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Post by punkyjam67 on Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:17 pm

Obviously not late '60s-early '70s with the bird logo, but what do people think - German, Chinese or something else?

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Post by Westbone on Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:33 pm

Chinese knock off.
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Post by Barry on Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:25 pm

BS Outstanding!

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Post by corsair on Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:47 pm

But... but .... but ..... it says early 70's, pre-law suit rare...

... is that not the honest truth??!  Rolling Eyes

They keep trying it on, eh! You gotta hope that this is just a chancer who knows nothing rather than a chancer who is deliberately misleading folk....

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Post by punkyjam67 on Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:30 am

Don't forget, "Made in Japan..." Wink

Weird thing is, though, I've developed a real obsession about getting a Flying V in the last couple of weeks, so if it stays at pennies, I might actually have a punt at it! I can't see myself ever being seen in public with summat that looks like that ( Very Happy ), so a tenner (yes, I am that cheap!) for a 'Westone' to sit in the corner of the room might be worth it Smile Wink
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Post by Westbone on Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:16 am

Seen these things.

Was thinking of getting one to stick on the garage/shed wall
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Post by punkyjam67 on Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:49 am

Hahahaha! I wonder if anyone actually plays something like that outside of their bedroom?!

Although, with some pyro or flame projectors in the exhaust pipes... Wink
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Post by Barry on Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:16 am

[singing] "Fly me to the moon...."

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Post by Adey on Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:07 pm

punkyjam67 wrote:Don't forget, "Made in Japan..." Wink

I might actually have a punt at it! ... for a 'Westone' to sit in the corner of the room might be worth it Smile Wink

That's why I bought this one...

I actually sounds OK, but the whole thing is not anywhere near the real mats quality.

It just hangs on my wall to keep the Explorer company when it's out
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Post by corsair on Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:14 pm

I don't like Vees. 

There. I said it. As much as I love the weirder shapes, I can't find any love for a V... though the Dean VNMT twin neck does tick a box or two...

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Post by DimensionIV-addict on Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:23 pm

John, whenever I see that Vantage Invader in your avatar, I feel weak in the knees...
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Post by Barry on Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:39 pm

corsair wrote:I don't like Vees...
I've not been too crazy about them either, although they do look dramatic on stage.
The only thing more weird than the Vee was when Gibson had a "blonde moment" a few years ago and decided to release a variation on their classic design.

The variation? Why, to reverse the Vee, headstock and all! Looked like a big friggin' arrow for the Jolly Green Giant! There's likely a pic or two on the Interwebs if you enjoy shaking your head.  No no no

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Post by corsair on Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:37 pm

Yes... 

... I have indeed gazed upon the reverse Vee and wondered just wtf they were thinking. 

They have a new design out at the moment which looks a little PRS-ish, but quite a departure from their rehash norm and I quite like it!! Let me find a pic....

Ahhhh, here we go...

http://www.guitarworld.com/gear-news-electrics/gibson-just-unveiled-strange-new-body-shape-ces/30487

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Post by Barry on Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:27 am

A new one on me. I'd never guess that was a Gibby.
Can also see echoes of Music Man Axis in there.

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Post by punkyjam67 on Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:09 am

Wow! Well, I guess my tenner's safe, then Wink

Sold for £181.56... affraid
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Post by Adey on Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:32 am

I'd better get mine on the market then I think. It's just as rare, and just as 1960's 70's as that one!
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