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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:29 pm 
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The thread is dead.

Now go rub some Vagisil onyour lips CLEON and open wide


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The thread is dead.

Now go rub some Vagisil onyour lips CLEON and open wide

That your best :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:56 am 
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Is that your head or did your mother sleep with a really ugly guy?

I'm horrible at this.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:01 pm 
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So far this is the released 'limitation'
http://www.theguitarvaults.com/guitars/ ... e993a12e16


Once the bastards have ticked Jan Akkerman off their to do list only then can they be considered a proper guitar company, probably when they have cut down the last tree.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:16 pm 
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If I seriously wanted a Frank Zappa guitar I'd just do it myself, it ain't rocket science
And I'd do the Roxy SG...the other custom one isn't even a Gibson as far as I know
Just get a used early 60's SG Special (or reissue) and mod it like Frank did

Anyway, why would anyone pay a premium for a Gail-approved 'Zappa' Gibson only to be not allowed
to go out and play Frank's music? It's stupid

It's not like you'd buy one to go out and play Zeppelin covers


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Zappa Phoenix SG Replica:
This is one of Zappas GUITAR- MONSTERS , a real FRANKENSTEIN ! Equipped with parametric EQ, 40dB boost control , panorama- control, single-coil /humbucker-swich for each pickup, out of phase swich, "kill swich" , the black button, ( allowes to interrupt the guitar signal at your fingertip .) Very fast string-action, a lot of far out sounds , a typical sample for the hyper-creative 70's.

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Look here. > http://www.phantom-guitars.de/cms/index ... iew&id=115

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:06 am 
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That's cool Tripmyster, thanks for posting that
It's only the boutique makers that can do justice to a guitar like that
I'll also bet it costs less than what Gibson would charge if they tried to do it

I'm gonna do my own Zappa "Tribute' guitar, but it''ll just be a Strat with cool graphics
I'll post a pic when it's done later this year

EDIT: I checked, it's 3590 Euro, wouldn't surprise me if Dweezil buys it heh


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Gibson Frank Zappa Roxy SG, limited edition of 400 worldwide pieces, e-guitar, mahogany body, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, thomann 22 frets, 43 mm nut width, 628 mm scale, Tunomatic bridge with Lyre tailpiece and flat bar levers, 57' classic pickups with 2 mini switches for phase switch and coil split, taken from the SG he played at the Roxy concerts from 1973, color: thomann Vintage gloss, incl. hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.

Check here > http://www.thomann.de/gb/gibson_frank_zappa_roxy_sg.htm

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I'm happy to have a Gibson SG 61 re issue heritage cherry, it's a lovely guitar to play.....probably the closest I'll get to the Roxy SG, which looks like quite a different beast.


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Tripmyster wrote:
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Gibson Frank Zappa Roxy SG, limited edition of 400 worldwide pieces, e-guitar, mahogany body, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, thomann 22 frets, 43 mm nut width, 628 mm scale, Tunomatic bridge with Lyre tailpiece and flat bar levers, 57' classic pickups with 2 mini switches for phase switch and coil split, taken from the SG he played at the Roxy concerts from 1973, color: thomann Vintage gloss, incl. hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.

Check here > http://www.thomann.de/gb/gibson_frank_zappa_roxy_sg.htm


Funny how they don't even mention this guitar on the Gibson USA site
Doesn't mention whether it's nitro finish either (Frank's would've been nitro)
It's only 2K Euros so it's pretty good price compared to other Gibson 'Artist' models

Yeah Grey Ghost, not too hard to make your own Roxy SG
Get a used '64 SG Special (or reissue) Add two split humbuckers, Lyre tailpiece & 2 mini switches
Also scrape the headstock veneer back to the white layer
If you use a reissue, the modern stop tailpiece might leave visible holes next to the Lyre

Found another NAMM link about the Roxy SG http://iheartguitarblog.com/2013/01/namm-gibson-unveils-frank-zappa-roxy-sg.html


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mutronboy wrote:
Tripmyster wrote:
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Gibson Frank Zappa Roxy SG, limited edition of 400 worldwide pieces, e-guitar, mahogany body, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, thomann 22 frets, 43 mm nut width, 628 mm scale, Tunomatic bridge with Lyre tailpiece and flat bar levers, 57' classic pickups with 2 mini switches for phase switch and coil split, taken from the SG he played at the Roxy concerts from 1973, color: thomann Vintage gloss, incl. hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.

