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The team is at it again! This time making a special gift for a special jerk. Can they finish the project without smashing it with hammer first? Only time will tell.



Collaboration with Stephen Pfund.

R.I.P. Spudnick

No name japanese jaguar style guitar. Fitted with a speaker running as a microphone and a P90 pickup, an automotive toggle switch to "turn on and off" the electronics, and an unusually tall 100k potentiometer controlling volume. Occasionally the pot was fitted with a fairly large foam skull. The electronics ran to a knife switch that allowed the player to switch between two different outputs. The pick guard was questionably safe, sharp metal and not very solid. The tail piece was four nails, which the strings were simply tied to or wrapped around. This was a four string guitar, one bass string and three guitar strings, the order of the strings was typically random. The strap of the guitar was permanently attached, and was a bungee cord. This made the strap uncomfortable and gave playing the guitar an overall bouncy feeling. As a bonus, the guitar contained other safety hazards; there were several nails, many of which were rusty, sticking out of the guitar's body. Also, there was occasionally a cork screw like object sticking out of the tail end of the guitar, and a hook like object resembling horns sticking out of the headstock. My overall assessment of the guitar is as follows: sharp, potentially dangerous, and unpleasant to play.

Unfortunately Spudnick met its demise last winter during a sonic terrorist attack, ironically, on a group of Japanese Diplomats.


More Pink

An Epiphone Les Paul, with particular nostalgic qualities to the members of the Plaid Guitar team. This guitar went through two major transformations in its life. We won't waste too much time or space on the first, but I will mention that during that transformation the tail piece was moved a considerable distance towards the tail end of the guitar. With the most recent transformation, the most notable change was of the color. The guitar has been spray painted pink, fret board and all. All of the original electronics have been removed. Both of the stock pick ups have been replaced with different humbuckers whose origins remain unknown. In addition to the two pick ups, this guitar is also fitted with a Meow Enterprise contact microphone. This contact mic is mounted in the guitar where the stock selector switch was originally located. The two pick ups and the contact mic are ran to switches from a Fender Jaguar, that enable the player to turn on and off desired devices. The output jack is ran straight of the body, and there are no longer any volume or tone controlling potentiometers. Overall this guitar is comfortable, solid feeling, pleasant looking, and generally nice to play.

*For updated information about the pickups, please see the comment section of this post.