The Best Guitar You Never Play

DekeDog

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American special strat, lovely guitar but I cannot get in with the Texas special pickups nor the middle pick up position. My good lady bought it for me and I am loathe to part with it for that reason
If it was me, and I liked everything about it but the pickups, then I mod that sucker with some nice aftermarket/boutique pickups... unless I had other Strats I was playing instead.
 

Jimclarke100

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Now it’d be my American Standard Telecaster 😲

Its on the stand between my GS1 and my Jazzmaster, both of which get regular airtime. Don’t know why but hand just doesn’t go there.
 

gimmeatele

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If it was me, and I liked everything about it but the pickups, then I mod that sucker with some nice aftermarket/boutique pickups... unless I had other Strats I was playing instead.
This has been on my mind for a while, it came to us second hand and so was not full price so I would be open to some new pickups
 

Gardo

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This has been on my mind for a while, it came to us second hand and so was not full price so I would be open to some new pickups
My wife gave me a telecaster but I didn’t like the pickups. I changed them right out. It still looks like same and she is thrilled to see me play it so much . Win ,win . The only downside is that because it was a gift from her I dare not sell it.
 

mad dog

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When a great guitar doesn't get played for long enough, I sell it. Doesn't matter how good it is. I'm no collector; instruments are tools. It bothers me when I don't play them.
 

red57strat

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1959 Gibson ES-225TD. It's an awesome guitar that doesn't often suit what I'm doing, but when I play it, I enjoy it a lot. Also, I'm afraid to be the guy who says "I used to own a great '59 Gibson ES-225TD and can't remember why I sold it".

It's the only guitar that I feel this way about. Anything else that doesn't get played regularly gets sold.

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Gardo

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1959 Gibson ES-225TD. It's an awesome guitar that doesn't often suit what I'm doing, but when I play it, I enjoy it a lot. Also, I'm afraid to be the guy who says "I used to own a great '59 Gibson ES-225TD and can't remember why I sold it".

It's the only guitar that I feel this way about. Anything else that doesn't get played regularly gets sold.

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What a thing of beauty that is .
 

Geoff738

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M’y Les Paul. I usually play sitting down and I find it not really ergonomic.

Cheers,
Geoff
 

beep.click

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I think it is a case of my brain being messed up. In many cases, the 381 and Liverpool sound way better than the 330 or 360. But my brain will nudge me -- "Try the solid body again! Try the red 360 tonight!"

The only semi-logical thing I can point to is a deep drive to experiment. "What if you combine A and B and C...?"
 




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