If You Could Play Any Three Iconic Guitars?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by brookdalebill, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

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    ...and maybe a bit of unhygienic 'mojo' worked into the fretboard.
     
  2. gitlvr

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    Blackie, John Denver's old Yammie, Waylon's Tele.
     
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  3. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I'm goin' generic

    A '51 Nocaster
    A '52 Telecaster
    A '53 Telecaster/white guard

    I wanna hear and feel the difference between each
     
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  4. beyer160

    beyer160 Friend of Leo's

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    Neil Young's Old Black
    Jimmy Page's Dragon tele
    One of Pete Townshend's '60s SG Specials, provided I can play it through three Hiwatt full stacks.
     
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  5. alathIN

    alathIN Tele-Holic

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    The only individual guitarist's instrument that really fascinates me is Brian May's Red Special.

    Just three 'generic' iconic guitars I like:

    Es335 type (I've got Ibanez's version, and very happy with it)

    Tele thinline type (I've got a DIY in progress; playable now just needs an expert setup, minor wiring change, and final buffing)

    Martin OO type - would like to do the StewMac kit for this, but it's a big undertaking
     
  6. songtalk

    songtalk Friend of Leo's

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    Jerry Garcia's Tele
    Zappa/Hendrix's Strat
    Duane Allman's Burst
     
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    reckless meanie Tele-Meister

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  8. jayyj

    jayyj Tele-Afflicted

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    I've played one iconic guitar: the earliest verified New York Martin known to exist from the Martin museum collection. It was a wonderful instrument, not loud but very sweet and easy to play. Here's me with it:

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    They also let me play a D18 belonging to Mary Lou Lord that had been extensively used by Kurt Cobain and Elliott Smith - I couldn't resist playing a few bars of Alameda on that one.

    Aside from Martin I'm a huge fan of Gibson ES355s and I'd love to play the Johnny Marr and Bernard Butler guitars. No 3 would probably be Old Black but it's apparently a beast to play and Neil likes to play rusty strings (because hey, rust never sleeps, right?), so how pleasant a paying experience it would be is another matter...
     
  9. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Friend of Leo's

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    With my learner ability, I could make any guitar (iconic or otherwise) sound pretty cheap but the ones I'd love to experience, if not "play", would be:

    1. Steve Morse's MusicMan signature
    2. Lucille
    3. Richie Kotzen's Tele
     
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    1. GE Smith's personal signature Telecaster
    2. Paul McCartney's original Hofner violin bass
    3. Peter Frampton's black (burn-damaged) Gibson Les Paul Custom
    ;)
     
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  11. john_cribbin

    john_cribbin Tele-Afflicted

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    There is only one truly iconic guitar.

    All hail The Kitty.

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  12. jd53

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    1. Jeff Beck’s Esquire

    2. Nancy

    3. Pearly Gates
     
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    MDent77 Tele-Afflicted

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    Peter Frampton's 1954 Black LP Custom (3 pickups).
    Green/Gary Moore’s 1959 Les Paul.
    Carlos Santana's 1976 Yamaha SG2000.
     
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    6BQ5 Tele-Afflicted

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    George Harrison's Rosewood Tele
    Mike Campbell's broadcaster
    David Rawlings' 1935 Epiphone Archtop

    Runner Up:
    Nels Cline's black jazzmaster
     
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  15. Mike SS

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    John Lennon's Epiphone Casino
    Duane Allman's 1959 Les Paul "Heritage Cherry Sunburst"
    Billy Gibbon's 1959 Les Paul Standard aka "Pearly Gates"

    I would probably be too nervous to actually touch any of them, but maybe to stand in their presence and feel the mojo.
     
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    These are fun lists to read through!

    Keith Richards' 1953 Telecaster - five string - G tuning
    Buddy Miller's Wandre Guitar - not sure it's iconic but it sounds cool to me
    One of Richard Thompson's Lowden Acoustic guitars
     
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    Joe Strummer’s Tele
    Peter Green’s Les Paul
    Springsteen’s Esquire
     
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    koolaide Tele-Holic

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    Easy Peasy-
    Brownie
    Blackie
    SRV #1

    Be even better, to get to play with them what played them best.
     
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    n__B TDPRI Member

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    I'd play this three times.

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  20. Sconnie

    Sconnie Tele-Afflicted

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    -Page's '59 Les Paul
    -Angus' 70/71 SG (his old one from the good records)
    -Campbell's 660/12 (or 625/12, whatever the hell it was)

    In no particular order, preferably not at the same time :)
     
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