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   Undertoad  Wednesday May 14 12:53 PM

5/14/2003: CAT scanned guitar



If you've ever seen Brian Setzer, and chances are you have, he was playing a Gretsch guitar. All of the Stray Cats records were done with a 1959 Gretsch 6120. This particular model with a specific kind of bracing was only made from 1959-1961, and there aren't that many of them. When Setzer asked Gretsch to build a new one with the same kind of bracing as his old favorites, they figured they would have to tear one apart to figure out to see exactly how it was built.

OR, they could just do a CAT scan on it. So that's what they did.



A Stray CAT scan?



doc  Wednesday May 14 01:40 PM

So, how is this different from an XRay? I thought a CAT scan was for taking internal "slices."



russotto  Wednesday May 14 02:40 PM

A CT scan does use X-rays. (manufacturers dropped the "A" for Axial some time ago, probably when they added spiral). But it uses them to generate a 3D dataset representing the scanned object, not a simple 2D image. For some reason they've done a projection through the dataset to produce an image which looks like a regular X-ray, but you can actually slice it any way you want to.



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday May 14 03:09 PM

To paraphrase The Joker to Batman. Where Do you find these items, UT.



smoothmoniker  Wednesday May 14 03:26 PM

There was a violin maker who did the same thing a few years ago, trying to remake the sound of the old Stradivarious instruments.

Kind of hip.

-sm



Undertoad  Wednesday May 14 05:31 PM

This one came from the Yahoo! News picture section, and then I did some research to "add value".



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday May 14 06:16 PM

Quote:
"add value".
You seem to make a habit of that.


Bitman  Wednesday May 14 09:42 PM

I like the GE logo and the microwave controls on top of the scanner. When can I get one for home use? I guess I'll need to get a USB 2.0 card soon ..



Mav  Wednesday May 14 10:53 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by xoxoxoBruce
To paraphrase The Joker to Batman. Where Do you find these items, UT.
sorry to nitpick but it's

"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

old jack nicholson was the best joker, ever


That Guy  Wednesday May 14 11:52 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Mav


sorry to nitpick but it's

"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

old jack nicholson was the best joker, ever
That's why it's called a paraphrase. Sorry to nitpick.


wolf  Thursday May 15 01:57 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Bitman
I like the GE logo and the microwave controls on top of the scanner. When can I get one for home use? I guess I'll need to get a USB 2.0 card soon ..
"We bring good things to life."

Interesting, though ... you can wait amazingly long times to get a CT scan, and sometimes insurance companies won't fork over the dough for the procedure (like anyone would get one they didn't need ...) but the guiltar got an appointment right away, and it wasn't complaining of headaches and dizziness or anything!


chrisinhouston  Thursday May 15 10:17 AM

I wonder if he could claim the guitar as a dependent and have the procedure covered under his health insurance plan?:p



russotto  Thursday May 15 11:18 AM

Bored techs will scan just about anything. At a previous job we had a scan of a rubber band ball.

If you're waiting for a CT, at least around the Philly area, it's not for any valid reason; it's insurance company/hospital nonsense.

I'm told they routinely do a head CT on anyone who is taken to HUP emergency room, so if you REALLY want one...



SteveDallas  Thursday May 15 11:25 AM

They probably paid out of pocket!!

So was it successful? Did they learn anything useful to aid them in building a guitar?



arz  Thursday May 15 05:10 PM

Why does the guitar in the photo have no hardware but the "x ray" have a whammy bar, knobs and pick ups?



Bitmap  Thursday May 15 05:11 PM

Cat scan On A Hot Tin Roof



Torrere  Thursday May 15 06:17 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by arz
Why does the guitar in the photo have no hardware but the "x ray" have a whammy bar, knobs and pick ups?
When I compare the two images, they seem to have corresponding blemishes (I'm tired and I can't think of a better word).


Elspode  Saturday May 31 12:43 AM

Maybe they did an MRI by accident, and all those hardware pieces were violently ripped out by the enormous magentic field?



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