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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by dobrojoe, Oct 25, 2018.
'64 Fender Jaguar, Epiphone Casino, Marshall 50 watt combo, home made distortion box.
A Schwinn sting ray......
I was born in ‘72.
Started playing guitar in 1969, so would have been using an acoustic piano in 1968.
In 1968, my first guitar was a $9.99 Hecho En Mexico “kid size” steel string acoustic.
My folks gave it to me on April 9, 1967.
I remember, and still celebrate the day.
It was really unplayable, but I was not deterred.
Later in 1968, I got a playable, used $25 “concert” size, red and black Stella.
I was on my way!
Again, thanks Mom and Dad.
jolly jumper and sippy cups
Born July of '68.
I assume I was using up cloth diapers as fast as Mom could change them.
That's me on the left...
I was a high school senior. Playing soul top 40 covers in a nine piece band. About 70 gigs that year.
Gretsch Tennessean and a blonde Tremolux.
I was 9. I think I took a few aborted guitar lessons on a cheap rented acoustic when I was 10 or 11, but I didn’t start playing and having my own guitars until I was 18, in late ‘77. ‘68 is about when I started getting into music pretty heavily though. I played the AM radio pretty well and a record player. My first few albums were Best of Cream, Hendrix Smash Hits, Through the Past Darkly (Stones hits), Hey Jude, and Iron Butterfly Heavy. I had pretty deep taste for a 9 year old, I gotta say...
A Kimball Spinet piano.
My '67 Epiphone Casino and while I don't remember the exact model, a German made Echolette amplifier and matching cabinet with 2 15 inch speakers.
Good Friday 1968 I brought home a Hofner Senator a friend wanted to sell and I wanted to buy. I learnt a D chord before my dad made me take it back. He reckoned I'd spend too much time with it and I had my A Level exams coming up. He was probably right, but I never really forgave him.
I bought my first guitar as soon as I left school in Jan 69. A cheapy nylon strung and the rest as they say is history!
I bought an ES125 a few years ago sort of in memory of the Hofner that got away. I still have the tortoiseshell pick I bought in 1968.
A sunburst Jazzmaster that I bought new right after HS graduation in 1965 and a Deluxe Reverb amp that I bought at the same time. Never owned any pedals other than the Gibson Maestro Fuzz Tone that I bought in 1962 (3?) right after they came out. But only ever used it to play Satisfaction and The Ventures 2000 Pound Bee.
That and a Fender classical guitar I had bought in college in 1966 to play in a pop folk group.
I was playing a tennis racket held like a guitar, and we actually played a Beatles parody show with these. Being left-handed, I got the Paul role.
Come to think of it, my big brother demanded the tennis racket so I got the tinny-sounding badminton racket. But mine WAS colored RED.
Tough childhood. Borders on child abuse, starting a youngster like that out on the dreaded F-chord.....
I'm not sure what this was.
A '51 Nocaster and a Supro 1688TN amp.
Still have both.
It only looked like a guitar. It was actually a cheese grater designed to discourage young fingers.
That's my father on the right. He meant well, bless his heart.