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Old 11-03-2019, 09:46 AM
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Historically Fender Telecasters have been the weapon of choice for musicians protection. You can whack somebody with one and keep on playing in tune.
That's the glory of Leo's design. (It probably didn't hurt to have a bunch of western swing musicians as his field testers.)

If I had enough lead time and knew I was going into a potentially hazardous situation, I'd be on the lookout for an Obstructures guitar, machined out of solid billets of aluminum: http://obstructures.org/work/thing/1...luminum-guitar
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:12 PM
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Hello AGF. Recently my gigs have found me in some less than savory locales. Instead of backing down and finding easier places to play like wineries, assisted Living facilities, or sororities, I'd like to continue with these venues but want to ensure I can protect myself.

As a felon I cannot legally bring a gun to my shows so I'd like see how I could utilize my guitar as a weapon for self defense and possibly offense as well. As an acoustic player I dont think something like Gene Simmons axe bass would work. So far I've found this beauty which looks like it would be capable of sending a biker to the dentist, the ER, or back to his mama: https://www.uncommongoods.com/produc...-travel-guitar

Any other good suggestions? Thank you in advance.
Two points:

1 - I don't see why you think there's going to be a problem. I played in a Mongol bar for years and was never hassled. Ever. In fact, on the two occasions when a fight did break out, two of the Mongols got me and my guitar out of there and off to safety.

2 - No biker is going to back down because he's gotta' go to the dentist. He's gonna' handle his business. All you'll do is succeed in pissing him off, and I suspect that wouldn't end well for you. And, remember, he's got his biker friends there. You don't.

My advice is don't worry about it...

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Old 11-03-2019, 11:28 PM
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The old blues men playing in the juke joints liked the metal bodied resonator guitars as their weapon of choice - great volume and a good sturdy weapon when needed.
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:35 AM
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2 - No biker is going to back down because he's gotta' go to the dentist.
In 2019 I think it's more likely that the biker is a dentist.
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Old 11-04-2019, 12:21 PM
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In 2019 I think it's more likely that the biker is a dentist.
I'm talking your garden variety MC type biker.

I don't think the OP is expressing his concern over being roughed up by a DDS...
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Old 11-04-2019, 12:51 PM
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I'm talking your garden variety MC type biker.

I don't think the OP is expressing his concern over being roughed up by a DDS...
I don't know after having a bone graft and regrowth and then an implant for a molar , a Mongol might seem pretty tame
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Old 11-04-2019, 03:13 PM
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I am truly surprised that it took 29 posts for El Kabong to appear.
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Bikers aren't what they used to be. I wouldn't worry about getting hurt as much as getting sued for touching $30 or $40,000 bike.
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Bikers aren't what they used to be. I wouldn't worry about getting hurt as much as getting sued for touching $30 or $40,000 bike.

And 1%'er MCs on new baggers...it ain't old school anymore...

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Old 11-04-2019, 09:58 PM
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I am truly surprised that it took 29 posts for El Kabong to appear.
Just sayin'...
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