Posted August 28, 2018 - 07:43 AM
You are in wonderful company..... I also have a bit of an obsession/addiction/problem when it comes to RB guitars... But mine is specifically targeted at this bad boy right here: https://puu.sh/BlDTY/02f899b274.pngThe RB (technically RB2) Wooden Stratocaster Replica....I have one in the Sunburst (that was the first one I got) and I have that red one, I think the technical color is "Candy Apple" if I remember right. I wanted the red one...but they're much harder to find. Only happened upon this red one by luck. But since getting the red one, I haven't seen either of them anywhere....Craigslist, Ebay, Amazon, etc. Amazon claims they have used ones for under $200, but it's a scam. You get the plastic Sunburst guitar.
Here's the rundown on my obsession:
I got the Sunburst on Craigslist....I searched every city within every state in the US, checking each state closest to my location (Michigan) and radiated out from there. The ONLY one on all of craigslist in the US and Canada...was this one I got....in NJ, supposedly in brand new condition, for $75. They obviously didn't know the true value of it...or maybe didn't care. For me, roughly an 8-9 hour drive. What did I do? Contacted the seller, asked if they could hold it til I could make it there, and at the first possible chance...hopped in my car and drove to NJ to get it. One of the best road trips I've ever taken. Fast forward a bit... My Sunburst broke sort of...and in my attempt to fix it... I broke it further. It's not beyond repair... but it is beyond my ability to repair as of right now. So, I sucked it up and played with my Hofner Bass....and then eventually, after almost a year of searching... I found this red one on Ebay. I'd searched Amazon, craigslist, every website possible to try and find another guitar. Searched FB's marketplace shit, and ended up realizing that this red one...for almost $200....was going to be my only option. So....Dropped the $200 on it....and here I am, happy with my real-fake guitar.
If you can, if you ever find one... I urge you to grab as fast as possible, a wooden strat replica for RB. When they came out for RB...they were for the Xbox 360 only, and they sold for $400. If you could find a new one, I have a feeling they'd go for even more than that now. But good luck finding one. Lol. It's got the best playability of any RB or GH guitar...except the strum bar. They clearly compensated too much for the mushy strum bars on the other RB guitars...this one is very stiff. So I changed both of mine out and put in the Bytes strum bar... I forget the website name, but if you want it, just Google "Replacement RB strum bar" or some such thing, and you'll find it.
Anywho...that's my obsession. I also enjoy tinkering with the guitars too, modifying them how/where I can to my liking.
Was streaming on beam.pro prior to it turning into "mixer".... may or may not pick the streaming stuff back up again, we'll see. Need to get my RB guitar fixed up first (my wooden stratocaster replica sad to say it's taken a beating and needs some repairs) then I'll think about getting back into streaming. Makes me sad that I can't play at my best right now without my awesome guitar (seriously....no other RB or GH guitar plays as well as this beauty does....)
Artists I'd love to see customs for (and hope to maybe author myself someday, if/when I'm finally able to do so!): Wheatus, Lily Allen, The Script, The Lonely Island, Bloodhound Gang, Blue October, Flaw, Cold, Hurt, Switchfoot, Thornley, 12 Stones, Bif Naked, Jon Lajoie, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Sevendust, Skillet, Stephen Lynch, Theory of a Deadman, Aqua....and a lot of others!
"I still believe that everyone, can find a song for every time they've lost, and every time they've won. So just remember folks, we're not just saving lives, we're saving souls, and we're having fun!" - I Still Believe by Frank Turner <3