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Found: Wendy's Ren Clark Severed Head Tribute Mug
Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2007-01-23 11:41 am   Permalink

Yep. I knows.

 
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tikigreg
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Posted: 2007-01-23 1:04 pm   Permalink

Tiki Bob has left the building.

 
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TikiJosh
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Posted: 2007-01-23 1:20 pm   Permalink

here.

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2007-01-23 6:11 pm   Permalink

Hi TikiJosh, In 1961 there was a convention held for everyone who participated in making the Elvis movie Blue Hawaii. A souvenir Tiki Bob mug was given to each person who was there. It says all of this on the side of the mug as shown in these photos.




The last one on eBay sold for $500 but years ago one sold in England for $1000.
I wish there were photos of the convention that would be a blast from the past. Wendy
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2007-01-24 09:54 am   Permalink

I asked and then for some strange reason, I happen to see it in Ooga, today anyways. But nice to have that little more info posted about it.
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2007-01-24 2:23 pm   Permalink

Looks like I wrote the note to the wrong person, sorry, Wendy

 
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TikiJosh
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Posted: 2007-01-24 2:57 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-24 14:23, danlovestikis wrote:
Looks like I wrote the note to the wrong person, sorry, Wendy


No worries. The extra info is always a nice touch. I had no idea that they'd been selling for that much! I couldn't imagine spending that much on anything like a tiki mug.
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2007-01-24 7:28 pm   Permalink

We got ours for $18 but we have paid that much for a tiki mug, it's when you become truly obsessed that you go crazy to acquire that special mug. Sometimes I looks at Dan and say well there goes the dream of retiring early. Our motto, "will work for tikis".

For fun here's Gecko and I with our Bloody Maori, Wendy



 
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ZombieLee
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Posted: 2007-02-03 8:41 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-01-19 19:28, danlovestikis wrote:
I spent enough hours on each one that I figured I earned around $4.00 an hour when they sold on eBay for $120.



If I had known that I would have bid higher on mine Wendy

Seriously though it's still the fave in my collection!
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vegastikidude
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Posted: 2007-02-05 9:53 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-01-19 14:53, hewey wrote:
Theres a guy called Nacho on here (mates with Kahaka, Nacho is the guy who built that huge tiki tiki bar that is at hot rod events). Hes done some, not sure how many etc.

Here are 2 of his mugs with Mai Tai's new gi-tar


And here's a pic of Nacho (holding mugs) and Mai Tai (wit da gi-tar)





That looks a lot like the 1964 Gretsch Aniversary I used to have. Only difference was mine was (rare factory original) red. I replaced the original Hi-Lo Trons with some new-old-stock DeArmonds and it screamed! Ahh...the good old days. I can post a pic if you like. Cool axe & mugs!


 
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Mai Tai
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Posted: 2007-02-06 6:45 pm   Permalink

Yeah, now that Fender owns Gretsch, they seem to be strongly committed to making some quality repros. For example, they took Brian Setzer's favorite 1959 6120 Nashville, and did a medical MRI scan on it, to see what made it tick inside, and be able to exactly reproduce the trestle bracing, without having to completely disassemble the guitar. Now that's a commitment to tone!

Thanks for the compliments, vegastikidude. I'd love to see pics of your red Gretsch!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2008-03-11 09:58 am   Permalink

Hi Friends, I've always wondered if I would run into the Ren Clark head I'd made and sure enough on a trip to Old Orange County I found it and bought it. The owner had taken it to Hawaii and back, it was all chipped up. I've since repaired it and today it goes into the mail. It's making a second journey to Hawaii to go into Gecko's collection.

Here are some photos of when I found it at the antique store and how it looks repaired.




This story has a happy ending. Wendy


 
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Mai Tai Matty
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Posted: 2008-03-11 4:28 pm   Permalink

I was fortunate enough to win one of those from Wendy off ebay some time back and glad to say I still have it . Didn't there was only 2 sold on ebay that makes it that much better to be in my collection thanx again Wendy

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2008-03-11 8:29 pm   Permalink

Hi Mai Tai Matty, thank you. I'd love for you to post a photo here of you with the head. You are right I only made a few of these. My next project is with Joniece Frank of Frankoma Pottery. She's famous for the original War God. She, Gecko and I have brought it back. She has just finished the mold for a tiki bowl I've made called Tiki Crate. Each crate is for shipping the tiki next it. I've started a thread under crafts or you can search under Tiki Crate. I'd love a critique, cheers, Wendy

 
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Koolau
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Posted: 2008-03-11 10:27 pm   Permalink

Wendy - fun story about finding your own handiwork; I'm sure Gecko will be happy adding it to his amazing collection of mugs.

I've always wanted to see a thread on repair of tiki mugs for display - how one goes about filling in chips, matching paint to glaze, etc. I've never been able to fix mugs to my satisfaction. You did a great job fixing that head - if you ever have time to post on your technique, I'm sure it would be widely appreciated.

Aloha


 
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