Tell me about your birth year guitar

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Cheap Trills, Jul 23, 2021.

Do you have a birth year guitar?

  1. yes

  2. no

  3. who wants a guitar that old?

  4. a guitar that old would be too expensive

  5. still looking for it

  6. no interest

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  1. lil scotty

    lil scotty Tele-Holic

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    It is totally irrelevant. It is a pretext for buying another guitar.
     
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  2. SuprHtr

    SuprHtr Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    1957? Really? That's serious cash! I'm too prudent for that!
    Edit: I just checked and found four '57 Telecasters on Reverb. All are listed for a little under $30K. I'll pass.
     
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  3. G.Rotten

    G.Rotten Friend of Leo's

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    I really want a guitar as old as I am but unfortunately there aren't many I like.

    I'm from 1976. By now I realize that I like various versions of the Standard guitars (Tele, Strat, Les Paul, SG, 335). I've had lots of "other styled" guitars but I lose interest in them fairly quickly.

    I don't consider the mid 70's to be particularly great years for Fender or Gibson. I'm sure there must be a gem out there for me but I haven't found anything I know I'd like long term.
     
  4. d barham

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    I have a birth year instrument. I didn’t set out to get a ‘62 electric mandolin. It just kinda followed me home.
     
  5. Blackmore Fan

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    I admire all of you who have a birth-year guitar--congratulations to you on having something special!

    I may have one someday. Right now I'm working on having the skills to justify the late-model (2010 and forward) guitars I have!
     
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    rz350 Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I'm looking for a 1964 Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazzmaster, Jaguar... ain't got one yet.
     
  7. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt Friend of Leo's

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    I've always got a feeler or two out for an 89 American strat or Tele. But I don't like any of the colors offered that year.
     
  8. Stratohacker

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    Fenders and Gibsons from 1962 cost more than I can justify for an instrument. I was interested in obtaining a hollow body jazz box so I started looking at different options. I prefer 7.25 or 9.5 radius necked guitars so I used that to narrow my search. Most jazz boxes have 12 inch radius's but it turns out that Guilds have a 9.5 inch radius. I started looking at different models and found the Guild Capri checked just about all the boxes. After some searching I found a 1962 that had been routed out and had some cheap EMG's in it. Following some negotiations I was able to get her for a very reasonable price. I took her to my local luthier (who is awesome), he put some Wolftone pickups in her and did a refret.

    She's not all original but she plays and sounds great despite me.

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  9. Cheap Trills

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    very nice
     
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  10. tfarny

    tfarny Poster Extraordinaire

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    Why on earth would I choose a guitar from 1971 over one from any other year? I use them to make music, not to collect based on random criteria like that. I did build myself a partscaster for my 40th birthday but that's because I wanted a parts tele, had the dough, and it was my birthday. And I've ordered a guitar for myself for my 50th Bday in a few months, we'll see if it arrives in time or not.
     
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  11. Cheap Trills

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  12. Cheap Trills

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    I need a friend like that!
     
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    If I could afford it I wouldn't want it
     
  14. El Marin

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    I voted yes but don't have it anymore

    It was a Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 1971. That with minihumbuckers and goof-rings... sounded really nice but it weighted a ton

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  15. SGE1967

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    Cost me enough to get my birth year watch!!

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    (Though if anyone knows of a '67 Epiphone Casino up for grabs, let me know... )
     
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    No archaeological dig has dug one up yet. Still waiting though.
     
  17. Fretting out

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    I was born in 91 so there isn’t really too much interesting going on there
    At least most are affordable still

    But I have been looking for one and I think I’m gonna go with a strat plus, has to be all original with the lace sensors and tbx tone control with Wilkinson nut
     
  18. IanMoss

    IanMoss Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Seems to be a couple on e***
    (I understand that buying guitars there is considered a curse word.... hence the ***)

    For me personally (to relate to the topic of the thread) - a mid 70s guitar doesn't mean much to me. I consider a lot of '70s music to be naff. More of an '80s kid. And I have that guitar.
     
  19. SGE1967

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    Fair point, well made... I'll revise my request to a '67 Casino I can play first! :D
     
  20. Bonneville Bruce

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    The Fender Electric Company lap steel was made in 1946, four years before I was born. I suppose that counts as a nearly birth-year guitar. The Supro is from around the same time, and it belonged to my mother, who was dragged into the Hawaiian guitar craze from the time. They both work fine. The Supro needs gentle restoration. The Fender has a three-digit serial number, so it is a very early copy of this model. This instrument has a very powerful pickup, and will stop a truck at forty paces. It is the loudest guitar I own.
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