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Ever love a guitar that doesn't fit your "image"?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by charlie chitlin, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. tdoty

    tdoty TDPRI Member

    70
    Oct 17, 2011
    Opelika, AL
    As a fellow GNR fan, I had a thing for 335s before I'd ever heard of Izzy Stradlin. Forget the 'burst, I wanted a white ES-175! Never got it. I still want a semi-hollow or a hollowbody. But, I'm a cheap bastard, so my main squeeze is an Epi Dot Studio with a Duncan Hot Rod set. Still play '80s-'90s "hair" music too - at 48.
     
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  2. LowThudd

    LowThudd Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 11, 2014
    Sherman Oaks, Ca


    My Burst collection. All low budget guitars, but they are surprisingly really GOOD. Actually, the Welch LP is a USA made guitar, but Guitar Center Sold it to me for $150. lol

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  3. LowThudd

    LowThudd Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 11, 2014
    Sherman Oaks, Ca
    The Gitano HB was $140 on eBay. Needed LOT'S of setup work by me. The Carlo Robelli was a Sam Ash special run, 3/4" thick maple top. Not a veneer. $250. Both Korean made. Nice guitars.

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  4. Pickcity

    Pickcity TDPRI Member

    Age:
    43
    35
    Oct 12, 2017
    Atlanta, Ga.
    I bought a Corbin (whatever that is) LP copy at a pawn shop a couple months back for $80 and it is a screaming guitar. The double HB's are surprisingly good, and the body, binding, everything about it looks and feels great. Even the block inlays are nicely done. Aside from a small ding on the back it appears to be flawless and brand new. I've been wearing this thing out at home and would be perfectly fine gigging with it, although it could use better tuners. I feel like I stole this China made gem for $80.

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  5. Pickcity

    Pickcity TDPRI Member

    Age:
    43
    35
    Oct 12, 2017
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Duplicate post. Oops
    And this is a cool thread.
     
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  6. AnAxeNamedBeverly

    AnAxeNamedBeverly Tele-Meister

    Age:
    39
    302
    Jan 6, 2017
    SC
    Martin Dreadnought.

    I don't play opry houses or barn dances or anything, but an awesome guitar is an awesome guitar.
     
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  7. Sollipsist

    Sollipsist Tele-Meister

    Age:
    46
    172
    Aug 25, 2016
    89108
    I'll tell you as soon as I figure out what my image is. The only thing I know is that image is better at obscuring or exaggerating ability than it is at letting it sink or swim on its own merits.
     

  8. acstorfer

    acstorfer Tele-Holic

    Age:
    49
    684
    Mar 11, 2007
    Boynton Beach, FL
    I’m gonna have to say my JEM

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    The guitar itself is awesome and right in my wheelhouse. As far as the finish though, I’m mostly a once I move into a place whatever is covering the windows is good enough kinda guy. If I had to buy some kind of window covering I’d say blinds are as far as I’d go. Personally I don’t believe the window curtain fabric covering this guitar is something I’d use in my own home.
     

  9. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    OK...image be damned.
    I gigged this thing last night and it's the best sounding guitar I ever played.
    I couldn't believe it.
    I'm taking solos thinking, "Holy CRAP! Is this me?"
    Something magic happened in this random assemblage...
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  10. NiceTele

    NiceTele Tele-Holic

    976
    Dec 20, 2012
    Australia
    I bought a Gibson reissue Flying V in the '70s- influenced by Lonnie Mack and Andy from Wishbone Ash. It was an easy guitar to play, sounded good and I gigged a lot with it- more than any other guitar at the time. These days I play a lot of country and rockabilly, so the old V would look sort of odd in those situations.
     

  11. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Just do it!
    You'll be "that guy who plays Rockabilly on the weird guitar!"
     

  12. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR

  13. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    41
    Dec 2, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Heh, I have this self made SG shaped solid body with Dimarzio SDS-1 pickups and a Kahler 2700 series double locking locking bridge which for some reason sounds like a Gretsch white Falcon.
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    I have no idea why it does what it does but who cares?
     
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