Check here > http://www.thomann.de/gb/gibson_frank_zappa_roxy_sg.htm


Funny how they don't even mention this guitar on the Gibson USA site
Doesn't mention whether it's nitro finish either (Frank's would've been nitro)
It's only 2K Euros so it's pretty good price compared to other Gibson 'Artist' models

Yeah Grey Ghost, not too hard to make your own Roxy SG
Get a used '64 SG Special (or reissue) Add two split humbuckers, Lyre tailpiece & 2 mini switches
Also scrape the headstock veneer back to the white layer
If you use a reissue, the modern stop tailpiece might leave visible holes next to the Lyre

Found another NAMM link about the Roxy SG http://iheartguitarblog.com/2013/01/namm-gibson-unveils-frank-zappa-roxy-sg.html


Cheers, theres a few old SG's floating around here, could be this years project...+ thanks for the link


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Yeah, I'm not exactly sure how they get the white on the headstock
If you cut the black layer back to the wood it should be mahogany on the Special (which is darker wood than maple)
I did have a vintage Gibson banjo once that looked just like the Roxy headstock, but that was a maple neck
You could bleach the mahogany to get that effect, but modern Gibsons are probably constructed
differently, I suspect the pearl inlay isn't routed as deep these days
It might take a bit of fiddly work, but you could get it to look almost identical


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mutronboy wrote:
Yeah, I'm not exactly sure how they get the white on the headstock
If you cut the black layer back to the wood it should be mahogany on the Special (which is darker wood than maple)
I did have a vintage Gibson banjo once that looked just like the Roxy headstock, but that was a maple neck
You could bleach the mahogany to get that effect, but modern Gibsons are probably constructed
differently, I suspect the pearl inlay isn't routed as deep these days
It might take a bit of fiddly work, but you could get it to look almost identical

Every Gibson have the effect like the Roxy SG
it's veneer over the wood for the black lacquer :wink:
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cleon wrote:
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Yeah, I'm not exactly sure how they get the white on the headstock
If you cut the black layer back to the wood it should be mahogany on the Special (which is darker wood than maple)
I did have a vintage Gibson banjo once that looked just like the Roxy headstock, but that was a maple neck
You could bleach the mahogany to get that effect, but modern Gibsons are probably constructed
differently, I suspect the pearl inlay isn't routed as deep these days
It might take a bit of fiddly work, but you could get it to look almost identical

Every Gibson have the effect like the Roxy SG
it's veneer over the wood for the black lacquer :wink:
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Thanks cleon, I wondered about that...it makes sense that they use a fine grain maple veneer for the black coat
Some other brands, like Guild, use a black plastic veneer with the pearl already inlaid


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mutronboy wrote:
Yeah, I'm not exactly sure how they get the white on the headstock
If you cut the black layer back to the wood it should be mahogany on the Special (which is darker wood than maple)
I did have a vintage Gibson banjo once that looked just like the Roxy headstock, but that was a maple neck
You could bleach the mahogany to get that effect, but modern Gibsons are probably constructed
differently, I suspect the pearl inlay isn't routed as deep these days
It might take a bit of fiddly work, but you could get it to look almost identical

Every Gibson have the effect like the Roxy SG
it's veneer over the wood for the black lacquer :wink:
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Thanks cleon, I wondered about that...it makes sense that they use a fine grain maple veneer for the black coat
Some other brands, like Guild, use a black plastic veneer with the pearl already inlaid

That way would be a lot more work cutting the veneer too fit around the inlay? though i suppose this day and age there is a easy way with lazer cutting,a nightmare by hand.

