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Guitars made by famous bass builders

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Blackbird, May 26, 2004.


  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    It seems that most famous bass builders started out by making guitars. I think it would be interesting to see some of these bulders' early work. Here's a pic of a Pedulla...

    http://www.guitarshop.net/GuitarImages_k/pedullamvp.jpg

    I think it's a pretty cool looking instrument.

    Any others? Comments, experiences?
     
  2. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    I think Roscoe started out making guitars. I didn't care for their looks too much.
     
  3. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
  4. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    I know Carl Thompson makes guitars. Some of them are pretty cool looking, some are pretty goofy looking. I don't he started off with guitars though.
     
  5. Corwin81

    Corwin81

    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA
    can't find a pic, but James Hetfield plays one of Ken Lawrence's Explorers. It's got a mahogany body with some exotic bark laminate on top. it's one of the most beautiful Explorers I've seen.
     
  6. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Greg Curbow and Alembic makes pretty good guitars as well. BTW, doesn't Mike Tobias make guitars?
     
  7. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    Didn't "Fender" make G**tars at some point? :meh:
     
  8. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    :D