Do you ever have dreams about guitars?

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  1. Verzila

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    I sometimes have a dream where I come across guitars that I have lying about the house but I forgot about because I never use them, or I'm reunited with guitars I had long ago. They're never guitars I actually DID have in real life, though - nor do they look like any guitars I can recognise. In the dream I always feel a lot of joy for re-discovering a favourite guitar.

    Then there's the other dreams where I re-visit some town from my youth - Birmingham, Nottingham, Newcastle, Lincoln, Ludlow, all places I lived or spent time in. The places in my dreams don't resemble the actual place in any way, of course, but they're always the same and I can find my way through every street. I know where all the guitar shops are, and I always make a beeline for them, but when I get there they've never got what I want - in fact they've just got junk, assorted bodies and necks and bits and pieces.

    I daresay Freud could make something of it, a yearning for something from my past, or it represents loss, etc. I don't know.
     
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    I have dreams about guitars, but gladly not about ones I owned because they would be nightmares.
     
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    Yes ! And in my dreams I can actually play them the way I wish that I could.
     
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    Yes, I had a dream once about finding a 50s Strat in its original case etc, hardly played, in a grandparent's attic.

    The dream ended before I got to take it away with me, sadly. In reality, none of my grandparents or parents are remotely musical so it's pure fantasy really.
     
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    Unfortunately, in my dreams I'm at a gig and I can't find my guitar, or when I do it's broken. As in pieces.
     
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    No, but I will now...
     
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    I used to, but haven't in sometime. I think I quit having dreams like that when I just came to the realization that I would never live my real life dreams. In fact now when I think of how I wanted things (my hopes & dreams) they seem....actually I don't know how to explain. But that's not what you asked about.

    I remeber one dream a few years ago where me and daddy (passed away) went to a music store. It was so old amd dusty and they had some nice stuff. One was a 50's telecster and another was a black beauty les paul. They were both so awesome. I wanted them so badly in the dream. They were hung lown and sort of hidden. I would just keep looking at them. In my dream I played them, though not in the store which was kind of weird....so I knew how they sounded and played. I don't remeber much more details than that.

    I also used to have dreams of playing in bands I wanted to play in. Or being in Nashville and playing music. It seemed so real and I was so happy. I haven't had one of those in a while either, in sleep or real life. Probably because I realize they are dead.

    Mostly, all my sleep dreams are closer to nightmares now where it used to be a mix.
     
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    i had a dream few months back about a beautiful sunburst jazzmaster, which is strange because that has never been one of my bucket list guitars. I have seldom ever picked one up. was Somebody trying to tell me something?
     
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    I had one a few weeks ago while at a conference in Denver. There's a crew of about 150 that spends a couple of weeks setting up and operating a network for the show. (I'm in the photo on that page; see if you can pick me out. :D) One day over lunch, a few of us were lamenting the fact that we didn't have a guitar available and started looking around at travel options.

    That night I had a dream that someone gave me a travel guitar. It was a black, full-sized, pointy Jackson-style thing with a hockey-stick headstock. And a two-fret neck. o_O
     
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    Not many about guitars themselves, but I've jammed with some really cool people in my dreams - SRV, Jimmy Page, Joe Satriani, and a few others that I can't remember right now 'cause I haven't had my coffee yet.
     
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    I don't. A lot of people like to call their guitars "her" so I would not be surprised if there isn't a lot of dreaming going on. ;)
     
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    I've had the classic "Oh you found your dream guitar hidden away in some place and you can have it for free" only to wake up disappointed.

    I had a really weird dream where I was playing a 335 and it was the greatest guitar I'd ever played, it just blew me away. The funny thing is I can remember how it felt - high nut, really weird scalloped frets, huge nut spacing. Not my thing at all (I've never even played a scalloped neck). But in my dream, I was apparently blown away by all this.
     
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    Cool dreams. Now you mention it I once had a dream I was at a John Lee Hooker show and he asked me up to play with him. The dream ended just before I got up. Just as well. Compared to John-Lee, I would've totally stunk.
     
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    Yeah, me to.
     
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    Never about a specific guitar, oddly enough. (I have way far out there dreams)

    But about playing. With or for someone specific, sometimes.
    Not a common theme for me, but sometimes.
     
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    I often go to gigs in my dreams.
    Works out cheaper than the real thing.
     
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    Not so much in recent years but I had dreams of moving to a huge and very nice house and discovering all sorts of cool things as I walk along. There was usually a room with lots of great old guitars and basses, mostly Fenders and some Gibsons, and old tube amps. They weren't stacked up and displayed neatly like a store, they were just scattered around in their cases and I'd just get my mind blown discovering one after another.
     
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    Very rarely but it happens.
     
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    Dang you lucky people!

    Nope I never have dreams (very rarely)
    Of course I know I dream I just don’t remember ANY of them , but if I could remember them I’d wish they’d be about guitars
     
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    No dreams of guitars, but i do dream a lot about death.
     
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