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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. VWAmTele

    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's

    Feb 24, 2005
    FL
    Eric Clapton 'Blackie' Strat. Best Les Paul I've ever played ;)
     
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  2. OtherTom

    OtherTom Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 5, 2010
    State College PA
    1968 metallic blue, four pickup, striped acid etched pickguard Teisco Del-Rey I bought from JC Penny for $65.99 of saved birthday money. It set the love of music and guitars for the next 5 decades. tiesco.jpg
     
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  3. Geoff738

    Geoff738 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    54
    May 11, 2007
    Toronto
    Did it play the Super Bowl?

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
  4. Viejo

    Viejo Tele-Holic

    916
    Feb 12, 2011
    Central IL
    '76 Les Paul Deluxe half green Goldtop,looked like hell but played great.It looked like this but with a tailpiece off a Jr with the string compensations ground off and P 90s DSC03492.JPG
     
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  5. jonnyfez

    jonnyfez Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Nov 14, 2003
    Kittery, Maine
    '66 Fender Mustang in Dakota Red. Sniff...
     
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  6. memiller

    memiller TDPRI Member

    Age:
    39
    92
    Jan 9, 2019
    Texas
    Well, it WAS bad because CBS only now it's old enough that it's "vintage" and in enough minds something becomes good the moment it's declared "vintage."

    Just look at the prices for original San Dimas Charvel guitars. Basement levels in the 90's, but buying you the whole house if you sold it in the past few years.
     
  7. galaxiex

    galaxiex Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    I'll see your Teisco Sharkfin and raise you a burst Silvertone Sharkfin...

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    Oh wait... it's not a poker game??? :lol::lol::lol:

    .
     
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  8. memiller

    memiller TDPRI Member

    Age:
    39
    92
    Jan 9, 2019
    Texas
    With those guitars it's a game of GO FISH.
     
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  9. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Don't know, never saw the kid again even tough we both lived in Yuma...I believe his family owned a music store in Yuma, but I wasn't there at that time.
     
  10. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Oct 30, 2017
    Ohio
    I have three, roughly in this order:

    1: '75 Gibson Les Paul

    2: '74 Fender Strat (immaculate)

    3: '96 PRS Cu-24

    All were sold at a terrible loss to cover various emergencies.
     
  11. jonrpick

    jonrpick Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2014
    Marietta, GA
    Steinberger bass WITH the Transtrem tremolo/transposing bridge.

    I could've had it for like $500 because I worked at a shop where we'd taken it in used. The guy that bought it ended up being a friend years later when we reconnected, and he used it better than I could have.

    But... damn it was cool. And less than 300 were made.
     
  12. bsman

    bsman Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara
    Geez, this is a sad thread!

    ‘74 Custom telecaster in black w/the WRH in the neck and the black case with the red fuzzy lining.
     
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  13. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    ...thread title could've been, "The One(s) That Got Away."
     
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  14. JayFreddy

    JayFreddy Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    53
    Nov 6, 2006
    Dallas TX USA
    +1
     
  15. INFANT

    INFANT Tele-Holic

    566
    Apr 12, 2011
    Stoney Creek, Ontario
    image3.jpeg My '96 Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion III. I saw it for sale again a couple of years ago but the guy was asking almost double what I sold it for. It wasn't the guy I sold it to but rather the 3rd owner.
     
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  16. Steve Ouimette

    Steve Ouimette Tele-Holic

    955
    Aug 17, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ
    It's funny, but the answer is none. I've had so many guitars over the years that I can't recall many of them. What I have now I like, then I get others that I like. A few that I love and will never get rid of, but for the most part they're like hammers to me. They do the job. But I enjoy the rotating and don't ever feel regret for selling. It's an adventure!
     
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  17. JazzboxBlues

    JazzboxBlues Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2014
    Crook County IL
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    Letting this one go was not my finest moment. Custom Shop '56 NOS Strat Birdseye maple neck and I bought it real well.
     
  18. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2013
    The Hudson Valley
    I miss my first guitar, a Montoya Stratocaster with a natural finish and maple fretboard. I bought it for $100 from a catalog around 1979 and sold it a couple years later for $100.
     
  19. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 4, 2005
    Williamsville NY
    A Les Paul 55/75. It was basically a "player" version of a single cut Les Paul Special. Not a reissue, as it had a modern neck joint and a vintage black/yellow sunburst that was never available on Specials. Light, resonant, and awesome (a word I use very sparingly).

    It went down the road during a personal economic downturn in the mid-90s.
     
  20. Recce

    Recce Tele-Afflicted

    May 3, 2016
    Northern Alabama
    Oh wow that would make you almost continually search for it.
     
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