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. yegbert

    yegbert Poster Extraordinaire

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    I was born in ‘54, and I can’t justify buying one that old and guaranteed to be expensive!

    But I did buy my oldest son a Korea-made thinline Protone Standard Series Squier Telecaster made in 1997, and my younger an Indonesia-made Squier Standard Series Telecaster made in 2003. Both are from their birth years.

    This is something that seems easier to pass on to someone younger. :)
     
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  2. ElJay370

    ElJay370 Tele-Afflicted

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    The only Strat from 1970 I’d be able to afford would be a refinished, refretted, routed and modded to hell beater with a Floyd Rose on it.

    Which I would absolutely snap up in a second if one came along. :lol:
     
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  3. gitold

    gitold Poster Extraordinaire

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    1954 Epi Century. My birth year and bought for that specific purpose cause I love guitars and love to collect them. 1969 Epi Olympic. First year I started to play guitar. E1F6EF83-CADF-49FD-834F-EFA61A5D506D.jpeg
     
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  4. Slim Chance

    Slim Chance Tele-Afflicted

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    I’ve been reissued and my guitars have, too. After all, everyone knows that the reissues are better.
     
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  5. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Birth year Guitar , 1948 Gibson L7P Arch Top

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  6. Archtops

    Archtops Tele-Meister

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    1950

    The Fender Esquire is a solid-body electric guitar manufactured by Fender, the first solid-body guitar sold by Fender, debuting in 1950. Shortly after its introduction, a two-pickup version was built. It was soon renamed the Broadcaster later that year; the single pickup version retained the Esquire name.
    Mine of course is a copy of that iconic guitar but it’s as close as I can get (afford).


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  7. timbgtr

    timbgtr Tele-Meister

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    +1
     
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  8. JSMac

    JSMac Tele-Holic

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    Nice! Looks a bit like my '50s partscaster Esquire
     
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  9. BramptonRob1958

    BramptonRob1958 Tele-Meister

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    Well, as many others alluded to, a birth year guitar for me would be a 1958 and far too expensive for my budget and talent.

    I really enjoy the specs of the era 50's and early 60's guitars, every one I own has be in this decade.

    First up is my Fender CS 52 Tele, followed by a production EJ Virginia Strat circa 1954. Production 70th Anniversary Esquire patterned after the 1950 model and lastly a Gibson CS R7 (1957) Gold Top Les Paul.

    I assembled 2 Parts Casters Strat and Tele and both were spec'd from the early 50's So I guess I have a type and I could probably sell everything and buy a cheap birth year guitar, I have no motivation to do so....

    I owned a birth year Tele back in the 70's when the guitar was was just an old electric guitar and was the only one I could afford.....as a teen.

    Times have changed.
     
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  10. Dano-caster

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    I purchased a Magnatone lap steel about 30 years ago not knowing until recently it is from my birth year (1953). Took a long time to get the control cavity cover off but then found the pots were dated from '53. Not a bad 100$ score.Wish I had the amp to go with it. upload_2021-7-24_12-31-41.jpeg
     
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  11. Crashbelt

    Crashbelt Tele-Holic

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    My avatar is my refin blackguard '53 and I have a '55 Les Paul Junior.

    Birth year is '54 - hope y'all empathise with my suffering of not having a birth year '54:lol:
     
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  12. guitarmikey

    guitarmikey Tele-Afflicted

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    Pretty happy with a Reissue here. Beeing FSR makes it more interesting…
    Otherwise, for the money of a “62 strat I bought my new Nissan…
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  13. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I have a 1959 Guild T100 but my birth year is 1951.
     
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  14. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    My wife would kill me if I spent $25,000 on a Telecaster. She’d probably use it to do the job.
     
  15. raysachs

    raysachs Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I was born in a good year for electrics. 59 Les Pauls and Strats are both pretty highly sought after. But I'm not a Les Paul fan and if I was gonna be spending huge money for a vintage strat, I'd be aiming for a few years earlier when they were doing a lot more maple fretboards and V shaped necks. And I wouldn't be spending huge money for a vintage guitar anyway... A '59 Martin wouldn't be worth the cost to me - a '39 might be, but WAAAAAY too much $$$ for my blood.

    -Ray
     
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  16. Gardo

    Gardo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Now if you can only learn to cut those string ends
     
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    Jackroadkill Tele-Holic

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    I was born in '79, so I think I'm better of without one.
     
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  18. Jim622

    Jim622 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    A 63 anything is not something I'm willing to pay for.
     
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  19. David Barnett

    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    1956 - that's gonna set me back. Maybe a '56 Les Paul Junior could be do-able, or a Martin D-21?
     
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  20. Cheap Trills

    Cheap Trills Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    that would pretty ironic. I'm not sure if that would increase or decrease the value of the guitar!
     
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