The price is around what Gibson said last Aprill.
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Yeah cleon, for a while Guild used plastic veneers pre-cut for the pearl
I almost bought one once to restore a Guild (a guy was selling some factory parts)
I've seen Guilds where the plastic veneer has shrunk and is peeling off
I think Guild went back to using the Gibson method in recent years


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amazing piece of woodwork, matching the grain pattern & body colors of the original

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Gray_Ghost wrote:
mutronboy wrote:
Tripmyster wrote:
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Gibson Frank Zappa Roxy SG, limited edition of 400 worldwide pieces, e-guitar, mahogany body, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, thomann 22 frets, 43 mm nut width, 628 mm scale, Tunomatic bridge with Lyre tailpiece and flat bar levers, 57' classic pickups with 2 mini switches for phase switch and coil split, taken from the SG he played at the Roxy concerts from 1973, color: thomann Vintage gloss, incl. hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.

Check here > http://www.thomann.de/gb/gibson_frank_zappa_roxy_sg.htm


Funny how they don't even mention this guitar on the Gibson USA site
Doesn't mention whether it's nitro finish either (Frank's would've been nitro)
It's only 2K Euros so it's pretty good price compared to other Gibson 'Artist' models

Yeah Grey Ghost, not too hard to make your own Roxy SG
Get a used '64 SG Special (or reissue) Add two split humbuckers, Lyre tailpiece & 2 mini switches
Also scrape the headstock veneer back to the white layer
If you use a reissue, the modern stop tailpiece might leave visible holes next to the Lyre

Found another NAMM link about the Roxy SG http://iheartguitarblog.com/2013/01/namm-gibson-unveils-frank-zappa-roxy-sg.html


Cheers, theres a few old SG's floating around here, could be this years project...+ thanks for the link
Franks Roxy SG was Worn Brown Dweezils copy of it is cherry :? no nitro in site.
Edit the link with them for sale :roll: ain't got them no more? sold-out or are they even out yet.

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new video. this is an updated version of the one from namm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfCsiXArEpE

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Just got off the phone with Sam Ash. They called Gibson to get details for me to make a pre-order. The FZ Roxy SG is NOT currently in production and there is NO date for them to begin production. The family still has yet to sign on to the deal. He also said something about the possibility of being 2 different ones and to check back again in a couple months.
"She will be mine. Oh yes, she will be mine."

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new video. this is an updated version of the one from namm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfCsiXArEpE

The comment on there FZ used Banjo strings what a dumb shit ass :mrgreen:
The guy doing the talking is full of shit,Sanded the neck down I bet not,it may or not be any of his old parts :smoke:

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The dumb shit ass posted more crap :) Dweezil said about the seventies strings he was still play with Tonka toys :P


Q: What kind of picks and strings do you use?

FZ: I use Fender Heavy picks, and I use a different set of strings for each guitar, and I have about 22 guitars. To give you an idea, I use either an .008 or .009 on top [E], an .011 or .012 on the B, a .016 or .017 on the G, a .024 on the D, anywhere from a.032 to a .038 on the A, and anywhere from a .046 to a .052 on the low E. So it's medium on the bottom strings, and they're mainly all Ernie Balls.
http://home.online.no/~corneliu/gp77interview.htm


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You wanna know what strings I use? OK, on the Les Paul, the top E string is 8, the B string is 10, the G string is 13, the D string is 24, the A string is 32 and the E string is 46. And they're Maximus."
http://www.afka.net/Articles/1982-03_Guitar_World.htm

Sabbath guitarist Banjo strings when he cut his fingers off yes not on albums though so who gives a fuck.SG are fuckers for staying in tune with factory 10s nevermind tremolo-bar and Banjo strings i would not buy The New gibson unless test in front of my eyes with 9's.

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http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/SG/Gibson-USA/Frank-Zappa-Roxy-SG.aspx

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