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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-09-2005, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Guitar Project: Leban Cyclone

Well, I got this from a friend, and it was in pretty bad shape, however, I was able to locate some parts to get it going again. I never heard of this guitar before, but I doing some research this is what I found out about the guitar.

Its a Leban Cyclone, a Japanese-made clone of a 1960's Vox Phantom; Cyclone guitars were distributed in the U.S. market by Leban Imports of Baltimore, Maryland.

My friend want it to look more vintage, so he got some gold hardware for it.

What's was done:
Brass screws
Gold Bridge & posts (Gibson)
Gold/Brass color knobs
Brass input jack
Rewired pickups & push button switches
New Nut
Found a whammy bar (Origin unknown)
Cleaned up neck
Setup (Still dialing in)

Well through my rig, it has some really good tone, however I have a tough time playing it because the volume & tone knobs are in the way all the time based on how I position my had for picking when sitting down, seem better using a strap and play higher up toward the neck. I'm still not sure what one switch does R/S, it kind of give it more feed back tone in distortion.

Any addition info you know on this guitar would be great.

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Re: Guitar Project: Leban Cyclone

That's trippy looking. That whammy bar is definitely ~VINTAGE~
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Re: Guitar Project: Leban Cyclone

doubles as a can opener?
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Re: Guitar Project: Leban Cyclone

Originally Posted by damo7v
doubles as a can opener?

lol - or the steering column shifter on a 1948 Studebaker
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