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ultratwin
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:09 pm    Post subject: Un Trojan sans latex. Reply with quote

Korean sites just lit up with a new line of cheap thrill MIC guitars made for domestic release. Introducing the Trojan TL 300 Relic

$320 will get you some faux gold leaf, among other distressed finishes on an alder/mahogany combo. The Sooper ICEY BOMB:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hnmmm, cool, maybe? Dunno.

I think they look cool, but there's something about a relic'd guitar that always seems really cheap and phoney to me, regardless of who makes it.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BacchusPaul wrote:
I think they look cool, but there's something about a relic'd guitar that always seems really cheap and phoney to me, regardless of who makes it.


I totally agree. Also in a lot of case you have to pay more for a guitar thats quite frankly damaged, rather than a nice shiny new one.

I'd rather have a guitar that has something to tell for it's dents and scratches rather than fake mojo.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love how deep the finish is on the goldtop style one. If they made it with that sort of depth, without the relicing it'd be cool.
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ultratwin
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the way the gold seems to reflect light is quite intriguing, albeit being gooped up in a fortress of polyurethane.

Still, I think the gold + copperesque hardware is one of the more annoying aspects though, making it look either like a quasi-historical movie weapon or a Blade runner set piece. A bad take on German silver or good ol' scraped up matte nickel would have done just fine, I reckon.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, that picture fucked my classroom computer's day up

I really dig that guitar though, even the relicing and gold/copper combo.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ultratwin wrote:
Yeah, the way the gold seems to reflect light is quite intriguing, albeit being gooped up in a fortress of polyurethane.

Still, I think the gold + copperesque hardware is one of the more annoying aspects though, making it look either like a quasi-historical movie weapon or a Blade runner set piece. A bad take on German silver or good ol' scraped up matte nickel would have done just fine, I reckon.


Haha, exactly right!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like the headstock design

but never liked goldtop pauls, the only les paul that has my heart is an aged badass looking black custom one, and not just because of the boris connection i automatically make but just, it looks badass. goldtop les paul, burst les paul, not for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The TL-300 is apparently back.

Not exactly news, but after nearly 5 years of going *poof*, this Korea-designed (I believe Spear Guitars is behind it all), Chinese-made monstrosity is about 40% less than when it originally debuted, now available for a cool $165 (W196,000). I also have a feeling they intentionally snagged my Sparta pho'shop idea, the sneaky kids. CHEEP IS CHEEP

Sparta shenanigans @ :25, out-of-tune Blooze Metal comes in around 9:30


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

5 years later that picture still fucked my classroom computer's day up.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kinda cool... are they korea-only? Or does they have retailers in europe?
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ultratwin
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jagsonic wrote:
Kinda cool... are they korea-only? Or does they have retailers in europe?


Doing a search on naver.com yields next to nothing, so it's safe to assume very limited release. And knowing that Spear are almost exclusively sold via Freebud over here, I'm guessing they have no intention of getting word out past the borders of the Korean peninsula.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha Shad.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
5 years later that picture still fucked my classroom computer's day up.


Yep just caused the computer in my lab to shit the bed. To be honest the Google homepage fucks it up too. Turning the fucking thing on is enough to give it an aneurism.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cannot get on with that naff "accidentally over-sprayed" mucked-up binding. That does not in any way look like relicing, just a terrible paint job.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The white one looks better, reminds me of those AXL guitars.
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