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What guitars do you own that you're pretty confident are about the coolest example

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by blowtorch, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    That's stunning... But I don't think it could be Brazilian rosewood.
     
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  2. Manothemtns

    Manothemtns Tele-Meister

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    There's but one of these out there so by default it's the coolest example. 207434d7c79539c9fddeb2e52ffad1a0(1).jpg
     
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  3. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Oh, forgot this one. Pretty nice example of a double bound burst Tele...

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  4. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's

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    One of a kinds so...

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  5. DonM

    DonM Friend of Leo's

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    Custom made by a guy in Las Vegas who has made guitars for George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Mike Campbell, Andy Summers, Carl Perkins, and one of the guys from Heart. Don’t know why, all of a sudden, my pic has clipped off the top and bottom.

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  6. 62 Jazzmaster

    62 Jazzmaster Friend of Leo's

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    David Lindley played my Teisco TRG-2L and autographed it. I was so happy after meeting him that I didn't even care that my car had been towed, leaving only a shadow of dry pavement, in the shape of my impounded '66 VW Type III Fastback.

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  7. string pull

    string pull Tele-Meister

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  8. Jay Jernigan

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    IMG_20210215_152349.jpg 1985 Gibson Q-3000.
    I followed the entire thread and I don't believe that I saw one of these:
     
  9. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    My car wasn’t towed, but that night I was driving my 1970 VW Type II Baja Bus. Coincidence? I think not...
     
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  10. effzee

    effzee Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Hmm. I bought the guitar new in NY 95, shortly before moving to Germany. It was an ugly duckling at the time and had been in the store about two years. The owner was happy to take my Steinberger in trade and gave me a great deal on it. I didn't know anything about it or it's history. Didn't care either.

    I always thought I had an unloved, unpopular, weird heavy Telecaster, with no resale value. I almost sold it once for 200€.

    When I researched the guitar, maybe ten years ago, I read an article explaining that Fender had had scraps of Brazilian rosewood in stock that they wanted to use up, and made these guitars out of it.

    On many of them it's obvious that they were cobbled together from different blocks of wood, the grain doesn't match up at all. On mine, you really have to look hard to see the seams between the pieces.

    My wife, who has a nose like a bloodhound, confirmed the rose scent of the pickup cavity, after I'd found that info on the internet.

    I brought the guitar to Thomann once, thinking of trading it, but they wouldn't take it because I don't have a CITES certificate for it. The ban came in effect in 1992.

    So that's why I think it's Brazilian.

    *I live about an hour's drive from Thomann
     
  11. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    I have one of those myself (1985), and it's certainly not Brazilian rosewood but really pretty nonetheless. Perhaps yours is an exception. Try to look up the club thread... Some beautiful photos and good info in there.
     
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    This is a a PRS library top custom 24 with 59/09 bridge pu and a 57/08 neck.
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    I have (I should say my brother and I have) a 1918 Gibson L3 that has been in the family for three generations. I would take a pic of it but my brother has it with him in Australia, choice words muttered (we are from California, I live in China now, he lives in Australia...whole other story). I started playing back when I was a teenager, late 90s, with an electric of course. Then I got the bug and was like, where is the old Gibson. My dad, being the junkie he was, had pawned it. Luckily, dad had a good friend who bought it out of pawn and returned it. Thing was great, though I doubt the crack repairs done on the arches, the bridge being lifted by popsicle sticks and the frets now gone after my playing it for hours have gotten any better. I wish I could swoop it up and start restoring it, but that thing was amazing. Sound for ages, 4x4 for a neck, and you had to know it to be able to play it.
     
  14. musky55

    musky55 Tele-Meister

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    Steadman Shredder.jpg Hollow pressed steel body, by me
     
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    musky55 Tele-Meister

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    JBA.jpg Nickel plated pressed steel body and Tuxedo Tele with Joe B and my son
     
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    Because it survived being used as a weapon in a bar fight back in the 80’s while I was out on break.
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    2011 Taylor GS8. From finger style to heavy strumming, every note is clear as a bell. It can do it all!! I call it the Beast! An astoundingly beautiful looking, sounding, and playing guitar!
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    Godin Acousticaster - Acoustic sounds with zero feedback and it looks like a Tele! I've had several people over the years say, "Wow! What is that! It looks like an electric guitar but it sounds like an acoustic guitar!" :)
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    2012 MIM FSR Black Paisley Telecaster. I get compliments on it every time I gig it. It and the Acousticaster look very bad ass! Backup to my Copperburst.
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    2010 MIM Copperburst Telecaster, Guitar Center Edition. Only 300 made. I drove to Niagara Falls NY from Oakville Ontario, Canada to pick it up (about 75-90 minutes), brought it across the border and gigged it that night. It now has a noiseless neck pickup after the original went microphonic. It's my #1 gigging electric and the Black Paisley is its backup.
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    - 1990s Takamine N15C. My gigging acoustic for many years while doing standup and musical comedy. Autographed by Canadian singer songwriter and guitar virtuoso, Bruce Cockburn (Wondering Where the Lions Are, etc.), Neil Finn of Crowded House and Split Enz (had drinks with him many years ago - great guy) AND Sheryl Crow!!
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    Coolest in tone if not looks.
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    My homemade offset strat-style guitar, copper pickguard, Seymour Duncan Antiquity neck and Pearly Gates in the bridge, Bill Lawrence 500XL middle, Lacewood on Mahogany.

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    StewMac thinline body, homemade brass top, (a hard to see lightning bolt sound hole)
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    Warmoth Padouk capped Black Korina body thinline ordered without a sound hole so that I could create my own lightning bolt.
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    My homemade brass top Mahogany body Seymour Duncan JB and Bill Lawrence 500XL
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    Warmoth Alder body, copper pickguard, Seymour Duncan Antiquities
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    Warmoth quilted Maple on Alder, anodized aluminum pickguard, Seymour Duncan Five-Two pickups
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    2012 Gibson Les Paul Supreme, gold metal pickup surrounds, brass bridge and tailpiece, Schaller strap locks and and gold metal pickup selector switch tip, Seymour Duncan 59/JB, vintage style knobs and Optima 24k gold strings
     
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    Ghostdriver Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I kinda dig my Telemaster too

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