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What is the oldest piece of equipment you own?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Blazer, May 24, 2015.

  1. soul-o

    soul-o Friend of Leo's

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    Man, people have some OLD gear on this forum! Some of the guitars are eve older than the geezers who play them!
    I have a'63 Gretsch Double Anniversary, but someone stripped the finish of at some point which makes it sound really cool, but it's why I got it for $700 20 years ago.

    My pride and joy is '63 Hofner Senator bass which sound killer and the pick guard is signed by Klaus Voorman for extra Hamburg mojo.
     
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  2. Teleguy61

    Teleguy61 Friend of Leo's

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    Yes, in very good shape too.
    Has had bridge replaced, aside from that very minimal work ever done to it.
     
  3. bear04

    bear04 Tele-Holic

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    I'd love to put a picture on here, but I'm obviously picture illiterate because it never works...
     
  4. Andy B

    Andy B Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    1961 Gretsch 6156 Playboy amp.
     
  5. Tele-Caster

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    The oldest piece of musical gear I own is a Deering banjo, made back when Greg Deering was making them pretty much one way. I think it was made in 1977. I got it in 1978. It was the first instrument I learned how to play.
     
  6. bear04

    bear04 Tele-Holic

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    SDC10468.JPG bparnell57, I hope my picture worked. 1957 Gibson GA-55V.
     
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  7. Tele Fan

    Tele Fan Friend of Leo's

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    Oldest thing I've got is a 2004 Martin HD 28. I had a strat from the 80's when I first started out that I had kept, but I finally donated it to charity when I got to thinking that some kid might never get to play if an instrument didn't come their way. I do have an S&W revolver from the early 70's.
     
  8. rebelwoclue

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    Oldest gear
    '52 Magnatone amp
    '64 Gibson GA17RVT
    '76 Twin Reverb
    '79 Yamaha SC1200
    '83 Telecaster
     
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  9. 3-Chord-Genius

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    Boss DS-1 pedal from the 80's. I've owned it for about 3 years and it has the Monte Allums Tri Gain mod - sounds fantastic.
     
  10. tealsixtysix

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    I've had older guitars and amps, and probably will again, but as of right now this is my senior citizen. Neck and pickups date it to March 1966, so it's just a bit older than I am.

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  11. brianswindall

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    1958 Fender Princeton
    1960 Gibson Ga-6
    1965 Fender Tremolux

    1967 Harmony Rocket
    1983 Gibson Les Paul
     
  12. oldgofaster

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    3 - Gibson GA19RVT, around 1963
    1 has been "fixed" by an amp tech. With my Route 66 pedal, it is just flat out wicked.
    The other 2 are in Indy right now getting restored/repaired
     
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  13. HoodieMcFoodie

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    I believe I got both of these in 1977. I did have a white 1975 Ibanez 2350 (Les Paul copy), but that got stolen back in 1998.
     
  14. jmclaren

    jmclaren Tele-Holic

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    1966 blackface Fender Vibro Champ. I'm the original owner.
     
  15. Bryan1964

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    1960 Gibson ES-330 with original case.
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  16. Doctorx33

    Doctorx33 Friend of Leo's

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    Amps

    Fender Blackface Bassman - 1967
    2 Fender Silverface Bassmans - 1968 & 1969
    Traynor YBA1A - 1974
    Fender Silverface Pro Reverb - 1968
    Kay 720 - 1965
    Fender Blackface Bandmaster - 1965
    Fender Bassman 100 - 1976
    Silvertone 1482 - 1965
    Voice of Music 162 - 1958
    Voice of Music 8810/Champ - 1956


    Guitars

    Fender Stratocaster - 1960
    Gibson B25 - 1967
    Gibson Les Paul Jr reissue - 1986
     
  17. AJ Love

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    Not including my 50 year old brain? I have a Pgnose 7-100 from the early 70's
     
  18. micpoc

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    An Acrosonic spinet piano from, I think, the 1930s.
     
  19. Steerforth

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    Well, unless custom shop reissues count, my oldest piece of gear is probably a faux-tortoise Fender "Heavy" celluloid pick. It's worn right down, out of shape, and the Fender logo is no longer visible, having worn off long ago. I'm very puzzled as to how it's survived this long. The couch usually eats them within a few weeks. This one must be quite elusive.
     
  20. memorex

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    I'm the oldest piece of gear I own, and I'm about due for a recap job.
     
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