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What Was Your 1st "Guitar" Before Your 1st Guitar?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Randypttt, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Randypttt

    Randypttt Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    This was mine:

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    I don't have a pic of me with it, unfortunately but this is a close facsimile.

    This was me at 13 with my first guitar.
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    How about the rest of you. Did you have anything to learn some moves with? Or just dream with in front of a mirror? Besides empty arms (sounds like a Country tune).

    Don't be shy, we're all to old (some of us anyway:)) to care, right?
     
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    I'm sure I had toy plastic guitars, but I don't remember them. My first real guitar though was a cheap metallic blue Series 10 shredder from the 80s. Crazy thin and fast neck, Floyd Rose, locking nut, 24 frets, the whole works. I loved it.
     
  3. Telenator

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    Giannini nylon string classical guitar. HUGE neck with action about 1/4" off the fret board.
     
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    Then why don't you still have it?
     
  5. _MementoMori_

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    I traded it a looonnggg time ago. I've owned probably 20 guitars since that one. I'd buy it back in a heartbeat if it ever turned up somewhere though. It's probably firewood by now.
     
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    I still remember the summer day after 6th grade when my dad said "hey, wanna go to Spotlight and look at guitars?" I couldn't believe I was really gonna get one, and we came home with this. It was so kick ass!

    I still have the next one I got maybe a year later, an Austin Les Paul knock off. The starter kit guitar went to a friend in high school who wanted to learn, doubt I could track it down now.
     
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    I was walking home from school one day and saw a nylon string guitar in someone's trash. I grabbed it and took it home.

    It had two strings on it, so I tuned them to a fifth (even though I had no idea what a fifth was at the time) and started banging on it. It was enough for me to learn the fret board in time for my 'first' guitar.

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    Harmony Buck Owens with a busted neck joint and action was about 3/4" at the 12th fret. Unplayable, especially for a six year old. Lessons + a Yammy Dreadnought at age 9 and I was on my way. Thanks ma and pa!
     
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    yes, "zim gar"
     
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    I still have mine. It's a Fender Alexus 30. Dad bought it for me new in 1995

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    Are we talking A) fake/toy/pretend guitars, or just 2) guitars so cheap you don’t count them as real guitars?

    For me, A was some sort of Mickey Mouse toy guitar with a crank on it to play tunes. I say Mickey Mouse literally, not figuratively. 2 was my little Stella. Small parlour guitar, horrible action (playing a cheese slicer would have been more comfortable). I hate to say it wasn’t a “real” guitar, because I learned on it, I played tunes on it... hell, I even bought it back when it mysteriously turned up in a music store years after I abandoned it.
     
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    My first guitar was very similar to this:

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    This was taken from the 1973 Sears Christmas Wish Book.
     
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    I believe it was a couple rubber bands on a shoe box.
     
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    My first guitar.....a classical, it survived until highschool, there it fell down from my closet....neck came right off...still bums me out, got it from my parents.
    My first electric...
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    Teisco Del Ray. The best option for any kid struggling to learn guitar. If you’re still interested in pursuing the instrument after that experience, nothing can stop you. Life lesson in there sort of.
     
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    I had a ukelele that I never quite learned how to play
     
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    There was some full sized green plastic guitar I had as a toy basically when I was a pre-teen. It had nylon or plastic strings on it that were all loose and the tuning pegs didn’t really work. I would just strum it open and jump up and down on my bed listening to music.

    I got my first real one when I was 13, but that plastic guitar probably motivated me to start getting into the idea, I’d reckon.
     
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    Fender 63 Mustang in white with the tortoise shell pickguard. Sorry, lost the picture.
     
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    Me too. Santa Claus brought it to me when I was 6 or 7 years old. Never learned to play it.
     
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    I played violin until I was ten. It became my Paul bass and I’d stand in front of the mirror being Paul with my violin. Then it was my older brothers Gibson all mahogany acoustic. Learned the blues box on my own (thought I invented it)and a few cowboy chords and my mom took me down to the music store where I got my first real guitar.
     
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    I bought my 1st guitar at 16 after working a week in Bryant and May match factory packing boxes it was white acoustic guitar which cost me £80
    the rest of the money i had left i spent on gifts for my mum and dad
    happy days very distant memory
    I part exed that guitar for something else which i can't even remember it meant nothing
     
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