- Nov 1, 2022
- Sf Bay Area
From the looks of things, all of ‘‘em are beaters…
Not a beater, but I did buy a Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster and hard case for cheap a month or so ago.Don’t own a beater guitar but I’d like to.
Hey, gridlock, at least Squier went to the trouble and expense to put "ocaster" on yours. Mine is just a "Strat."Not a beater, but I did buy a Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster and hard case for cheap a month or so ago.
That’s a nice dark board. Almost Ebony.I don't know that any of my guitars could be considered beaters, but if I did, it would be my Squier Affinity Strat, US$169 in 1999.
It does have 2 or three nicks in the finish. There are two in the area of the horns.
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Yesterday I became aware of a company called "Death by audio" and the band "A place to bury strangers"
And that guy, Oliver Ackermann, takes the concept of "Beater guitars" to the next level.
He plays Fender Jags, which he thrashes within inches of their lives and just glues them back together afterwards. Although with the one on the far right, a fan nabbed the piece of the body.
Yeah, our beater guitars have a very privileged life compared to his jags.
"What do you mean, the neck came off? I'm still playing, aren't I?"
Where did they buy it, Music West?The laminate wonder -- my Vega "VDX."
Gifted to me by my folks in 1980. It's suffered a few regrettable "mods" at my hands--like an ill-conceived nut & tuner replacement in my late teens, etc. Horrible. It has been camping, rafting, dragged all over the place. Back when, I used to haul it out to a stump in the pasture & serenade the sheep at the end of the day on our Oregon farm. A cliché I suppose, but true.
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It was my first "real" acoustic, & somehow its survived. I've had more & nicer since, but to this day I'm still grateful to my folks.
Oh I do remember those. 1966? '67? Did it come with a built in "case amp"?Silvertone 1448
And even more my old Silvertone acoustic ... don’t have a pic
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This little dingbat Aria is probably my closest true beater. I think a beater is one you don’t case when you carry. I do that to this poor little thing all the time. I take it to my teaching job now and then and play a few ditties for the cute little nimrods. I’ll even let ‘em pass her around and have their chance at trying to make a pleasing sound. It is a great little guitar. Sounds much louder and sweeter than a jumbo I have.Here is mine.
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Where did they buy it, Music West
Oregon is blessed with a culture of small chain and mom n pop music stores. To this day you find them in Independence, Portland, Keiser. Usually a pretty good player behind the register.It was so long ago—I don’t recall the name. It was a little mom & pop, maybe in Raleigh Hills or Beaverton? I DO however remember the shop owner explaining that although it was a laminate body with minimal cosmetics, the guitar did have a solid spruce top & it mattered. He advised this made it a good value for a beginner instrument.
At the time we didn’t really comprehend. But thinking about it now, forty-plus years later, that shop owner was truly trying to help us out. I remember him helping my cost-conscious dad arrive at an economical but value-driven option. Even as a kid, it was obvious to me that he cared about the instruments he sold & the advice he gave. Pretty cool.