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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. BBenderNut

    BBenderNut TDPRI Member

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    I still have my Washburn WD32S. Got it when I was 14 for Christmas. That guitar has served me well at many campfires/bonfires. It even survived college parties, taking a swim in a couple pools, and jams on the beach. It still sounds good...though I should probably have a pro give her a real tune up. She's been through a lot. It's wonder we're both alive :lol:. I did some recordings with it recently if you want to hear her 17 years later: https://smellytele.com/washburn-wd32s/
     
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  2. Lucius Paisley

    Lucius Paisley Tele-Afflicted

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    First bass - 1994 Samick... something or other. Only sold it two years ago.

    First guitar... that I can remember - was some Ibanez Roadstar II I bought at a pawnshop for $120. Played it to death, literally. Should've kept the body and neck, but I was poor as hell and couldn't afford to hold on to "junk", so dumped it. I was an idiot.
     
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  3. Jazzerclean

    Jazzerclean Tele-Meister

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    No worries, Yep Australia , AU as in the Aussie dollar $, unsure what Austria is?
     
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  4. nicknklv

    nicknklv Tele-Holic

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    It was an MIC Strat copy in 3 tone sunburst. Played great actually! I loved the bridge pup on it.
    I sold it to a singer I was playing with in high school when she wanted an electric.
     
  5. Jazzerclean

    Jazzerclean Tele-Meister

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    Like my long lost first guitar, it may show up one day, keep looking :)
     
  6. Otis Fine

    Otis Fine Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I have a daily guitar calendar and this Les Paul Signature is the guitar today! (Actually Saturday AND Sunday)
     
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  7. gimmeatele

    gimmeatele Tele-Afflicted

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    JHS jazz bass copy, sold with all my rig when I got married, bet that's a familiar story
     
  8. Otis Fine

    Otis Fine Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    My first guitar was a red Kay Starter Series electric guitar. I remember the name and the color. I couldn’t have told you how many or what kind of pickups were in it. It was gone within a year. It looked like this.

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  9. rokasjmusic

    rokasjmusic TDPRI Member

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    My very first guitar was black Starsun acoustic made in China. I still have it
    First electric was Ltd H - 50. Sold
     
  10. bob

    bob TDPRI Member

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    First guitar was 1959 Gibson ES 330. Bought it for $110 dollars. Near mint. Unfortunately it is long gone. 63A06364-DD56-4EA7-BF81-1EE870138A46.jpeg
     
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  11. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    It's a very cool guitar, a local NoVa home dealer actually has a 1976 Les Paul Signature, and I played it for a few minutes. But I could never afford one now. Costs a bit more than $250!

    I did just get a nice ( 2018) Epi SG, and up the road I may have the pickups wired for an out-of-phase option, as that is something the LP sig. had. I'd like that now.
     
  12. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Still have it. A Danelectro '59DC from the first tranche of Evets reissues. A Beatnik Burgundy beauty.

    It's so good, it's never being let go.
     
  13. Old Deaf Roadie

    Old Deaf Roadie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    My first was a Hondo II bass which was a shared purchase with a friend. I think he still may have it, but I doubt it. I replaced that with a maple Carvin LB50 stereo bass with an ebony board that I bought in early 1983, which I still have and play. That bass has literally been around the world with me while serving in the U.S. Navy.
     
  14. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Poster Extraordinaire

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    I no longer have my first guitar like instrument, a early 60's Christmas gift. It even had built-in effects! Sadly, my little brother destroyed it when he was a toddler.

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    I also no longer have my first real guitar, this Sears catalog acoustic bought in 1970 with my summer lawn mowing money. I sold this warped neck hunk of junk at a garage sale for $15 in 1992.


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    I do still own my first electric guitar, a 1963 Strat I bought in 1986. The previous owner had modded a lot in a crazy tonequest (stripped the finish, Schecter pickguard unit, new saddle, new tuners) and had to sell it cheap on consignment to pay a DUI fine.

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  15. Twelvefrets

    Twelvefrets Tele-Meister

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    51673B0B-66ED-49E8-B347-855B2C88BCF2.jpeg 1937 f-hole Martin, looked like this one, inherited family guitar. Looked better than it sounded. Sold it in 1969 to buy another Martin (D-35); kept that guitar for 30 years, then sold it for 5 times purchase price, bought my first Collings-D-3. The story continues...
     
  16. Pontiaddict

    Pontiaddict TDPRI Member

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    Yamaha FG bought from Service Merchandise, soon after my first music store purchase was an Ibanez ST-50.

    Both are gone, I’ve since bought several guitars that are basically variations of that Ibanez studio, a very good guitar.
     
  17. eddnix

    eddnix Tele-Meister

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    Ah, I miss my Teisco/Woolworths Top Twenty. I hated it at the time, but I'd love another one now. As soon as I see one at the right price...
     
  18. goonie

    goonie Friend of Leo's

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    No name nylon string guitar my parents bought for my 10th birthday. As a teenager I put steel strings on it, which didn't end well.
     
  19. braveheart

    braveheart Tele-Afflicted

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    my first guitars:
    -an early 80s asian strat-like neck through e-guitar with horrible dull pickups
    -a selfmade (by the father of my then best friend) 3/4 acoustic guitar (steel strings)..I don't have both anymore..

    My first "real" guitars were:
    -a Yamaha FG 340 (I've heard George Harrison owned one,too)
    - a high quality strat by a luthier. The neck is on a Telecaster now and the mahagony body is kind of a wreck or in other words:looks pretty much like a Frankenstein (EVH) without paintwork

    It used to be a normal 3sc strat/vintage trem...but then,1984, EVH/Hair Metal came into my life and you all know what that meant: routings for the FR and the new bridge "engine" hb, new paintwork etc.
     
  20. braveheart

    braveheart Tele-Afflicted

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    why was it "hidden"???:confused:
     
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