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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! They must have whittled it down alot. It feels tiny!

But it sounds bigger that it looks.



Much smaller than my Bronco



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it
Ok, this will never be your main axe, but its just a nice thing to have Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yum yum.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Hey'check it out,I just noticed that this photo of a swinger I have seen on various webpages looks exactly like mine. I think the photo is from an ad in Vintage Guitar Magazine

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely the same guitar.

Swingers get around. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

assuming both of those pictures are real . . . it does look like it has the same couple of dings.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:
Thanks! Hey'check it out,I just noticed that this photo of a swinger I have seen on various webpages looks exactly like mine. I think the photo is from an ad in Vintage Guitar Magazine


people are so annoying sometimes:

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Remarks: It's pretty amazing, that these bits of guitar-shaped scrap are offered for exorbitant amounts of money. I caught this one on a vintage guitar site. Nearly US$ 3000 was asked for it. If you ask me, it's not even worth 1/10th of that. It was described as a '1966 Swinger', which goes to show that some people really do not have a clue.


what, for something that's essentially a 60s musicmaster but much more scarce? it clearly is worth that to people who want one enough to pay that amount of money; that's how market values work, einstein.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone remember Come On? They were part of the New York "No Wave" scene circa 1976-1980.David Byrne was a big fan

Elena Glasberg of Come On used to play a Fender Swinger. Here is some info about Come On(Link)








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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She's still got the "Swinger" decal on hers!
RodVonBon got a decal done for his copy.


[edit for gender Embarassed ]


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Remarks: It's pretty amazing, that these bits of guitar-shaped scrap are offered for exorbitant amounts of money. I caught this one on a vintage guitar site. Nearly US$ 3000 was asked for it. If you ask me, it's not even worth 1/10th of that. It was described as a '1966 Swinger', which goes to show that some people really do not have a clue.

It goes to show that people assume the date stamp on the neck is the date of the whole guitar.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think mine every had a "Swinger" Decal. Maybe they ran out.

Should I add a bridge pickup?





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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if it was a music master I would say, sure, go ahead and add a bridge pickup. but swingers are too rare it's probably not a good idea to modify them.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mages wrote:
if it was a music master I would say, sure, go ahead and add a bridge pickup. but swingers are too rare it's probably not a good idea to modify them.


Agreed.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok. I guess I will leave it alone.

Here is some more interesting info I found about COME ON:

George Elliot(an avant-folksinger music critic) met the Talking Heads trio at a sound check at CBGB in 1975, was at every show that weekend. Moving soon to Manhattan (tempted by the possibility of joining as a 4th member) he lived next to Ralf the German film student in the East Village and so began their apartment jams. Ralf's writing partner Jamie, a native New Yorker, began to contribute words to their first sketches "Blue Drink" and "Fly Swatter". Page was a RISD airbrush artist (same era/social network as Talking Heads) with a spacious rehearsal loft and drumming experience. They met Elena (a precocious high school student) at a holiday party, and these four members banded together and collaborated for the next four years.

They played their first show at Copperfields in the summer '77 and continued with subsequent shows at Max's Kansas City, CBGB, Xenon, Hurrah!, Club 57, and Irving Plaza, etc. One memorable show was when David of the Talking Heads brought his pal Brian Eno, his pal David Bowie, and their pal Bianca Jagger to see Come On play at CBGB. The 30 people in the slow-night audience swelled to 300 by the time the set was over...

Come On befriended Klaus Nomi performing at the New Wave Vaudeville Show (see The Nomi Song), and George and Page figured into his roman candle of a career, even sharing production-management team. These two [it turns out lifelong] friends merged with members of Nomi's troupe to form the NY show band Strange Party [album unreleased] The duo released the unfinished opera by themselves and Nomi in 2007, Za Bakdaz.



Page is now a busy Hollywood graphic artist, collecting instruments and re-embracing music; Ralf and Jamie were bar-owners in the 1980s and the former is now a Texas developer, the latter resides and works in NYC. Elena molds young collegiate minds and is an expert on Antarctica. George still persistently 'serves the Muse.'

'New wave' is the label Come On fit best under, often linked to their friends and inspirations, the early Talking Heads. However their sound was more simple, dissonant, driving and experimental than the Heads'. The compilation of masters, demos, and live songs on Heliocentric CDs New York City 1976-80 came out in 1999; and a shorter cd of rarities Disneyland + a couple years later.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that band sounds amazing, and i've never heard of them before.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
that band sounds amazing, and i've never heard of them before.


You can download Come On's music here:

http://punknotprofit.blogspot.com/2008/12/come-on-new-york-city-1976-80.html

You might like this too: New York's 1st public access Punk music show


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy smoke! I just realized that that is my guitar at the bottom of this photo!!!



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man they really didn't make a lot of these things.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always wanted a Swinger... It feels wacky saving up money to buy one when it will take me like a year to save 1k.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i love retarded lookin guitars
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