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professional musicians playing inexpensive instruments

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Alex W, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. 3 Chord

    3 Chord Friend of Leo's

    Mar 20, 2007
    Billings MT
    + a whole bunch. Jeff was such a great talent.

    And he played what felt good in his hands, to him that was a MIJ Squier. I agree, old Squiers are great.

    Thanks for posting the most excellent video.

  2. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 8, 2010
    Up North
    Paul McCartney and his Hoffner Bass.

  3. Sleph

    Sleph Friend of Leo's

    Dec 30, 2006

  4. Laphillyboy

    Laphillyboy NEW MEMBER!

    Mar 16, 2013
    Los Angeles
    Annie Clark - great guitarist who plays a cheap Silvertone

    Annie Clark aka St. Vincent is one of the more accomplished modern alternative guitarists and her "go to" guitar is a Silvertone (i.e. Harmony). Of course she uses a huge amount of effects pedals to get her signature Adrien Belew type tones.

    Here she is on Letterman:

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  5. Tele-Caster

    Tele-Caster Tele-Holic

    Feb 24, 2007
    Tahlequah, OK
    Neal Schon from Journey played Aria Pro II's for a brief spell back in the early 80's.

  6. cyclopean

    cyclopean Friend of Leo's

    Aug 14, 2009
    innsmouth, MA
    jack white also drives up prices by using that stuff.

  7. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 6, 2005
    Award winning Norwegian blues player, Kåre Virud, with his Arctic White MIM Standard:


  8. StuR

    StuR Banned

    Jun 19, 2013
    NW England, UK
    Andy Scott of The Sweet plays a red Squier Strat with upgraded pickups. he's had it for years & only recently had a custom (Thompson) neck put on it that he was given.

    He also had a Washburn AE, but doesn't now, he gave it to me. :D

  9. Shango66

    Shango66 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 15, 2012

    Todd Rundgren rocks the sea foam Fernandez

  10. w3stie

    w3stie Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 19, 2010
    Yep, that's who I thought of. Here he is in action.


  11. WilburBufferson

    WilburBufferson Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 11, 2009
    I saw Duke Robbilard years ago (in the 1990s) in a small club and was surprised to see him playing a squire strat. At that time, I had just sold my Japanese strat to buy a "real" USA one (which never sounded as good)!

  12. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's

    Oct 12, 2010
    Kentucky, USA
    Kevn Kinney of Drivin' N Cryin' plays an Epiphone Dot.

  13. Collirem

    Collirem Tele-Meister

    Jun 14, 2011
    Wichita. Kansas
    Paul McCartney ..... Epiphone Texan Acoustic & Epiphone Casino.

  14. netgear69

    netgear69 Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 21, 2012
    i remember watching this video on youtube of Peter Greens guitar collection and thinking how disappointing !!

  15. loopy reed

    loopy reed Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Professional Musician is just another word for "Constantly broke person"
    Doug 54 likes this.

  16. Mutato

    Mutato Tele-Meister

    Sep 16, 2008
    Rhode Island
    Justin Hayward of the Moddy Blues plays among his really famous ES335, a white 80's era Fender Squire Strat:

    "I’ve had Strats since – I have a Blackie and another cheaper one, and of course the white Squire Strat that I use on the road that is a surprisingly good and clean sounding guitar. But on the ’64 the action was low and fine – whoever set it up did a perfect job – and it was (surprisingly for a Strat) even, over all the strings. It was infinitely forgiving and playing it was like being in a beautiful dream of Strat heaven."

  17. Ripradiant

    Ripradiant Tele-Holic

    Jul 31, 2014
    Alberta Canada
    Jimmy Vaughan plays a mexi strat.

  18. Dan Spiffy Neuman

    Dan Spiffy Neuman Tele-Holic

    Apr 4, 2016
    Madison, WI
    I disagree. A cheap guitar can have intonation issues, action issues, and just not feel as good. There are plenty of cheap amps that still sound good, especially to untrained ears.

  19. lammie200

    lammie200 Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 11, 2013
    San Francisco
    Lots of Dano's in this thread. I have a red 12 string for sale if anyone is interested. Better GFS pickups, concentric pots, overall excellent condition with only light swirls on the body from playing. No scratches or pickguard wear - I don't play with a pick. Also, it is the second generation Korean build with the all black neck and butterbean Gotoh tuners. A Rick-like 12 string at a Dano (and less than new) price if anyone is interested.

  20. christhee68

    christhee68 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 1, 2011
    south carolina
    Justin Townes Earl plays The Loar guitars.

    I saw Lucero recently and the guy was playing an Epiphone Sheraton. I saw a rig rundow with him and he said he likes them because if one breaks he can just go buy a new one anywhere. He keeps them stock.


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