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So what was your 1st guitar? And do you still own it?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Don Rich Rules, Oct 3, 2020.

  1. Don Rich Rules

    Don Rich Rules Tele-Meister

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    This is my 1st guitar. A 1953 Gibson L48. It was one of my Dads guitars. I was ten when I was given this guitar back in 1975. 45 years later and I still have her. She sounds great and is still in excellent condition. Dad put Grovers on the guitar because the white button tuners were impossible for a 10 year old to turn.
    Great guitar, still plays and sounds great. Gibson L48 in 1975 and Gibson L48 Oct, 2nd 2020


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  2. stormsedge

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    '76 Takamine F385 12 string...bought new. Still have it. A great guitar.
     
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  3. Don Rich Rules

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    That's very cool.
     
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    Teisco that I'm pretty sure I bought at Radio Shack (!!) in the 1960's. It had terrible action, but I had fun with it. I wish I still had it for nostalgia's sake, but no - it got sold long ago in a galaxy far, far away. :)
     
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    bcorig Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Gretsch Country Gentleman. No longer in my possession.
     
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    I guess I have two, the first guitars I played were my dads

    A 72 tele and a 76 gibson marauder

    I’ve been in possession of both since then

    I preferred the marauder when I was learning to play because it sounded and looked cooler although the teles neck feels better

    My first guitar that was all mine was a cheap Jackson that I still have but ruined the neck a couple years ago
     
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    60's fender mustang that was garbage. Upgraded to Fender MIJ 3/4 size Strat then traded that for an ESP custom and that burnt in a house fire. 30 years later I have two 2019 Fenders that I love.
     
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    A Hondo II copy of a BC Rich Eagle.
    Worst guitar I've ever played.
    May it forever burn in the depths of Hell
     
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    Some kind of hollow body thing I found in a pawn shop that did not tune properly. I convinced my mother I was not just screwing around like I did with drums and that would take lessons, so she got me a red Epiphone solid body. I do not recall the model, but it had two pickups, a black pickguard, and six on one side tuning pegs. I sold it to a friend for $35 when I bought a Les Paul Deluxe.
     
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    Several times across the past decades I was offered money for this guitar.
    Even though there where times when I could have used the cash I never got rid
    of this guitar.
    And now that my Dad has passed on I'm glad I held onto it.
     
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    A half size, Hecho En Mexico, steel string, tailpiece and bridge havin’, $9.99 toy guitar from Winn’s 5 & Dime on April 9, 1967.
    It got traded for a real, playable red & black bumblebee Stella 000 size flat top.
    I was on my way!
     
  12. Don Rich Rules

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    Really, that bad? I member the Hondo gtrs from back in the day.
    They where a little ruff around the edges.
     
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    First electric was a USA Fender Bullet in vintage white. The kind with the metal pick guard that also served as the string mounts.

    Sold it. Regret it.
     
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    Now that's cool.
     
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    A Montgomery Ward's acoustic guitar that I got when I was ten.

    It was stolen by the movers when we relocated to Germany.

    The very first guitar I bought with my own paycheck now, I had that one for over 43 years.
    It was an Epiphone FT120, I bought it brand new in 1976, and it went all over the world with me.

    I only just last year gave it to the local drug & alcohol treatment center.
    The patients there need a new guitar every six months or so.
    They get broken somehow.


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  16. Don Rich Rules

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    Those Gretsch guitars were really nice.
     
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    '72 Gibson J-50 Deluxe, square shoulder.
     
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    Mine was one of the Gibson lawsuit SGs made by some Japanese company in the 70s. This pic isn't of mine, but it's the same guitar as mine was. Mine is long gone.

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    Hey you helped out some people in need, what could be better than that!
     
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    Beautiful guitar!
     
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