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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?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 28, 2009
    philly suburbs
    I had a no-name violin-shaped bass that I smashed for fun. Looking back, especially with the old Japanese guitars popularity, I wish I hadn't. Probably could have got a few bux for it....
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  2. KW1977

    KW1977 Tele-Meister

    Jun 3, 2012
    I doubt I woulda sold mine due to both it’s condition & sentimentality but,...it would just be so cool to still have around. Tacky as it sounds I’d hang it on my wall.
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  3. kohoutec

    kohoutec Tele-Meister

    Oct 14, 2008
    Exeter, UK
    It was a black Les Paul copy. Either by Satellite or Columbus I think. Despite probably being MIJ it was a pile of crap from what I remember of it. The frets ended at undetermined distances from the edge of the board, were sharp, and very unlevel.

    Knowing what I do now, with a bit of work it would probably be respectable enough, but for a 14 year old kid in the 80s it was just a bit crap. Still played the hell out of it though... And I can't actually remember what happened to it!
  4. teleplayr

    teleplayr Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 7, 2012
    Nicoma Park, Oklahoma
    A Japanese single pick-up guitar that would have been better used as a cheese slicer!

    If I still owned it I would have to destroy it so that no one would have to torture their fingers.
  5. wulfenganck

    wulfenganck Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 18, 2015
    Seligenstadt, Germany
    Back in 1982, a Les Paul copy with a bolt-on (!) neck by a japanese company called Kasuga. The neck was actually okay, so I changed the horrible tuners for some good Schaller ones. But it still was a plywood piece of (insert explicit wording here). I still have it, as nobody would have bought it secondhand anyway....
    It wasn't like today, where you get surprisingly good stuff for budget money. But hey, I got started!
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