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This is my surf axe (and cat Indiana). She is named Hinemoa.

Tutanekai lived on Mokoia Island, Lake Rotorua, where of an evening he and his friend Tiki used to play – the one on a “horn”, the other on a “pipe”. The sound of this music could be heard across Lake Rotorua at Owhata and it charmed the beautiful and noble-born Hinemoa who lived there. When Tutanekai visited the mainland with his people, he met Hinemoa and they fell in love. The young man had perforce to return to his village, but the lovers arranged that every night he would play and that Hinemoa would follow the sound of his music to join him.

Tutanekai kept up a nightly serenade but Hinemoa's people, suspecting something was afoot, had hidden all the canoes. The maiden, however, was not to be deterred and, selecting six large, dry, empty gourds as floats, she decided to swim to the island. Guided by the strains of her loved one's music, Hinemoa safely reached the other shore and landed near a hot spring, Waikimihia, in which she warmed and refreshed herself – the pool is on Mokoia Island to this day. Just at that moment Tutanekai sent his servant for water. This man disturbed the girl who, pretending to be a man, spoke in a gruff voice and, when she learnt his errand, begged for a drink from the calabash which she smashed as soon as she had had her fill. The servant then went back and reported to Tutanekai what had happened. He was ordered back again and again, each time with the same result, until all the calabashes were broken. The now irate young man himself went down to the pool and to his joy discovered Hinemoa. Like all good stories, the legend has a conventional ending – they lived happily ever after.
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Last edited: Jan 21, 2022 21:01:52

sig wrote:

This is my surf axe (and cat Indiana). She is named Hinemoa.

Tutanekai lived on Mokoia Island, Lake Rotorua, where of an evening he and his friend Tiki used to play – the one on a “horn”, the other on a “pipe”. The sound of this music could be heard across Lake Rotorua at Owhata and it charmed the beautiful and noble-born Hinemoa who lived there. When Tutanekai visited the mainland with his people, he met Hinemoa and they fell in love. The young man had perforce to return to his village, but the lovers arranged that every night he would play and that Hinemoa would follow the sound of his music to join him.

Tutanekai kept up a nightly serenade but Hinemoa's people, suspecting something was afoot, had hidden all the canoes. The maiden, however, was not to be deterred and, selecting six large, dry, empty gourds as floats, she decided to swim to the island. Guided by the strains of her loved one's music, Hinemoa safely reached the other shore and landed near a hot spring, Waikimihia, in which she warmed and refreshed herself – the pool is on Mokoia Island to this day. Just at that moment Tutanekai sent his servant for water. This man disturbed the girl who, pretending to be a man, spoke in a gruff voice and, when she learnt his errand, begged for a drink from the calabash which she smashed as soon as she had had her fill. The servant then went back and reported to Tutanekai what had happened. He was ordered back again and again, each time with the same result, until all the calabashes were broken. The now irate young man himself went down to the pool and to his joy discovered Hinemoa. Like all good stories, the legend has a conventional ending – they lived happily ever after.
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Nice story)

Waikiki Makaki surf-rock band from Ukraine

https://www.facebook.com/waikikimakaki/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1sTg2JTKUZ3Vlu44gW2OYA
https://soundcloud.com/waikiki-makaki

Of all my strats, these three are set up specifically for surf. An American Standard bookended by two American Deluxe strats. All Vintage pickup arrays with blender pots and three-way switches.
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The Kahuna Kings

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Kahuna-Kings/459752090818447

https://thekahunakings.bandcamp.com/releases

These are my "girls"

Dana - Annette - Dee Dee
(I have a thing for surf green)

Dana was one of the original dancing Neptinas in Reverb Galaxy
Annette well you should know and
Dee Dee was the first girl I ever kissed.

They all have their own surf personality...

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Surfcat

Christmas on the Pier - New Release!
Agent Octopus on the Web!!!
Agent Octopus - BANDCAMP!

Reverb Galaxy Website
Angle of Attack CD - BANDCAMP
AGENT OCTOPUS - - Surfcat Logo by Shawn Dickinson

ArtS wrote:

These are my "girls"

Dana - Annette - Dee Dee
(I have a thing for surf green)

Dana was one of the original dancing Neptinas in Reverb Galaxy
Annette well you should know and
Dee Dee was the first girl I ever kissed.

They all have their own surf personality...

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Is that a 1995 American strat?

-Eric

New music!
https://thedesolatecoast.bandcamp.com/releases
Spotify

Also:
https://theverb.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/theverbseattle/

I got it for helping a guy with the IRS. Standard pickups, matching headstock, the plus hardware with locking tune keys. I ordered it from Chuck Levin's in Wheaton, MD and had it custom made.

Just looked up serial number, you're dead on! How did you know? Serial number look up says 3/1995, model #0107402757

Surfcat

Christmas on the Pier - New Release!
Agent Octopus on the Web!!!
Agent Octopus - BANDCAMP!

Reverb Galaxy Website
Angle of Attack CD - BANDCAMP
AGENT OCTOPUS - - Surfcat Logo by Shawn Dickinson

Last edited: Mar 11, 2022 20:22:10

This is what I made two full fledged albums with plus a bunch of EPs.

