Can you ID this electric guitar?

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Can you ID this electric guitar?

Post by Justine_X » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:40 pm

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The guitar in question can be glimpsed at 0:45. A closer look can be had at 2:50, when Ross the Boss plays his fiery solo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4qTi7cDtI4

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Post by vvv » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:44 pm

I would guess it's a Dean, mebbe, but I did watch it without listening ... :twisted:
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Post by Jitters » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:44 am

It's a Dean ML, but if you really want that tone you're going to need the leather thong and fuzzzy boots too.

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Post by norton » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:00 am

Wow...

I Don't think it's a dean....Unless the headstock was modified. I was thinking carvin, but it was hard to tell. Didn't peavey make some crazy looking guitars similar to that one too?

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Post by KennyLusk » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:38 am

With that headstock it has to be a Hamer Blitz. Mick Mars has one or more I think. Late 70's, early 80's?
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Post by farview » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:48 am

I worked for Manowar after Ross The Boss left. They have guitars custom made for them, so it might not be an 'off the shelf' guitar.

I'll see if I can find anyone that remembers.

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Post by farview » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:39 pm

I just got an email back from Ross, he said "It's called The Vulcan , made by Guliano Balestra in White Plains, only 3 or 4 were made and not made anymore"

He got it in 1982

Mystery solved.

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Post by Bro Shark » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:00 pm

That's fucking crazy what just happened here.

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Post by dsw » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:32 pm

right? wow!
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Post by norton » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:12 pm

It's exactly what I was hoping for.... Awesome.

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Post by farview » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:10 am

Every once in a while, it's useful to have a token metal guy around. :lol:

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Post by KennyLusk » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:33 pm

uhhhh-hh...he said tokin' ^ :lol:
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Post by farview » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:17 pm

The correct spelling of the luthier's name is Giuliano Balestra. He died of a hear attack in 2005.

Another person that used the Vulcan was Buck Dharma from Blue Oyster Cult.

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Post by E-money » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:47 pm

Another one of the many reasons I love this message board.

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Post by norton » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:06 pm

http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showth ... p?t=451702

More on the guitar maker... he called everything a vulcan apparently. Nice pics though..

Working for Manowar you must have epic spinal tap tales to tell.

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