Is There a Guitar You Secretly Lust After

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  1. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    As far as a guitar I probably can’t afford...I’d love one of the original Flying V guitars, or maybe a 1st generation Firebird.

    As far as guitars that (perhaps) don’t exist, I’d like a Les Paul that I like the “feel” of...I haven’t found one yet.

    I have the Fenders I want, but it’d be cool to have one of Waylon’s leather-covered Telecasters or Muddy’s Red “Hoss”...
     
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  2. Lonn

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    I think I've been through enough "regular" guitars that I don't really lust after anything extra special. If I had the money to be buying $20K guitars I wouldn't be buying guitars at all, I'd be into cars.
     
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  3. noah330

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    I saw Bob Dylan playing one back in the late 80s/early 90s. Didn't know what it was until years later.

    I was a kid in the 80s/early 90s. There are a lot of guitars from those eras that I didn't like back then (because I was never into the pop music of the day) that bring back nostalgic feelings for me.

    I have bought guitars like that once in a while but usually I end up playing them for a couple days and then sticking them in storage. A couple years ago I sold about 20 or 25 guitars like that. Luckily I had paid short money for them but it was nice to cash them out.
     
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  5. unixfish

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    I used to lust after the 52RI, and the American Original 50's Teles. Then I played a "U neck" guitar recently - OMG, not my thing at all. So, now there is one Tele I like maybe a bit better than my Baja - maybe a bit - but it's almost twice the price. I think I'll stick with what I have.

    I don't GAS for acoustics.

    Actually, I guess there really are not any guitars I have GAS for. Maybe a maple neck American Professional. But, at $1400, I can't justify something that is maybe a bit better.

    Did I mention maybe a bit?
     
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  6. Flaneur

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    Hell No! It would be shockingly greedy and consumerist of me, to even contemplate a further addition to my current collection.....

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    I would say either a pedalsteel guitar or National 12 fret (my back says no and so the neighbors).
     
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  8. Mr Ridesglide

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    I'm fortunate enough to have all the "tools" I ever needed to own outright for playing music, and I still own them.
    Teles, Strats, LPs, Martins etc., but always "needed" them to suit a need.

    There are a few left that I have always wanted but can't find the need to consider as "tools":

    - White Falcon - it'd have to be 60's model however... way expensive
    - Rick 12 String - Could see not needing an older one
    - ES330 - early 60's - Expensive
    - ES335 - early 60's - Nuts Expensive
     
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    I have always thought of the Martin D45 as the Holy Grail of acoustics. Before I kick off, I will have one. It has to have the hexagon fret board inlays, not the snow flakes.

    I'll be 65 later this year. I started a 3 year musical instrument purchasing moratorium in June of last year, so I have 2 plus years to go, but I want it to be my next one in 2021. I'll be a couple years from retirement then.

    I'm thinking a trip from Ohio to Dave's Guitars in Wisconsin. My wife is from near Milwaukee and we visit her relatives from time to time. I know it's about 4 more hours from Milwaukee to Lacrosse, but Dave's seems like one of the best guitar shops in the world. Might be a used D45, but I can hang up my guitar searching then.
     
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    Wow!

    The guitar I posted the link to in post #204, a trans black Epiphone Blueshawk is already sold out!

    I guess dropping the price on the black ones from $599 to $366 cleared them out!

    Actually, this is very good for me; temptation removed! ;)

    Mike
     
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    A pre war Martin. Never going to happen because I don’t have the skill to warrant such an expense, but they sound beautiful.
     
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    I've always wanted an Gibson ES 175 but I just can't justify the cost.
     
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    Yes it did. They now use roasted maple.
     
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  14. 3fngrs

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    Go for it!
     
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    Oh, I'd love to! But prices seem to have increased like crazy. As in doubled...at least when looking at shop prices, I wouldn't know about private sales since I stopped actively looking for this guitar.

    Damn


    Hey there GAS, old friend, where have you been lately? :rolleyes:
     
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    1974 HS Anderson Madcat fills me with lust and GAS
     
  17. bblooz

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    '60s Guild F-50R. Bonnie Raitt and many others played one (with double pick guards). A '70s model would be a good second choice, but that Brazilian Rosewood........
     
  18. unixfish

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    Good question. My answer is "not really", maybe?

    Sometimes I think the Parker Fly is cool. I will look for one, and zoom in on an add, then think "Nah. Whatever."

    I love the thought of a Kirn; if I could justify spending the money though, I would. (Justify != Afford, just to be clear.) No secret lust there - I love T-Types, so... I may get a "better" T-Type, but I also don't want to spend two, three, four times as much to get "a little bit better".

    There are a few guitars I think are cool, but would never pull the trigger on.

    I have all the guitars I need right now - I only have three - and GAS is rare and never very strong. I am just lucky that way I guess.

    We all look at guitars and think "That might be cool to own!" only to have that feeling quickly fade an hour later. At least that is my experience.
     
  19. John E

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    Question: "Is There a Guitar You Secretly Lust After"

    Answer: No. There are very many.
     
  20. rze99

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    Not any more. Over 30 years I have filled my house with the guitars I always wanted albeit mostly not vintage.

    Yes, I drive a horrible old car and wear crap clothes, use refurbished tech, sit on old furniture, don't buy art.... I'm happy. :)
     
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