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Joe Doe by Vintage - Punkaster


 

JDV005x2
Joe Doe by Vintage - Punkaster

Description

‘Punkaster’ owned, destroyed and hastily reconstructed by Brandon Hicks

As soon as he learnt to walk, Brandon Hicks displayed a frightening talent for destruction; burning down the family condo age 5, breaking too many bones to keep count and even shattering his front teeth trying to catch a speeding baseball in his mouth. Having exhausted the patience of his parents and small town residents of Bone Lake, Wisconsin, teenager Hicks was exiled in 1977 and left to travel across America. Drifting from state to state, more wrecking ball than tumbleweed, Hicks eventually found his spiritual home in Times Square, New York, 1979. Hicks worked a ticket booth at the Wide Eye Peep Show by day and played with his band FistMeetsFace at night. After only a few explosive shows, FistMeetsFace became the must see act on the New York punk scene where each performance would include a smashed guitar, a puddle of blood and, following the after show party, another broken heart.

 

Body: A car crash of a guitar body made from numerous pieces of American Alder. Remember, some things are more than the sum of their parts, just like Brandon’s 35 second song “Riot In My Brain” with its inspired use of police sirens, dogs barking and an exploding jet engine.

Bridge: The superior Wilkinson WVC Vibrato bridge enables pig waggling, string diving and note gargling. Treat it like your worst enemy and it will still come back in tune.

Pickups: Trio of Joe Doe designed Single Coils, transplanted from various guitars that Brandon has destroyed over the years. The tones range from subtle to spiky… wait subtle? Not in Brandon’s vocabulary.

Controls: Master Volume and Master tone, with a sneaky five-way pickup selector switch, embedded in an unmistakeable mismatched dual style pickguard.

Machine heads: Wilkinson WJ55 E-Z Lok machine heads provide simple, effective action. Maybe the most dependable thing in Brandon’s life.

Neck: Hard rock Maple with mismatched tuners and mismatched dots. Your sweaty palm will love the classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile and the comfort it brings. Plus, flip it over and you’ll get a glimpse into Brandon’s personal life - contact details for emergency lawyers and phone numbers for old girlfriends.

Fingerboard: Hard Rock Maple, with custom mismatched position markers and Kate’s Cellfone number. She’s a Geography teacher now, has twin boys and a plumber for a husband. To think she used to scale the PA system to dive into the crowd at Brandon’s gigs…

Frets: 22 Medium profile frets. Brandon’s never needed to go higher than the 10th one.

Nut: 43mm Graphite nut, smooth and friction free. Unlike Brandon’s life.

Headstock: Unique Vintage “Joe Doe” Punkaster headstock design.

Case: Joe Doe luxury hardshell case with certificate of authenticity and case candy.

ProShop Set-Up: Each guitar is individually set-up by the Vintage ProShop team.

Limited Edition 1 of 100 'Punkaster' is an original Vintage® guitar, designed and created by Joe Doe Guitars and the UK Vintage design team.

 

 

 

Who wants to see a clever magic trick? Of course you do, so put out your hand and take this penny. Have a good look at it, rub it between your fingers. Feels like a regular penny right? No different to all the others you’ve ever held? Ok, now let’s do some magic and change it before your very eyes. See this is no ordinary penny. It belonged to someone very, very famous. A singing sensation. Picture sold out shows in Las Vegas during the 1960’s. People selling their watches, their cars, even their own grandmothers to get a ticket. Front row seats filled with major celebrities and minor royalty enjoying free champagne while they wait for the shows to start… But before the stage curtain would ever rise up, the superstar had to perform one simple task. He would take a penny out of his tux pocket and rub it between his fingers. Why? To remind him how far he’d come. See, it was a gift from his mother, back when the family were so poor she had nothing to give each of her children for Christmas but a new, shiny penny. Well he kept hold of it and cherished it until the day he died, and now you have the exact same penny in the palm of your hand. So take a look at it again. It’s no longer a plain ol’ coin, cast from melted metal. It has been transformed into an artefact. It has a backstory and is freighted with meaning. It has become magical…

We’re not practising magicians here at Joe Doe Guitars but we understand how the power of a good story can transform something ordinary into something extraordinary. Our trick is mixing art with some tall story telling to turn simple wood and wire into unique musical instruments that have a proud history and character all of their own. So when a Joe Doe Guitar is hanging on a wall, it’s a piece of art to be admired and discussed in hushed tones… and when it’s hanging off your guitar strap it’s pure musical inspiration. Now if it’s all right with you, we’ll take back that penny and put it away for safe keeping.

Details

SKU JDV005x2
Brand Vintage

Delivery

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Do you offer Next Day Delivery?
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