ROSCOE GUITARS LG-3006

Roscoe Guitars LG-3006 electric bass guitar

The Roscoe Guitars LG-3006 is the 6-string version of the LG-3000 bass. Like the other LG series basses the 3006 comes in Standard, Custom or Signaure versions, with different wood and hardware options. The body can be swamp ash, mahogany, Spanish cedar, or alder and with exotic wood tops on some versions. Various fretted and fretless fingerboards; Bartolini or Aguilar 3-band preamps. Pickups are Bartolini CB soapbar or J-style. The bridge is Hipshot B-style on Standard models and A-style on the others.

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IBANEZ SR1300

Ibanez SR1300 Premium electric bass guitar

The Ibanez SR1300 4 string bass was introduced around 1987 and had a double cutaway padauk body. The bubinga-wenge neck was bolt-on. The fingerboard was also wenge fingerboard with 24 frets and pearl dot inlays. The hardware was cosmo black coloured: a fixed bridge, 2 a side tuners. Pickups were Precision/Jazz-style Ibanez pickups contolled by a volume, treble and 2 mid/bass/mix controls. It came in in Oil finish.

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WASHBURN X-33

Washburn X-33 electric guitar

WASHBURN introduced the X-33 in 2004. The X-33 is a Korean made slim strat style electric with a solid alder body with carved top. The neck is bolt on maple with rosewood or maple fingerboard and X inlay at the 12th fret. Pickups are 3 Washburn Shaman EL910 single coils controlled by a 5-way switch (B / B+M / M / M+N / N). The chrome hardware includes a Washburn designed fulcrum tremolo and Grover tuners. Available  Black or Tobacco Sunburst finishes. MSRP: $719USD / street price: $429USD

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WASHBURN WG587V

Washburn WG587V electric guitar

The WASHBURN WG587V (made between 1999 and 2002) was the Floyd Rose vibrato version of the WG587 7-string. The WG587s were Washburn's answer to the Ibanez RG7620 RG7621 models - desgined to give the low end rhythm crunch favoured at the time by bands like Korn, Fear Factory and Limp Bizkit. The WG587V was available in metallic red or metallic gray finish.

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WASHBURN WG587

The Washburn WG587 was an affordable 7-string guitar made from 1999 to 2002. The WG587 was introduced to grab a portion of the market from Ibanez RG 7-string guitars and its non-pickguard superstrat style body looks similar to the RG series. Features included:

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WASHBURN WI64DL

Washburn WI64DL electric guitar

Introduced in 1999 the Washburn WI64DL was the deluxe version of the WI64 Washburn Idol model. Its deluxe appointments included a quilt maple top, transparent finish and gold hardware (I think Washburn should have also included block inlays but nevermind). Features: Mahogany body, quilt maple top, 24.75 scale, 22 frets, Washburn 800-series humbuckers, one piece mahogany set neck, 14" fingerboard radius, Voice Contour Control (variable coil tap), 3 way selector switch, Grover tuners, Buzz Feiten Tuning System, Tune-o-matic bridge.

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WASHBURN WI64

Washburn WI64 electric guitar

Originally introduced in 1999, the WI64 was the very first Idol model. With its bold single cutaway style and dual humbucker layout, the Original Idol provided a great alternative to the standard Les Paul clones. The WI64 has Washburns Voice Contour Control (VCC) circuit. The VCC circuit changes the tone of the pickup by blending coils rather than using the standard filter this varies the WB 600 series humbucker pickups from full humbucking mode to coil tapped mode and every tonal color in between. Go from thick crunchy tones to near single coil pristine tones by just rotating the knob.

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WASHBURN BTM MINI

Washburn BTM Mini electric guitar

The Washburn Maverick BTM Mini was introduced in 1998. It was basically same spec as the BT-2, with full size Washburn K-10 humbucking pickups, bridge, Grover tuners and 42mm neck width but in a smaller travel size instrument..Designed for students, travellers, performers and anyone needing a full size guitar in a small package. Solid alder body, maple neck amd rosewood fingerboard give the mini a big sound. Available in dark metallic blue or metallic red finish this model was discontinued around 2001.

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KAPA CONTINENTAL

Kapa Continental electric guitar

Kapa guitars were made in the USA using imported German necks, electronics and tuners. Kapa made their own bodies and tremolos, as well as the pickups on later guitars. The Kapa Continental had a scaled down Jazzmaster type solid body with a bolt-on neck, made from 1966 until 1970. Pickup configuration was HH or SSS and the Continental model was available as a 12-string and a bass. The Kapa instruments were generally well set up and their price was affordable compared to contemporary Fender instruments.

