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If you could play a famous artists guitar, whose would it be?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Toronto Tele, May 15, 2016.

  1. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Rory Gallagher's strat, Mick Green's '72 Tele, Keef's Micawber, Wilko's Tele as used with the Feelgoods and Michael Schenker's old Gibson V's. I'd like to get up close with Trigger too, just to marvel at it, not try and play it. Jimmy Page's 3021 and Seasick Steve's 3-string trance-wonder boogie machine just about covers it.
     
  2. Kirchensfan

    Kirchensfan Telefied Ad Free Member

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  3. dmitri

    dmitri Tele-Holic

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    One of these two beauties...
     
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  4. TigerG

    TigerG Tele-Afflicted

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    Oh to know what did all those push-button switches do?

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  5. Middleman

    Middleman Friend of Leo's

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    A few years back I played one of the exact copies, only 25 made by guitar center. I played it for 30 minutes and came away thinking, no wonder he started playing Blackie. I've played many better sounding and easier to play necks. A better guitar is the early Eric Johnson models which capture that era better.
     
  6. tonytrout

    tonytrout Friend of Leo's

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    Ya'll know my answer - Clarence White's/Marty Stuart's B-bender Tele OR I would play Marty's RS Guitarworks B-bender guitar. It's modeled after "Clarence" (even has the two Keith tuners) but the pickups look like your normal single-coil Tele pickups (but I'm probably pretty sure they've been wired to replicate the sound on the original "Clarence" guitar.

    BTW, Marty's museum of musical and artistic artifacts (of which number over 20,000) will be able to be seen in Philadelphia, MS at the new museum that is being built.

    What do you wanna bet that Marty puts "Clarence" in that museum when he "retires" the guitar or he, himself, retires???
     
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  7. ickylick

    ickylick Tele-Holic

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    +1 for the Billy's Pearly Gates.. never came close to a real '59~
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    And of course my all time hero.. the tiny Monster, Angus!
    Specifically I'd love to try the SG he used in the 1980s "Back in Black" tour (a mid '60s refinished SG, pic isn't from the 80s)~
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  8. djangomango

    djangomango Tele-Holic

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    Danny Gatton's Tele of course but I'm afraid I wouldn't do his guitar justice so I'm happy with his Custom Shop I've got :cool:
     
  9. unclefred

    unclefred Tele-Meister

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    One of Johnny Winter's Lazers. I wonder about the set up, he fnger picked a lot. The only headless unit I've been able to play was a bass, a Stienberger I believe. It was pretty cool.
     
  10. Hippieway

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    A lot of great players listed here and yes I want to play all of them and any other axe to be named. But my only real interest in any guitar, in any condition, is it in the same room
    I'm in. If there is a guitar in the place, I want to play that guitar.

    I believe that what comes out of the guitar, comes from the player. I think I would be disappointed, it's Jimi's guitar but it sounds like me and who knows I might like my strat better.

    Just can't say no.

    But to name a guitar with some mystery, give me Donovan's Gibson J-45
     
  11. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

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    I'm a big Martin fan and I've always loved the Andy Griffith show.

    I'd like to play the famous D-18 that Andy played in all those episodes. When they stopped filming the show the guitar went into the props department where the top was spray painted black for a outlaw cowboy movie. Years later Andy asked for the guitar and CF Martin Corp refinished it and brought it back to 100% playing quality. Cool history (I think).

    This one......

     
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  12. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

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    PM me if you're ever near Milwaukee. This can be arranged.

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  14. OlRedNeckHippy

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    This one, although I think I'd need to shorten up the strap some...and you can leave the capo on it.
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    I'd really like to give this J200 a spin too:

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  15. Seasicksailor

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    I would go for Harrison's Gretsch (the one on the cover of Cloud 9)... I fantasised about playing that for a very long time as a kid looking at the album sleeve.
     
  16. C.R Cooper

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    I second this.
     
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    Both of these.

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  18. Guy Lorshbaugh

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    Oh man, I feel like whenever I'm dozing off after a few cocktails, this is where my mind goes. I can't deny wanting to play most of the instruments you all named here (especially Keith's Micawber). And one day I'll wire a guitar like Jimmy Page's. As For Hendrix, I think I want his Fuzz Face into his Marshall stack, more than the strats. Same for SRV. Gimme that gear!
    But for me:

    Prince's Hohner Telecaster
    Steve Vai's FLO
    Frank Zappa's Red SG, and the Hendrix Miami Pop Strat when it had all the weird knobs and switches on it.
    Lucille.

    And I'd love to at least hold Doyle von Wolfgang's graphite monster. That is one strange machine.
     
  19. PCollen

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    I don't care about playing that guitar, but I'd like to BE that guitar right there.
     
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  20. Grabsplatter

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    I know it's a lefty, and a bass, but who here would turn down a play on McCartney's Hofner? I wonder how many/few would actually like it, regardless of its history?

    There is another bass I'd love to get my hands on. Although, as much as anything, that'd be to try to find out what it actually is. Roy Woods old bass he used in The Move. I'm pretty sure it's wired in stereo, and it has a monster sound, but what is/was it?

    You can hear it best at 3:50

     
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