If you could only have ONE electric guitar...

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by frpax, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. tonetime

    tonetime Tele-Meister

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    Probably a collector's piece originally owned by Page, Clapton, Hendrix, Keith Richards, or the Beatles.

    I'd auction it off, and then get another guitar (I'd have to think about which one), and get a bunch of other musical equipment/ instruments, maybe a piece of land with a small cabin in the country. Plus donate something to charity along the way.

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  2. kingfish

    kingfish Tele-Holic

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    My American Standard Tele. For me it doesn't get any better than that.
     

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  3. telejnky

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    if i had my choice of any....a 55 les paul jr.does country/clasic rock /blues /punk/simple and full of beans
     
  4. devnulljp

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    I only had my ES335 for the longest time (until I bought a tele :) and I think I'd be happy enough if I had to go back to that (although I can't play slide on that thing at all, weird).

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  5. BradL

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    Cherry block ES 335 but I would cheat on it with a RW Tele.
     
  6. DOGMA Dunn

    DOGMA Dunn Friend of Leo's

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    A Gibson 1958 Moderne.

    I would sell it and get a Strat, a Tweed Deluxe clone and a Princeton Reverb Kit amp, and a Telecaster, and a Vibro Champ kit amp, and a Les Paul, and a Jamman looper and a Vibrolux, and a pizza.
     
  7. flag72

    flag72 Tele-Afflicted

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    hi have 3 tele and I love them all, but my U.S.A. built american standard would probably stay if only one could be kept. ;0)
     
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    If we could only have one guitar internet forums would crash, guitar players around the world commit mass suicide, then the UN would declair a order that it would be the day music died
     
  9. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire

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    I've got a lot of guitars, about ten, (well its a lot for me.. just ask my wife) and while they are all different models, and so have different sounds and are good for different things... I've often thought about just ditching them all and keeping my old '57 Junior.

    I cant do it tho... but I've thought about it.
     
  10. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Just one, huh?

    A friend used to have a "Lawsuit" Ibanez Silver Series Strat copy. I loved that guitar. I loved the neck and could play it for hours unplugged. It sounded good through an amp, too. The idiot lost it in some trade that went wrong. He could have just sold it to me.

    Of the guitars that I currently own, it'd be either my '66 Epiphone Riviera, '97 Gretsch 6120-60 or the '03 Les Paul Historic 56 Sunburst Stinger. Which one I'd keep depends on the day. I think the Epi has the lead, but a slight lead.
     
  11. RubyRae

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    I will let you know for sure Friday when my new Gibson 335 arrives, but I am thinking that would be the one for me that I own. If I had my choice it would most likely be an old early 60's Gibson 330, or possibly a Byrdland.

    This is a real tough question though, because most players want a Fender and Gibson to have the best of both worlds. I would be sad with one without the other. They are like P&J.
     
  12. Twik

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    I woul have to go with my PRS Custom 22... Simply for the versatility of it. There are times that I play my strat for that sweet, warm tone. There are times I was to dirty it up with my LP. But this PRS can truly go in either direction and it goes there Well!!!
     
  13. Flaneur

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    My '76 Custom Tele- 3TS, RW.......
     
  14. candybluecrook

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    I would agree with the gibson and fender statement, they're p&j. If I were to have only one guitar, I would need to have a guitar that is versatile and could do anything. Tele twang, the infamous Strat sound, the big sound of an es 335, and the list goes on. So I would have a frankenstrat, similar to what u think of with 80's music. Don't let that sway your opinion of this, I would search high and low and find stacks or custom made stacks of pups that would give the guitar the ability to mimic any tone I wanted. Granted this would be a heck of a process to go through, but in this business your sound and reputation make and break u. Sorry for the book, but most professional musicians that play a multitude of different types of music will tell you that you need to be able to get many different tones.
     
  15. RomanS

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    Tele with a 4-way switch, a Bigsby, and a 1-3/4" wide nut - in fact. I already have TWO of those, and would have a hard time to decide which of them to choose...
     
  16. jjkrause84

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    For me its a VERY close toss-up between a Fat Tele and a 335. Hmmmm....lets say a 335 with coil taps. I could live with that forever (I love big semi-hollows...they just feel and sound so great).
     
  17. oldmark

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    It would be one I no longer own, but may be searching for

    later this year...a Peavey T15. The most versatile guitar I have ever owned, US made, great neck, and incredible array of sounds...and around $300 used.
    Of the guitars I own now, I would keep my '02 Gibson LP Special...

    mark
     
  18. cwcowell

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    Casino with Bigsby

    Why? Because electric guitars sound more similar than different, so you might as well get the coolest one. And due to the Beatles connection, Casinos are the coolest guitars. The Bigsby makes it more versatile.
     
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    My white USA made Peavey T-60. It has the contour body and is lighter than my other one. Plus I have a spare body that I can use as a modding platform.
     
  20. Marshall Thinline

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    My GreTsch 6120SHPTV...
    It just fits my style better than any other guitar. My Tele 69 Thinlines are a close second.
     
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