DEFINITELY the worst guitar ever!!!

i know its a big claim, but you know what its like, too much time on my hands, nothing on the TV, ebay is winking at you, so i had to have a look for REAL bad guitars and came up with this one, his claim is kind of interesting too 'PLEASE DO NOT EMAILS ABOUT THIS GUITAR,WE JUST DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT' so what do we think about this one?? anyone got anything close??

frightening thing is, there are 3 bids on it, 8 days left, not you is it 1bassleft??

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:lol: thanks for the legwork Lee bringing us the full goss on that beast.

Heck knows why he couldn't register here but, I just tested, all fine.

Doesnt come close to the black dragon lords beast, but still in need of a tin of lighter fuel, some good tinder, a box of matches and a prayer book.

in the discription he says 'too good to break for parts,needs a little TLC' ??uh? not too good to bury though. :lol:

Looks like the Rod Stewart designed guitar I took a jab at in GNW. This ones slightly better but.

thought i'd post that link for Bass

or maybe

The Strat is described as 'Wood look' which sounds like it's been made by 'Courts' the ex furniture retailer rather than a guitar company, there are a few things wrong with it, (the jack plug socket is a nice touch, and the replacment pickup and tone knobs in odd colours looks kind ok) mainly the name on the headstock, but i thought it was a trip down memory lane for Bass.

Hey thrill-seekers, buy those quality axes - you won't regret it! :P Believe it or not, those two were considerably up on quality from my "Fame" Hondo bass. The Strat does look like a solid wood (the bass was ply) and is that LP a thru-neck? Looks very 80s.

Atchly, the Satellite you listed earlier brought even older memories. I bought my very first electric in 1978. It was a Satellite, and could be called a "Strat copy" in the same way that my drawing of Liz II's head could be called "a forged British banknote". Absolutely terrible guitar, the Satellite, but a fine egg-slicer. Just push the hard-boiled in the considerable gap 'twixt fretboard and strings and hey presto! Instant sandwich filling.

Unlike the new Hondo bass, which cost me some £140 (the shop owner wore a black beret, eyemask and carried a bag over his shoulder with the legend, "Swag"), the Satellite I bought s/h for £18. It also came with some old Jim Dunlop Cry-Baby Wah pedal. I was delighted to sell this for £10 to a guitarist, keeping the much more valuable guitar for a net £8. Boy, did I think I'd diddled that guitarist :oops:

Just to feed your love of Hondos, Lee, take a look at this one:

It's a later one. Look at that neckplate positioning; precision engineering, isn't it? I doubt if they could spell or pronounce parallel; they sure as heck couldn't drill it :roll:

But if you're still wondering why I rated Hondo slightly above Satellite, check this bass out:

mmm, quality bridge. Love those "Jazzmaster" selectors. Only £20 starting bid. Somebody stop me, can't... resist... clicking... :P

How can someone put it up for sale on ebay? in those days (mid-late 70's) if a guitar cost £100 new, then you knew that £95 of that budget was spent on making the thing look good, but in this case they didnt even do that!, anybody remember the Bell music shop in Sutton, i think it's still there, they used to produce a catalogue which featured some top end Guitars, but also some bottom end stuff like this too.

Does anybody remember Sutton? Is it still there :P ? Plymouth Sutton :?:

Anyhoo, worth remembering that a lot of 1970s guitars were not great, even though prices now are getting silly. OK, there were some nasty planks from SE Asia, but there was a lot of duff Fender product, too.

I started playing in the late 70s/early 80s and a lot of seasoned vets warned me off then current Fenders (some didn't like the Gibsons of that era, but I can't comment) and told me I'd be better spending money on a Tokai. They were right. In the 90s, I tried out a 1970s Jazz (not the block-marker type) bass and it was shocking. I kept my £300 firmly in my wallet. Last year, a friend asked a "Whaddaya think?" on another 70s Jazz on Fleeb around £1000. I pointed out the clearly visible 5mm or so of neck pocket wood hanging around, getting in the way.

Not saying they were all bad (I fancy getting a good one), but be careful; there are a number of Fender-stinkers of the 70s. Also, I checked a 70s Ric 4001 that was no great shakes either.

I'll batten down the hatches now.

1bassleft wrote:
there are a number of Fender-stinkers of the 70s. Also, I checked a 70s Ric 4001 that was no great shakes either.

I'll batten down the hatches now.

Fender Stinkers?? Dodgy Rickys?? yeah you are probably right, who remembers the Fender Bullet? i had a Jap copy Telecaster from 1979, it was a Maya, my parents bought it for my 14th birthday and it was great, i also remember it cost £180 at the time, whilst the Fender was £600+ and the quality between the 2 was'nt that great. A lot of the jap stuff from around that period was very good, and like Bass says, a fair bit of the Fender stuff was a bit disapointing.

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