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Does anybody have a guitar that is absolutely perfect in every way?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ladave, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Equus

    Equus TDPRI Member

    Sep 27, 2017
    A couple of years ago I bought a very lightly used Martin D15M for a extremely good price, and it is as perfect as can be found in a guitar.

    Easy to play
    Sounds great
    Aroma therapy with every strum.

    It's not going anywhere.
  2. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Dec 27, 2007
    It's perfect now, but it didn't come that way.

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  3. Johnson johnson

    Johnson johnson Tele-Holic

    Dec 30, 2016
    My Kirn Barnbuster, I seriously didn't even want to change the strings...
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  4. Knowcaster

    Knowcaster Tele-Holic

    Jun 30, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Nope. I currently own 4 electrics, all of which are good, but not perfect.
    • SG Standard - great, except doesn't stay in tune as well as I would like ( I probably could get that fixed)
    • Tele partscaster - the only thing I don't like about it is its weight, just a shade over 9 pounds. If it was a couple of pounds lighter I might consider it to be "perfect"
    • Strat partscaster - I dunno, it's fine I guess, but other than the position 2 and 4 setting, I like the Tele better for single coil tones.
    • Carvin DC-150 from the 80s - very versatile, but kind of "meh". Kind of the Toyota Camry of guitars (I hope I did not offend any Camry owners)
    If you have a perfect guitar to sell, let me know.;)
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  5. imwjl

    imwjl Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 21, 2007
    My mom's basement.
  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    image.jpeg image.jpeg My James Goodall RCJC is perfect for me.
    The first picture is of the great Chris Reeves showing my guitar a thing or two.
    I absolutely love this guitar!
  7. jwp333

    jwp333 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Jul 17, 2013
    Richmond, VA
    The more I study and learn about the guitar, the more I notice little imperfections in the geometry of my guitar.s String spacing at the nut and bridge, how the strings line up with the neck, the neck relief from one side of the fretboard to the other, uneven frets, and the neck angle are the issues. I can find fault somewhere in all of mine. But it doesn't mean that they sound bad.
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  8. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 30, 2010
    New York City
    Yep, 3 actually, and they’re all PRS.


    The Mira, the SE Custom, and the Korina One.
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  9. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Friend of Leo's

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    Yeah, I don't think I know anybody with a PRS who has modified it in any way.
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  10. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 30, 2010
    New York City
    I did put a volume knob on the One that goes to eleven, because it does...
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  11. Sunnyd_lite

    Sunnyd_lite TDPRI Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    So Cal
    Both of my guitars are stock. If I hadn't liked them as they are stock, I wouldn't have bought them in the first place :p
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  12. 6stringcowboy

    6stringcowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Still in the honeymoon phase with my Gretsch CVT but so far, I love everything about it!

    ETA: Forgot my Seagull S6+, only thing that's ever been changed are the strings and it is superb.
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  13. The Angry Possum

    The Angry Possum Tele-Meister

    Nov 10, 2017
    Staten Island NY
    My 1985 Ibanez MIJ Roadstar II. Japan made some great guitars in the 70s and 80s.
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  14. chiefline

    chiefline Tele-Holic

    Mar 18, 2014
    new jersey
    I was going to say no because i’ve modded every electric guitar i ever bought but then I realized i have that Martin acoustic that I wouldn’t change a thing on so yeah i guess i do have a perfect guitar
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  15. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    My two most expensive guitars. An Eastman E10P parlor guitar and my 4 month old National reso. Both are as they came. Absolutely nothing has been changed. My Eastman still has it's original D'Addarios from 3 or 4 years ago. All of my other guitars have been modded one way or the other and my Sheraton II has about as many mods that can be done to a guitar short of body/neck mods.
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  16. beagle

    beagle Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2010
    My 1995 MIJ ST54. The only thing I've changed in 21 years are the strings.
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  17. Mr Green Genes

    Mr Green Genes Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 23, 2016

    These days, I think I have almost as much fun making little tweaks to my instruments as I do playing them.

    Without getting into the metaphysics, I believe that the more of your own energy you put into your instrument, the more it becomes an extension of yourself.

    In my opinion, a guitar that I would not change a single thing on would be decidedly imperfect.
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  18. Lonn

    Lonn Friend of Leo's

    Dec 13, 2007
    As it came to me, yes. The MJT/MIJ Fender parts caster I picked up a couple of weeks ago is perfect in every way for me.
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  19. Nick Fanis

    Nick Fanis Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Mar 3, 2003
    My 2011 Gibson LP Tribute.Amazing guitar for very very little money.Perfect in every way from the factory.


    My 2005 Fender 8502 Telecaster ,definitely the best FENDER tele I have ever played/owned (and I have owned literally hundreds)
    Only thing I have changed is the pickguard cause I don't like black pickguards

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  20. musicalmartin

    musicalmartin Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 8, 2007
    Norfolk UK
    My Gibson Midtown fits the bill even with the oft derided G force tuners.Always works for me. .Came with a perfect low action set up straight from the case.
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