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NickS
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:55 pm    Post subject: Stratosphere Twin Reply with quote

Someone in UK is selling a Stratosphere Twin on T'Bay - never seen one before.



Interesting pickups.
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Doog
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, the single version is even more bonkers:



I think I find the double version SOMEHOW more pretty; a phrase I never thought I'd type.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dig the style but looks like it'd play like total arse
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
Man, the single version is even more bonkers:



I think I find the double version SOMEHOW more pretty; a phrase I never thought I'd type.

I think that bridge and bridge pickup are not original.
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I only buy synths with mini keys as I like the shortscale synths.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
dig the style but looks like it'd play like total arse


Yea but judging from the pictures of the back on the double neck there's at least some room to access the upper frets.

I like the sandwiched stripe on the body, that being said, the design is still a bit too bizarro for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Paul Bigsby's back-scratcher prototype.
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ultratwin
The 25.5" subversion


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the Paul Bigsby oddballs came to mind, and then everything that probably inspired Michael Spalt to use his resin skillz to make funky collage guitars.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking more O.W. Appleton.

Here is the solid body single cutaway from 1941 (bottom):
http://www.owappleton.com/pictures.html

1950s aluminum neck:
http://www.owappleton.com/APP2.html

1968 24 fret weird shape, some black hardware (I think doesn't pre-date the Hallmark Swept Wing, but still cool):
http://www.owappleton.com/OtherInventions.html
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Stratosphere here looks like it was doubleneck that was modified to be a regular single neck guitar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ViMLut3Jkc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-yRZEu0fZ8

(that channel does not allow embedding)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
Looks like Paul Bigsby's back-scratcher prototype.


lolz
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also to any fans of Bigsby guitars or C&W themed guitar stuff checkout TK Smith.

He makes pickups, pickguards, inlay work, and Bigsby inspired and original guitars and mandolins.
















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