Star Shaped Guitars

Here are some star shaped guitars. The Malmberg Star was a one-off for Björn from Abba (he played it at at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest).  Gerry Shephard of the Glitter Band comissioned a silver star guitar from John Birch in 1975 - it was based on an earlier 1972 gold star guitar used by the Glitter Band. Both the Malmberg and John Birch Star guitars have been recently re-issued in limited numbers - and the First Act Custom shop make a Birch Star inspired signature model for Martin Gore of Depeche Mode.

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CORT TRG-1

The Cort TRG-1 was designed by Jim Triggs a well known American luthier. It is like the TRG-2 but with a single pickup, no pickguard and no Bigsby vibrato.

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GIBSON SG FIREBRAND DELUXE reviewed by Mark

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Review: 

I bought one in early 1981...an 80 model. It is my go to guitar; great neck, killer tone clean or dirty, nice frets. Mine has zebra pickup at the bridge for extra bite. I will part with mine when I die, and I have had many offers. If you can buy one, do it. You will not regret it.

OVATION 1995 COLLECTOR'S (MODEL 1995-7) reviewed by peterplays2

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Review: 

Ive just purchased one of these. In showroom condition. I love this guitar it plays real easy...nice action...and comfortable, and fun to play. The sound is very nice and even better when you plug in . It's a little bit heavy. I'm a confirmed martin guy...but for the price this is a good guitar.

IBANEZ CTB3 reviewed by Anonymous

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Review: 

I purchased an ibanez cbt3 in black second hand back in 1997. The ctb3 has a solid body with bolt on neck, PJ pickups and active cuircuitry. The ct series was the forerunner for the ibanez soundgear basses and considered by some to be slightly better. The guitar is now 22 years old and has had a few bits of work done to keep it in good condition. This is a great bass with a wide range of sound. Very comfortable to play. The durability is second to none. This has been my main bass for 17 years and has been dropped and abused ALOT and rarely even needs tuning.

Microfrets parts wanted

Seeking microfrets calibra tremolo, microfrets white  plexiglass pick-up and 

a microfrets  neckplate. 

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FENDER THE STRAT (1980-1983) reviewed by Claude Lejeune (Belgium)

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Review: 

Exellente guitare polyvalante, est lune des meilleures Fender fabriquée main à 9 ,positions de son. (Second Switch Tone à 2 positions) Je possède la Fender "The STRAT" USA Candy Apple Red E 022884 et la ARCTIC WHITE G 022358. Elle sont en teck d'Amérique un peu lourde quand même. La WHITE ARTIC est un peu différente quand au manche apparence bois et plus fin. Guitare de collection ignorée longtemps des collectionneurs mais qui prend de plus en plus de valeur car plaquée or 22 carats.

OVATION ULTRA ACOUSTIC (MODEL 1311/1312) reviewed by Bryan Murphy

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Review: 

I have owned my Ovation Ultra for 19 years. I bought it used, back in high school. It still plays and sounds great after all these years and hundreds of shows. It's still my primary guitar.

KRAMER PACER STANDARD

Kramer made the Pacer Standard model between 1981 and 1982. It was a single humbucker strat style guitar with a 3-way tone switch (coil tap?), single volume and tone controls and a non-locking tremolo. In the 1981-1982 period Kramer were still using the Fender style headstock shape.

A similar model, with the Edward Van Halen locking tremolo was available as the Pacer Special model.

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FENDER VENTURES LIMITED EDITION JAZZMASTER (JAP. MODELS, NO. 027-8200) reviewed by Anonymous

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Review: 

I got mine from Hawaii. the pickguard was mother of pearl and had became delaminated. haven't found a replacement yet. the front pickup is very strong and sounds really good by itself but the bridge pickup is sort of bland and the two pickup position doesn't inspire me. the guitar has a definite hum from something. it is shielded completely in the cavity. forget about product support from fender USA. they didn't make it and don't know squat about fender of Japan. I don't think the Ventures played this jazzmaster with the same guts.
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