Do you all have a "number one"?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by EsquireBoy, Nov 21, 2019.

Do you have a real number one?

  1. I do and I seldom play my other guitars.

  2. One gets played more than the others, but I have no problem sharing the love.

  3. I don't and play all my guitars to suit my mood or my needs.

  4. I own one single guitar, you spoiled brat!

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  1. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I usually use my partsocaster Tele for gigs but I've used my Les Paul a couple times in since the spring. At home I rotate on to whatever whim strikes me. Lately I've been using my 80's Japanese AS -50 and really enjoying it. Picture 151.jpg
     
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  2. DaveG_NJ

    DaveG_NJ TDPRI Member

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    I think I found "the One". I avoided Tele's for years, inexplicably I suppose. Had a million (or a dozen) Les Pauls and Strats and a PRS here and there. My first Tele was a Richie Kotzen model and I know, not a typical Tele. I could not, and still can't, put it down. That led me to try a few other Teles, but the RK is the one that suits me best. Thickest neck imaginable, wide Jumbo frets and tone for days. I don't even like Richie Kotzen music, LOL, but I can dial in anything I want with this thing and that neck is to die for. IMG_5958.jpg
     
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  3. Shuster

    Shuster Poster Extraordinaire

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    My Frankenstrat, DC reversed neck with scalloped fingerboard 6100 ss frets, loaded 920 pickguard,,, Started life as a Deluxe Am Strat, only stock part is the body and neck plate,,,

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  4. greebo830

    greebo830 Tele-Meister

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    I have number one guitars in both caoustic and electric.
    My number 1 Electric.

    2001 PRS McCarty
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    (#1a) 2015 PRS McCarty
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    Number 1 acoustic =

    2009 Luna Trinity Parlour
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    If I could only grab one from a burning building though it would be this.

    1982 Gibson Spirit (needs a refret but still plays like a dream)
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  5. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Tele-Holic

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    It changes. I have just as many strats as I do tele's. If I'm in a two-guitar band, I try to be different and have a different voice. I don't usually play any humbucker equipped guitars live, but many people I play with prefer them. So, I try to use what I believe is the right tool/voice for the job.

    However... this one often gets the most time.
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  6. Fretting out

    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    Wow shuster I never took you as the yngwie type
     
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  7. Hiker

    Hiker Poster Extraordinaire

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    Being in the # 1 spot can simply identify the best guitar in some collections- not necessarily the one that gets played the most. ;)
     
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  8. Charlie Bernstein

    Charlie Bernstein Poster Extraordinaire

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    Glad I asked!
     
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  9. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Tele-Holic

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    I agree. My best (and best looking) guitar is not my #1.
     
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  10. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    a number one (AVRI 62) and a number 2 (Daphne Blue 62ri)

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  11. Shuster

    Shuster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Na, No Yngwie type here,,,:cool:
     
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  12. EsquireBoy

    EsquireBoy Tele-Holic

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    Gorgeous, especially with the white guard!!!!
     
  13. EsquireBoy

    EsquireBoy Tele-Holic

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    Then it would be so difficult to me not to play it almost exclusively!
    I would be in such a dilemma if I had a pristine precious all original vintage guitar, because I would want to carry it everywhere.
     
  14. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    With electrics, I rotate, but not on any schedule. There's no one I like best. There's the one I'm inspired to play today.

    I do get into ruts, though, if you want to call it that. I'll get stuck on a guitar, or usually a handful of guitars, for a month or more at a time. But I always come back to the others, and before long, I'm stuck on some of them.

    I've played nothing but four (and mostly two) Teles for the past ... two months? Two new AV52s.... can't get enough. Comparing against my other AVs...

    I always consider my 335 as possibly my favorite electric, even though I don't play humbuckers that much, and in many ways it's not nearly as nice - being a 'standard' - as the Custom VOS 330 and 275. But there's just something about it. And a lot is to do with those stock '57 Classics. I've tried to 'upgrade' them, but nope. I haven't tried the Throbaks yet, which I love in the Collings, but really, I'm not into touching it much. It's perfect.

    So, many electrics, all of which I love dearly.


    I'd have said the same is true of acoustics, but I wonder if I'm heading for a place where I could be happy with just one nice guitar. Funny, I'm more a rosewood guy, but the guitar I have in mind is the Martin D18GE I bought a couple years ago. Just goes to show, a REALLY good one can knock you back on your heels. All other notions go out the window, and there's just the playing, and the tone. I was trying to stretch financially to get an Authentic, when I found the Golden Era. I keep thinking, from what I read, that I must be missing out, but I'm danged if I can see how. Some guitars ya just keep.
     
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  15. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    Not really, but, following coffee, I'm just about to have a number 2.

    What? Oh come on! It had to be done! Five pages and no mention of an obvious joke? I had to take one for the team and get it out of all our systems (no pun intended here).
     
  16. FluffyDog6

    FluffyDog6 Tele-Meister

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    I'm a guitar whore.

    One week I'm digging the Les Paul power and humbucker grind, next week it's Strat chime and single coil clarity. Week after that, acoustic lights me up.

    I tend to keep returning to my $450 Wolf WLP-750T though, which has been sneered at by some of my bandmates - until they play it.

    Straight up excellent guitar with a spot-on set up from the shop that sold it to me.

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  17. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    This fiesta red tele is destined to be my #1. Very light, springy and responsive. You can feel every note through the body. Sounds great with two pickups as god intended but it will get the unholy 4 pickup mod as soon as I can get to it. Already can’t put it down.

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  18. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    At one time I would have said yes and it would have been my NOS CS 63 Tele. Today the truth is that each of my guitars brings something different to the party. I would actually like to continue the downsizing I’ve been doing over the past few years but I can’t decide which ones to part with.
     
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  19. ieatlions

    ieatlions Tele-Meister

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    This is my one and only at the moment:
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    2011 RI LP Deluxe. Went through 5 different LP’s before settling on this one. It’s, light, it’s loud, it’s so playable, 11,’s feel like 10’s. The neck is just right. Not 60’slim and not 50’s, more like the neck on a Custom.

    However.. I’m about to embark on my first build:
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  20. EsquireBoy

    EsquireBoy Tele-Holic

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    Already mentioned actually, although not as a joke but rather as bad school memories :oops:
     
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