Picture thread: If there were a fire at your house and you could only save 1 guitar

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Kloun, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. e23589

    e23589 Tele-Meister

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    It wouldn't matter
    My wife would still be mad because I didn't save her first!
     
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    beagle Friend of Leo's

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    I'm insured, it's just stuff.
     
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    Flakey Friend of Leo's

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    nos one.jpg

    Both for obvious reasons. (And yes, I do carry these together all the time.)
     
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  4. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Bingo. None of my guitars are vintage or rare - they are all replaceable. I'm not risking life and limb for easily replaceable stuff.
     
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    po-boy Tele-Holic

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    my son's guitar -

    he died in 2000 just before he turned 17 - that guitar is my most prized possession - there is only 1 guitar in this entire world that he played and loved -

    everything else is just 'stuff' and can be replaced -
     
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    Shuster Poster Extraordinaire

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    If my guitars have all survived the flames coming off these burning fingers, they can survive a measly little house fire!!,,,bra ha ha:p
     
  7. Shuster

    Shuster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Sorry to hear about your Son @po-boy
     
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    Beachbum Friend of Leo's

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    She said baby
    If it came between me and BB King which one would you choose?
    I said baby how can I decide
    I've never heard you play th Blues

    "Steve Goodman"
     
  9. DugT

    DugT Tele-Holic

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    I would save the most valuable guitar no matter how much I hated it.
     
  10. magicfingers99

    magicfingers99 Friend of Leo's

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    the one the babys holding onto?
     
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    jim777 Tele-Meister

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    My Jim Hutchins built L5

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    Already have a plan for that since I'm 35 feet or so above ground level. The guitars will make it but my amps are toast. :(
     
  14. Big_Bend

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    In 1982 I bought my first guitar..

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    I still have it.. a 1968 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty. I'd have to grab it first.
     
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  15. Quacky

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    Hard choice which begs the question is there electricity on this Island? Here are my choices: Tele partscaster, Gibson Firebird or my trusty Epiphone mastercraft j-45 copy.

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    The easy choice would be the Tele as this is a Telecaster forum but I'm really liking my weird it's a Firebird but its more like a super SG Gibson atm but, if its an Island with no professor to rig a bicycle powered generator or coconut tube amp I would have to say the Epi. I'm so confused. :p Wait a minute you said a fire man my oldtimers disease is kicking in nevermind I'll take the Gibson.
     
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  16. dkmw

    dkmw Friend of Leo's

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    I actually had a fire in my house 5 1/2 years ago. I lost most of my personal stuff. I didn’t have a chance to go in and save anything - firefighters were already there by the time I got home and they don’t let you enter.

    I didn’t play much then, and only had one old guitar. Luckily it was in a case and very far from main part of fire.

    There was smoke damage to the case but 73 LPC was fine.

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  17. dkmw

    dkmw Friend of Leo's

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    Oh and by the way, just because you have insurance don’t assume they’ll pay.

    Real life isn’t like the TV commercials.

    I had to litigate for almost three years to get part of what insurance should have paid.
     
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  18. eddy8dynamite

    eddy8dynamite TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    I'd leave the Tele's, they'd probably survive unscathed.
    Most likely I'd grab this one - it's the most versatile

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  19. Nubs

    Nubs Friend of Leo's

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    Tough choice. I think it would be either this one:

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    Or this one:

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    1975 Mossman Flint Hills

    If you're a Mossman fan, you'll know the significance of "pre-fire."
    This one was in progress at the time of the fire.
    So I don't think I could leave it in another fire.
     
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