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What guitar did you let get away and wish you still owned?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Larmo63, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Larmo63

    Larmo63 Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 1, 2018
    Timbuktu, Earth
    There are too many for me to want to even think about.

    Maybe my 50's ES-125 that got me through so many great times......?
  2. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 15, 2017
    Harvest, Alabama
    1971 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe gold top.

    Sold it when I joined the Army and went off to Basic Training and then Flight School in 1978.

    Dummy me.


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  3. thunderbyrd

    thunderbyrd Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 21, 2004
    central ky
    really only one. an aria pe-150 that I bought in 1975. (that's a copy of a Gibson LP special double cut away) I would like to have one just like it again.

    I also had a jazz bass that looked just like one that Gary Thain played, but that thing was a real knucklebuster, and besides, I pretty much never play bass anymore.
  4. Stefanovich

    Stefanovich Tele-Holic

    Jan 27, 2010
    Kingston, Ontario
    Just one for me too. A 1934 Martin 2-17 that was in phenomenal condition. Had some string buzz that drive me nuts. Back then I didn't know it could be fixed with a cheap trip to a luthier.
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  5. memiller

    memiller Tele-Meister

    Jan 9, 2019
    The Robin Medley I had that looked just like this one. The neck on it was AMAZING. I got it in a trade around 2003. Unfortunately it had some severe fret issues and the choice was to drop the dollars to get the tools and refret it or sell it and get something else.

    It was a six/half dozen type scenario and I chose the half dozen. Took the money, bought some speakers, and built myself an ungodly earthmover of a 2x15 cabinet.

    Still want one of these again though.

  6. Dan R

    Dan R Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Charleston, SC
    Heritage Prospect circa 2000. It was stolen, I got it back and later had to sell it. Enjoy what you have while you have it.
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  7. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 11, 2006
    Near Athens GA USA
    1973 Strat. Great guitar but I was convinced that it was bad because "CBS" and sold it for a pittance back in '92 during my one and only gear purge.
  8. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    The Gibson ES-345TDN/SVT that I bought new from Ernie Ball, Tarzana, CA, in 1968:


    Sold it to a kid in Yuma, AZ, in 1974, who'd just been selected to join "Up With People."
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  9. DougM

    DougM Friend of Leo's

    Jul 5, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    First generation LP Studio
    LP Studio Lite
    ESP Mirage Custom
    USA Jackson Soloist
    PRS quilt top Custom 24
    MIJ Rosewood Tele
    MIJ Fender Foto-Flame Strat
    Late 60's Gretsch Tennessean
    satin finish 70's D28
    late 90's D35 and HD28
    Last but not least- '65 CAR Strat
    I almost forgot my first electric- a -65 Daphne Blue Mustang with Vibro Champ that I got for Xmas that year
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  10. Electric Warrior

    Electric Warrior TDPRI Member

    Jan 7, 2018
    A 1960 Epiphone Anniversary V3 that had Fralin Unbuckers in it. It sounded so sweet. It kicked off a series of trades that resulted in a fabulous guitar I couldn't ever have afforded otherwise. But I still miss that V3.
  11. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Poster Extraordinaire

    May 12, 2013
    Fort Worth, Texas
    My 63 clay dot strat. 57 tele (only for monetary reasons because it was a pig)
    The one I miss the most was my first 4 pup Warmoth strat. I built it in 87'. It had an original PAF in the bridge and the rest (two strats and tele neck pup) were wound by VanZandt senior. It was basswood body, stop tailpiece and Warmoth tele neck. I played that guitar so much in some of the worst places on earth that there was very little left of the finish. It sounded great and that guitar was just an extension of me. To this day, every time I walk into a pawnshop I scan the racks in the hopes of one day finding it again. It had been signed by Larry Carlton, James Burton, Ray Flacke, Eric Johnson and Steve Morse though many were almost gone...someday..
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  12. mfguitar

    mfguitar Tele-Holic

    Aug 12, 2008
    2 really, I had a 60's something Tele that I traded in on a Gretsch Country Club that I just had to have, and my prized Guild Starfire IV, I think I needed the money at that time, still lookin' for that particular guitar.
  13. galaxiex

    galaxiex Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    My very first electric.
    Got it in the early 1970's.

    Looked just like this...


    I do own this one.... but it's not the actual guitar I had.
    Found this one on facebook back when I was a member.
    This is the US Sears-Roebuck version.
    The Canadian Simpson-Sears version was "slightly" different only in the serial number tag.


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  14. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    A Japanese tobacco burst Strat badged " PROFILE Vintage" made in the Fuji Gen factory at the time Japanese Fenders were made there. I swear it was a MIJ Fender but was quickly removed by lawsuit threat. It was like the early lawsuit Fernandes guitars. Great wood, alder,, vintage Kluson tuners, even period correct number of screws in the pickguard (8), came with a case and I used it in live shows and recorded on two albums with it. Can't remember why I sold it, that and a 60s Fender Twin (silverface) with two JBL 12" speakers.
    that was all I owned and an Epiphone Texan. You just didn't need anything else.
  15. tomkatf

    tomkatf Tele-Holic

    Aug 21, 2004
    San Diego
    1932 Martin OM-18 #52345... Stolen in San Francisco c.1972
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  16. Gigante_Miguel

    Gigante_Miguel TDPRI Member

    Dec 28, 2018
    San Bruno, CA
    I had an early G&L SC-2 that had been modified with two gray bobbin Strat pickups. It had a great neck and an amazing bluesy tone. Sold it cheap during a financial crisis to a guy who was either going to restore or part it out. I still feel sick about it. Stopped playing for a few years after that.
  17. Redheadlvr

    Redheadlvr TDPRI Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    I had two-1968 Goldtop LP and a 1977 Martin D-28.
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  18. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2010
    Decatur, GA
    A whole bunch of guitars come to mind, but most of them had fallen out of favor for one reason or another - rightly or wrongly - and were sold/traded to acquire another guitar (or amp) that I loved for awhile and then let go... to get another...

    It's the circle of life. Celebrate it and enjoy the now.
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  19. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Friend of Leo's

    Mar 29, 2007
    Manassas Park, VA
    OWWW!!!!!!!! What a guitar ( Holy Grail caliber) to lose- sorry!

    I've had a trail of stolen (4) guitars, and others I had to sell ( did stupid things with $$) - most notably my 1st electric, a 1976 gold Les Paul Signature- stolen in '80...
    But my woes can't touch your OM pain...
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  20. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

    This one.
    My 1963 Epiphone Texan.
    I got it in 1975, when I was 18.
    I had it for about 20 years.
    It was a real good one.
    I played it all the time, and wrote some of my best songs (IMO) on it.
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