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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. Fretting out

    Fretting out Poster Extraordinaire

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    This isn’t to hard for me as I was only born in 91 and most late 80s guitars are fairly affordable

    I have

    88 mij pink paisley telecaster
    79/80 fender lead II
    72 fender telecaster
    75 gibson marauder

    The fender lead 2 was my first good electric
    ( the 72 telecaster and marauder are my fathers but in my care)
     
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  2. dredoubleu

    dredoubleu TDPRI Member

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    I’m only 21 so there’s lots of affordable stuff out there older than me. I currently have 1 that’s older than me, but recently traded a different one for my new bass. The one I still own is my number 1. It seems to be a Japanese Epiphone ET290 from sometime in the 70s, but the headstock is tele shaped and has no markings. The other was another Matsumoku made guitar, an Aria Pro II RS from 1987. Great playing superstrat, but i never got it sounding how I’d like, and wasn’t a fan of the Kahler.
     

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  3. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have a 1956-ish Airline Archtop acoustic (currently in need of some love and repair) that I bought at a garage sale for $1...after I retrieved the penny rattling around inside it, I had invested 99 cents!

    it’s a good 14 years older than me...
     
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  4. Jackroadkill

    Jackroadkill Tele-Holic

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    I was born in 1979 and the only guitar I have that's older than me is this one:

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    It's a 1966 SG Junior (dunno why the picture is upside down).
     
  5. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Happy birthday to you!
     
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  6. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

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    None as old as me, unfortunately.
     
  7. peeweepete

    peeweepete Tele-Meister

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  8. WingedWords

    WingedWords Tele-Afflicted

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    Yes and I’m very grateful she’s still playing me!
     
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  9. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Doctor of Teleocity

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    That looks like a fun guitar!
     
  10. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    So? Are you younger or older? I hate it when people are being vague. o_O
     
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  11. stormsedge

    stormsedge Friend of Leo's

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    ...but I have my Dad's Leedy Collegian tenor banjo that he received second or third hand at age 7 in ~1932.
     
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  12. stonetone7

    stonetone7 Tele-Meister

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    Of the guitars I actually play and maintain? None.

    But I do have a Stella-branded tenor acoustic my dad owned and played in the early 60s that I’d like to restore one day.

    Wish I had a pic of it handy, but honestly it’s not much to look at. I think it spent about three decades in the garage rafters.
     
  13. Bob Womack

    Bob Womack Tele-Afflicted

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    This is a Supro Model 1400 Supreme Hawaiian lap steel. It was built in 1945, as Supro was returning to guitar construction after being a part of the war effort for WWII. That would make it 75 years old this year, eh?

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    Okay, so it is an ugly little spud, but my lovely wife fell in love with it for me on a trip and that was that.

    Bob
     
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  14. gimmeatele

    gimmeatele Tele-Afflicted

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    Having just turned 60 would love one of obvious ones from birth year of 1959, but doubt it will happen
     
  15. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    I'm a '68.
    Closest I ever got was a '71 Jag.
    Currently, my oldest guitar is an '86 Gibson J-100.
     
  16. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    My oldest guitar is a 92 model. I am decades older than that.
     
  17. stratoman1

    stratoman1 Friend of Leo's

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    I'm a 1960 model so no. The closest I come is a 2000 Srrat
     
  18. Rustbucket

    Rustbucket Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

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    My ‘74 Guild M-75 has me beat by about 6 years. Only gear of mine older than that is my ‘65 BFPR.
     
  19. JackL

    JackL Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    One, a National Triolian from the '30's. Not sure of exact year. I inherited it from my sister whose husband passed away. He had it since he was a teenager.
     
  20. kafka

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    If I read this question correctly, what you're telling me is that I have a lot of room to buy more. Is that what you're saying? Because that's what I get from it.
     
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