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    Default Two new models at MeanStreet Guitars

    Any thoughts on the new models?

    http://www.meanstreetguitars.com/Mean%20Guitars.htm
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    very nice work . but not my cup of tea.........lol

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    Do they make any of them in a left-handed version?

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    Oh, wow, wow! Man thanx so much for posting that! They're great, I've just fell in love with the '78 Legend, I want one!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby
    Do they make any of them in a left-handed version?
    Just to be clear, that's not my site....I'm just passing along the info. Any questions should go to the guy that makes them (Mitchel).
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    I have an Unchained, Mitchel makes great guitars, worth every penny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett
    I have an Unchained, Mitchel makes great guitars, worth every penny.
    Brett- did you manage to stripe yours just by sanding off the clear coat and leaving the white?

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    Is it just me or do the 78 Legend and 78 Classic look like Kramer shaped bodies instead of Strat shaped bodies? I realize those are exact replicas (and I'm sure they're good guitars), but I never understand why people make Frankenstein Kramers or 5150 Strats. IMO, if you're going to do it, do it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P1
    I realize those aren't exact replicas (and I'm sure they're good guitars), but I never understand why people make Frankenstein Kramers or 5150 Strats. IMO, if you're going to do it, do it right.
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    I hear what you're saying P1, but I think what Mitch has done is ingenious!
    He has designed his own body and headstock styles which are neither exact copys of that of a Strat or a Kramer to avoid any law suites from the major manufactures. I'm guessing this is why he also eventually changed the design of the headstock on his Intruder model.

    What was even more ingenious IMO, is that he avoided infringing on any copywrite laws regarding EVH's striped paintjob, but included EVERYTHING else that we all associate with EVH that wasn't under copywrite like eyelet hooks, poorly routed pickup cavities, selector switches in the pickup cavity, hacked up pickgaurds, etc ...

    His guitars all have an EVH "vibe" to them, yet the EVH lawyers can't touch him.

    Mad props to Mitch for creative marketing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino5150
    I hear what you're saying P1, but I think what Mitch has done is ingenious!
    He has designed his own body and headstock styles which are neither exact copys of that of a Strat or a Kramer to avoid any law suites from the major manufactures. I'm guessing this is why he also eventually changed the design of the headstock on his Intruder model.

    What was even more ingenious IMO, is that he avoided infringing on any copywrite laws regarding EVH's striped paintjob, but included EVERYTHING else that we all associate with EVH that wasn't under copywrite like eyelet hooks, poorly routed pickup cavities, selector switches in the pickup cavity, hacked up pickgaurds, etc ...

    His guitars all have an EVH "vibe" to them, yet the EVH lawyers can't touch him.

    Mad props to Mitch for creative marketing.

    And are easily repainted

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    Eddie did have the same style as the '78 Legend, so it's not "wrong"! Hardcore fans should understand and recognize it, remember the '83 Buenos Aires gig? Eddie did play on that kind of axe, that's the one:



    and an other one he built for the Orlando Har Rock Cafe:

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    That '78 Legend is pretty damn tempting. Nice work by Mitch as always.
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    Eddie did have the same style as the '78 Legend

    That's one of the reasons Mitch is so successful.
    Alot of people won't pick up on the differences.

    ... and yes they are quite different.

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    Just to emphasize my earlier statement, Mitch has dedicated an entire page of his website for "Pending Lawsuites".

    This is a quote from his site ...

    "Welcome to the Pending Lawsuits page.

    This is where I will post "legal" letters that Mean Street might receive in the future...from big-time guitar makers to big-time names.

    You wouldn't believe some of things that go on...or maybe you would. Some things I agree with but some are just plain crazy.

    Anyway, if something does happen, it will be posted here."

 

 

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