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westtexasred
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:58 pm    Post subject: Last Of The Pearl Tops Reply with quote

This is the last Pearl Top Made by Tony Zemaitis (Ebay Link)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yuck
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having scraped shell out of the binding channel of a Gretsch I do not envy anyone who uses that material to any large degree.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You still got this one?





...I'm guessing not, btw.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAT TAILPIECE


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the tile floor in a coke dealers bathroom
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny you should say that as the only guitarists I've ever seen play these things were surely deep in blow at the time they bought them.

http://www.zemaitis.net/zemaitis-players.htm

Diamond-encrusted Sidekick phones, Louis Vutton handbags, Zematis guitars, it's all good. Not for me, but to each their own.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
You still got this one?

...I'm guessing not, btw.


No,I sent it back to place I bought it from. It was not a real "Shelltop" just a single pre-printed plastic sheet glued on the top.



I wouldn't mind having a Deviser



Or an Xavier cus they are much cheaper

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no its awful and bound to be v heavy dont encourage this stuff
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stupid heavy. tacky as shiiiiiit.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they are kewl









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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel like I shouldn't like these but I actually really like they way they look. They should be gaudy but there's something simple and classy about them. As long as they weigh less than about 4.5kg I'd play one.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is going to sound stupid, but I think I hate them but think I would quite like them if it wasn't shell or pearl or anything half as flash. If it were pieces of terracotta tiles or something I think I would like it. That would be a completely different sort of aesthetic, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the original ones looked and sounded fantastic, although I've only seen them played by people who were pretty great at guitar anyways. I liked them ever since I saw an old video of James Honeyman-Scott playing one in The Pretenders. Greco re-issued these in several price ranges.

This dude however seems to be the spiritual successor.

http://teye-guitars.com/










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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are nicer.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine knows a friend of Tony's who has a couple. My friend says they play really well.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out Kris Dollimore's Pearltop




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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one looks like Jack Sparrow would play it...Aaarrrrrrrr.....

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jcyphe wrote:

This dude however seems to be the spiritual successor.

http://teye-guitars.com/


Just when i think I've seen every shape of guitar-



I actually love it.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to know what the mood control does
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