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mirrorboy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:04 am    Post subject: Latest wave of nostalgia Reply with quote

Anybody else seen the new Fender Pawn Shop series. They're supposed to be reissues of guitars that never existed before.

Exhibit A : Fender Pawn Shop 1951 Stratocaster. They also do a 1972 Stratocaster with a semi-hollow body and a Mustang Special.


I must confess to getting caught up in this recent wave of contrived nostalgia
I've just ordered a recent Aria re-issue of one of their old 60's guitars from Project Music. Should be here by the end of the week.
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JohnA
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's one odd looking geetar Tom!
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mirrorboy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnA wrote:
That's one odd looking geetar Tom!


I don't think it's as odd as my latest! I wasn't going to hold my breath waiting for Tokai to reissue the Hummingbird electric plus I'm a sucker for slanted pickups so I couldn't resist this. Absolutely twang central

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not 'me' but I do see the appeal
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not too shabby looking considering I bought this brand new sight unseen for ?189. Sounds are pretty muscular, maybe pickups are similar to Irongear Alchemist.

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luis
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mirrorboy, Tokai just did it but not under his own brand. And I guess they did it very well.
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mirrorboy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

luis wrote:
Mirrorboy, Tokai just did it but not under his own brand. And I guess they did it very well.


Are you referring to the Tokai Hummingbird electric guitar luis? I know that Eastwood Guitars made a reissue but they discontinued that model and now they're all gone.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My old Univoxes are pretty similar to those:



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The UC-2 is real nice Marcus. They seemed to disappear from the Univox catalogue by the end of the 60's, wonder if it had ought to do with Fender patenting the offset body design.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mirrorboy wrote:
The UC-2 is real nice Marcus. They seemed to disappear from the Univox catalogue by the end of the 60's, wonder if it had ought to do with Fender patenting the offset body design.


Yeah, they were only around til 68 I think.... used to have a white UC-1 as well. The headstock is also Fender correct.
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mirrorboy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a UC-2 on the Andy Griffiths Show from the 60's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5v1kNTYf7c
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a Hummingbird,I guess those are not japanese made.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mirrorboy wrote:
Here's a UC-2 on the Andy Griffiths Show from the 60's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5v1kNTYf7c



Hahaha!!! Nice find. How in the world did you remember that??
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mirrorboy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusnieman wrote:
mirrorboy wrote:
Here's a UC-2 on the Andy Griffiths Show from the 60's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5v1kNTYf7c



Hahaha!!! Nice find. How in the world did you remember that??


We never got that show over here, I got the link from the 'offset guitar forum'!'
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mirrorboy wrote:
marcusnieman wrote:
mirrorboy wrote:
Here's a UC-2 on the Andy Griffiths Show from the 60's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5v1kNTYf7c



Hahaha!!! Nice find. How in the world did you remember that??


We never got that show over here, I got the link from the 'offset guitar forum'!'


Brilliant detective work
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