What type of guitar did you learn on?

Timbresmith1

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A plastic Emenee branded thing about the size of a ukelele. I took the radio shack microphone that came with my cassette player apart and Scotch-taped it to the top of the guitar. Plugged that into my dads mono tube tape recorder (after “Welding” the right plug onto the microphone cable with a soldering gun…)
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dsutton24

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I learned on a Harmony cheese cutter that was so bad that Harmony was too ashamed to put their name on it.
 

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My folks bought me an archtop acoustic. It was actually a pretty good guitar, but the brand escapes me now, it was, after all, over 50 years ago.
 

jumpnblues

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Sears Silvertone. Looked great, virtually unplayable, and sounded like @**. Swapped it to a neighbor for a Gibson Les Paul Junior. Much, much, better guitar in every way. The neighbor liked the Silvertone. Go figure.
 

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Yamaha FG340 that I got when I was about 19 and still play almost daily. A few years prior I started to learn on a mail order Laramie acoustic. Like many around that time, late 60s, I gave up, at least partly because my fingers hurt from playing first position chords on an instrument with action more akin to an egg slicer than a guitar!
 

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A really crappy nylon six stringer that my young brother smashed over me after I f4rted on his head when he was asleep.

That was followed by an equally crappy home made PBass type thing which I replaced with a genuine, much loved and sadly missed L Series PBass
Brotherly love……………………….coffee out my nose job, bloody hilarious!
 

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My Grandfather's 1933 Gibson LC-Century, which by the time I started playing in 1967, had already been passed down to my mother. Mom passed it on to me a few years back when her arthritis got to the point that she couldn't play anymore. It's still in exceptional playing condition and is my go to daily player.

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Wow, just, WOW!
 

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First guitar was some cheapo strat, the high E string kept getting stuck under the frets. I Quickly moved onto a Samick Valley Arts Strat, played that for about 20 years. Then started getting other types of guitars, anything but strats. Didn’t want to play a strat again. Now I’m back to being a strat guy.
 

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Acrappy Nylon classical for $12 , then a feke Gibson Humingbird, then a really well made Japanese Epiphone acoustic. these were my guitars from 13- 1988 when I had to sell the Epiphone which was as dood as a Gibson.
 

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Myself, acoustic Epiphone by Gibson 12-string, Regal resonator round neck, Tele partscaster, ibenez hh parts LP style. I still use them all. Except for the 12 that was stolen. As a lefty I have found that when you get a
Guitar you end up keeping it. Make it work, fix it, etc... Have a good connection with them.

Just seeing this thread. What I learned on...

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...my Dad's guitar, a mid-1960s vintage Harmony Archtone H-1213.

Fast forward to 55 years later, one from my guitarsenal that I play almost every day...

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...my 1953 Harmony Broadway H-954, which I bought two years ago this month. Not the same model I learned on; the Broadway was a few steps up the ladder from the Archtone. But it was a Harmony archtop, and what sealed the deal was the date stamp. I too have a born on date of 1953, so this is my birthyear guitar.

On and incidentally, Billy3, I'm also left-handed, but as you can see from the pics, I play right-handed. When I started, I used my Dad's guitars, and I just figured it was a right-handed world, and in order to play guitar, playing righty was the price of admission.
 

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I started on an ok”ish” loaner acoustic my brother bought at a pawn shop. I later bought a Taylor Big Baby and then started electric guitar after a couple or three years on acoustic.
 

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First was a Mexican nylon string not-so-wayno classical; just playable enough. Gone with the wind. Second guitar was also a Mexican nylon string, actually kinda nice for $40. Wish I still had it, but gone with the nephews…Here’s a photo from 1966 or’67? With my left-handed brother playing a 12-string:

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Dad didn't wanna pony up for another guitar so he convinced my older brother to give me one of his. I think it was his first guitar as well. Many a metal riff was learned on one that looked kinda like this:
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Myself, acoustic Epiphone by Gibson 12-string, Regal resonator round neck, Tele partscaster, ibenez hh parts LP style. I still use them all. Except for the 12 that was stolen. As a lefty I have found that when you get a
Guitar you end up keeping it. Make it work, fix it, etc... Have a good connection with them.
I learned on a used, [email protected]$$ no name acoustic steel string dreadnought bought in the mid to late '70s and for electric a new 1985 Hohner G2 headless Steinberger copy. My first decent guitars were a used Gibson Dove acquired sometime in the '80s, and a new Fender American Standard Strat in 1987.
 
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I started so young I can't remember exactly, mainly on my grandfather's early 60's J45 he had around the house.
 




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