Office Guitars?

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  1. Headless Axeman

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    I’m curious if anyone around here has, or knows of someone who has, a guitar that they use at super-low volume in their office. Not talking a home office, or an office where you’re the owner/boss, but for a regular worker bee with a boss and co-workers, etc.
     
  2. Stringbanger

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    Not me, but I made a sales call two years ago and a guy had a arch top sitting in the corner of a shared office. Last year I was visiting another customer, and he had an acoustic in his office. I don’t recall the brand names of either one.
     
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    I have a Yamaha acoustic in my break space and a cheap strat copy with a fender 100 watt tranny amp
     
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    I've got a cheap Squier acoustic I keep in my office. I did have a bass there too but took it home a couple months back.

    $16 at Goodwill
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    We have a semi-ridiculous game room that among other things includes a beat up old MIM strat + a Line 6 Spider IV.

    Most of the stuff in the room was purchased by the company but the guitar + amp were donated by one of the employees who stopped playing.

    Other stuff in the room includes a big TV + some video game systems, one of those office putting green things, a dart board, fridge full of beer & red bull, etc..
     
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    I keep an epiphone LP jr. and a Vox VT20X modeler in my cubicle.
     
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    I live in a work site dorm/camp for two weeks at a time, and I do keep a guitar in my room. I wouldn’t want to have the ensuing conversation if my boss found me playing guitar on the clock, however.
     
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    I play out in the parking lot at lunch most days, sometimes in the car, sometimes sitting outside in the shade. I use my Vox Mini 3 and usually one of my guitars that's setup for slide.
     
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    Höfner Shorty with a Vox amPlug and headphones would be a good choice.
     
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    A few of us brought guitars to work one day (an office), apparently GE has no musical taste. A few weeks later one of the guys brought a remote helicopter into the office. That went over well too. They ended up selling the business to Wells Fargo.
     
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    Remote helicopter sounds like fun... the folks in my office thank you in advance!
     
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    I don't imagine I could get away with this. :mad:
     
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    Eon’s ago, circa 1987, I kept my Epi Texan in my boss’ (and bass player’s) office.
    We’d occasionally goof off and play a tune or two.
    Once Tommy (boss/bass player) called me on the intercom, to ask me if I would let a client play my guitar.
    I said “Sure”.
    I went into the office, and the guy was a great player.
    He showed me how to play the standard “Girl From Ipanema”.
    Funny, the stuff you remember.
     
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    I kept a Micro Cube and a cheap Tele in my tool crib. The machine shop was closed of from the rest of the shop so I could play as loud as the Cube sounded good. Some guys had RC cars they played with. Before I retired one guy picked up playing bass and brought a whole rig in. I upped the anti and brought in a FM25R. We had a lot of fun. Shortly after I retired, he was told to get his rig out and shut off the stereo. That crew quickly got out of that shop and moved on to othe positions.
     
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    Drummer I played with in the 70s worked in a big hardware store and had his spare kit set up in the basement so he could practice during lunch time.
     
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    I think a Jazzmaster or Jaguar would work...
     
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    I've worked from home since 91 but I keep a ukulele with a set of strings tuned in 5ths in the car. That makes the uke like a fiddle and mando.
     
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    Back when I had a private office I had a Yamaha acoustic in there. Not sure what the model was. FG-402MS? Only ever played it when I was pulling an all-nighter and I was the only one around. I don't know where you work but I'd not get away with playing anything during the day, not even on break times, so volume wasn't so much of an issue.

    There are those Yamaha "silent guitar" models, or any solid electric guitar is quiet without the amp. But they need headphones, and once you start going down that path it loses some of the spontaneity.
     
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    I keep a few in here... going to be downsizing to the archtop and one electric. Have a monoprice 15 watt to play through, the 1 watt mode is plenty quiet
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    I have a squier affinity signed by a bunch of bands that played a festival a few years ago. A sponsorship gift that just sat in a corner until I rescued it. I hung it behind my desk chair. I have an orange micro terror and headphones. I’ve played it once in 6 months.
     
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