Kapa described the Continental as follows, in 1968:

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TOM ANDERSON THE CLASSIC

Tom Anderson The Classic electric guitar

The Tom Anderson The Classic model was introduced in the mid 1990s, created in the spirit of the finest classic stratocasters of the 50s and 60s. The Classic has a stratocaster style body made from alder, basswood or swamp ash. The strat theme continues with The Classic's pickguard mounted pickups and controls. The Classic comes with a range of finish, hardware and pickup options, but they are typically HSS or SSS pickup configuration with vintage or double locking tremolo.

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GIBSON EDS 1275 (1974 onwards)

Gibson EDS-1275 Heritage Cherry electric guitar

The solid-body SG shaped double-necked Gibson EDS-1275 was introduced in 1963. Before that time the EDS-1275 double necks were hollow-bodied carved top guitars. This SG shaped EDS-1275 was made until 1968. In 1974, Gibson resumed production of this guitar, in a number of additional colors, with production lasting until 1998.

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FENDER American Deluxe Jazz Bass Ash

Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass Ash bass guitar

The American Deluxe Jazz Bass Ash was introduced in 2004. It was identical to the American Deluxe Jazz bass except it had a premium grade ash body with grain pattern visible through the finish.

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OVATION DEACON

Ovation Deacon electric guitar

The DEACON (MODEL 1252) was made between 1971 and 1982. The Deacon had a unique shape, designed to be beautiful to look at but also comfortable to play. It was perfectly balanced and ideal for playing seated as the shape afforded two playing positions . The bridge had solid brass self aligning saddles (nylon saddles on early models) with ball bearing action tips for easy height adjustment of individual strings. The bridge was mounted to the body by three large steel bolts -adjustable for height. Electronics were active with a FET preamplifier.

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MICRO-FRETS SIGNATURE

Micro-Frets Signature electric guitar

The Micro-Frets Signature (1969-1974) had a thin symmetrical cutaway hollow poplar body and bolt on maple neck. The Signature had some exclusive Micro-Frets hardware with the Calibrato Bridge and Micro-Nut (special nut where each string's intonation was adjustable). The 2 special design Micro-Frets pickups were controlled by single volume and tone controls. The Signature was also available as a baritone - with 30 inch scale length.

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NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC GUITARS DELPHI

National Reso-Phonic Delphi resonator guitar

The National Reso-phonic DELPHI (available since the 1990s up until around 2009) was a traditionally shaped steelbody single-cone resonator guitar with a mahogany neck, ivoroid bound rosewood fretboard and slotted headstock with open gear 3-on-a-plate tuners. The body and coverplate had a baked "wrinkle" finish in Taupe, Volcanic Ash, Dark Blue, Copper, Black, and Dark Green. This model was available in a squareneck configuration.

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RICKENBACKER 950

Rickenbacker 950 electric guitar

RICKENBACKER made the 950 between 1957 and 1980. It was the two pickup version of the 900 model and both these models were three-quarter sized neck-through electrics which intially had tulip shaped bodies. Between 1968 and 1975, the body shape of 950 was changed to the cresting wave style. Maple body and neck, with rosewood fingerboard.

Source: The History of Rickenbacker Guitars. Richard R. Smith.

 

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MARTIN OMC-28 (1990, Limited Edition)

Martin OMC-28 (1990) acoustic guitar

Martin released a limited edition of 76 OMC-28 guitars in 1990 - as part of their guitars of the month series. These were OM-28 style but with a rounded cutaway and oval sound hole. Martin announced this model as follows (in 1990):

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GIBSON LES PAUL STUDIO PRO PLUS

Les Paul Studio Pro Plus electric guitar

The Gibson Les Paul Studio Pro Plus was like the Les Paul Studio model but with a grade AA-figured maple top. Pickups were a 490R in the neck position and a BurstBucker Pro in the bridge with push/pull switching to give independent coil tapping. The mahogany body was chambered for weight relief. The one-piece mahogany neck was glued in with a traditional mortis & tenon joint, and carved in the fast and comfortable SlimTaper profile. The rosewood fingerboard had 22 medium-jumbo frets, with a 12" radius and acrylic trapezoid inlays.

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GIBSON LES PAUL STUDIO PLUS

Gibson Les Paul Studio Plus electric guitar

GIBSON began making the LES PAUL STUDIO PLUS (LPO+) in 2001. It was like the Les Paul Studio model but with a figured carved maple top, gold hardware and 490R and 498T Alnico II magnet humbuckers. The 22-fret rosewood on mahogany neck had pearloid trapezoid inlays. This model was available in Desert Burst, transparent black or transparent red finishes with gold hardware. There was a similarly named model, the Les Paul Studio Pro Plus, but it had different pickups (uncovered BurstBucker Pro in the bridge and 490R in the neck) and chrome hardware

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