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What was the best guitar you bought this year?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Blazer, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. telepath

    telepath Friend of Leo's

    Jun 26, 2009
    Wales, UK
    Gee, thread title here seems to assume it was the norm to buy a whole harem of guitars last year? ;)

    I assembled a couple - including a Gilmour 'Black Strat' tribute that I'm really pleased with, but it was just the one outright purchase for me -
    MIM Cabronita Ash Blonde. Very happy!
     

  2. vespa1

    vespa1 Tele-Meister

    429
    Aug 23, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI
    used yamaha SA1100 or used Gretsch Broadkaster bass.
     

  3. reverbbb

    reverbbb Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    59
    Sep 12, 2003
    Just Plano, Texas
    Yes, it is a piezo located under the bridge.

    But the most fascinating aspect of this guitar, is that it sounds more like a fine acoustic guitar than some other acoustic guitars (plugged in). It has a fabulous and very believable sonic rendition of an acoustic guitar. Yet, has no feedback, has onboard EQ and weighs only around 3 pounds (<1.5 kg).
     

  4. gpasq

    gpasq Friend of Leo's

    Oct 15, 2011
    Littleton, CO
    These two. Technically the Gibson was a trade. The tele is fantastic... I got it for < $400 at GC last week. This is the same GC FSR as I see above, with a 25db mid boost, and a fat neck. The boost gives a really nice level of control over what's hitting the amp. Kinda like having an on board Tube Screamer!
     

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  5. Ed P

    Ed P Friend of Leo's

    Nov 9, 2006
    California
    Hands down, this:
     

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  6. Chritty

    Chritty Tele-Afflicted

    I can't seem to find any info online about them. Are they still in production??
     

  7. AlexEP

    AlexEP Tele-Meister

    Age:
    49
    291
    Nov 14, 2011
    Genoa, Italy
    Classic 70's MIM Strat
     

  8. Toriginal

    Toriginal Former Member

    658
    May 30, 2012
    Canada
    Since it is now 2013 I won`t include this one since I got it last summer:
    [​IMG]

    I DID buy this one in 2013 a few days ago and and massaged it into something playable.
    [​IMG]
     

  9. reverbbb

    reverbbb Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    59
    Sep 12, 2003
    Just Plano, Texas
    Not in production any longer. Additionally, they were fairly rare during their production years. The original price was somewhere around $2999 I think. No wonder they didn't sell that many. Kind of reminds me of the Chevy SSR - great product, just priced out of reach for the average market.

    The earlier models were called "Concert". They renamed the guitar to "Bronze".
     

  10. jc93230

    jc93230 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    525
    Feb 4, 2008
    California
    Following up my earlier post. 2012 Martin D-18.

    Been playing more in the last 2 weeks than in the last 3 months because of it,
     

  11. T-Bone

    T-Bone Tele-Holic

    779
    Aug 28, 2012
    Toronto
    This one:
     

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  12. T-Bone

    T-Bone Tele-Holic

    779
    Aug 28, 2012
    Toronto
    Man, that is one COOL looking guitar!
     

  13. oldteleguy

    oldteleguy Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 19, 2011
    wallingford,ct.
    my second CV Thinline-love these guitars!!
     

  14. Tidepoolbay

    Tidepoolbay Friend of Leo's

    Jan 27, 2009
    Franklin New Jersey

  15. rebelwoclue

    rebelwoclue Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Jan 15, 2012
    kentucky
    Telebration Maple Top

    [​IMG]
    This one was mine. Sounds and plays as good as it looks.
     

  16. Tidepoolbay

    Tidepoolbay Friend of Leo's

    Jan 27, 2009
    Franklin New Jersey
    Nice!

    I am looking into one of these.
     

  17. Stratburst

    Stratburst Friend of Leo's

    Mar 31, 2009
    Toronto
    A 2009 Am Std P-Bass in Candy Cola Red I picked up in Vancouver. I rented it the previous year and swore if it was still available I'd make an offer. I immediately set it up with some flatwounds.

    I LOVE the tone of that bass!

    This isn't mine but mine's identical:

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. therooster

    therooster TDPRI Member

    85
    Oct 19, 2011
    London
    My BSB Baja, here next to my Strat

    [​IMG]
     

  19. david henman

    david henman Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Age:
    69
    823
    Aug 2, 2006
    bolton, ontario
    ...g&l tribute asat special for $300.
    price aside, one of the best guitars i have ever played.
     

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  20. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    A nice blue MIM Stratocaster I found used from my local music store. Rosewood neck,nice feel after getting set up. I think some one bought it to learn to play and then gave up. I got it for around $300. It's with my bass player's right now. I left it at practice and then I got sick. Looking forward to playing it again soon.
     

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