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Post by The Chad on Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:59 am

I'm looking for a crazy "hair metal" looking guitar and need to know what I might be missing.

And I'm bummed, because I was outbid on this one...






Kamen Applause GTX 23. Now THAT is one of the most crazy 80's guitars I'd ever seen!!!

I want to see what you think are the most outrageous 80's Hair Metal guitars ever produced!

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Post by hobster on Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:57 am

One of them has gotta be that Vandenberg gutar you have, its pretty craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy! Wink

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:36 pm

Nice axes ya got there. I also have a few crazy crackle finish 80's models Here are a few links to my 80's madness

http://s975.photobucket.com/albums/ae233/mortarman120gang11c/Mortarman120gang11c%20Pointy%20Electra%20models/


http://s975.photobucket.com/albums/ae233/mortarman120gang11c/mortarmans%20series%2010%20guitars/






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Post by Barry on Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:45 pm

Don't know if "outrageous" is the word, but she's definitely the kinkiest 80's geetar I gots.
Aria Pro II Urchin U60T:


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Post by Guest on Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:54 pm

For me the 80's were the colors, the shapes and the pointy headstocks.

There were plenty of crackle guitars, plenty of pointy headstocks and plenty of neon guitars from all different brands.

I know I just made a pointy 12 but To me, the king of the hill is this one from carvin. you can't double the neon, or double the crackle, but they doubled the pointy:

SUPER POINTY

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Post by Barry on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:07 pm

The horns on that Carvin are as big as the headstock.

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Post by beavis on Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:51 am

Aah now we're talking!! I am a massive fan of all things 80s: chicks with perms, hair metal, pontiac trans ams, yamaha vmax and it goes on and on.

To be honest, I don't think you need to look to far, a dim IV or even dynasty sums it up pretty well. As for colors and graphics though I think the Van Halen stuff had a massive influence throughout those good old years

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Post by IanO on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:11 pm

I think you have to go a long way to beat this:
http://www.jemsite.com/jem/photos/vai_axes/v_p_16b.jpg

Horrible....but soooo 80's

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Post by The Chad on Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:12 pm

Good stuff! That flame thing is sick. Looks like CC Deville should play it or something.

How horrible would it be to find a beat up Dynasty and cover it with a Bengal Tiger vinyl skin like they have on the Build Your Own Guitar website?! That would take an already 80's guitar to a whole new level of insanity.

Although the Dynasty isn't quite the most playable of guitars... and if I'm going to have an over the top 80's machine I need to be able to have a really responsive machine that effortless takes to tapping, harmonics, dive bombs, etc. Know what I mean? My Dana is the most playable guitar that I own, that thing is almost effortless to play (for me anyway).

Anyone ever play a Switch guitar? There the one's made of Vibracell or whatever it is. They have some crazy looking dayglow models and wonderfully insane shapes.

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Post by The Chad on Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:21 pm

mortarman120gang11c wrote:Nice axes ya got there. I also have a few crazy crackle finish 80's models Here are a few links to my 80's madness

http://s975.photobucket.com/albums/ae233/mortarman120gang11c/Mortarman120gang11c%20Pointy%20Electra%20models/


http://s975.photobucket.com/albums/ae233/mortarman120gang11c/mortarmans%20series%2010%20guitars/






Man you got the goods Arthur!!! Shocked What a Face Nice looking babies there, I didn't realize the Series 10 were SLM's!

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Post by TVill25 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:00 pm

Here's my vote.



I have owed two switch guitars. Good enough.


Not really 80's guitars since they came out in the early 2000's. I sold the Innovo (candy corn one, my daughter called it that) The body was extremely comfortable. Could never get the Innovo action low enough to be comfortable?? The little travel guitar is almost impossible to find. It has a built in amp for headphones. Keeping it hoping my kids would like to learn. cheers

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Found your winner right here, Chad

Post by Iceman on Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:02 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1983-WESTONE-RAIDER-II-MATSUMOKU-JAPAN-RARE-ONE-YEAR-21-FRET-EDITION-/360437504065?pt=Guitar&hash=item53ebbfd841

Best part of the deal?..... BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL RED!!! Go get it, man... affraid

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Post by corsair on Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:48 am

I vote for the Quest Atak 5 in the 2 tone finish....

http://www.matsumoku.org/models/vantage/catalogs/atak-manhattan/pg5.html

...only ever seen one of these on the bay and that was some time ago! Though I have to say I don't very often go there these days....

