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What was your first guitar, and do you still have it?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Richie Cunningham, Jul 18, 2020.

Do you still have your first guitar?

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  1. Richie Cunningham

    Richie Cunningham Tele-Afflicted

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    Mine was a dark red 1990 Squier II Stratocaster with a humbucker at the bridge. Made in India, rosewood fretboard, six-point trem. I bought it used with a chipboard case. I sold it when I was in college and not playing.
     
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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Alas, no.
    It was a $9.99, kid size (1/2?), Hecho En Mexico, steel string toy, purchased my my Mom and Dad at the local Winn’s 5 & Dime, on April 9, 1967.
    My whiny 9 year old self was the happiest kid in town!
    It got traded in on my first playable guitar a coupla years later.
    It was a $25, used Harmony Stella OOO size, red and black bumblebee steel string.
    Look out Gloria (by Them), here I come!
     
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  3. soundchaser59

    soundchaser59 Tele-Afflicted

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    Blue sparkle Supro. Some kind of plastic or fiberglass maybe? I learned Ironman on that guitar, and smoke on the water.

    Dad also bought the guy's amp with it, both for $25. I had that amp for 45 years, even got it recapped. Then I loaned it to my older brother. He took it to a gig and it disappeared. That was a couple years ago.

    It was a 1965 BF Champ with a Weber Blue pup in it.
     
  4. JRtele

    JRtele Tele-Meister

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    2003 Made in Indonesia Squire Affinity, followed immediately by an “MRW” LP.
    The LP got Dimarzios awhile back and still gets some love.
    The squire was hidden in its original gig bag at my moms until she mailed it to me. Shipping probably cost her more than the original guitar.
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  5. Fearnot

    Fearnot Poster Extraordinaire

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    It was a refinished '60s Fender Mustang, my Dad split the $125 cost with me. After a few months struggling with a $12 discount-store acoustic, it was a revelation to actually play in tune... and to be able to play barre chords even! I let it go 11 or 12 years later, once I had other guitars I liked better; the switching on Mustangs still baffles me. But still, it was a pretty great guitar.
     
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  6. Freeman Keller

    Freeman Keller Poster Extraordinaire

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    1970 Yamaha FG-150. Yes

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  7. strat56

    strat56 Tele-Holic

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  8. Randypttt

    Randypttt Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    No but I have a pic
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    Ordered it from a 1964 Lafayette catalog out of CA. No name on the head. You can't see much in the pic but it had 4! pickups with silver casings and gold glitter inside. 4 rocker switches, a volume and tone knobs. Sort of sunburst. Clean as hell.
    I was trying for a Lennon look but it came out more McGuinn lol

    If anyone has any info as to what it might have been please post it.
     
  9. Randypttt

    Randypttt Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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  10. Bassman8

    Bassman8 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Mine was a Bradley Jazz Bass copy, recommended by a local music store (Any Philly guys remember Zapf's?). It served it's purpose but I didn't have it very long. Still love (Fender) Jazz Basses though.
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  11. Bluego1

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    1982 Mountain M35. Still have it.
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  12. dogmeat

    dogmeat Friend of Leo's

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    Silvertone archtop. first electric was a Silvertone with the amp built into the case. both way long gone
     
  13. Sotakoira Musti

    Sotakoira Musti Tele-Afflicted

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    1994 Samick SAN-450 in sunburst, still have it and play it every now and then. Very nice ES-335 clone, beats modern Epiphones 6-0.
     
  14. Obsessed

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    Mine was a cheap LP. I wore the frets out and did not know any better than to trade it in at a pawnshop for a few bucks on another guitar.
     
  15. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Stella, acoustic, sort of a greenish burst. Terrible guitar, nobody in the house knew how to tune it, the strings were rusty tetanus traps. It was nailed to the paneled wall of "The Den". I pulled the nail out of the headstock, found a guitar tutor in the piano bench and gave it a go.

    Two hours later it was nailed back up. Another 10 yrs would pass before I tried again. The Stella was long gone.
     
  16. stormsedge

    stormsedge Friend of Leo's

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    Yes. '76 Takamine F385 12 string since new.

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  17. alnico357

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    My first guitar was a Montclair acoustic arch top from Western Auto, purchased for around $30 IIRC, in 1966. Six months later I bought a Hagstrom I electric for $100. I still have it. I gave the Montclair away.
     
  18. spellcaster

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    This guitar is getting some exposure today. I just posted it to Strat Talk in the "Worst Guitar You Ever Owned" thread there. My 1965 Zenon Victoria, that I bought new at Simpson-Sears for 29.95. It plays slightly better now than it did then because of an intonatable Gibson bridge and a neck shim, but it's still a handful.

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  19. Bluego1

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    A young Bluego1
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  20. viking

    viking Friend of Leo's

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    nylon string classical
    still have it , I think I was 12 when I got it
     
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