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    My vote goes to the Idol PA 26. Made in Japan 1967.

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    1250 euro. For sale here: IDOL PA-26 - Guitarage.nl - Guitar Crazy, Crazy Guitars!


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    You don’t like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DB's Jazz Guitar Blog View Post
    My vote goes to the Idol PA 26. Made in Japan 1967.

    Fugliest archtop ever-fugly-jpg

    1250 euro. For sale here: IDOL PA-26 - Guitarage.nl - Guitar Crazy, Crazy Guitars!

    If Batman played an archtop...


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    Barney Kessel lives on.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by rio View Post
    If Batman played an archtop...


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    Looks like a viking weapon. Barely an archtop, really...

    I still might like it better than the slime green super 400 Gibson was prancing around a little while back. But if I had the choice, I'd take the Gibson, at least it probably plays good...
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    Looks like a Japanese battle axe!

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    I ‘ ll raise you a Minarik

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    "Oh, those jazz guys are just making that stuff up!" - Homer

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    Quote Originally Posted by DB's Jazz Guitar Blog View Post
    My vote goes to the Idol PA 26. Made in Japan 1967.

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    OMG! I would immediately write a suite dedicated to that axe.

    Opus 13. 1: "Have You Met My Sweet Godzilla" in Eb melodic minor.
    Opus 13. 2. "Godzilla by Starlight" in the very mode of Eb dim7
    Opus 13. 3 "Godzilla Bless The Child" in D# melodic minor
    Opus 13. 4 "Godzilla On My Mind" in F# Major
    Opus 13. 5 "The Nearness Of Godzilla" in Gb Major

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    Quote Originally Posted by fws6 View Post
    I ‘ ll raise you a Minarik

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    That one looks like it was painted by Rubens in the 17th century-talk about Rococo!

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    Minarik's are absolutely tasteless, but I kinda respect them for being so unabashedly uncool (and being very good at it.)
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    How about the custom guitars that Semie Moseley made for the members of the Strawberry Alarm Clock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greentone View Post
    How about the custom guitars that Semie Moseley made for the members of the Strawberry Alarm Clock?
    Being a Semie doesn't make it an archtop !

    Sorry !
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    D'oh! I forgot the archtop constraint. I just went for fugly. How about, instead, this 1957 Wandre?
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    The Idol PA is fugly, but the Wandre is fcool!

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    Rad. Bad.

    That said, TBH my primary objection is the wiggle stick.

    Incorrigible, I guess.
    Best regards, k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greentone View Post
    D'oh! I forgot the archtop constraint. I just went for fugly. How about, instead, this 1957 Wandre?
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    You can never have too much of a cutaway?
    Build bridges, not walls.

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    None of these manufacturers need to worry about a Gibson patent infringement suit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greentone View Post
    D'oh! I forgot the archtop constraint. I just went for fugly. How about, instead, this 1957 Wandre?
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    Looks like if Salvador Dali painted a melting archtop.


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    is this a hipster thing? when something is so ugly, that it becomes cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greentone View Post
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    Bitten by a shark?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhui View Post
    is this a hipster thing? when something is so ugly, that it becomes cool
    Rather than a hipster thing, I think a Wandre is a peek into the mind of a creative artist of his time (1950s-60s): Antonio Vandre Pioli. The guitar was just another of his expressive mediums. Everything about his work is an unvarnished view of Pioli. Much like Dali, Picasso, Kandinsky, etc., his work is not for everyone.

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    Why worry about someone stealing your beautiful guitar?
    Ignorance is agony.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Greentone View Post
    D'oh! I forgot the archtop constraint. I just went for fugly. How about, instead, this 1957 Wandre?
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    Not a semi hollow but a 3/4 hollow.

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    It looks like it'd be cumbersome to play without a strap.

    That said, it looks REALLY cool as a piece of art or as a guitar. I bet Ornette would love for his guitarist to play that Wandre, just from a visual standpoint.

    I wonder how it sounds...

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    here's some idea:


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    Quote Originally Posted by DB's Jazz Guitar Blog View Post
    My vote goes to the Idol PA 26. Made in Japan 1967.

    Fugliest archtop ever-fugly-jpg

    For some reason this guy immediately came to mind:

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    Jared