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Stratosphere Twin

Post: # 1269160Post NickS »

Someone in UK is selling a Stratosphere Twin on T'Bay - never seen one before.
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Post: # 1269161Post Doog »

Man, the single version is even more bonkers:

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I think I find the double version SOMEHOW more pretty; a phrase I never thought I'd type.
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Post: # 1269162Post George »

dig the style but looks like it'd play like total arse
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Post: # 1269171Post Fakir Mustache »

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

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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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Post: # 1269174Post Zack »

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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Post: # 1269213Post paul_ »

Looks like Paul Bigsby's back-scratcher prototype.
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Post: # 1269228Post ultratwin »

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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Post: # 1269230Post Fakir Mustache »

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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Post: # 1329583Post Fakir Mustache »

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

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

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

(that channel does not allow embedding)
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Post: # 1329614Post jcyphe »

paul_ wrote:Looks like Paul Bigsby's back-scratcher prototype.
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Post: # 1329617Post jcyphe »

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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Post: # 1419947Post Rock-Ola »

I am interested in this blond Stratosphere Twin.
Can anyone help me track it down for a commission if I am able to purchase it?
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Post: # 1419956Post dots »

Welcome to the forum! Into some blues? Might be tough to find this particular guitar given the age of this thread. Have you hit up the seller in the eBay link of the original post?
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Post: # 1419957Post Rock-Ola »

Never had Ebay sellers ID unfortunately!
Guitar was in a book, but fellow given credit for photo unavailable according to his friend, or would have an in.

Let me see if Ebay can give me some help!

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