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27th November 2012

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Angel 199 - Tony Cochran Guitars
This electric guitar was supposedly purchased in Rio de Janeiro, under odd circumstances, around April or May of 1965. I love it but can’t wait to get rid of it. The guy who bought it said there had been a horrible train wreck down there and the old woman who found it in the aftermath, crated and intact, couldn’t wait to get rid of it either. He sold it to me because HE couldn’t wait to get rid of it. He didn’t have the crate anymore, but said it had a broken seal from a Lithuanian monastery. There is a medallion of St. Michael below the bridge and the number 199 on a tag above the bridge pickup. It’s not clear why. I have no instructions on how to operate the wild circuitry, but it’s pretty. The guitar plays nice, but you don’t want it sitting out if you are by yourself. Play it when other people are with you or you’ll be the next one who can’t wait to get rid of it.

Angel 199 - Tony Cochran Guitars

This electric guitar was supposedly purchased in Rio de Janeiro, under odd circumstances, around April or May of 1965. I love it but can’t wait to get rid of it. The guy who bought it said there had been a horrible train wreck down there and the old woman who found it in the aftermath, crated and intact, couldn’t wait to get rid of it either. He sold it to me because HE couldn’t wait to get rid of it. He didn’t have the crate anymore, but said it had a broken seal from a Lithuanian monastery. There is a medallion of St. Michael below the bridge and the number 199 on a tag above the bridge pickup. It’s not clear why. I have no instructions on how to operate the wild circuitry, but it’s pretty. The guitar plays nice, but you don’t want it sitting out if you are by yourself. Play it when other people are with you or you’ll be the next one who can’t wait to get rid of it.

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16th November 2012

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Arkanacaster Guitar 
by Tony Cochran Guitars


This electric guitar was the property of Country Western star Diamond Ted Raymond of Deadtree, Arkansas. He fitted it with what he called “a harmonic deceptor”, a crude, but effective planking system that humanized bent notes. Diamond Ted specialized in a particularly nasty breed of Honky Tonk called Flinch Wailing. After it was outlawed by the state and condemned in the Catholic Telegraph, Diamond Ted went underground with his performances until his death in 1961. He passed out drunk while eating peanut butter with his hands, and squirrels ate his fingers off. He bled to death. Rumor has it … he wanted his guitar buried with him, but his lousy brother stole it from the funeral home. The deceptor doesn’t seem to work anymore, but it’s still a handsome piece.

Arkanacaster Guitar

by Tony Cochran Guitars

This electric guitar was the property of Country Western star Diamond Ted Raymond of Deadtree, Arkansas. He fitted it with what he called “a harmonic deceptor”, a crude, but effective planking system that humanized bent notes. Diamond Ted specialized in a particularly nasty breed of Honky Tonk called Flinch Wailing. After it was outlawed by the state and condemned in the Catholic Telegraph, Diamond Ted went underground with his performances until his death in 1961. He passed out drunk while eating peanut butter with his hands, and squirrels ate his fingers off. He bled to death. Rumor has it … he wanted his guitar buried with him, but his lousy brother stole it from the funeral home. The deceptor doesn’t seem to work anymore, but it’s still a handsome piece.

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19th July 2012

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Tony Cochran Guitars created the Kamikazecaster guitar, commissioned by Dracula’s Cabaret in Gold Coast Australia for Dave Kume, aka Kamikaze D, lead guitarist. Dracula’s Cabaret is Australia’s longest running and most successful dinner theater … or circus! The new show, Transfusion, “features fast paced vampire variety that combines acerbic comedy, wicked burlesque, bizarre human circus and off the dial madness.” Check out the video of the wild guitar solo on the Kamikazecaster by Kamikaze D … even in an aerial act!
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Tony Cochran Guitars created the Kamikazecaster guitar, commissioned by Dracula’s Cabaret in Gold Coast Australia for Dave Kume, aka Kamikaze D, lead guitarist. Dracula’s Cabaret is Australia’s longest running and most successful dinner theater … or circus! The new show, Transfusion, “features fast paced vampire variety that combines acerbic comedy, wicked burlesque, bizarre human circus and off the dial madness.” Check out the video of the wild guitar solo on the Kamikazecaster by Kamikaze D … even in an aerial act!

