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    Default There's something wrong with me...

    ...but most of you already know that

    So, 4 or 5 years ago, I sold a rather budget-oriented "Anthem" WTR10 guitar I had. I also had a couple higher-end WTR30 models prior, which were the same guitar but with transparent finishes over quilt maple tops and Floyd Rose bridges. Well, my WTR10 had the coolest matte lime green finish and the WTR body shape was one of my favs with its large, full-body bevels. But, I was making life changes at the time and needed money, so off it went.

    Well, I've semi-regretted selling that thing ever since and I told myself last week that if I ever saw another one pop up, I'd grab it to check out again.

    Lo' and behold, another matte lime green WTR10 in mint condition showed up on Reverb this week! Being a man of my word, I snagged it and broke the news about the "non-essential" purchase to my wife today.

    Should be here by the end of the week. I know this guitar won't do much for most people, and it doesn't do anything my other guitars can't, but these were highly underrated for the price and suffered an unfortunately short existence due to a law suit over the "Anthem" name.

    My plan is to toss in some black/white zebra pickups, maybe some cool '80s-style black vinyl zebra stripes at some point and let her rip!


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    It may just be the picture, but man that is a wide neck. And you're right, that is a great body shape and even cooler paint job. I'll definitely be following this one.
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    Default Re: There's something wrong with me...

    The neck is very much an Ibanez shape/size. I think these are 16" radius, 43mm nut, thin-C profile, not quite an Ibanez "Wizard", though...more like Wizard II/III.

    They use top-notch woods (look at how dark the Rosewood fretboard is on the one above) and the frets were a custom alloy that is slightly harder than the standard nickel-silver fretwire.

    Here's the one I sold a few years ago:

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    Default Re: There's something wrong with me...

    Any other colour but green, but it's okay.

    Zebra style pickups, but one side of the pickup is green, would look very nice. But I don't know if they have those.

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    Default Re: There's something wrong with me...

    Let me just put this in your ear quietly: Neon pink or green JB from Banjomikez
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    Default Re: There's something wrong with me...

    I like the layout of the controls. I've never heard about this brand, and I haven't heard about the lawsuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    I like the layout of the controls. I've never heard about this brand, and I haven't heard about the lawsuit.
    Me neither. I just did an internet search to find out more about both, and look what popped up at the top of the results. Haha, that's hilarious!

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    Good diagram Shadowfire90, but it isn't what the OP wants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    Let me just put this in your ear quietly: Neon pink or green JB from Banjomikez
    Dang'it...now you got the gears rollin' in my head


    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    I like the layout of the controls. I've never heard about this brand, and I haven't heard about the lawsuit.
    The company was started by Chesbro Music in Memphis around 2008. A lot of care went into designing the guitars and QC was very high for a "Made in China" product at the time.

    Their marketing at the beginning was fairly aggressive and they got a solid number of artist endorsements right off the bat. Unfortunately, just over a year in, they ran into trademark issues over the Anthem name with Anthem Musical Instruments, a brass/woodwind company, and everything came to a halt.

    They tried to silently revive some of the models under the "Teton" brand name a few years later, but they ended up dropping most of the solid body electric models to focus on hollowbodies and acoustics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masta' C View Post
    Dang'it...now you got the gears rollin' in my head




    The company was started by Chesbro Music in Memphis around 2008. A lot of care went into designing the guitars and QC was very high for a "Made in China" product at the time.

    Their marketing at the beginning was fairly aggressive and they got a solid number of artist endorsements right off the bat. Unfortunately, just over a year in, they ran into trademark issues over the Anthem name with Anthem Musical Instruments, a brass/woodwind company, and everything came to a halt.

    They tried to silently revive some of the models under the "Teton" brand name a few years later, but they ended up dropping most of the solid body electric models to focus on hollowbodies and acoustics.
    Crazy story. You'd think someone might have researched this before launching a company. It is a pretty common word that probably was going to be used by any company in any industry.
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    Cool. I like the guitar, looks nice. Agree with zebra coils.
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