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Do you own any guitars as old or older than you?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Geoff738, Jan 6, 2020.

How many of your guitars are older than you are?

  1. None

    41.7%
  2. One

    31.8%
  3. Can count on one hand

    21.4%
  4. Can count on both hands

    4.2%
  5. Gonna need some toes

    1.0%
  1. Geoff738

    Geoff738 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Two for me. A 60 or 61 Supro.

    And a 57 Gretsch.

    Used to own a 59 Special. Wishing I still had that one.

    pics welcome!

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    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
  2. diego_nu

    diego_nu TDPRI Member

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    Fender telecaster deluxe 74 and fender Mustang 65.
    Im a 78 version. :)
     
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  3. rolandson

    rolandson Tele-Holic

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    I'm a vintage 54. I wish I had one of those.

    ETA:
    But...I think two of my amps and one guitar are as old or older than you two.
     
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  4. Old duck

    Old duck Tele-Meister

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    None are quite there. I'm 1946 and the oldest guitar I have is a 1948 National New Yorker lap steel. Close, but no cigar!
     
  5. Milspec

    Milspec Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nope, but considering my age, that makes sense
     
  6. assquatch20

    assquatch20 TDPRI Member

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    One SG and some spare parts. I turned 29 today.

    Whoops, forgot I have an old Kay archtop from the 50's or 60's. Got a banjo from 1919-1920 or so and some other odds and ends. Got a '59 Gibson GA-5 Skylark, love that thing...
     
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  7. LGOberean

    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    My oldest guitar is my Hohner G-940, which I bought new in 1983, so it's 37 years old in a few months. But that's almost 30 years too late be as old as me.
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  8. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Alas, no.
    1957 would be a good “vintage” year.
    I once owned a 55 Esquire, a 1955 Les Paul gold top, 1956 Les Paul Junior, and 1957 Tele.
    I gave the Tele to a friend, and it was later stolen.
    The rest I horse traded away.
    Astute, I ain’t!
     
  9. Greggorios

    Greggorios Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Happy Birthday assquatch20! Many, many more.
     
  10. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I once had a '55 gibby ES something, but couldn't afford to keep it. :(
     
  11. Dan German

    Dan German Poster Extraordinaire

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    Anything pre-‘60 is older than me, so my ‘54 Gretsch is the one. Thread title says “guitars” so I didn’t include my ‘20s tenor banjo.
     
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  12. 2 Headed Goat

    2 Headed Goat Friend of Leo's

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    Happy B-day bro!
     
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  13. jamesepowell

    jamesepowell Tele-Holic

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    No, the oldest guitar I have is the 1977 pictured to the left, but I do wish I had one, preferably a 1954 Telecaster.
     
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  14. LGOberean

    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    To this point, "None" is the answer of 14 of us, almost 59% of the voters thus far. I expected as much. There's a lot of us old codgers on this forum.
     
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  15. stormin1155

    stormin1155 Tele-Holic

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    At one time I had at least one guitar from every decade starting in 1900. I've since sold off most of the old stuff, but still have a few.
     
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  16. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt Tele-Afflicted

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    Being a product of 1989 it's not as tough as some of you 50s kids.

    1974 Rickenbacker 4001
    1975 Fender Jazz bass
    1960s Harmony H165

    You didn't ask but...

    A banjo from the 1890s
    A violin that belonged to my great grandpa. He died in like 1979 and it was old when he had it. We're not sure how old it is.

    I also have a two fender Strats from 1995 and 2002. Both MIM, and though not older than me, I like to think about the one that was bought new, rocking out somewhere while 6 year old me was having snack time in kindergarten.
     
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  17. Fuelish

    Fuelish Tele-Holic

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    Not quite, I was born in '58, my oldest, an old Harmony H15, has a build date of Dec 1964....well, that's the date stamped under the pickguard....chances are good that's the day the pickguard was put together/wired up, so it's possibly a '65? Whatever, it was a great auction score, mint condition, about 1/3 the cost the fools on Reverb list these things for. Same guitar I learned on as a kid, and always swore I'd pick another one up someday....scored it from a pawn shop out near Vegas, love it as much as I loved the original, the DeArmond goldfoils are pretty unique pickups, and guitar is all original.
     
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  18. Geoff738

    Geoff738 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yeah, not surprising. But, old guitars are like, kewl, so I thought I’d ask.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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  19. dannyh

    dannyh Tele-Afflicted

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    Currently only one...an early 50’s Magnatone Lap Steel (I was born in 1966).

    If the question was about amplifiers, I could name several, but as far as guitars go, that’s my only one presently.
     
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  20. Stubee

    Stubee Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    I’ve had a couple but all I’ve got now is a whippersnapper ‘52 J-45. I doubt I’ll have a pre-1950 again because I kinda prefer those nubile early ‘50s Gibsons.
     
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