What would YOUR signature guitar be?

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  1. Jay Jernigan

    Jay Jernigan Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Just checking in. Great replies. Keep 'em coming.
     
  2. 39martind18

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    Yup!
     
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  3. alnico357

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    The Carvin I have been playing since 1986.
     
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    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    My signature guitar would likely be a dusty pawn shop derelict that I bought and cleaned up, set up, polished, and re-stringed at one point or another.

    I have made more great music on stage and in front of audiences with fabulous, awesome old J Reynolds guitars, or JBP guitars, or Austins than I will ever make with my proper Gibson Les Paul or my Teles.

    Truth be told, I love owning the nice stuff, but I tend to lug to gigs guitars that I'm not worried about somebody stealing, knocking-over, or putting a ding into.

    And I know they are great and reliable, or I wouldn't load-in with them.

    Hold a gun to my head, and force me to choose just one, and I'll just as likely pick this one.
    It cost me eighty bucks in a pawn shop on the other side of Athens.

    I sold it for eighty bucks two months later to a friend of a good friend.
    I miss it now, upon further reflection.

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  5. 4pickupguy

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    If not my 4pickup partsdisasters, then an early Steve Morse Music Man/Ernie Ball... Maybe an Eric Johnson Strat.. but I would REALLY love the old SM sig model. I made a Frankentele in the 80’s and didn’t get along with it as my only guitar but these days it would be fun to add to my current stable
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    The unloved, stripped finish, chisled out pearloid 1965 6120 I colored with paint from a hobby shop in 1985. I would have another Supertron in the neck position as well.

    It's been gigged hours on end. Gretsch electrotone bodies are very underrated IMHO. IMG_0645.JPG
     
  7. bgmacaw

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    I guess it would be a slightly fancier version of this Mosrite JR style kit I built. Real rosewood instead of 'engineered' rosewood. A better zero fret system. Maybe a slightly better TOM and tuners. Fancier pickguard. I'd keep my upgraded electronics (CTS 500k with no-load tone, orange drop cap) and SD QuarterPound bridge. While I like the GM Songbird, why not splurge and get a SD Firebird Mini-HB in there. And, of course, keep the hydro-dip paint job.

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  8. Anderson89

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    id say mine would have to be some sort of strat, or maybe a jazzmaster based guitar. p90 in the bridge, texas special in the neck.12 inch radius fingerboard,highly figured pao ferro.
    maple neck. 4 way oak grigsby wiring like a tele. maybe i could make this a reality haha
     
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    Start with the idea of a Collings 360 LT M.

    Ultralight swamp ash, maple set neck, dark rosewood board. 7.25 radius, with those cool Collings overlapping parallelogram MoP inlays. Huge V neck, Kluson tuners with press-fit bushings. Mastery bridge and vibrato system. Two T-Armond pickups, with a Strat single in the middle.

    The entire guitar should clock in at 6.5 lbs, and be resonant as all get out. Of course. The electronics would be a breadboard hung off the back, so I could constantly change things... OK, kidding. Sort of.

    Those colorful Forney metal bits.
     
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    Depends on what day of the week it is, what kind of mood I'm in, whether I've had my coffee yet...
     
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    My dreamteam

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    A custommade HSS t-caster and a custommade tweed super amp.

    Another custom guitar is on the workbench at my luthier. It´ll be a LP jr style with a 25" scale, humbucker in the bridge position and p90 in the neck. Made of light cedro wood for body and neck. Wraparound bridge, locking tuners, some other personal likes, f.e. the compound 10-14 radius. for the fretboard.
     
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  13. DougM

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    I wouldn't have one. I wouldn't give Fender an excuse to charge more than they already do just 'cause it had my stupid name on it.
     
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    Mine would be a Steinberger GL2 with an S trem instead of the Transposing T trem, and 24,75' scale, 21 frets, with two EMG 85 humbuckers.

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    Would be a Gibson SG, Twang King at Bridge and The Creamery WR at neck, Bigsby B3 and... probably Goldtop. And would install the toggle twitch ALA Les Paul

    I am really thinking on refin this in goldtop

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    Black headstock I reckon.
     
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    I would just copy my 98 American Deluxe tele.

    Nashville tele with a 5 way switch, but a mini toggle to turn the bridge PU on and off, so you can get all three tele position, all 5 strat positions, as well as all 3 pickups at once.

    Tele bridge and neck PUs, strat middle. Vintage noiseless.

    Rosewood fretboard with abalone inlays. Tortoise binding on the front edge, 4 ply tort pickguard to match the binding, contoured tummy cut on the backside. Slim low profile neck (12" Fretboard Radius, 1.650" Nut Width). Medium jumbo frets. Ash body. Electrosocket jack. 6 rectangle saddle bridge.

    If it were my signature addition, I would have it offered in transparent white blonde (like my photo), natural, walnut stain, and Cadillac green.


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    A Jaguar but with two humbuckers, a fixed bridge, a slight smaller body and big frets.
     
  19. harpdog

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    What WOULD it look like. What DOES it look like.
    My Stewmac kit just finished:
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  20. Jay Jernigan

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    Yeah. Harpdog already signed his!
     
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