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    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    An obvious beauty! If its playable, I think it deserves a good owner and regular stage time. I bet the back story is a whopper!
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    For the historical purposes:
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    Anyone besides me get a Buzzcocks vibe from this?
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    Buzzcocks ????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittsburgh Bill View Post
    Buzzcocks ????
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1G0jl0Vc64
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    All the parts on that puppy including the pre-fretted fretboard were available from the L.D. Heater catalog in Portland, Oregon in the 60's. I'm assuming other distributors around the country had them as well. I think they may have come from Harmony but I'm not sure. The knobs were a regular item available at electronics supply stores. I think the pickup is newer. Somebody built themself a solid little electric mandolin. It even has a strap hanger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    Anyone besides me get a Buzzcocks vibe from this?
    I think Martin is referring to the broken in half solidbody guitar that they played. One company made a replica of that guitar half.
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    Hey that was fun! I like the bass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    I think Martin is referring to the broken in half solidbody guitar that they played. One company made a replica of that guitar half.
    Okay-y-y-y-y ... But I was hoping for a view of said guitar, which this video does not provide. Curiosity piqued, searching for such imagery, I came upon this here article with a few photos and an interview video. So now I get it.

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    The company is Eastwood.

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