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

    44.8%
  2. One

    30.2%
  3. Can count on one hand

    19.2%
  4. Can count on both hands

    4.7%
  5. Gonna need some toes

    1.2%
  1. Cysquatch

    Cysquatch Tele-Holic

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    About to give up the secret of how young I am here:
    A 1988 Peavey Generations S-1
    A 1993 Fender Squier Series Strat that my dad has currently. Pretty darn close to that one.
     
  2. artdecade

    artdecade Poster Extraordinaire

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  3. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a Gibson nylon string guitar that's as old as I am (1964). I also have a Fender Mustang and a Harmony archtop that are almost as old as I am
     
  4. Ryan0594

    Ryan0594 Tele-Holic

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    I have an 80's Hondo that's older than me (ES-175 copy) and a 70's Zenta (Telecaster copy).
     
  5. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Bridge pickup.
    Volume up.
    Tone OFF.
    It's some kind of no load pot...or something...but when you roll the tone off it does what you'd expect, until you get to the end...and ZINGO!
    And...yeah...open tuning and snarly little amp.
     
  6. BuckNekkid

    BuckNekkid Tele-Meister

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    I nearly voted "one," but realized I'm still six years older than my 1957 ES-225.

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  7. DavidP

    DavidP Friend of Leo's

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    My Martin 000-18 s/n indicates 1948/49 production.
     
  8. SAguitar

    SAguitar Tele-Meister

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    I don't own any guitars made in 1950, or before! Dang.
     
  9. jonnyfez

    jonnyfez Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I'm a 1962 vintage. Closest that I currently have is a Danelectro shorthorn bass from '63. The Silvertone is from '65.

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  10. stxrus

    stxrus Friend of Leo's

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    I have a 1947 Gibson BR9 lap steel guitar that precedes me by 5 years
    It’s non playable but it’s older than me
     
  11. Jackroadkill

    Jackroadkill Tele-Meister

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    Yes, mine's like that. It weighs nothing at all at the body but the neck dives a bit. I just use a suede strap and this keeps it nicely in place.

    The guitar is a beauty (and is one of the last they made before the batwing scratchplate came in) and I love it. My friend has a '61 SG/LP, all original... It's great, but I prefer the neck on my Junior, which is pretty chunky.

    What happened to yours?
     
  12. Flaneur

    Flaneur Friend of Leo's

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    '43 Harmony Cremona. The give-away is the wooden, wartime tail piece. Not a lot of metal on this one......

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  13. G.Rotten

    G.Rotten Tele-Holic

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    1948 National Lap Steel
    1952 Harmony Brilliant H1310
    At only 3 years younger I also have a 1979 Firebrand Gibson LP

    Though it's a wall hanger I also have an acoustic that is likely from the 1800's
     
  14. Wildcard_35

    Wildcard_35 Tele-Meister

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    I have an old Orpheus bass from the 60's that is a Japanese knockoff bass that was probably made in the Tiesco Del Ray factory. This isn't the photo of my actual bass, but one a lot like it. Mine is in a little rougher shape, but I'm in the process of resurrecting it to fighting form.


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  15. Bob M

    Bob M Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    I own a couple of lap steels from the '40s-

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    And a '52 ES125-

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    If you were born in the '50s and don't want to spend a small fortune on a birth year guitar, ES 125s are a great choice. They made a lot of them and there are plenty of nice survivors around.
     
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  16. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    the defining year for me is 1952; the only guitar I have older than that is an archtop from early 40's WWII. Best guess, based on the books I have is pre-1942. Body style is a Kalamazoo K-21, but it has a Recording King serial number. Tuners were replaced with el cheapo set before I bought it. One of the previous owners hand-stencilled his name with white paint on the fret board. "Gordon". Thanks, Gordon.

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    Other than that, just a violin that was my grandfathers, ca 1910's-ish.
     
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  17. stratoman1

    stratoman1 Friend of Leo's

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    Nope. That might get pricey
     
  18. DuckDodgers

    DuckDodgers Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Just my early 20thC German made fiddle. I used to own a Fender single neck console steel that might have been older than me, a banjo from the 20s, a couple of banjo-ukes, and a Gibson ES-125 (not an ES-125T) that was about my age (65) or a little older.
     
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