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Is there a guitar you secretly lust after

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

  1. tintag27

    tintag27 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Jan 18, 2010
    Old England
    Aluminium... aluminum to you :0)
    'Talbo' stands for 'Tokai Aluminum Body'
     
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  2. perttime

    perttime Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 13, 2014
    Finland
    A local builder has a pretty cool take on the tele theme, in stock:

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  3. wulfenganck

    wulfenganck Tele-Holic

    616
    Aug 18, 2015
    Seligenstadt, Germany
    Maybe one of those Schecter black Tele's Pete Townshend played in early '80s.
    But then - my right hand is better suited with an archtop, I find it difficult to pick on a flattop...that would be the reason NOT to buy it, even if I could afford the money.
     
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  4. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    There WAS one I was not-so-secretly lusting after for several years, and tonight I finally finished it!
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    So I guess I can check that one off my list...
     
  5. 392Hemi

    392Hemi TDPRI Member

    91
    Nov 20, 2015
    Las Vegas
  6. WetBandit

    WetBandit Friend of Leo's

    Oct 11, 2016
    Somewhere
    Used to have one of those.... it's a funny story actually.
     
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  7. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    Well, you know it's kinda like when a pretty girl walks by, I ain't likely to do anything but look.
     
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  8. scrapyardblue

    scrapyardblue Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Feb 6, 2007
    central illinois
    This Guild Starfire right here:

     
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  9. DrPepper

    DrPepper Tele-Holic

    Age:
    59
    776
    Nov 24, 2017
    Texas
    Collings 01 Traditional...

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  10. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Age:
    61
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    I’d also love a Rosewood Tele.
     
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  11. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Oct 30, 2017
    Ohio
    Again, I'll bite.

    Do tell?
     
  12. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Oct 30, 2017
    Ohio
    We're a little off track here. I didn't really mean what's your dream guitar. I meant what guitar do you sort of really want but don't have a good reason or use for it?

    All of the guitars I own were bought as players with a purpose in mind. Some have been bought because I wanted them as my #1, some to fill a niche.

    The Elvis SJ-200, on the other hand is something I just want. Elvis was my first musical hero. My mom adored him and still thinks he was the greatest singer ever. I just want that guitar to look at and maybe strum on from time to time. It's not a dream guitar, it's more like fantasizing about showing it off to friends, particularly none guitar playing friends.

    I could me playing and striking Elvis poses in front of the mirror when nobody's home!:D

    I guess the thing is that a guitar like that would lead to a "collection" instead of an accumulation. I don't want to be a collector. I don't want guitars that are objects of "art". I want musian's tools to beat on.

    Anyway, the train may be off the rails but let's let it roll!
     
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  13. DrPepper

    DrPepper Tele-Holic

    Age:
    59
    776
    Nov 24, 2017
    Texas
  14. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    This is one of but not the Guitar my son and I played at the Guitar Center in Hollywood. It was as true to the old Brazilian rosewood D-28s as I've ever heard. I've never heard any Martin that sounded any better than that guitar. I'm too old to have one now, but this was close on to ten years ago, and I sincerely wish I would have went ahead and sprung for the guitar then. This is just a youtube video, there is no way you can capture what that thing sounds like on something like that, but it's sort of descriptive.

     
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  15. Brian J.

    Brian J. Tele-Holic

    743
    Nov 12, 2012
    pennsylvania
    yes, just about every one I see
     
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  16. marc2211

    marc2211 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    41
    226
    Jan 30, 2018
    Switzerland/France
    <1995 Gibson Les Paul (95 was the last year before they increased fret height). I have strict requirements.

    Heritage cherry sunburst, super flamey. No pick guard. Well worn in. Deluxe tuners, not Grovers. Zebra pickups. Slim taper neck.

    I found one this last week at a store that exactly hit the specs too. It was perfect (if pretty beaten up) 95, but priced at 2500$ (equivalent)... 1000$ more than a lot of the other used Standards. They usually go for between 1.5-2k for a used one on the private market.

    I recently sold 3 guitars and had the funds, but genuinely it wasn’t $3000 better than my heavily upgraded Epi LP Standard, let alone my PRS.

    *Edited*
     
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  17. scrapyardblue

    scrapyardblue Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Feb 6, 2007
    central illinois
    Hey, you're the one that said 'lust after.' Don't blame us.:twisted:
     
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  18. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Oct 30, 2017
    Ohio
    Well, there are women I lust after. That doesn't mean I want to bring them home.
     
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  19. smartsoul72

    smartsoul72 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    46
    256
    Nov 24, 2017
    pennsylvania
    I loooove Gibson Doves. I have a secret lust for the black Elvis model...
     
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  20. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 11, 2006
    Near Athens GA USA
    Gibson Byrdland - $10k+ for a guitar would mean I had won a mega lottery.

    Asher Resosonic Rambler - I buried enough to pay for two of these in my backyard last year (septic tank problems).

    National Resolectric - Same as the Asher.
     
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