Let's be honest: what shredder guitar would you really love to own one day?

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  1. Chunkocaster

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    I'd like to own one of the first Steve vai jems one day along with a pair of spandex pants that wouldn't make my butt look big but I don't like my chances.
    I played one when they first came out and it was one of the best playing guitars I've had the pleasure of playing. I never have owned a pointy guitar though, The closest I got was a dark blue metallic, single humbucker, Floyd equipped Kramer Striker in the mid 80's.


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    Second choice would be a early 80's Ibanez destroyer, one of my teachers had one in the 80s and it played great too.
     
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  2. 8trackmind

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    I'm glad we got past the the guitar wankery of the 80's...and yeah, I had a single humbucker super strat from 82 to 89 just like all the other wankers. That said, I would love a Ibanez Iceman in some stupid sparkling color.
     
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    I went through that faze in the '80s. You name it, I probably owned one. Most have been sold off and the two that remain don't get played near as often as my Custom Shop Strat with Texas Specials.

    These old(ish) fingers don't move like they used to.
     
  4. Dismalhead

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    '80s USA Charvel Star. I had a music teacher with one. Man he could shred.

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  5. Stratohacker

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    One of these would do nicely.

     
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  6. Recce

    Recce Friend of Leo's

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    Guitar for Shredding. Well, no thanks.
     
  7. WilburBufferson

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    Since you asked....

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    When I was 16 in 1986, I wanted them all. Now, there's only two I'd even look twice at:

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  9. Dixon in Korea

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    Is this considered a shredder?

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  10. RB522

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    Already own it. Ibanez Jem. Really a beautiful guitar to play.
     
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  12. Average_Joe

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    I'd go for the Explorer too. If I lean closely to the monitor I can hear a Matthias Jabs solo....
     
  13. GibbyTwin

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    Ibanez Proline 2550 which I bought new in 1986 and still own today. Nice guitar, light and comfortable. The humbucker bridge pickup can be tapped to make it single coil.

    I don't have a pic of mine (I really need to take some pics one of these days) so I pulled this pic off the internet. Only difference is the color - mine is all black. Can't believe how few pics there are of this guitar. Maybe because it was only made for about one year (1986)?

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  14. Geoff738

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    Mockingbird and/or Explorer here too.

    Not really into the Superstrat thing.

    Cheers,
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    Always thought these were cool looking at least: [​IMG]
     
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    Early 80s Fender contemporary Strat, one HB, no pick guard, metallic peach-orange kind of color they used to come in. Persimmon?

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  17. gkterry

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    I don't consider it a shredder guitar because I play it but most probably would. My Tom Anderson S style guitar. The only guitar that has picked me. Played it on a whim at CME and could not get it out of my thoughts. Played like a dream and still sounds like a Strat if needed. I had to talk my financial advisor into letting me get it but didn't have to talk much.

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  18. Obsessed

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    This is the only pointy guitar that I would consider from that era:
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  19. ElJay370

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    Kramer Baretta
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    Charvel San Dimas
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    Even though nothing I play could ever realistically be called “shredding”.
     
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  20. TheDams

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    The only « shredder » guitar I’d like to have is a Charnel So-Cal in orange tangerine...

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