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Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Scar Symmetry, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Spaced Out Ace

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    I want the Random Star version.
     
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    Randy Full on Friendship!™ Super Moderator

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    This +1 string
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    I've actually thought about getting a quote from the custom shop for that.
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    The kamikaze always seemed like a weird guitar concept to me... I'm not sure if it's serious or tongue-in-cheek. As badass or sad? Not that there's a whole lot of sensible stuff going on with George's other guitars, but it's weird for a guitar to be so unnecessarily political IMO. At the time (mid-80s) George was huge so I imagine ESP would have done anything for him, but apart from that point, I'm surprised they made it.

    I've seen them come in cases painted with the imperial flag of Japan, which too, seems weird. The design's fantastic, but ya, nazis had pretty cool branding as well...haven't seen that pop up on a guitar without pause.
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    Probably due to western fetishizing of asian cultures. Why anybody would want a guitar romanticizing suicide bombers is beyond me. If they just lost the stupid kamikaze elements it'd be a lot cooler imo.
     
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    Now maybe I'm misremembering, but didn't Jeff Hanneman use ESPs?
     
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    He sure did—ESPs with blatant Nazi symbolism on them.
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Ah yea, forgot about those. And I guess Hetfield has the iron cross as well (though maybe that's more generally German and not specifically Nazi).
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    yup Hakenkreuz/iron cross was a german/Prussian medal long before the Nazis co-opted it.
     
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    Jake GAS Master

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    Oddly enough, one of these

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    I really regret passing one up awhile back because they are HARD to find :lol:
     
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    Lmfao. Absolutely silly attempt to virtue signal.
     
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    The 80's were a different time... george probably just wanted something transgressive. That being said, i would 100% rock a kamikaze in 2020
     
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    I'd rock it just to piss off the couple squares above complaining about it. Plus, the Star version is great looking.
     
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    Remember the lesson of Iron Maiden and a million other bands. Glorifying violence will never have a place in metal.
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    I mean, feel free. It's really edgy to celebrate the pointless deaths of Japanese teenagers.
     
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    Virtue signaling? They were literally forced suicide bombers. It's about as tasteless as having a guitar with pics of middle eastern suicide bombers/ Al-Qaeda imagery on it. Go to 4chan/reddit if you want to be an edgelord so bad.
     
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    People wouldn't be pissed off or offended, but they may judge the character and intellect of someone who thinks that's funny.
     
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    I'm more interested in the fact it's a Lynch guitar, the plus the goofy camo, plus the outrageous headstock. The kamikaze motif I couldn't care less about. The positioning is pretty ideal though, so I could also live with swapping in some different vinyls.
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Yea, I dig the camo and overall shape / HS config of the guitar.

    Swapping vinyls could make it work. Maybe keep a model with Holocaust victims or abused animals to appeal to the existing demographic.
     
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