If You Could Play Any Three Iconic Guitars?

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  1. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Which three would you choose?
     
  2. davo8411

    davo8411 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    1. Van Halen's Frankenstein
    2. Clarence's tele
    3. Stevie Ray Vaughan's #1

    If there was a number 4: Clapton's Blackie.
     
  3. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Trigger
    Alligator

    I'd really be fine with just those two I reckon.
     
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    William SantAna Tele-Meister

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    All original of these, not reissue:

    Tele 52
    Strat 62
    Lespa 59
     
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    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's

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    Lonnie Macks Vee
    Willies Trigger
    Any of Chet Atkins personal gits
     
  6. static111

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    Neil Young’s Old Black
    Keith Richards’ Micawber
    Bob Dylan’s Gibson Nick Lucas
     
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    Rory's Strat
    Mick Green's Tele
    Wilko's Tele from the 'Down By The Jetty' sessions
     
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    Jimmy Page's Les Paul
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    David Gilmour's Black Strat
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    Larry Carlton's 335
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    Lennon's natural/stripped Casino
    EVH's Frankenstrat
     
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    Malcolm Young’s Gretsch
    Leslie West’s Junior
    Larry Carlton’s 335

    Yeah - gilmour, keef, evh, srv, Rory, are prolly better choices, but I gotta be different!
     
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    +1 on Garcia's Alligator Strat
    Garcia's Wolf
    Garcia's Tiger

    My list would continue with Clapton's blackie, Carlton's 335, etc..

    The tones Garcia got with his alligator on the Europe '72 album are majestic, my favorite Dead era
     
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    Rory's strat.

    Srv's no. 1

    Rory's esquire
     
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    I'd want the rig that went with them as well, but:
    Prince's Hohner "tele"
    Jimi's Woodstock Strat
    Johnny Ramone's first Mosrite
     
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    I have. It was strung with very, very heavy strings and tuned low. He used a capo to get it back up to standard pitch.
     
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    Bob Marley 70's LP special................Robert Johnsons accoustic...............Niccolo Paganini's Gennaro Fabricatore (probably similar to this one)
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    I have played 3 iconic guitars, but not my top three.
    I played Trigger in 1975, and 2008.
    I played SRV’s #1 in 1983-84, unplugged after a brand new re-fret.
    I played Albert Collins’ Tele, unplugged in 1986.
    My 3 are:
    Billy Gibbons’ Pearly Gates.
    Peter Green/Gary Moore’s Les Paul.
    George Harrison’s Rosewood Tele.

    First Runner Up - Dickey Betts’ Goldie.
     
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    I am envious to say the least !

    I do the same thing with my Gibson scale length gits. But I didn't know Lonnie did it .
     
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    Garcia's Alligator
    Garcia's Wolf
    Garcia's Rick Turner Peanut, which turns out to be the incredible tone on Skull and Roses. All these years thought it was an SG!
     
  20. Nickadermis

    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's

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    Seems I saw a thread recently about how folks don't care for acoustics. I thought of Trigger and figured I had better stay away from said thread. I'm jealous Bill, damned Jealous !
     
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