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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:57 pm    Post subject: loog guitar Reply with quote

Anyone seen these? 3 string guitar tuned g,b,e looks and sounds good in a Warren Ellis sort of way. Quite fancy one:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, seems a lot of money for half a guitar. They look cool, though.

Is this pronounced so that it rhymes with "rogue" too?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
Hmmm, seems a lot of money for half a guitar. They look cool, though.

Is this pronounced so that it rhymes with "rogue" too?



1 string less and a third the price of a tenor guitar...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a few of these at the gift shop when I went to the Bowie exhibit over here. I picked it up and was not impressed with the high action and thin neck but I suppose that's cause I was expecting it to play like a guitar. They're marketed as children's / beginner's guitars but at $200usd, one might as well get a guitar with 6 strings. Looking at their website they've got one that looks like a miniature balalaika which is sort of interesting.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I saw a few of these at the gift shop when I went to the Bowie exhibit over here. I picked it up and was not impressed with the high action and thin neck but I suppose that's cause I was expecting it to play like a guitar. They're marketed as children's / beginner's guitars but at $200usd, one might as well get a guitar with 6 strings. Looking at their website they've got one that looks like a miniature balalaika which is sort of interesting.


Not a good review, was it the electric or the acoustic you had a shot of?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're kind of a novelty thing .. I've seen them . They're okay . You'll prolly own it a few months and sell it .
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried the electric that they had on display, that being said, it was a display model in a museum gift shop.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goots. wrote:
I saw a few of these at the gift shop when I went to the Bowie exhibit over here. I picked it up and was not impressed with the high action and thin neck but I suppose that's cause I was expecting it to play like a guitar. They're marketed as children's / beginner's guitars but at $200usd, one might as well get a guitar with 6 strings. Looking at their website they've got one that looks like a miniature balalaika which is sort of interesting.
balalaikas probably don't have a longer scale length, but the body is a bit wider and thicker in the back.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not just string up an old guitar like that?
That's what Seasick Steve did/does.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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i bet it would make some sweet PUSA sondz
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would actually be sweet in a band setting if you're just playing leads... I only use the top 3 strings for melodies anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My brother said I should make a guitar for my niece. She is in first grade. I was thinking of an electric ukulele, but something like this might be cool.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
balalaikas probably don't have a longer scale length, but the body is a bit wider and thicker in the back.


Yea, I was just saying it had a similar triangular look.

cur wrote:
My brother said I should make a guitar for my niece. She is in first grade. I was thinking of an electric ukulele, but something like this might be cool.


That's what they're marketed for, not a bad thought. I'm sure the scale and neck is probably better for tiny hands. Construction wise I bet you can do get something similar with some masonite and plywood. The loog seems to take a few cues from old danelectros, maybe it's just aesthetically.
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