What was the best guitar you bought this year?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Blazer, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. sir humphrey

    sir humphrey Friend of Leo's

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    Beautiful - plain top, always the best look on a LP
     
  2. NankerPhelge

    NankerPhelge Tele-Meister

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    '96 Lone Star strat in teal metallic.


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  3. wmsimpson

    wmsimpson Tele-Holic

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    Thanks! I love the plain tops too, and there's no way I would pay another grand for flames. :)
     
  4. idjster

    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    2012 Epi Nighthawk. Did lots of buying and selling this year, but this one stands out as the best "bang for the buck".
     

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  5. telequacktastic

    telequacktastic Tele-Afflicted

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    Martin HD-28. Most beautiful sounding Martin I've played in a while. Dry and Punchy like a cannon! Love it!
     
  6. Thinlineggman

    Thinlineggman Tele-Afflicted

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    My Norman B20 dreadnought acoustic. Hands down the best acoustic that I've had the pleasure of playing. Perfect neck and the sound is really open and harmonically rich. Very loud, too. Just begs to be played hard!

    A close second is my parts tele with a P-90 in the neck position. Awesome sounding guitar.
     
  7. Canuckcaster

    Canuckcaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    New 2010 MIA Telecaster. Woo Hoo!! Well, it's the only one this year, but still.

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  8. blue metalflake

    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    Finally got me a 52RI - should have got one much sooner
     
  9. Ron Garson

    Ron Garson Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Only bought one! A Custom Shop '62 Strat!

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  10. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I didn't buy any guitars for myself this year... except for a new snark/strings..

    I think the year went too fast.... and I don't hang out in guitar shops... .;)


    I bought parts to make guitars to give away to others though... leftys and rightys... that was a reward in itself... :)
     
  11. dannew02

    dannew02 Friend of Leo's

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    I sold a bunch of my guitars and a load of parts this year, to try and focus on finally finishing some of my projects. In one of my "horse trades" I got a recent (Chinese-made) Gretsch Corvette that someone had stripped and someone else had started putting back together. Even with the junk parts it came with it immediately felt perfect to my hands and I LOVED playing it. So of course I took it all apart and haven't managed to finish it yet...duh.

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  13. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    2012 Gibson Memphis Lucille

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  14. spayne99

    spayne99 Tele-Holic

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    I did good this year. Gibson Midtown and a PRRI. And a Gretsch Pro Jet. There were deals to be had and I did a lot of selling on eBay to make it all happen. Only problem is that I'm now Tele'less!
     

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  15. tommym

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  16. csadams5

    csadams5 Tele-Holic

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    Probably the only guitar I fly this year is a 96ish Ibanez Talman in green with the flame top veneer.

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    I plan on putting a Wilkinson bridge on it at some point. My two year
    old loves it. The blue strat I got at the same time, but it moved down the road for some xmas gifts.



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  17. raito

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    Rough question, as it's been a banner year for me and guitars. They're all nice.

    2 partscasters, because the THD here made it look like fun.
    VM Jaguar for Christmas.
    Gretsch 5120 for my birthday (not until January, but I have it now).
    One of those inexpensive Yamaha acoustics hawked in this forum (it'll get here before New Year's, so it counts).
    My daughter's Jay Turser 19" scale strattish thing.

    Sure, for some of you guys, that's a lean month :p, but more than I've bought in a year ever. Anyway, to answer the question, probably the Gretsch, but I love'em all.
     
  18. Del Pickup

    Del Pickup Poster Extraordinaire

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    The only guitar I've bought this year is definitely the best one I've made for many years.

    My new vintage sunburst 335. I love her dearly............ and I've always been a Fender guy in the past.
     
  19. jwsamuel

    jwsamuel Friend of Leo's

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    It's a tie for me:

    Best acoustic purchase of 2012: Martin OM-35

    Best electric purchase of 2012: Fender '52RI Telecaster

    Jim
     
  20. DonMI6

    DonMI6 Tele-Holic

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    Can't decide between the '52 Reissue & the ES-335. The Gibson is seriously starting to gain ground on the Tele.
     
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