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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Otis Fine, Sep 2, 2016.
Mine is a 1991 G&L ASAT. 25 years and our love has never been stronger.
Well I bought and sold a lot of instruments and none of them were truly a keeper, most of them were kinda cheap stuff, but my current number one here (avri 72) is gonna go nowhere ever, that's for sure.
I still have all of them, never sold a guitar before. Granted I'm younger than your G&L haha. Silvertone strat copy was my first, crappy crappy guitar great Wall piece.
Gretsch Pro Jet that I purchased about 2 years ago.
My Simon&Patrick SP6. Bought it new in 2000 when I couldn't really afford it. Smells as sounds as good as the summer day I got it. Will never sell it.
A 1970 Global branded Les Paul burst Copy I have had since 2006. I got it for nothing and it has had more mods done to it before I got it and since than can be imagined. It is on the bench pile to complete the pots and cap mods to go with a pair of humbucker sized single coil pickups swapped in there.
Larrivee L-09. Rosewood back and sides. Cedar top. Got it in 1995.
I still have my first guitar, a Westone Concord II, which was a birthday present thirty years ago. It's recently been through a final makeover with a new paint job and Alexander Pribora pickups. It never sounded so good!
Bought my Contreras classical in 1983. Did hundreds of gigs with it. I will never sell it.
I had guitars before I had that one, and I really regret selling them now.
I bought my 2000 American Series Tele new, so 16 years?
Bought a 1978 Musicmaster Bass in 1982, so 34 years?
Both still owned and played.
1986 MIJ Strat that I bought new for $125. It needs some work but it will play again!
Mid-80's Ibby Roadstar RS-135. I've modded the heck out of it, including a refin and a new neck when the frets wore down, but it'll never leave me.
1933-ish Gibson L-00, about 25 years. It isn't my best sounding acoustic, but it has sentimental value and a lot of mojo:
I think it'd be the Trini Lopez std (think es335 w/ Firebird headstock) purchased in '86 or '87.
Still rockin' a set of flatwounds...
Wish I'd play it more often.
Peace - Deeve
I bought a '52 Les Paul in 1969. The previous owner had gotten rid of the horrible trapeze bridge/tailpiece and put on a tune-o-matic and stop tail. He also apparently didn't like the gold top finish and had refinished the guitar a wine red color. It actually didn't look too bad with the original cream colored P90's. Since it had been jacked around so much, I got it for $300. It turned out to be a great player and sounds fantastic. It has been through some other changes since then, most notably paint stripped and resealed with lacquer and routed for humbuckers in 1972 (I know-probably should not have done that but it sounds great)! I still have it so have been playing it for 47 years. I've had several Les Pauls since, but this one is my favorite and is the only one I have kept. Having said that, I play primarily Strats or Teles today.
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94 Fender logo Sqiuer that I bought new in 94
Old fart alert: been swapping/ selling/ trading axes since the late '70's. I've had my latest CV Strat since '13. Kinda sad when I think about all the great gear I have let go....still, no regrets. I like what I have, and still get good tone.
I still have the cheap acoustic I learned on- and my mom also learned on back in the late 1940s. Electrics, many have come and gone since my first in 76, but my Tokai silverstar and fender pink paisley strat have been onboard since 86.
My mom gave me my Epiphone 278 for Christmas 1978. It's the red hot rod.
It's first one on the left
My old Ibanez Acoustic that I bought in '78.....it still hangs on the wall beside me...