrote:...Anyone got or played an Eastman Airline?
Yup!
I had one of these in the shop last week: Airline 59-1P. Replaced the very anemic sounding "vintage single coil" with a SD Pearly Gates HB. Played great then! Twisted Evil

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Post by DuoFuzz on Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:28 pm

Howz about....

Tokai Talbo - Looks weird but I still want one because it has a cast aluminium body. cyclops

Gibson Corvus - Dear Gibson, please stop trying to make guitars that are 'different', they never work. This looks like a can opener. No

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Post by Barry on Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:25 pm

DuoFuzz wrote:...Dear Gibson, please stop trying to make guitars that are 'different', they never work. This looks like a can opener...
Hmm, Corvus...Breadwinner. Coincidence? drunken

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Post by thunder1 on Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:40 pm

Thanks for the link to those USSR guitars - truly horrible.
Here's my least favorite: twice as ugly!

http://www.cheesyguitars.com/ussr_doubleneck.html

I also hate the Samurai - not only ugly, but badly decorated~

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Post by caucajun on Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:28 pm

i won a pv razor back in the 80's as a door prize. not my fave. i also had a deacon/breadwinner.........very cool......i should'a kep it...........

ugliest production model.....?


this is not a prod model,,,, but i HAD to show it to ya!

http://www.carverdoug.com/wang.html



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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by Warrn on Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:37 pm

I really like the Gibson Corvus! And Eastwood doesn't make a single ugly guitar that I can think of. Smile

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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by Iceman on Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:24 am

Warrn wrote:I really like the Gibson Corvus! And Eastwood doesn't make a single ugly guitar that I can think of. Smile

Eastwood? Wait'da minute.... Clint makes guitars too? Laughing

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Post by Warrn on Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:08 pm

Iceman wrote:
Warrn wrote:I really like the Gibson Corvus! And Eastwood doesn't make a single ugly guitar that I can think of. Smile

Eastwood? Wait'da minute.... Clint makes guitars too? Laughing
I didn't notice until just now that you typo'd Eastwood as Eastman. Laughing

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Post by Iceman on Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:31 am

Yeah Warrn, I noticed that after I read your 1st and decided to poke abit of fun at myself Embarassed

Actually Eastman's are anything but ugly, especially their thinline hollowbody models.

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Post by Iceman on Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:57 pm

So anyhow, back to Eastwood....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Eastwood-Airline-3PU-Lefty-Electric-Guitar-/380340808959?pt=Guitar&hash=item588e142cff

See what I mean??

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Post by Warrn on Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:07 am

You think that's ugly? Cause I love everything about that puppy. Very Happy

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Post by Iceman on Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:57 pm

Warrn wrote:You think that's ugly? Cause I love everything about that puppy. Very Happy

Different strokes then, Warrn.... different strokes. What a Face

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Post by Warrn on Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:45 pm

I wish the bass version had three pickups, cause five knobs just isn't enough, I want seven! Laughing

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Post by The Chad on Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:56 pm

thunder1 wrote:Thanks for the link to those USSR guitars - truly horrible.
Here's my least favorite: twice as ugly!

http://www.cheesyguitars.com/ussr_doubleneck.html

Ok Thunder, I'm throwing my ugly award on this horrid wretch. Shocked You've found the guitar made from the fabled ugly tree.
Nothing, and I mean nothing about it is appealing. But someone will love it. Laughing

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Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by fish on Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:19 pm

ctsrulz wrote:

I'm gonna start this off with the esteemed Peavey Razer. Horrible. I want one! ctsrulz

Oh I don't know CTS, if its good enough for Einstein, it's good enough for me, looks comfortable too Laughing






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Re: Ugliest production guitar ever!

Post by Barry on Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:28 pm

Awlriiiiight Albert! Rawk on bro'! You know, in a relative way. geek

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