Tell me about your birth year guitar

Do you have a birth year guitar?

  • yes

  • no

  • who wants a guitar that old?

  • a guitar that old would be too expensive

  • still looking for it

  • no interest


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Cheap Trills

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Folks have alluded to seeking out guitars from the year they were born. Do you have a birth year guitar? If so, what's its story, how did you come by it? (assuming it didn't come out of the womb with you)
 
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ineed1more

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I wish I could afford my birth year guitar ('63) Strat or Tele.
I don't even bother looking at them and even if I could afford it,
I'd probably never play it which makes it even more not worth it.
YMMV
 

naveed211

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I did have one, coincidentally after feeling like I needed to get one after reading a previous birth year guitar thread on here, ha.

I got an 84 Ibanez Roadstar. It was cool. It got me on a big Made in Japan guitar kick. But after a while the novelty of a birth year guitar wore off and I moved on from it.
 

micpoc

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I do not own one, though I wouldn’t mind at all. I DID recently pass on buying a Gibson ES-175 from my birth year that had major—and not particularly skillful, from the looks of it—repair work on the back, as well as having been refinished. Went with a ‘97 Heritage H-575 (175 equivalent) and have no regrets.

Some day, though…
 

Flip G

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That would of course be a 2006 Daisy Rock Fantasy; because I'm young at heart and as cheap as they come. :)

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Lucius Paisley

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My birth year was a year or three away from the "best period" of a certain brand and specific type of guitar. I have one of those guitars, but it's been modified to the point of not truly being one of those guitars. Not that I wouldn't have done my own modifications anyway, but the original pickups would still be in it.
 

lil scotty

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A couple few years back I went hunting for a ‘70 Tele. In my searching I came to realize that I really wanted a rosewood neck. This severely limited my options, especially in my price range. Ended up with an early ‘71 that I am happy with. So, I got close. Cigar or no cigar, I don’t know. It has a 4 bolt neck too. This was a must for me.
 




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