A piece of Tom Presley history on the 'bay...

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Post by Iceman on Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:35 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Electra-Outlaw-X710-Matsumoku-Prototype-/271126556428?pt=Guitar&hash=item3f2066ef0c

For those who are not fully versed on these beasts they can be very fairly described as an SG + LP + "take your pick" killer all rolled into one... and that is just the describing to production models that have been available to the hoi polloi such as you and me. Truly a rock solid build, pure granite all the way.

For all our gab here about model rarity of different production models given the rather esoteric nature of "our" brand to begin with, THIS IS a day-old hen's tooth by comparison.


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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:55 pm

curious he mentions "He has authorized me to sell several instruments from his collection for him". I would love to know what else will be available.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:07 pm

that is one fugly mother!

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Post by Iceman on Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:14 pm

sarcaster wrote:curious he mentions "He has authorized me to sell several instruments from his collection for him". I would love to know what else will be available.

Let's just say that other inquiring minds are working that very avenue as we converse...


And Sarge, fugly or no ( and I am going with the no angle here ) the sound is quite heavenly indeed!

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Post by J.a.c.aranda87 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:33 pm

Other inquiring minds? Hopefully they share the dish!

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Post by corsair on Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:27 am

Yeah.... I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but that's not for me, I'm afraid... Neutral

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Post by Westbone on Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:23 am

That is butt ugly.

Some of those wiring configurations are definitely prototype and pretty much unusable.

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:28 pm

Ugly is in the eye of the beholder and this one models has been called everything from ugly to a potato sack guitar but the tones it can produce and the playability are really awesome sort of a beauty and the beast I guess. This Outlaw models Rocks hard and fast.

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Post by Barry on Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:38 am

Yep, fugly alright.

But, it is a prototype after all. And I'm sure Tom was more concerned with the electronics and sound at this initial stage. The aesthetic form would have been refined after the function was all worked out, I have no doubt.

Hey, at least there are no barrel saddles!

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Post by hobster on Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:41 pm

I love the Outlaw loook - thats why i own one. They are built like a tank, weigh a ton, and are crafted beautifully. This one is missing the wicked cool bowtie neck inlays. I could see how one could consider them fugly, they are quite a unique geeeetar!

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Post by The Chad on Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:35 pm

That is gorgeous! Eye of the Beholder, eh?! Wish I could get it.

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Post by Westbone on Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:02 am

Beholders eye.

Looks like a toilet seat. A musical one at that.

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Post by Iceman on Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:30 am

Westbone wrote:Beholders eye.

Looks like a toilet seat. A musical one at that.

If that truly represents the shape of a loo cover over there across the pond, all I can say is take care not to rush things for fear of catching sumptin' somewhares... Shocked

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Post by Westbone on Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:44 am

Wouldn't even use it as a toilet seat. It's so butt ugly.

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Post by Iceman on Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:24 pm

You can be soooooo cryptic at times, mate. Rolling Eyes

Speak plainly and tell us what you really think for once, eh? tongue



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Post by hobster on Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:36 pm

Iceman wrote:You can be soooooo cryptic at times, mate. Rolling Eyes

Speak plainly and tell us what you really think for once, eh? tongue





^^^^ Razz

Pretty cool read to go along with the guitar. Enjoyed " an Outlaw comes home".

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Post by Westbone on Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:14 pm

Iceman wrote:You can be soooooo cryptic at times, mate. Rolling Eyes

Speak plainly and tell us what you really think for once, eh? tongue





Which bit don't you understand...lol!

the butt or the ugly

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Post by The Chad on Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:19 pm

You guys crack me up.

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Post by hobster on Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:11 pm

Actually Westbone and Sarcaster have the best banter on this here forum.

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Post by Iceman on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:53 pm

The Chad wrote:You guys crack me up.

We will be here nightly for 3 shows all through next week with a Sunday matinee @ 2:00. Naughty

Don't forget to tip your wait staff generously and try the veal special on Thursdays... Yummy!

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Post by eyebulger on Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:23 pm

Iceman wrote:
The Chad wrote:You guys crack me up.

We will be here nightly for 3 shows all through next week with a Sunday matinee @ 2:00.

Don't forget to tip your wait staff generously and try the veal special on Thursdays...

Oh waiter. IS the veal crumbed? rabbit
Can we also have some drinks please Very Happy

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Post by Iceman on Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:09 pm

Auction ended at $1636.00!! Shocked

Not to shabby for a throne ring, eh Damian? You OK?

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Post by Westbone on Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:05 pm

If money is all you worry about, shame Evil or Very Mad

It's still BUTT UGLY

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Post by Iceman on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:54 pm

Westbone wrote:If money is all you worry about, shame Evil or Very Mad

It's still BUTT UGLY

No need to furrow your brow in concern mate, that is far removed down the list of my worries.

And for the record while I was never much a fan of the look of that particular guitar, I did see it in a Beck video once and it did seem a perfect fit to the eclectic style of his music.


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Post by tpresley on Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:09 pm

Yep, some would say she's ugly, kind of funky looking, maybe even "gross", but she has a nice smile and a great personality! Smile

Wait till you see her brother! "Butt Ugly?" You guys can do better than that!

Be well and Happy New Year!

Tom

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