Does a reissue count as a birth year guitar?

Otisblove

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In my meaningless opinion, owning a guitar that was made in the year of your birth is no more and no less important than owning a spatula that was made in the year of your birth.
And for the record, I have looked at guitars from my birth year on Reverb. I’d probably buy one if I could afford it. I’d also like a sweet 1974 spatula, though.
 

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I don’t crave a birth year guitar, but I wouldn’t kick this out of my driveway… birth year 1952 Cadillac.
 

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Yeah, sure, whatever gets you there.

For me personally copies give me the same mojo as the original. The country of manufacture and details make no difference to me. I just try to play stuff that might have been vaguely been played on an original. The year makes no difference to me.
 

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Birth year guitar is just another one of those guitar forum things no one ever thought of until the internet. I guess I could consider my AVRI '52 tele is my birth year guitar. But it's really just an awesome guitar. I wouldn't spend the money for an actual '52 and it's my favorite player these days. That's close enough to get bragging rights and maybe a chuckle or two.
 

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Birth year guitar is just another one of those guitar forum things no one ever thought of until the internet. I guess I could consider my AVRI '52 tele is my birth year guitar. But it's really just an awesome guitar. I wouldn't spend the money for an actual '52 and it's my favorite player these days. That's close enough to get bragging rights and maybe a chuckle or two.
I'm willing to bet it originated with wine snobs and coin collectors. Basically anything people geek out over that has a big year stamped on the front of it!
 

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Not really. I had an AV 65 strat, and it felt great to own, but I think I would be a cheat to say it was original to my birth year. It would literally have to have been made in that year for me to feel like it was my brethren.
 

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You know... until this thread I don't think I ever gave this a thought! Wow... reading the comments has really got my noggin' thinkin'. Hmmm.... I suppose on the one hand it might be cool to own a guitar that was built when I was born, but that would cost more money than I'd ever be willing to spend! Heck... I could find a lot better things to do with 30,000.00+ let me tell ya! LOL! Unrestored 55 Chevy + Build my dream workshop, put Chevy in it? ;)

On the other hand, buying a reissue "in the style of" the year I'd like, that really doesn't make much sense either. It will still cost me money, and will I ever bond with it? What if I don't? It wasn't really built when I was born so... doesn't really jive with the point of buying a birthyear guitar. Hmmm....

I suppose at the end of the day, I'd probably just forego the notion altogether and put whatever money I might've spent on a "birthyear guitar" towards gear that I know I'll use, and bond with, or.... buy that unrestored 55 Chevy + Build my dream workshop, put Chevy in it :cool:
 




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