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Is there a guitar you secretly lust after

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

  1. ozcal

    ozcal Tele-Holic

    Feb 5, 2015
    pretty keen on the vagina guitars
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  2. WetBandit

    WetBandit Friend of Leo's

    Oct 11, 2016
    I found one when I was about 15 at a yard sale with a busted headstock, hollow steel or aluminum body...I'm not sure wich?

    Anyway, I bought it for $100 and then sold it later, for $300 not knowing what it was or even who made it.

    I've regretted it ever since, and the guy who bought it probably got a good chuckle out of screwing a kid.
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  3. muudcat

    muudcat Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Jan 3, 2010
    Fountain City, Wi
    A Gretsch Reverend Horton Heat
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  4. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    I guess there is, ya caught me.

    I've been a Takamine nut for a long time, all my acoustics are Taks, and one of my electrics. In 2005 they made a limited-edition, OM-sized acoustic guitar, the EF75, all-solid with Brazilian rosewood back and sides, stealth electronics, ebony board with a wide nut, and beautiful wood and abalone trim and binding.

    All the run had been bought up by the time I heard about them. No matter, I've never had the money for one anyway. Used ones, when they come up for sale, go quickly, and for around $4,000, sometimes higher. Too much for me, unless I've collected on a big lottery ticket just before I see one for sale, so I doubt I'll ever actually buy one.

    They've recently come out with a similar offering in regular production, of course with East Indian Rosewood and I think a bit less bling, still more than $3,000. I doubt I'll ever buy one of those either, because my slightly-scruffy '05 LTD--made of different woods, with different electronics--scratches the OM itch for me well enough, and is a very fine build in its own right, $800 from Guitar Center's used-gear site.
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  5. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Wanting to, and being able to might not be one and the same.
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    SPUDCASTER Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    An early model ES335, I would love to have one. Plus an old Polytone amp.

    What's the model that Frank Vignola plays? That would be cool too.

    Totally attainable would be a John Scofield Ibanez.

    The former(ES335), I'll have to probably win the lottery. But, that's not possible unless I buy a ticket.o_O

    The latter(JS Ibanez) is going to involve a little saving up and a trade or two. It'll happen.
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  7. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Oct 30, 2017
    Well, that's not really the point I was making but yeah. Sigh.
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  8. teletimetx

    teletimetx Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 25, 2011
    Houston, TX
    secretly lust. Well, what's the point of that? We're only talking about guitars, after all.

    Whatever it might be, it's been a changing viewpoint for me over the years.

    Ricky 12-string? Yeah, that probably fits the program. Seemed to have wanted one, or at least the idea of one, for a long time. But how often do I play a 12-string? Not so often, really. I have a good buddy who has a 60's era 12-string Ricky, ooh, so delicious looking. Never leaves it's case. Web-borrowed photo of another example follows:


    Also, something, something in the Gibson ES line. Not a 330's series guy; oh, I've played a few and liked 'em fine. Just don't like the Mickey Mouse ears enough to part with that kind of cash. I have hankered for either the ES-175 or ES-275 or any of the single cut styles and just can't seem to find the right formula. Came close to a real deal ES-175, but at the time, I was funding two kids through university. Well, see, you gonna have to skip a few semesters, 'cuz daddy got a guitar jones. yeah, no. Plus, what color, what burst, what pickups? Can I find something that says gluttony and austerity at the same time? Kinda lean towards a double p-90 set up , something like this:


    Had plenty lust for any number of acoustics, but just last year ended up with a slope shouldered dread, the Gibson Advanced Jumbo, so not much lust on that side for the moment.

    Yeah, a 50's era tele - that'd be nice. Not much jones for the LP's, but hey, how about I borrow yours?
  9. kookaburra

    kookaburra Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 11, 2012
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Gibson Barney Kessel. A guitar that really doesn't fit into what I do, in so far as a guitar can do that, but I still would like one.

    I did have an opportunity at one that had been refinished by a friend, for a really great deal. I passed, and still kick myself now and again.

    Gibson Barney Kessel 2 guitarz.jpg
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  10. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Iowa USA
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    One of those Martin D-45 Authentics would float my boat
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  11. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 2, 2010
    These have popped up a few times in this thread and they are indeed really cool.
    I have a pretty nice old MIJ Ventura copy out in the garage that needs to be rewired and some binding repair on the headstock.
    I almost sold it to a girl who plays Jazz, it should be played but I hate wiring hollowbodies. Besides, only a Gibson is good enough.
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  12. WetBandit

    WetBandit Friend of Leo's

    Oct 11, 2016
    I'll also add that I would really like a custom shop Jackson RR.... of the single HB/ 1 vol and OFR variety...

    Only reason I won't do it, is because obviously a custom shop Jackson is expensive and I cant play the thing sitting down comfortably.
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  13. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Oh, a natural 1968 Gibson Les Paul Custom reissue would be groovy, too,
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  14. kookaburra

    kookaburra Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 11, 2012
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Forgot about this one. You are correct!
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  15. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    The Sadowsky Jim Hall model is a pretty durn classy jazz box. No need for bling.

  16. alathIN

    alathIN Tele-Meister

    Oct 25, 2017
    I don't really need any of these - not particularly suited to my style of play.

    Doesn't have to be exact Allen Collins model, but a korina Explorer with tremolo. I don't actually care if it's a Gibson; some of the very early Ibanez korina destroyers were lovely.


    Or the Ibanez "Korina Trio"

    Speaking of Ibanez, I've always liked the Steve Miller Artist lineup. Don't care for the fuzzy knobs on this one, but otherwise very nice.

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  17. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Friend of Leo's

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    Nothing I lust after, secretly, but I really like the look and sound of the Yamaha Revstar 502T; I just don't need another solid body guitar with a pair of P90s fitted.

    It is lovely, though.....:rolleyes:
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  18. perttime

    perttime Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 13, 2014
    Artist Series Ibanez guitars are nice. I certainly don't need one but...

    ... and a Firebird would be cool. An Epiphone Bonamassa model maybe. I'd probably need an apartment with larger rooms, to be able to store and play it at home.....

  19. marc2211

    marc2211 Tele-Meister

    Jan 30, 2018
    Going back to this from page 2 - the guitar is now on Reverb, with a cheaper price... but I'm still resisting!!! :D
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  20. darren7

    darren7 Tele-Meister

    Jul 31, 2009
    This is my favourite Tele pickguard style. Did it originate on the Merle Haggard model?
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