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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by brookdalebill, Apr 20, 2020.
To covet by definition is to "to desire what belongs to another inordinately or culpably." So, those of you replying that you don't want a guitar that currently belongs to another aren't playing by the rules here.
If there isn't an element of wanting to take something of someone else's in your reply, you're talking about GAS, not covetousness. And while the former might possibly involve the sin of greed, the latter most definitely involves greed, with a good measure of larceny thrown in.
Brother @brookdalebill has kindly provided us a thread for catharsis here. The nature of this thread is confession, and it's good for the soul, so...man up and 'fess up!
I must confess that my guitar covet is the George Harrison Rosewood Tele.
Jimmy Page's number 1
Robben Ford's 1960 Telecaster.
I’ve always wanted a good acoustic. Maybe a Martin, but I’m not picky, just not rich either.
Also on the short list; a Ric, and Travis Bean or Electrical Guitar Company. Those I’ll never have
Celebrity owned; Maybelle Carter's L5. It was for sale about 10 years ago for $500,000.
Non celebrity owned; my 1955 Super 400.
To adhere to the meaning of the word “covet” since you (Larry) have scooped this one, I’ll take the Reverend Bill G’s Pearly Gates.
I suppose it would never be happy with me.
Billy and Pearly are a match made in heaven.
Pearly’s got the tone, and the looks!
Celebrity wise, Mike and Toms Broadcaster.
General wish list wise, one of these
I'd have to think about it more but I think a Gibson Tal Farlow or the Guild Artist Award archtop
It would be the one my neighbor had when he got me started playing. Back then it was just an old guitar that he kept in the corner of his living room. There was something special about that one and still my standard for acoustics
It was a Martin D18 he bought right after he got married, probably about 1948.
It would be cool to have Muddy Waters’s’s’s (lol) Red Telecaster, “Hoss” would be awesome
Another “desired” guitar is an old Firebird, a la Johnny Winter (it doesn’t have to be one of his).
Billy Gibbons’s Pearly Gates would be cool too...Jimmie Vaughan’s white Strat...
But to be honest, I’d rather have an early 60’s fiesta red Telecaster Custom w/binding, etc.
Phil Collen’s black three-pickup Ibanez Destroyer.
2. Clapton’s Brownie strat.
3. Clarence, if I didn’t have to make Marty part with it.
4. One of the acoustics Don Everly played onstage during the bros’ peak in the late 50s.
I got to go to the Country Music Hall of Fame a while back. I was interested and excited to go but was in no way prepared for the emotional response I had when I saw this guitar sitting in the display case next to Jimmie Rogers' typewriter and the marked up manuscript of the lyrics to Blue Yodel #9. I didn't know if I was going to break down crying or bust out laughing or just fall on the floor and start speaking in tongues. I've been in close proximity to many many really amazing guitars but I have never felt anything like that before. I'm almost afraid to say it would be my 'one choice' to own since it might feel like living inside a nuclear reactor being in the same house with it. Powerful mojo in that one.
I'd gladly own any '60 Les Paul Standard or Fender Nocaster. Not picky about color...
One more " Clarence" ( though I'm not good enough, STILL, to play without the 'dots' ):
Whoever this belongs to now...
There will always be that "coveted guitar" no matter how many times you have already bought coveted guitars.
That being said, I have never really lusted after any specific guitar, but if I had to, it would be to have back the old SG that I foolishly traded for a piece of PA gear 30 years ago.
Nels Cline’s ‘59 Jazzmaster.
Already scratched the itch for a birth year Tele Custom.
Oh, and a 2 pickup, red Harmony a Rocket with truss rod. But I decided those are inexpensive and now is not the time for self-denial, so one’s on the way from GC. They’ve extended the return period on vintage to 30 days.