VIDEO at www.facebook.com/TonyCochranGuitars

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10th May 2012

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http://youtu.be/9OghBfVvHLk
Yes Tony Cochran Guitars are awesomely playable! Here’s the Pepperjackcaster with the hammer down in France.
Pried from the cold, gray fingers of Jack “Wild Cat” Thompson. He was found dead and naked at the seedy motel just North of Bakersfield, California in 1958. Master of the dirty Honkey Tonk, he spent his life chasing cheap women and drinking cheaper wine. Rumor has it, the device at the bottom was what he called a “Seductorator”. He said it loosened women’s inhibitions: wouldn’t say where he got it.

http://youtu.be/9OghBfVvHLk

Yes Tony Cochran Guitars are awesomely playable! Here’s the Pepperjackcaster with the hammer down in France.

Pried from the cold, gray fingers of Jack “Wild Cat” Thompson. He was found dead and naked at the seedy motel just North of Bakersfield, California in 1958. Master of the dirty Honkey Tonk, he spent his life chasing cheap women and drinking cheaper wine. Rumor has it, the device at the bottom was what he called a “Seductorator”. He said it loosened women’s inhibitions: wouldn’t say where he got it.

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25th April 2012

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Jess Endicott bought this guitar, sight unseen, in a crate at Booth’s Pawn Shop on East Fifth Street in Aurora Heights, Texas. Supposedly it had belonged to Zharahz, a prophet for the Apocolyptic cult known as God’s Chimes. They preached that man was bound by time only because they could not hear the sound of God. They attempted to recreate this tone at their weekly get togethers called “unstickings”. According to a note in the crate, Zharahz had fitted his electric guitar with a device that would unstick him in time, but only to the future, not back. They never head from him again.

Jess Endicott bought this guitar, sight unseen, in a crate at Booth’s Pawn Shop on East Fifth Street in Aurora Heights, Texas. Supposedly it had belonged to Zharahz, a prophet for the Apocolyptic cult known as God’s Chimes. They preached that man was bound by time only because they could not hear the sound of God. They attempted to recreate this tone at their weekly get togethers called “unstickings”. According to a note in the crate, Zharahz had fitted his electric guitar with a device that would unstick him in time, but only to the future, not back. They never head from him again.

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21st April 2012

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Guitar’s G string is its most dangerous part:-)Part 4 of 4 - Agnes loses her guitar:-(

Guitar’s G string is its most dangerous part:-)
Part 4 of 4 - Agnes loses her guitar:-(

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21st April 2012

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I know Jimi Hendrix played the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock. Agnes only knew it was some patriotic guitar song. (Part 3 of 4)

I know Jimi Hendrix played the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock. Agnes only knew it was some patriotic guitar song. (Part 3 of 4)

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21st April 2012

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Shades & a bandanna always add attitude to guitar playing.Part 2 of 4 finds Agnes running her scales:-)

Shades & a bandanna always add attitude to guitar playing.
Part 2 of 4 finds Agnes running her scales:-)

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21st April 2012

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This week I decided to combine my 2 creations, Agnes (my syndicated comic strip) and reimagined guitars. Part 1 of 4, Agnes finds a guitar in the dumpster. Sometimes I do too:-)

This week I decided to combine my 2 creations, Agnes (my syndicated comic strip) and reimagined guitars. Part 1 of 4, Agnes finds a guitar in the dumpster. Sometimes I do too:-)

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21st February 2012

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Coppercaster GuitarDetail pics / info - Like us at www.facebook.com/TonyCochranGuitarsA sweet sister of Notre Dame sold me this guitar on a snowy night in Billings, Montana in 1971. It was an experiment based on her own design. Rumor has it … the small brass dialeetum on the bottom caused instant audio insanity. She said Mother Superior forbade such experimentation because it was uncharitable. It is apparently disconnected now … it might be just a couple of loose wires.

