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Tony Raven
#1 Posted : Thursday, August 03, 2017 4:49:10 PM(UTC)
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A couple of years back, I went long & pounced on this --



It's a decent little axe, probably Korea. That's the only info I've found (yet) other than the brand name. Also the only Gorilla guitar I'd seen on the internet.

Some may recall their little amps, & a review I've never got 'round to: http://forum.frugalguitarist.co...st2681_Gorilla-Amps.aspx

Per Wikipedia, "In 1985, Pignose Industries was acquired by Howard Chatt and is now called Pignose-Gorilla." Aside from the better-known battery-powered amps, Pignose presently produces three small "backstage" solid-state amps, which appear to be the legacy of Gorilla.

Unlike the plethora of "practice" amps that likely buried Gorilla, these seem to have a small following, for instance a Facebook page for fans: https://www.facebook.com/gorrillaamps. There was maybe a dozen models (a list which I have yet to build), including a few models that claimed a tube-like overdrive, a 100-watt combo, & a sort of mini-stack (which I think was a combo + an extension speaker). I saw one online that had a secondary badge marking it as distributed by Boss. I might have to ring up Roland Corp to see if there's any info to be had.

As to the guitars... who knows? I figure that a 24-fret h-s-h is likely somewhere 1995-2005; more info as I dig.

Anyway, I'm here to say that I have spotted a SECOND Gorilla axe --


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Flying-...26ad0:g:t1AAAOSwxXBZeITy

Don't even consider buying: seller expects $700 (OBO).

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#2 Posted : Thursday, August 03, 2017 11:23:54 PM(UTC)
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I had one of those little amps. Sounded ok I guess. I didn't know they had guitars. I have seen a couple of Pignose guitars though.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, August 05, 2017 8:59:50 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dmartn149 Go to Quoted Post
I have seen a couple of Pignose guitars though.


A-hah!! Dancing Any sightings appreciated (photos better still) -- particularly if they're still Frugal! Smile

(I add that last because I notice that I post about some obscure brand or model, & next thing happens is the availability dries up & the remaining few have doubled/tripled in price. No idea whether I'm affecting the market, or merely prescient. Either case, good news for owners & "early adopters." Cool)


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#4 Posted : Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:23:52 PM(UTC)
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here's one near Nashville
http://nashville.craigslist.org...er-1990s/6235951975.html
The same seller is selling a Stinger (imported by CF Martin) It's an unusual one as it's a LP style.
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#5 Posted : Thursday, August 10, 2017 4:06:11 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dmartn149 Go to Quoted Post
here's one near Nashville
http://nashville.craigslist.org...er-1990s/6235951975.html
The same seller is selling a Stinger (imported by CF Martin) It's an unusual one as it's a LP style.


I looked at the stinger, it is frugal alright but what a horrible design. The headstock (mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm)just no match for the body

The pignose , just another strat wannabe but frugal

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#6 Posted : Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:12:00 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dmartn149 Go to Quoted Post
here's one near Nashville
http://nashville.craigslist.org...er-1990s/6235951975.html
The same seller is selling a Stinger (imported by CF Martin) It's an unusual one as it's a LP style.


I looked at the stinger, it is frugal alright but what a horrible design. The headstock (mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm)just no match for the body

The pignose , just another strat wannabe but frugal



Yeah, If you are going to copy a LP, it's gotta have a 3x3 headstock. At least it has a set neck... so close and yet so far! All the other Stingers I've seen were strat style.
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