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. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    1957... let's see. Can I have a 1962 Strat instead?


    How about a '57 ES-335? :twisted::lol:

    OK, dammit, whiteguard Tele it is.
     
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  2. loudboy

    loudboy Tele-Meister

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    I've got a '57 Tele, purchased in fall of 1978, when I was a senior in college.

    It was at a local used guitar store, and the price kept coming down, until one day the manager called me up and said the owner has got to make the rent and he'll take [insert ridiculously low price here] and I ran over and got it.

    It's a refin, and has some changed parts, but the important stuff is all still there and it still blows away any other guitar I've owned. Once in a while I'll toy with the idea of selling it, but then I'll make the mistake of plugging it in...
     
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  3. Smokin OP

    Smokin OP Tele-Afflicted

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    I'm 1960 vintage, I have no birth year guitars. I once had the opportunity to buy a 1960 Martin 00-21 that I could afford at the time but decided against it, which I'm very glad I did.
     
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  4. dougstrum

    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    He's an old biker, Harley guy. I was always into Brit bikes, but we're still friends:cool:
     
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  5. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity

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    For me, that would be some kind of lute or harp….
     
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  6. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

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    If anyone would like to buy me a 54 Strat...
     
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  7. dhodgeh

    dhodgeh Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I decided to get in on this trend (like I needed an excuse to buy another guitar).

    I was born in 1955, which puts a Strat or Tele from that year out of reach.

    Been hankering for a Les Paul Jr, which would be at the upper end of my budget.

    But I'm more into acoustics these days, so I decided a Martin 000-18 from that year would obtainable (already have an older D-18, which is my #1). Kept my eye on the market for the past year, and this baby came up a couple of months ago on another forum:

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    Price was right, and it just had all the necessary work that an acoustic of that age needs. Plays and sounds great.

    Wifey did give the 'the look' when I told her about it, but in the long run she's cool about this stuff.

    D
     
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  8. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Poster Extraordinaire

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    Thus far I have accumulated a small handful of pocket change that all dates from 1968.
    I’m still looking for the ‘68 guitar worth having that fits within my budget.
     
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  9. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    There were only prototypes in '51.
     
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  10. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I have a Harmony tenor guitar from the 50s...as close as I'm gonna get. Dog forbid I should be worth what a 57 Tele might bring.
     
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  11. tanplastic

    tanplastic Tele-Afflicted

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    In 1976 a friend and I answered an ad in the paper about guitars for sale.
    He had a little money and was interested in a Guild hollowbody the guy had.
    There were several guitars for sale, but one little rock machine stood out.
    I begged my dad for $150 so I could buy this, a 1961 SG/Les Paul Jr.
    When I got it there were already two humbuckers installed.
    Many mods later, it is back to near-stock with a 50's P90.
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  12. Bob M

    Bob M Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I started thinking about a birth year guitar 5 years ago. It was complicated financially by my birth year of 1952. I stumbled upon the Gibson ES 125. They made a lot of them and there are a surprising number still around. It took me a while but I found a nice example of an original 1952 Gibson ES 125 at Elderly. Reasonable money and a great player. I replaced the tuners and the bridge, but kept the original parts. 9984D8CB-F18C-4AD3-9AD9-EAC26320A42B.jpeg 5BC15EAC-2DAA-46C1-99A8-CDECE130E55C.jpeg 12FE32C9-9968-4BBB-B041-F29EC47DEAD9.jpeg
     
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    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    ES-125:twisted: Nice guitar~
    First time I played p90 guitar was one of those, what a glorious sound!
     
  14. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I would like to have a birth year 1943 D-28 Martin. The cheapest I've seen one is $36,000 and its sold. They can go up to $60,000. I may not be getting one. I can continue wanting one for almost nothing.
     
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  15. howardlo

    howardlo Tele-Afflicted

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    No, considering that I was born in 1947 a birth year guitar would have to be an acoustic or maybe a hollow body acoustic maybe with a D’Armond neck pickup attached to the neck. Either way it would be cost prohibitive for what it is and would be very hard to find in decent condition.
     
  16. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    Sort of. 1977 55 Les Paul special ri
     
  17. JSMac

    JSMac Tele-Holic

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    I’m pretty sure that I’ll never own a ‘52 Tele. :(
     
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    fjblair Tele-Afflicted

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    No interest whatsoever in vintage gear.
     
  19. surf_jimi

    surf_jimi Tele-Meister

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    I was born in 52 and I’m left handed. Probably a little more than I can afford if I could find one. I think Sir Paul got the last one.
     
  20. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

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    I had a PV65 Strat, about as close as I would probably get, but I sold it on, and I've no desire to get another. As for an original, well that's way out of my price bracket.
     
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