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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. MattyK-USA

    MattyK-USA Tele-Afflicted

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    :) Yeah, I like that too.

    It's entirely possible that they re-contoured the neck. It got the works when I bought it - re-fret, neck reset, new nut and saddle. I may not the best judge of such things, I tend to just jump in and play whatever's in my hand. I think I have a contour gauge laying around that I could run over it, though.
     
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  2. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Well when you get old and cal tell the young 'uns how you're from the last Century, all your 1990s gear will be huge collectors items to all the millennials or whoever it is that wants to recapture youth, or maybe to recall pre-apocalypse Earth.

    I actually bought myself a vintage 1998 MIM Tele neck for my 60th birthday because it was pretty cheap and had that old time extra dark rosewood from before CITES and over harvesting.
    1998 was a good year for me and a sort of birth year too because it was the year I got off dope.
    Before that I'd ceased to exist, and after that I began a new life.

    In that new life I started over with music too so Tom Morello and Chris Cornell became my new heroes.
     
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  3. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Not sure it's altered but it might have even had a refret before you had it worked on.
    Nice to buy a fixer upper and fix it up, then know what you have is solid.

    The Bloomfield Tele was refretted by Erlewine and he chose to leave the previously sanded and refretted board as found and radius each fret bottom individually, rather than remove more material to make the board even. Then of course dressed the frets to an even radius. Many approaches to vintage guitar repair.
     
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  4. Crashbelt

    Crashbelt Tele-Holic

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    The 53 Tele in my avatar. My 55 Les Paul Junior is younger than me though!

    A birth year Strat would be good!!!
     
  5. JTStivers

    JTStivers TDPRI Member

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    Yeah, no, I don't have a guitar older than I am, but sadly, I probably have many older than many of you.
     
  6. MattyK-USA

    MattyK-USA Tele-Afflicted

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    Sure! I was strictly looking for a player grade instrument, and got what I was looking for I think.
     
  7. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    You know the tone secret with that Supro, right?
     
  8. CJM3309

    CJM3309 Tele-Meister

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    Pictured below is my 74 D-35, I was born in 1983. I also have a 1964 Supro lapsteel, a 74 Twin Reverb and a 1954 Martin 00-17. The 00-17 is awaiting some work to be brought back up to being solid and playable. All others are good to go. 20191020_131507.jpg 20200105_190332.jpg
     
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  9. fenderchamp

    fenderchamp Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I have a '62 princeton, a '65 champ, a '66 duo sonic, a '66 melody maker and a 1920s marveltone acoustic. I have a '51 Lapsteel P90 pickup too I guess.
     
  10. gregulator450

    gregulator450 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I have none that are older than me (I am a 78 model year). Don't know that I could afford them, but I wouldn't mind having one.
     
  11. Boubou

    Boubou Doctor of Teleocity

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    I own a Telecaster does that count?
    I mean they haven’t changed since the early 50’s and I was born in 1959
     
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  12. Dave Hicks

    Dave Hicks Tele-Afflicted

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    One of these - not in as good shape as this photo (mother-of-dinette set is faded and banged up). But it's the onliest Fender of that vintage that I could willingly afford.

    D.H.

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  13. BradKM

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    I'm currently at eight guitars and at least one amp that predate me ('76) but nothing terribly valuable. I've worked my way through lots of oddball 60s Japanese stuff, Framus, Harmony, Silvertone and Danelectro. I think the oldest I currently have are a '59 Harmony archtop and '59 Silvertone U1, but there's also an lap steel I'm unsure of the date of.
     
  14. KC

    KC Friend of Leo's

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    1937 Duolian. As my daughter said when I first took it out of the case, it even smells old.

    I have a beater LG-1 that's probably a 1955 or so, but I'm older than that.
     
  15. David Barnett

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    Just be glad it's not a saxophone then.
     
  16. chezdeluxe

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    C. 1900 George Bauer parlour with Brazilian rosewood back and sides, Adirondack spruce top and ebony fingerboard and bridge. It is the “Monogram” student model 10 that retailed for $10 :p

    1937 round neck Dobro model 37

    1941 Gibson Kalamazoo Oriole with solid mahogany back and sides (An early one. Most had laminated maple) and Adirondack spruce top.
     
  17. Geoff738

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    Er, open tuning, turn it up and plug into a snarly little amp?

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
  18. P Thought

    P Thought Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    My oldest one was made in 1975. That's the year I finished college.
     
  19. Geoff738

    Geoff738 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Forgot about the Danelectro I sold a couple or three years back. I simply wasn’t playing it.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
  20. joe_cpwe

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    1959/60(?) Silvertone Thin Twin, also a Silvertone 1391 amp. They were my dad's from when he was a kid.
    They used to lay around grandpa's house and as a young kid I wanted to play them because I thought they were cool. I was told, 'you need lessons' and so the journey began.

    At it's age the guitar needs a little help. The neck is a little loose, some tuner pegs have cracked, and (like an idiot) I lost the original bridge when I set it up with a tune-o-matic in the 90s.

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