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Post by beavis on Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:24 pm

Iceman wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/1983-WESTONE-RAIDER-II-MATSUMOKU-JAPAN-RARE-ONE-YEAR-21-FRET-EDITION-/360437504065?pt=Guitar&hash=item53ebbfd841

Best part of the deal?..... BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL RED!!! Go get it, man... affraid

Not bad, but this one owns it:

http://cgi.ebay.fr/Guitare-electrique-Westone-Raider-RARE-/220954101234?pt=FR_YO_InstrumentsMusique_Guitares&hash=item3371e405f2

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Post by Iceman on Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:32 pm

Nice one Beav! That's exactly what John is looking for oddly enough.

But Raider I's are 3˘'s a pound lately it seems. The II's are much harder to come by, plus... IT'S RED!!!!!

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Post by The Chad on Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:26 pm

Oh man, that Raider II is super rare, that's almost what I bought when I'd bought my Dynasty last year! I was deciding between the Dynasty and a red Raider II. Great looking (to some...) and an Uncle Mat.

That Quest is crazy too, even more crazy than an Urchin I think!

And someone needs to buy that Raider I and send it to John, that's the color and all just like Ice said.

Remember that GTX 23 I have pictured on the top of this post? Well I was outbid on it last week and was really bummed, but I did something I'd never done before, I prayed I'd receive a second chance offer on it. And guess what happened? Friday night I'd gotten an email, for the first time in my 150+ ebay transactions, I received a second chance offer! For the guitar!!! Razz Seriously, how cool is that. So I paid for it yesterday. cheers Sometimes all you gotta do is ask. Cool

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Post by Iceman on Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:05 pm

Sweet Chad!! So you're timing was just out of sync is all. That is great news. cheers

Did anyone else notice in the options for the Carvin the ship charges? $10 UPS @ 35 total pounds?!?!

How old is that spec sheet? scratch

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Post by caucajun on Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:46 pm

pics comin'............today i nabbed a PEAVEY T-60 in brownburst for $100. sweet! Twisted Evil

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Post by The Chad on Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:23 pm

caucajun wrote:pics comin'............today i nabbed a PEAVEY T-60 in brownburst for $100. sweet! Twisted Evil

Now there's a great sounding 80's axe, altough MUCH more conventional to the eye. $100?!?! That sir, is amazing.

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Post by The Chad on Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:28 pm

Well my GTX 23 is coming tomorrow supposedly, and I'm excited. It's not the greatest axe in the world, but it's unique. Hopeully it doesn't sound like crap!!! Laughing

And my Carvin V3m came yesterday. Cool So far I hate the overdrive channels, but the clean is amazing. I'll fool with it tonight and see what I can get out of it.

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:39 pm

That is indeed a great score on the Peavey. You will like the way it plays and sounds. Here is a shot of my T-60
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Post by DuoFuzz on Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:38 pm

Gotta love 80's USA Peaveys. Cool

This is my pearl pink 1984 Horizon II Custom.


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Post by caucajun on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:41 pm

mortarman120gang11c wrote:That is indeed a great score on the Peavey. You will like the way it plays and sounds. Here is a shot of my T-60
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yeah....i guess pix can wait "CUZ THAT IS EXACTLY THE ONE I GOT!" affraid

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Post by caucajun on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:43 pm

DuoFuzz wrote:Gotta love 80's USA Peaveys. Cool

This is my pearl pink 1984 Horizon II Custom.


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WHICH REMINDS ME OF THE TIME i brought home a peavey hydra double neck that color.........have i told thid story already? scratch

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Post by The Chad on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:15 pm

That Horizon is super cool. Pink!!! When I think of a pink guitar, I always see the Vandenberg...





Love it.


Westone made some sweet 80's colors too, like on the Corsairs, Spectrums, and of course the Dimensions (not Dimension IV, but the 1989 Dimensions). I really want a Dimension!

And my GTX comes today... let's see how great or crappy she really is! At least I know she looks good... which reminds me of dating. Laughing


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