Magnatech - "Introducing..." (September 2021)
Magnatech - "Impala '59" (17 July 2022)
Signed to Sharawaji Records
Impala '59 now out on CD, digital download and pre-order for vinyl coming soon!

Impala '59 has been regarded "one of the best albums you will hear this year"
"Outstanding album which is one of the very rare instances that truly mixes the old with the new"

2200 plays for Impala '59 and counting since the 17th of July 2022 on bandcamp; (08/08/22)

https://magnatech.bandcamp.com

This one - not sure what happened, but this is the rig with which I made two full fledge albums, a few 7"s and a bunch of EP's.

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Magnatech - "Introducing..." (September 2021)
Magnatech - "Impala '59" (17 July 2022)
Signed to Sharawaji Records
Impala '59 now out on CD, digital download and pre-order for vinyl coming soon!

Impala '59 has been regarded "one of the best albums you will hear this year"
"Outstanding album which is one of the very rare instances that truly mixes the old with the new"

2200 plays for Impala '59 and counting since the 17th of July 2022 on bandcamp; (08/08/22)

https://magnatech.bandcamp.com

ArtS wrote:

I got it for helping a guy with the IRS. Standard pickups, matching headstock, the plus hardware with locking tune keys. I ordered it from Chuck Levin's in Wheaton, MD and had it custom made.

Just looked up serial number, you're dead on! How did you know? Serial number look up says 3/1995, model #0107402757

1995 was the year that fender made the American standards with matching headstocks for their 50th anniversary. You don’t see too many maple fretboards with matching headstocks that aren’t that year. So, it wasn’t too magic of a guess. I used pine for them because they were the only strats with matching headstocks.

-Eric

New music!
https://thedesolatecoast.bandcamp.com/releases
Spotify

Also:
https://theverb.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/theverbseattle/

Welcome to SG101!
Nice rig!
Ferenc

Jojobaplant wrote:

This one - not sure what happened, but this is the rig with which I made two full fledge albums, a few 7"s and a bunch of EP's.

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LISTEN & BUY " S P I N - T H E - B O T T L E " NOW @ Bandcamp

My blog- Euro Tour Blog
Pool Boys on Spotify
INSTAGRAM
Frankie in Frankie & The Pool Boys
DJ Frankie Pool Boy on North Sea Surf Radio
Phayrentz in Pollo Del Mar

My Wall O' Surf:
2008 AVRI Jag
1965 CAR Jazzmaster
2008 AVRI Jazzmaster Refinished by Marty Bell
Partscaster Tele
1970 Micro-Frets Stage II
1983 Harmony P-Bass

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My first and favorite. It is a '64 that I've had since 1965.

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Jack
aka WoodyJ

Last Mariners (2021-present)
HulaHounds (1996-2005)
The Mariners (1964-68, 1996-2005)
The X-Rays (1997-2004)
The Surge! (2004, 2011-2012)
Various non-surf bands that actually made money (1978-1990)

Now I have a strat, but the JM wins for surf.

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Last edited: Apr 10, 2022 15:08:48

My favourite is the Hallmark Custom 60, bar none. Set neck, amazing pickups, great playing. It is the only non-locking vibrato guitar I have ever had that returned perfectly to pitch. I got a new one coming! This is a photo of my old one I regretfully sold (stupid of me!)

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Last edited: May 02, 2022 05:47:42

Fronkensurf wrote:

My Wall O' Surf:
2008 AVRI Jag
1965 CAR Jazzmaster
2008 AVRI Jazzmaster Refinished by Marty Bell
Partscaster Tele
1970 Micro-Frets Stage II
1983 Harmony P-Bass

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WOW A MIcrofrets!!!! SO cool!

Sonic_Blue wrote:

We have a late contender!

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How do you like your vibrato? I used to have a Bigsby with Vibramate on mine but it never returned to pitch (tried everything and even had a couple of luthiers try to make it return to pitch). So I took it off. Also finding strings long enough was a PITA.

Mine is upgraded with Collar Firebird pickups, Bourns potentiometers, and I took off the banjo tuners and put on Steinnberger machine heads (it stays in tune perfectly now!).

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My Jazzmaster was killing it today

Jill Martini & The Shrunken Heads

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Now this one, but I also miss my strats(

Waikiki Makaki surf-rock band from Ukraine

https://www.facebook.com/waikikimakaki/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1sTg2JTKUZ3Vlu44gW2OYA
https://soundcloud.com/waikiki-makaki

I have a couple of Stratocasters set up for surf.
The first is a '60's Player Strat with a rosewood fretboard and a 7-1/2" radius. The tight radius makes it really comfortable to play but not so easy to bend notes before they "fret out."
The second is a Deluxe Strat with a maple fretboard and a 12" radius. The flatter neck gives it a wider feel, not as comfortable to finger but much easier to bend notes. It also has upgraded pickups - Fender Custom Shop Fat '50's. These have a beautiful, chimey sound fantastic for surf. Also, they don't have high output, so they won't distort easily. If you want to alter your sound, definitely look into these. Here's a photo of this guitar.
As for neck radii, I'd go with a 9-1/2", which I have on my Tele, or maybe a 10-16" compound if you do a lot of bending.
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Oops! I meant 7-1/4" radius for the first guitar. My bad. It's in the picture under my account name.

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