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Sir Groove-A-Lot
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My next 6 string purchase is going to be something super retro. I'm a huge fan of the hair era, it's one of my guilty pleasures. Reb Beach, Nuno Bettencourte, George Lynch, all huge influences of mine (actually I think Lynch sucks as a shredder but always loved his guitars).

So, I wanted to start a thread about SUPER 80's guitars! You know the ones - bright colours, angled pickups, headstocks like hockey sticks :lol: Throw up some pics, perhaps your own experiences with them, I need to window shop so I can start prowling eBay and what not - I'll start...









GO! :scream:
 

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:eek: I don't think it gets much uglier than those two, Jack!



 

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I owned two of those, plus the GR-700 synth floorboard. :D

But in my mind, it doesn't get much more '80s than a banana-headstock Kramer Baretta. To me, that's pretty much THE guitar that defined the '80s, followed by Strat-head Charvels, the Jackson Soloist, and probably the BC Rich Warlock.
 

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I owned two of those, plus the GR-700 synth floorboard. :D
Why am I not surprised?

I really really want this guitar btw, the only real 'fanboi' guitar I've ever wanted:



Or the H-S Charvel/Jackson equivalent he played.
 

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Why am I not surprised?

I really really want this guitar btw, the only real 'fanboi' guitar I've ever wanted:



Or the H-S Charvel/Jackson equivalent he played.
Funny that you see lots of pics with that one and the Charvel Fusion, yet every time I saw them he was playing a Soloist or Strathead Charvel.
 

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Funny that you see lots of pics with that one and the Charvel Fusion, yet every time I saw them he was playing a Soloist or Strathead Charvel.
Those two white guitars were the ones in the music videos for "Gutter Ballet" and "Streets," so those kind of became iconic at that point I think.

The Hard Rock Cafe in Universal Studios has a white HSS carvetop Charvel with Bartolinis of his. When I found it in one of their side rooms it gave me the chills.
 

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Shit I was gigging in the 80's
I've had a few (I wish I still had all of them GAS is a terrible thing)
Charvel Model 6 (with OFR that I really wish I still had)


85 San dimas Plated Jackson Snakeskin Strat


San Dimas Charvel Pointy Bullseye


1983 San Dimas charvel Pointy


85 Charvel Warren Dimartini Bomber (strat head)


Lots of Alder back then :rofl:
 
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