Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by SXH, May 24, 2019.
Telecaster body with a left-handed Strat neck? Interesting...
As Manuel would say, Steve, "?Que " ....
Well, the levitating right-handed guitarist in your first pic has a guitar which has a right-handed Fender Telecaster body (theoretically, it could be a Broadcaster body, but anyone who would butcher a fairly rare vintage Fender deserves a bit of a slap!) which has had the normal neck replaced by a left handed Fender Stratocaster style neck (not necessarily genuine Fender, 3rd party replacements are available) - it has the machine heads below rather than above the head.
There are several possible reasons for doing this.
1. It looks cool.
2. The original neck got broken and that was the only available replacement.
3. Some people believe that by making the lower (pitch-wise) strings longer (including the bits behind the nut) improves the tone. But a lefty Tele neck would do that.
Of course, it could just be a guitar cobbled together from a collection of available spare (3rd party?) parts...
ETA: Just to add... Fenders use bolt-on necks, so swapping them is quite easy.
Ah Ha ... wow, Steve, you know your guitar stuff ...
Now, I just shoot the people playing them
I spent a number of my earlier years hanging around with guitarists; sometimes as a roadie, occasionally as a mediocre bassist.
A couple of people suggested someone should do that to me, in my bass playing days. The fact that they were other members of the band was a bit worrying!
..... a cool story from the shop last week --
A wee fellow (8 or 9 yrs) wearing a AC-DC shirt with a newly purchased set of binoculars around his neck. I ask if the binos are for watching
AC-DC concerts? The kid looks at his dad who laughs and says, maybe,. I ask the wee lad if he likes the band and music, in general, and
the dad answers that he (the son) is in a musical group and plays guitar . The son, then looks at his dad with a rather exasperated look and
says, "Dad, I don't play guitar ........
... I play BASS
I ask who his favourite bass player is? No answer. Being in Canada, I ask if he's heard of Geddy Lee? Who? So, I go for a larger audience.
have you heard of that Paul McCartney fellow? Who? Dad chimes in with, 'oh yeah, he did play bass, didn't he. I ask the wee fellow, have you
heard of The Beatles and his response is ...
.... D'uh, of course
In the early seventies I once had some youngster ask me 'what were the Beatles really like?'
Meanwhile, RicohPentax are bring out some fanboy items to celebrate 100 years. But only a couple of mugs so far. And only in Japan.
One gets the impression they don't care that much about us round-eyes!
Geez, Steve, I didn't even realise that it was Pentax's 100th anniversary and I just sent an
email to the Ricoh Imaging Canada marketing person to see if any Pentax 100th stuff might be
making it across the Pacific?
Speaking of the Beatles, have you seen the film, Yesterday, ?
Nah, not my thing, though I have heard good reports of it.
Anyway, Ricoh/Pentax have added a couple of things to their 100th Anniv stuff. Wow!
Wow, thanks Steve, I'd be really interested in one of those T-Shirts ...
... the Coming Soon one, that is
The grey squares with 'Coming Soon' are really going to help the business.
..... I know, Chester, I know
And in 2020 there will be a new DSLR in the K, apsc range.
According to Ricoh, it's in development.
ETA: and all the 100th Anniversary tat is now listed on that page - they've added a load of T-shirts, a couple of key-fobs, a poster and what appears to be a special hot-shoe cover.
Well, I'll guess, I'll be forced to try survive throughout, at least, a portion of 2020 and, truth be told, I wouldn't mind one of the white T-shirts
As for the camera, it will be way above my budget but, hopefully, it'll be priced reasonably for the other Pentaxians
Hmm, just did a quick check. That hot-shoe cover is priced at 5,400 yen. Which is (currently) £40. If it reaches these shores, what will Ricoh UK sell it at?
No doubt a bit more than the genuine wooden Pen-F 'Decoration Kit'...
..... I suspect, Steve, that you could purchase some wood grain paint for less than £9 and pick up the
Pentax Hot-Shoe cover
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