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How many of you have a 'birth year' guitar?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by StrangerNY, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. KyAnne

    KyAnne Tele-Afflicted

    I do. All 2 and a half. I share a Taylor Big Baby with my Son.

    2005 Taylor
    2007 Tele
    2016 Epi
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  2. Mr. St. Paul

    Mr. St. Paul TDPRI Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Saint Paul, MN
    I was born in 1963. In 2013, my wife bought me a 1963 Melody Maker D from Dave's Guitar for my 50th birthday. All original (including case), VG condition. I bought a Mojoaxe wrapround and it's ready to rock. I love that woman.

  3. bo

    bo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Arlington, VA

    I do. A '63 Gibson B-25 (like pictured, but I swiped the pic). It's my only acoustic.
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  4. knopflerfan

    knopflerfan Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 18, 2012
    In the woods
    Pretty much, no chance of getting a birth year guitar, unless I win the lottery. It's OK to dream, though.
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  5. bsman

    bsman Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara
    I was actually shopping for something produced in my birth year when my brother (born in 1960) passed away. I got this instead - a 1960 Musicmaster (one of the few somewhat affordable options from that era.) I actually like it quite a bit, and recently purchased one of the new MIM Duo-Sonics so that I would have something with a similar vibe I wouldn't be scared to take out of the house.
  6. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012
    I've got a 2007 ... I'll have to go with 11 :rolleyes:
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  7. Recce

    Recce Tele-Afflicted

    May 3, 2016
    Northern Alabama
    I was born in 56. If I was to go down this rabbit hole I would look for a player quality 00, 000, OM Martin. I think they could be had for $2 - $3k. I don’t look or I would have a GAS attack. The Gibson 225 is interesting..
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  8. TheOneFatGuy

    TheOneFatGuy Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 28, 2012
    I haven't got one - My oldest guitar is at least twice as old as I am, and my number one was produced when I was six or so. Shouldn't be hard to find a nice '97 model though.
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  9. Geoff738

    Geoff738 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 11, 2007
    Nope. Off by a year with my 65. I do have a Gretsch and a Supro that predate me.

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  10. Razzle

    Razzle Tele-Meister

    Dec 15, 2014
    Hahahahahaha.... I don't have enough money to buy a guitar from birth year!
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  11. Rythameen

    Rythameen Tele-Meister

    Jun 24, 2017
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Back in the 70's I bought a 53 (my birth year) Goldtop Les Paul with P 90's. But like a stupid 20 something I sold it for something shiner. Sure can't afford it now.
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  12. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    Never thought about it. But my 55ri lp would qualify. Holy poop I’m old.
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  13. dannew02

    dannew02 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 2, 2010
    Erin Prarie, WI
    I never set out to have a birth year guitar, but from my research, MOST of this guitar (at least the wooden parts, anyway) are from 1970. Or maybe ‘69, which is close enough.
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  14. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 15, 2017
    Harvest, Alabama
    I was born in 1959.

    I could never afford a birth-year guitar, trust me.
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  15. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

    May 9, 2014
    Behind my beard.
    I suppose a '75 Strat wouldn't be *too* expensive - as far a birth years guitars go...

    It'd have the big headstock, too - which I prefer on Strats...

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  16. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    I've been keeping an eye on 1953 guitars on Reverb since I started this thread. There are actually a few there that I can afford!

    By my birthday in August, I may have one.

    - D
  17. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Like George Carlin once said - just because you're 2, doesn't mean you stopped being 1!

    - D
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  18. zippofan

    zippofan Tele-Holic

    Mar 16, 2014
    I wish, but an early 60's Fender or Gibson will be too much for my blood and talent (or lack thereof). A 63 Epi Olympic could be an affordable choice though.
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  19. doctor_capleson

    doctor_capleson Tele-Meister

    Feb 4, 2014
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    I have an MIM strat from 1993, my brother's birth year. That's about as close as I care to get to my own (I'm older). 1993 was a good year for MIM though I'm told, and the thing is a dream. I've brought it store and compared it to MIA, and I prefer it in every respect (even the ceramic pups). It is due for replacement of pots though, as they're crackling something fierce these days.
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  20. Kebmel

    Kebmel Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 8, 2008
    45 south
    Well I have a Partscaster that was reliced to 1960 standards, does that count?
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