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If You Could Play Any Three Iconic Guitars?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by brookdalebill, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    Selmer #607
    Jeff Beck's Esquire
    John Mayer's best strat
     

  2. cabra velha

    cabra velha Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Jan 21, 2016
    estados unidos
    I'd like to play one of BFG's stage esquires (just for research).
    LC's 335
    One of Paco de Lucia's Conde's
     
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  3. fendertx

    fendertx Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 12, 2008
    Houston
    Just two

    Clarence
    Strummers tele
     
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  4. TheOneFatGuy

    TheOneFatGuy Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    21
    Jul 28, 2012
    Sheffield
    I'd love to play Springsteen's Esquire/Telecaster/mongrel. The only other guitar that comes to mind is whatever Todd Rundgren used on Bat Out Of Hell - I'm not even sure what it is. Some sources say it was a strat, others say a BC Rich Mockingbird. Whatever it was, I'd love to play it.
     
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  5. AJ Love

    AJ Love Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    52
    Jul 10, 2005
    Madison WI
    Marty Stuart's Clarence
    Vince Gill's '53
    Brent Mason's #1 Tele
     
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  6. Colors

    Colors Tele-Meister

    441
    May 12, 2016
    Nebraska
    Pearly Gates
    Brian Setzer's 6120
    The Red Special
     

  7. Henfield Tele

    Henfield Tele Tele-Holic

    540
    Oct 30, 2012
    West Sussex Uk
    In no particular order..

    Vince Gill’s 53

    Clapton’s red 335

    Jeff Becks 93 White Strat.
     
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  8. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Poster Extraordinaire

    Steve Morse's 'FrankenTele',

    Jimi's Flying V,

    Tommy Emmanuel's most beaten-up Maton acoustic
     
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  9. My Three ;)

    Peter Green's LP
    Neil Young’s Old Black
    Keith Richards’ Micawber
     

  10. Manual Slim

    Manual Slim Tele-Holic

    780
    Mar 21, 2017
    Baltimore
    George's rosewood Tele, Greg Sage's SG Special, Brian May's Red Special
     
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  11. Besquire

    Besquire Tele-Meister

    Age:
    49
    135
    Jan 6, 2017
    DE
    Dan Baird's Esquire
    Jimmy Page's Dragon Tele
    Rick Parfitt's Tele

    THIS IS TDPRI
     
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  12. Strum und Twang

    Strum und Twang Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    245
    Sep 4, 2011
    Amarillo, TX
    OK, I'm cheating a bit...

    Electric:
    Roy Buchanan's "Nancy"
    Jim Campilongo's '59 toploader
    George Harrison's "Rocky"

    Acoustic:
    Tony Rice's/Clarence's 1935 D28
    Robert Johnson's Kalamazoo KG-14 (purported)
    whatever small bodied guitar Blind Lemon Jefferson played
     
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  13. pondcaster

    pondcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    53
    Nov 29, 2010
    Tryon, NC
    Duane's Les Paul
    Old Black
    Micawber (or Sonny)
     
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  14. mally

    mally Tele-Meister

    493
    Feb 1, 2013
    runcorn cheshire uk

  15. mally

    mally Tele-Meister

    493
    Feb 1, 2013
    runcorn cheshire uk
    In action !
     
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  16. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    I've played the Clarence White D-28.Tony Rice handed it to me backstage at a DGQ show when we were talking about Martin guitars. It was as nice as you'd think.

    As for my top three...
    Clapton's Fool SG
    Jerry's Alligator Strat
    Jimmy Page's #1 Les Paul.
     

  17. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    107
    Dec 27, 2007
    Albuquerque
    I got to play Wayne Kramer/Johnny Thunders Black Lucite Armstrong.

    I ran short of funds to buy Robert Quine's Telecaster that was used on Destiny Street....

    Mack's V
    Willie's Trigger
    "The Fool"
     
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  18. tfarny

    tfarny Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 4, 2008
    Hudson Valley, NY
    David Rawlings' Epiphone
    Neil's Old Black
    Chuck Berry's 355

    But I'd bet anything that they wouldn't sound that special in my hands, they are just the instruments, not the talent.
     

  19. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 24, 2009
    Texas
    I gotta say the Peter Green Les Paul too...just because.

    And it would be cool to play Old Man on Neil's D-45.

    I got to play a ES-330 that was billed as one of Chuck Berry's guitars. It was at a guitar show about 30 years ago. It was just sitting on a stand, looking lonely. So I picked it up. The guy running the booth watched me but continued his conversion he was having so I started playing Johnny B Goode. He smiled!
     
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  20. Marc Muller

    Marc Muller Tele-Meister

    Age:
    58
    409
    Oct 10, 2006
    NJ
    Got to play Springsteen's. Very cool. Also got to play Steve Morse's old tele/strat back in the day. Amazed out how incredibly low the action was.
     
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