My Youngest Guitar is 29 Years Old

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  1. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    It wasn’t planned. I don’t know how this happened.

    But I kept buying new guitars and returning them or trading them away.

    I didn’t realize that the ones that stuck happened to be old, until I picked up this guy in a trade involving a really nice 2018 Tele.

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    And then I looked at my small collection (4 electrics). A d it dawned on me.

    Anyway, this is the oldest. ‘64 or ‘65. Great player. Best offset I’ve ever owned.

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    Definitely not a conscious thing. But for me, I guess I gravitate to old ones.

    The other thing I notice is that none of the necks have the finish worn away on the back from about the 1st to the 15th like the relics seem to.
     
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    I have that same Strat neck but it's only 28.
    Not very popular it seems due to the funny roller nut (and the lace sensors?) but it's a great neck.
    Odd considering how the internet seems to think new Chinese guitars are as good as it gets, but what I reach for is older Fender.
    No freaky offsets in my stable though!
     
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    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    My youngest guitar is still in the oven.
     
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    Nice, a Strat Plus! I have one too, a Strat Plus Deluxe in blue pearl burst that turned 30 this year.
     
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    Oldies, yeah!
     
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    My oldest is my avatar guitar.
    It’s about 30.
    All the rest of my guitars are considerably newer.
    My youngest is a 2013 Gibson Firebird.
     
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  7. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    They are great necks. Wide nut. Round. But not super deep. Maybe medium, at most? I was stuck on fat necks but now I seem to prefer medium deep or a bit thinner. Go figure.

    I love, love, love the Lace Sensors. They kinda combine the best bits of SCs, HBs and P90s for me. But I’m only looking to make my own sounds. Not copy someone’s sound. So that may be part of it.

    I am so into these guitars, here is my second oldest, at 30.

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    My oldest is my 1960 Les Paul Jr. Next is a 1983 MIJ Fender Squier Strat. (which never comes out of its case) I don't know how to put an age on my #1 Tele.....1993 Korean Fender Squier, but everything except the body has been changed, including neck, and is much newer. My newest?.....the GFS pauwlonia body (Tele) I'm currently finishing with Tru Oil, while waiting for a neck from Warmoth.....so you could say it hasn't been "born" yet. I'll have to see if it's a "keeper". ;)
     
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    My buddy played his Silvertone all night, on Friday. Great sounding lipsticks! I nearly bought it, a few years ago but the neck is a bit skinny, for my hands, nowadays. I hope you get a lot of pleasure from yours......
     
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    That one has the same nut AFAIK Jeff Beck prefers and uses, too bad those are not popular as they work really well it seems.
    I've also noticed that the frets from that are seem to last longer than later and frets in general.
    Not sure of they were a different alloy but they last a long time and I've seen others confirm that about their late '80s and '90s Fender necks.

    Lace sensors I can't recall as only tried them in stores but never owned any.
    Going for your own sound kinda frees one of preconceived notions about how to get it!
    Lately I like a single Jazzmaster bridge pickup in a Strat with a three saddle hardtail bridge.
    Working on a mini hum/ Firebird bridge pickup though, hum does get old.
    Bought a cheap Fralin HB'ing Strat pickup cheap but have yet to install it...
     
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    42 years, 41 years, 30 years, 10 years.

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    Most of mine are considerably newer. Of the two oldest ones that I have, one I've fairly recently acquired, but it's 40 years old. The other is 36 years old, and I'm the original owner, bought it new in 1983. These two here (36 year old on the left, the 40 year old on the right)...
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    Oldest I've owned was a '71 Jaguar.
    My newest is the new 2019 Gibson Les Paul junior singlecut in tobacco sunburst.
    Feels like a brand new one must have felt in the '50's.
    I really dig it.
     
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    In 29 years my youngest guitar will be 29 years old.

    In 29 years my oldest guitar will be 55 years old.

    Solve for x.
     
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    Oldest 46 years, youngest 26 years. the rest ~30-40 years...
     
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