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Guitars you've bought JUST because they looked cool

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by hessodreamy, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Bob M

    Bob M Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    May 11, 2011
    North of Boston
    Easy-White Falcon-

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  2. Geoff738

    Geoff738 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Toronto
    While that is purty I don’t think it’s as cool as any of yours.
    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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  3. fabricator

    fabricator Tele-Meister

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    Jun 29, 2012
    Texas
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    About ten years ago I bought a mid 30’s May Bell (Slingerland) parlor acoustic off eBay for $80.

    I couldn’t believe my luck! Some lady up north had found it when cleaning out her grandmothers basement. She couldn’t tell me anything about it, as she didn’t know about guitars, but I figured it was worth the risk at that price.

    When it arrived, I discovered that the wood had rotted from the inside and it was completely unusable. I ended up selling it on Craigslist as a wall-hanger and getting my money back.

    Still....

    Pity it didn’t work out. Sure was pretty.
    (This photo isn’t the actual guitar, but it’s the same model)
     
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  4. Otis Fine

    Otis Fine Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    Jun 3, 2016
    Chicago, Illinois
    Yeah. One Epiphone, one Gibson and two Agile gold top Les Pauls.
    All gone.
     
  5. David Barnett

    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

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    Bonamassa Firebird I and partscaster Strat w/MJT body
     
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  6. hessodreamy

    hessodreamy Tele-Meister

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    Jun 13, 2010
    Leeds
    Oh man, I totally forgot in my OP the brief fling I had with Eastwood guitars

    The RS-II

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    Both of which I found insanely cool looking, and HAD to have. But both turned out to be utter garbage.
     
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  7. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

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  8. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Tele-Holic

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    May 30, 2017
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Guild/DeArmond M75T in Champagne Sparkle. Sold it. e.g. https://reverb.com/p/dearmond-m-75t

    way too heavy and the low E string was too close to the edge of the neck.

    Ibanez AMF73. e.g. https://reverb.com/item/2143676-iba...fortmadisonguitars-there-s-only-1-way-to-rock

    Looked cool, but my right hand kept hitting the toggle switch and I decided I'm not really into 2V/2T arrangements. Sold that.

    Parker P-36 in candy apple red. Actually a nice guitar, but as I've said before, weird headstock precludes use of normal wall hangers and if it's not hanging up, I don't play it. I also don't like having a battery in the guitar and the little toggle switch for selecting piezo/magnetic seems like it will break one day. It didn't have the "Jennifer Batten fretboard" like this one:

    https://reverb.com/item/10688505-pa...anslucent-swamp-ash-rare-color-parker-gig-bag

    Getting ready to sell it.
     
  9. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    I based many of my choices--body wood, neck, hardware--on looks when I built my parts teles.

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    For storebought guitars, I've accepted myself as a Takamine nut. I haven't bought guitars just because of looks, but I've bought several just because they're Takamines. Usually they are good instruments because, well, they're Takamines.

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  10. drmmrr55

    drmmrr55 Tele-Meister

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    Another I got for it's unusual looks, and I really play the s**t out of this one. It's the best $359.00 I ever spent!
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  11. teleplayr

    teleplayr Tele-Holic

    "For storebought guitars, I've accepted myself as a Takamine nut. I haven't bought guitars just because of looks, but I've bought several just because they're Takamines. Usually they are good instruments because, well, they're Takamines."

    There are a lot of pro players using them onstage. I've owned several over the years, great guitars.
     
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  12. tce63

    tce63 Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Jan 18, 2013
    Sweden
    Gibson Firebird 2017 T

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  13. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
  14. dan1952

    dan1952 Friend of Leo's

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    Jun 24, 2004
    Anderson, IN
    Every SG I've ever owned...
     
  15. swingtime

    swingtime Tele-Meister

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    Dec 8, 2012
    Netherlands
    1540058550070.jpg Still think it looks fantastic. But I played my Barden equipped Bajas only, so I sold it to a friend. He loves it!
     
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  16. claes

    claes Tele-Holic

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    Aug 20, 2007
    sweden
    Firebird and explorer...both epiphone gothic...only to discover they where extremely clumsy. Bought a pelham blue SG (vintage brand) with vibrola tremelo after just one look. tHE VIBROLA SUCKED BUT OTHERWISE a decent guitar if I wasn't a tele guy.
     
  17. G-52

    G-52 Tele-Meister

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    Jul 10, 2017
    Denver, Co
    18BA9388-F717-4D89-BE36-359FA10CA0E5.jpeg So far gas is limited to teles; take last night’s on line purchase for instance. If I ever branch out beyond teles, I’ll be in real trouble...
     
  18. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    hey BD, I think those things are cool, but the problem is, they are way cooler than I am, so I'd look stupid holding them

    to play those in public, I feel like I'd have to look like this:

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    and brother, I will *never* look like that

    lol

    just not me
     
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