Coppercaster Guitar
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A sweet sister of Notre Dame sold me this guitar on a snowy night in Billings, Montana in 1971. It was an experiment based on her own design. Rumor has it … the small brass dialeetum on the bottom caused instant audio insanity. She said Mother Superior forbade such experimentation because it was uncharitable. It is apparently disconnected now … it might be just a couple of loose wires.

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5th February 2012

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Aladdincaster Guitar

This electric guitar was modified in the early 60s by a young lady who inherited a spiral brass Spirit Cylinder from her Father. Spirit Cylinders are containers for “thoughts left behind” by souls who have departed and no longer need them. At least that’s what merchants told her Father in the Moroccan bazaar where he purchased it. He perished a short time later. The daughter was a struggling musician in Southern California and paid some electric guitar tech guru $100 to hook the Spirit Cylinder to her bridge pickup. She then pawned the guitar and ran away with an AWOL sailor to live with gypsies in Hungary. It’s not known if she ever had nerve enough to play the guitar after the modification. I won’t do it … perhaps you’d like to try.
Aladdincaster Guitar
This electric guitar was modified in the early 60s by a young lady who inherited a spiral brass Spirit Cylinder from her Father. Spirit Cylinders are containers for “thoughts left behind” by souls who have departed and no longer need them. At least that’s what merchants told her Father in the Moroccan bazaar where he purchased it. He perished a short time later. The daughter was a struggling musician in Southern California and paid some electric guitar tech guru $100 to hook the Spirit Cylinder to her bridge pickup. She then pawned the guitar and ran away with an AWOL sailor to live with gypsies in Hungary. It’s not known if she ever had nerve enough to play the guitar after the modification. I won’t do it … perhaps you’d like to try.

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18th January 2012

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Awesome 2012 Ohio Guitar Show! 
You should have been there! Thousands were. Guitar heaven. Ready for the next gig? I better get to work making more guitars:-)

Awesome 2012 Ohio Guitar Show!

You should have been there! Thousands were. Guitar heaven. Ready for the next gig? I better get to work making more guitars:-)

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12th December 2011

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2012 Calendars of 5 of our most popular guitars!
See all 5 calendars at www.tonycochranguitars.com/2012-calendar-sale.htmlPoster size wall calendar with gloss finish on heavyweight stock. Size 11 1/4” x 17 1/4”Choose your Guitar Calendar on this website Use the Contact Form at www.TonyCochranGuitars.com to reach us or call 614 - 457 - 2194.$10 & shipping / handling each


2012 Calendars of 5 of our most popular guitars!

See all 5 calendars at www.tonycochranguitars.com/2012-calendar-sale.html


Poster size wall calendar with gloss finish on heavyweight stock.

Size 11 1/4” x 17 1/4”
Choose your Guitar Calendar on this website Use the Contact Form at www.TonyCochranGuitars.com to reach us or call 614 - 457 - 2194.

$10 & shipping / handling each

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21st November 2011

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Guitar Stimulus Sale 2011
30% off listed price of any guitar ! ! !
November 23-30, 2011
Give & get a gift of an amazing original custom eccentric electric guitar!
Like us on FB at www.facebook.com/TonyCochranGuitars
then choose your guitar on the linked website from our list of Guitars for Sale.
Hurry - Sale is limited.

Guitar Stimulus Sale 2011

30% off listed price of any guitar ! ! !

November 23-30, 2011

Give & get a gift of an amazing original custom eccentric electric guitar!

Like us on FB at www.facebook.com/TonyCochranGuitars

then choose your guitar on the linked website from our list of Guitars for Sale.

Hurry - Sale is limited.

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18th November 2011

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Small Business Saturday Sale!!!
30% off listed price of any guitar and extra set of Ernie Ball strings included on Saturday, November 26, 2011.Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyCochranGuitars to join sale.First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now there’s Small Business Saturday, the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement. It’s a day dedicated to support small businesses, the heartbeat of our communities.

Small Business Saturday Sale!!!

30% off listed price of any guitar and extra set of Ernie Ball strings included on Saturday, November 26, 2011.

Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyCochranGuitars to join sale.

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now there’s Small Business Saturday, the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement. It’s a day dedicated to support small businesses, the heartbeat of our communities.

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