What is the oldest piece of equipment you own?

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  1. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Well not everybody can afford a vintage guitar or wasn't smart enough to hold onto one when they owned one, since back then they were just seen as being "old"

    But I'm pretty sure that we all own equipment that has seen quite a few years.

    Well here's my 1979 Yamaha G100 115 amp.
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    Which age-wise is the oldest piece of equipment I own, I love it though, it's indestructible.
     
  2. JazzboxBlues

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    My 1955 ES 175. Don't know how long though, I'm considering selling it.
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  3. Brad Pittiful

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    no vintage stuff...earliest stuff i have goes back to the early 90s
     
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    Me! Then it would be a patch cord I've had since I was 15.
     
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    I've got a '55 Fender amp.
     
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    Nothing vintage. Just looked around the music room and I'm gonna say my '83 SG Special that I bought brand new.

    I do have a cheapo music stand that somehow survived from my high school days in the '70s when I played drums in the marching band. Don't think that counts though.

    My friend/bandmate picked up a Vibro Champ, a MusicMan RD65 head, and a vintage Bassman 4 x 12 cabinet for free in the early '80s. I remember we all laughed and thought it was a bunch of junk. He didn't play electric much over the years and just held on to the stuff dragging with him when he moved. We just started playing again recently for the first time in 30 years. I looked around his new music room and was like "Dude, all your stuff is considered vintage now and is worth a lot."
     
  7. J-man

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    My hands are the oldest part of my setup.
     
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  8. superbadj

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    I have several guitars from the 90s. My oldest though is my '85 TL-62. It was my first electric, bought in '89 (used).

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  9. Chud

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    Early 50's Oahu lap steel in Mother of Toilet finish.

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  10. summer_69

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    A Gibson SG, a Selmer TnB 50 and a K130 full range driver I got in the mid 70s was my gear until around 2000 where I started buying-amok and got my Tele. The SG is '73 the oldest might be the amplifier.
     
  11. Jamie Black

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    The oldest I have is a 2004 MIM Tele. My brother has a mid 60s Gibson ES120T that I learned to play on. He willed it to me so I'll have it one day because I'm the only one who can appreciate it for what is.


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  12. sbpark

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    1935-36 National 'New Yorker' Lap Steel

    Was a $100 CL score, then another $50 for a setup and new bone saddle, some strings and now it works and sounds great. 100% original aside from the new saddle.

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  13. John Owen

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    My Gibson lap steel is from 1947.
     

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    I own a 1966 BF Super Reverb, completely minty fresh stock, sounds wonderful!

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    Too nice to gig with, I sure enjoy playing it at home, I plan to keep it forever.
     
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  15. Chud

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    Just wow. I have no other words but wow.
     
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    Heres my 1949-early 50's Alamo Electronics Model Amp 2. All original except for tubes. ImageUploadedByTDPRI1432482881.850856.jpg

    You may have a classic lap steel or Gibson amp but mine is close to ancient!
     
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    My '57 Deluxe, which turned 57 last year. My dad bought it used in the early sixties, and as far as I know it's still all original. Well, except for the handle on top.

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    Dang, I thought my 1937 Duolian was going to win this one, but another National sideswiped me.
     
  19. JimInMO

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    Well, you called me out. I have a 1959 Gibson GA-9 amp. Just installed a B-7 Bigsby on a 2004 Epi Les Paul. I purchased the Bigsby new in Jan. 1966 to install on a planned Gibson purchase that didn't pan out. Sometimes it takes me awhile to get a project finished.:rolleyes: Also have an Ovation acoustic that was purchased new in 1977. Just installed a K&K Pure Mini system in it. Sounds wonderful.

    I know, no pics, but it did happen...

    Edit, Edit, Edit. Forgot, I have a little flat top acoustic that I bought from a friend a little over 50 years ago. he said it belonged to his grandfather originally. It appears to be made from Oak and has Lakeside stamped inside. I believe it was sold through the Sears or Montgomery Wards catalog in the very early 1900's. It's still playable although I haven't had it strung up in years. Just hangs on the wall.
     
  20. Birdmankustomz

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    I have an amp from the early 30s, and an antique mandolin that I believe to be from the very early 1900s; however the oldest piece of equipment that I actually use is my mid 60s japanese electric. 2.jpg
     
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