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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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    I’ve been keeping an eye open for my Strat. I’ve seen a few S-S-S but not one with a humbucker.
     
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  2. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    first guitar I bought new in '78 was my Ibanez acoustic....

    and my first electric a '91 Strat.... bought that of a friend mid 90's sometime.....

    Ibanez and Fender.jpg
     
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  3. xland

    xland Tele-Holic

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    Yep, it was only 6 years ago. I'm looking at it right now from across the room, a Yamaha FG700S acoustic. I don't play it much anymore but I have no plans to sell it.
     
  4. Fretting out

    Fretting out Poster Extraordinaire

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    Sorry for your guitar loss, I remember asking you about it last time it was brought up and you saying how furious your dad was about it

    Did the insurance company take you “ruined” guitar?
     
  5. Fretting out

    Fretting out Poster Extraordinaire

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    I feel stupid now I have made comments on some of your threads and thought you were Austrian
    If AU is the abbreviation for Australia what’s Austria’s? AUS?
     
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  6. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Yes they did. We didn’t know better. The body checking began where the three screws hold the bride plate. It looked like a shattered mirror.
     
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  7. VWAmTele

    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's

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    First electric: '72 LP Deluxe - since new.

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  8. Fretting out

    Fretting out Poster Extraordinaire

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    How long did you have it before you put humbuckers in it?
     
  9. PhredE

    PhredE Tele-Afflicted

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    1960s Hagstrom Viking III (red). Nope don't have it.
    Traded up to a new 1973 Telecaster off-white (maple neck) w/black pickguard.
    It is gone too -- sigh. (..self flaggelation begins..; and repeats, again, all over, ...)
     
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  10. davo8411

    davo8411 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I love those Yamahas.
     
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  11. thankyouguitar

    thankyouguitar Tele-Meister

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    Yes! A brand new red '93 Peavey Predator. 27 years later it now looks like this:

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  12. MarkA

    MarkA Tele-Meister

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    Bc rich... snakeskin finish :p I didn’t keep it long
     
  13. VWAmTele

    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's

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    Had it routed in the shop that day. Put in HBs from a '61 SG.
     
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  14. Fretting out

    Fretting out Poster Extraordinaire

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    Dang! p.a.f’s?

    So even then the mini humbucker was looked down upon
    You think gibson would have gotten a clue sooner
     
  15. tubegeek

    tubegeek Friend of Leo's

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    '60 Melody Maker D.
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  16. Platefire

    Platefire Friend of Leo's

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    A Harmony Arch-top with Kent pickups and pickguard added, 1964. The guitar is long gone! Platefire
    In Zwolle Living Room playing my first Harmony Guitar 1964.png
     
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  17. pinchegil

    pinchegil Tele-Meister Platinum Supporter

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    81 T60, First non hand me down still have it, still has the quarter under the saddles on the base strings to stop buzzing IMG_7238.jpg
     
  18. stratoman1

    stratoman1 Friend of Leo's

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    I'd still have it if it wasnt stolen

    74 Tele
     
  19. wildOGpizza

    wildOGpizza TDPRI Member

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    I still have this, a Seagull S6 my dad got me at U-Crest music in Cheektowaga, NY a bit after I started guitar lessons when I was 16. I remember him telling me not to tell my mom how much he'd paid, $250 lol. Before that we were renting a pretty terrible Harmony from my teacher. Around 2007 the bridge came up, and the neck cracked toward the base where it's bolted on, and I had it fixed and set up at World of Strings in Long Beach, CA. It's got a sort of french polish finish that makes the top a bit soft so it's kind of gotten relic'd, but I think it's part of why it sounds so good. I still play it, used it on a few recordings recently.
     
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  20. Informal

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    Do not have the first guitar I had, no regrets....

    It was a Guyatone? If memory serves....With more switches than strings... The action was so terrible, I'm surprised I stuck with it.
    My dad was a studio steel player, and seemed excited when I told him I wanted to play guitar, We went to Park N Swap (A swap meet in Phoenix, Az) It was around 1978-79.... We passed over a few tele's, strats ...possibly an SG or LP or 2, that were in the $200ish range... But the old man liked to haggle, and I ended up with a POS that couldn't be tuned if your life depended on it...For $50.

    I showed him, I took the mid 50's tweed he gave me, ripped off the tweed....painted it black, then traded it for a Peavy. :p
     
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