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Is there a guitar you secretly lust after

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 3fngrs, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Oct 30, 2017
    Ohio
    but would probably never buy even if you happened to come upon a really good deal and had the money to spare?

    I've always really sort of wanted a Gibson SJ-200 Elvis Presley model. I don't know why and I'd probably never buy it if I could. It's partially because I always liked the SJ-200 and I grew up listening to Mom's Elvis records but there is an allure there beyond that.

    I can't imagine that I'd play it much and it would mostly live in its case. I'd just pull it out to admire once in a while. "My precious." Maybe show it off to company.

    Like I said, I can't imagine ever actually buying one but I still think about it.

    Anybody else?
     
  2. Telepirate86

    Telepirate86 TDPRI Member

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    Jan 30, 2019
    NY
    PRS 594 McCarty. The only way id ever really get one was if I got famous and PRS gifted me one....or won 10 million dollars? Id have to be pretty loaded to consider paying up for one
     
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  3. rich815

    rich815 Friend of Leo's

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    Aug 22, 2016
    San Francisco Bay Area
  4. micpoc

    micpoc Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2007
    Louisiana
    Brian May's Red Special.
     
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  5. w3stie

    w3stie Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 19, 2010
    Brisbane
  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Age:
    61
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    I want a Gibson “George Gobel” L5.
    It’s a rare, red, groovy, thin body, long scale arch top.
    Lots of dollars.
    I also covet a blonde, short headstock Epiphone Sheraton.
    One made between the 1959-1963.
    Lots of dollars, too.
    OK, one more, a blonde, mono, non Varitone, ES345, is 1959-1962.
    Better start buying lottery tickets again.
     
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  7. Artslap

    Artslap Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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  8. Mark the Moose

    Mark the Moose TDPRI Member

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    Sep 4, 2018
    Erie, CO
    One of each please: a Gretsch G6659TFM Players Edition in bourbon stain and a Gibson ES-275 in root beer. Now everyone can put their tele down and start throwing stones at me. :)
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  9. Slowisfast

    Slowisfast Tele-Meister

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    Jul 9, 2014
    Mt. Rainier
    Probably a Gibson Byrdland. No use for one but for some some reason they just seem so cool.
     
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  10. 8barlouie

    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    May 9, 2015
    Seekonk, MA
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  11. Mstele97

    Mstele97 TDPRI Member

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    Jan 30, 2019
    Iowa
    Id say a Gibson EDS-1275 in cherry red....you know Jimmy Page and the Stairway double neck. Always loved them but cant see buying one.
     
  12. CK Dexter Haven

    CK Dexter Haven Friend of Leo's

    Age:
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    Jun 7, 2017
    GCDB
    Danny Gatton Tele, the whole concept is interesting, but I would probably play a '52 RI more.
     
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  13. KC

    KC Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    Missoula, Montana
    I have (or have had at some point) most of the guitars I'm hot for. I guess I'm lucky that I have pretty proletarian taste -- don't wake up in the small hours of the morning dreaming of '58 Les Pauls. There are a couple I wish I had back -- the '67 Epi Riviera is my only real regret -- but the only guitar I really have been curious about for a long time & never owned is a 000 size Martin. Or Collings, I'd settle for a Collings . . .
     
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  14. knockeduptele

    knockeduptele Tele-Meister

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    Dec 15, 2017
    London

    A Left Handed Gibson 175D - any year would do but a 2020 model would be perfect
     
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  15. Uncle Butch

    Uncle Butch TDPRI Member

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    Jan 25, 2018
    Lebanon Pa.
    I'm fortunate to have a bunch of great guitars. None of them are rare or collectible, but they suit me just fine. I'm always dreaming of finding another vintage Martin dread, I'll know it when I hear it and play it.
     
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  16. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Oct 30, 2017
    Ohio
    If the right deal came along on a Byrdland at the right time, I'd own it. Doesn't even matter what color or anything. As long as it's in decent shape, playable and has the sharp cutaway (is that Venetian or Florentine? I can never remember.), Bing! It's mine!!!
     
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  17. thunderbyrd

    thunderbyrd Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    60
    Dec 21, 2004
    central ky
    I've really only got one guitar left on my bucket list and that's a '56 reissue Les Paul. a friend has owned 3 of them and they all drove me nuts. a primal rock and roll machine.

    I also would love a 59 reissue, but we're basically talking about twice the money and I doubt i'll ever have that kind of money to spend on a guitar.

    but if we are talking about lusting after great guitars in general, I want the sunburst les paul Mick Taylor used with the Stones.
     
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  18. boop

    boop Tele-Meister

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    Dec 1, 2018
    Massachusetts
    Not really no. I have fits of lust that last maybe 5 minutes. OOh a jaguar, ahh an archtop. But at the end of the day they all have 6 strings and go twang.
     
  19. schmee

    schmee Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2003
    northwest
    Always wanted a Byrdland, but may not be for me , I love long scales.
    The Gobel L5 sounds very interesting to me.
    Guild X500 archtop long scale too.
    There are a number of vintage Epi's I would like to have too...
     
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