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One-off Irwin?

Postby playingdead » Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:47 pm

A friend of mine from Boston who sits in with Playing Dead when I don't travel back for the gigs has this guitar he bought in either a music store or pawn shop when he was out in California years ago ... appears to be an Irwin, Strat-type guitar. (I remember him saying the store had no idea what it was and that he didn't pay much for it at all). I saw it in person a few years back, he busted it out last night. I'll see if I can get some more photos of it. It has the typical brass bridge and tailpiece, looks like similar wood and finish to the Wolf and has the simpler eagle logo on the headstock.

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Not sure if he added the Roland pickup to it or if it came that way, I don't remember it being on there when I saw it in 03 or so.
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Re: One-off Irwin

Postby tigerstrat » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:05 pm

Are those Fender amp knobs?
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Re: One-off Irwin

Postby playingdead » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:10 pm

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Re: One-off Irwin

Postby broesau » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:41 am

Looks pretty sweet. Doug used those amp knobs on Wolf Jr. too. Is it a bolt on neck?
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Re: One-off Irwin?

Postby playingdead » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:38 am

Set neck, if my memory is correct.
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Re: One-off Irwin?

Postby jdsmodulus » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:52 pm

Whew..thats an Irwin alright! :hail:
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Re: One-off Irwin?

Postby modz » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:35 am

Fantastic guitar! Can't wait to see more photo's of it. Thanks for posting.
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Re: One-off Irwin?

Postby Dozin » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:40 am

Very nice. Can't imagine finding a diamond like that in a music store. What a score!
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Re: One-off Irwin?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:38 am

Dozin wrote:Very nice. Can't imagine finding a diamond like that in a music store. What a score!


No doubt, that is an amazing find! :cool:
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Re: One-off Irwin?

Postby keirweir » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:41 am

I'd love more deatails on that guitar. Is that a Coco bolo or Walnut core?

Are there any recrodings out there?
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Re: One-off Irwin?

Postby tigerstrat » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:13 am

keirweir wrote:I'd love more deatails on that guitar. Is that a Coco bolo or Walnut core?

Are there any recrodings out there?


Best look of that so far seems to be the arm contour on the lower bout. Doesn't look like walnut to me, maybe cocobolo or some other type of rosewood.
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Re: One-off Irwin?

Postby keirweir » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:40 am

tigerstrat wrote:
keirweir wrote:I'd love more deatails on that guitar. Is that a Coco bolo or Walnut core?

Are there any recrodings out there?


Best look of that so far seems to be the arm contour on the lower bout. Doesn't look like walnut to me, maybe cocobolo or some other type of rosewood.



Agreed, it does have the red coco bolo look to it. The more you look at it the more the headstock matched the core. Maybe so maybe not. Regardless, now I want to build one...
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Re: One-off Irwin?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:16 am

Is it my imagination or is the middle pickup nudged toward the neck a little bit - as if it were the active coil on a middle Super II?
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Re: One-off Irwin?

Postby tigerstrat » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:32 am

Rusty the Scoob wrote:Is it my imagination or is the middle pickup nudged toward the neck a little bit - as if it were the active coil on a middle Super II?


I'm gonna say the neck is nudged towards the middle, to accomodate the 24 fret neck (regular Strat ends at 21, and a 22 fret replacement neck goes right up to neck pup). Could be that the middle is nudged a little towards the bridge as well.
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Re: One-off Irwin?

Postby strumminsix » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:42 am

jdsmodulus wrote:Whew..thats an Irwin alright! :hail:

Guess or fact?
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