If you could start over, what guitar and amp would you choose?

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  1. NewKid

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    American Original 60s Tele Custom in Lake Placid Blue

    Tone King Gremlin 5-watt amp with 12” speaker.
     
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  2. Dukex

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    I'd keep my '62 AVRI Telecaster and my Lil Dawg 5e3 Tweed Deluxe.
     
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    I would probably save my pennies and buy the rig I use now, Tom Anderson T style and a custom built tube combo. I have spent a lot of money over the years trying to get this tone.
     
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    59' DC LP with 2 P90's and a Marshall JCM 800 stack or 59' modified Bassman.
     
  5. AxemanVR

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    I wouldn’t want to start over... it took me almost 40 years to finally get my perfect sound!

    Seriously, if it was as easy as just plucking any specific guitar or amp model off the local Guitar Center showroom floor then I could make an easy recommendation.

    But after going through many trial and error scenarios I can honestly say that it’s not easy finding “the best of the best”...



     
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  6. RYAN1987M

    RYAN1987M Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    I'd go with a 'Thin Skin' 52 Telecaster from Wildwood. I like the combination of vintage looks but with a more modern neck.

    The amp is a more difficult decision. Either a Tweed Princeton or a Blackface Princeton...
     
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  7. RadioFM74

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    I play by the rule that it’s got to be a “first” guitar and amp so not too expensive… a Classic Series or Vintera tele and a SCX2

    If we play the “rich kid” game, it would be a used AVRI tele or strat and a Deluxe Reverb. Or a tweed deluxe … never had one but I sure know I want one!
     
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    Fender American Originals '50s Telecaster and Fender '65 Princeton Reverb
     
  9. OlRedNeckHippy

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    Brand new American Thinline Tele with a Burstbucker Pro in the neck position and a standard Tele bridge pickup.

    65 - 67 Deluxe Reverb.
     
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    Intubator Tele-Meister

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    1960 Les Paul Standard. 4X10 Dumble Bassman. I'd probably eventually sell the LP and with those funds buy all kinds of vintage fender tele's, strats, jags, and various tweed and black face amps... LOL. And a Guitar Trader Les Paul...
     
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  11. ricardo1912

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    I'd pick my 50s Baja and either a Mustang Gt100 or a lightweight small tube amp with 12" speaker. That would be a good starter kit for almost any style.

    It's taken me years and many types of guitar to get to where I'm genuinely happy with what I'm playing.
     
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  12. muchxs

    muchxs Doctor of Teleocity

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    I like my fifty buck Ibanez RX I got from the Charlotte, North Carolina Salvation Army.

    My fifty bucks went to a good cause...

    I bought it to save wear and tear on my slightly better MIJ Stratocaster. It's performing its task admirably.

    My Evolution Two mutant 5E3 sounds like a chorus of angels. Now that it's a keeper I need to build one I can keep.

    :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
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  13. VintageSG

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    If I was just starting out, a Yamaha Pacifica and a Katana combo.

    If I lost everything, I'd look for a 1999/2000 Korean Danelectro '59DC and a Laney L5T-112
     
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  14. NewKid

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    I wasn’t thinking starter kit. My idea was knowing what you know now about how you play and what you like, what would you get?

    However, I do appreciate all these responses. It’s just fun to imagine new gear.
     
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    Well, knowing what I know now, I'd keep my AC30HWH and Greenback cab for sure.
    I played a Yamaha SG 2000 for around 20 years, so I know it covers all the bases, but I'd probably take my Wilko Tele now.

    Or Squier JM Jazzmaster? Tough choice...
     
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    Used '52 RI, used PV Bandit
     
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    Listening back to old tapes and records, I would have kept the original guitar and amp I started with, lol.
     
  18. 8trackmind

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    My first amp was perfect for what I do now, I just didn't know it. '81 18 watt champ II. I run a Princeton now, but that amp was wonderful.
    Never ran a Telecaster through it, thought only country guys played em because I was young and stupid.
     
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    With you on the Tele, but I’d go for a Twin Reverb, possibly an early one.
     
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  20. GuitLoop

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    Should have kept my first amp...a 1970s Fender Pro reverb. I didn't realize how nice an amp it was at the time.
     
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