What's Happened With Your First Guitar?

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  1. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    Well, it was over 55 years ago but it was a cheap Kay acoustic hand me down. I have no idea what happened to it. It gave way to a Silvertone acoustic that was supposedly made my Harmony. It was actually a nice acoustic for the money. I learned most of my early stuff (Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel) on that Silvertone. I have no recollection of what happened to it.
    My first electric was also a Silvertone w amp in a case (no idea what happened to it) followed by a Hagstrom.
     
  2. Stubee

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    An old no name and unplayable acoustic I paid $5.00 for, which was $5.00 too much. I gave it to a young nephew when I finally got a playable guitar years later. As this was about 1970 I’m sure it’s long gone.
     
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    My first guitar was some rental monstrosity from the place where I took lessons. My aunt felt sorry for me, and saw that I was into learning, so she loaned me her late 40's Gibson acoustic. What a revelation! I think my cousin still has that one.

    My first electric came after much lusting after the offerings in the Sears catalog. Why get only 2 or 3 pickups when you can get 4? My parents ignored me and for Christmas in 1963, bought me a Guild Freshman, semi-hollow, single soapbar pickup, that had been hanging on the wall at the music store. I knew enough to appreciate that this was way more guitar than the crap I had been looking at, and it was so easy to play! it came with a little National amp with one big volume knob, that I wish I still had. I traded that for a big 2-12" Danelectro, which I wish I still had.

    Still have the Guild though, and it's still my favorite. Needs a little attention now, and it's going in soon for that. If I can get a pic to post I will.
     
  4. uriah1

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    Actually found my brothers Diamond aria from 50some years ago.
    Mine might be tougher.

    Kay Vanguard, no name neck
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  5. Teleterr

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    I lucked out. I was a teenager living in Greece and bought a great acoustic for $40, Gaboon fingerboard, Mahogany back sides and bridge, Cedar top. Sounded much better than a friends Martin. It was destroyed when I was run over by a Tractor Trailer. From the same Luthier I had an Electric done for $30. Maple neck, Mahogany body, Gaboon fingerboard. That I still have. Just a 60s Gibson HB in the neck which has been removed so I can put in SH -14s in the neck and bridge.
     
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  6. P Thought

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    Yeah, hmm, thanks for bringing that up. :(

    My first guitar was a Takamine F-360 that I bought from a music store in my territory when I first became an ad salesman. It was a very good guitar to start on, but fast-forward 30 years and I got sort of snotty about solid tops, so I relegated the F-360 to classroom guitar duty.

    As a teacher it was always my habit to keep my room open during lunch, and let kids come and go, and I'd come and go myself. What happened to the F-360 was one of the very few bad results of that incautious policy. I returned to my room to find it with a crater about 1/2" deep, shaped for all the world like a golf ball had hit it, dead center in its back. I found out later whodunit, but never exactly how, and the boy never 'fessed up.

    Thank goodness for poly-finished plywood, the guitar remained intact and it was still playable, but that took the rest of its magic out for me. I gave it to a colleague who wanted to learn, and he later lost track of it in the course of a divorce.

    I sometimes wish I had it back, just because it's my first Tak and I'm a Tak nut.
     
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  7. zimbo

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    My first guitar was a Gibson ES 225. I was stolen in a home burglary. Unfortunately I don't even have a picture of it.
     
  8. Shuster

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    My first, was this older cute little filly that showed me no mercy, oh wait,,, guitar:twisted:
    It was a Harmony Acoustic, I really never knew how to tune it way back then? People would show me how with something they blew in, now that's an A, that's a D,,etc
    I would just look at them with that WTH are you talking about look?? It was sold to one of the guy's I worked with in 97', never missed it, and he love it,,, Win~Win;)
     
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    I rocked my bedroom with a early 1960's Fender Music Master and Motorola reel to reel tape recorder. Sold the Fender to buy drugs, couldn't give the tape recorder away, ended up throwing it away. Miss them...
     
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    My first was a Silvertone, circa '58 or so I think. My second was a Duo Sonic and Brown Deluxe.
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    I had one of these. They are seriously underrated guitars.
     
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    My first guitar was a Hohner acoustic, and it got stolen from I lived at with several roommates. Probably some acquaintance of someone took it. I felt violated.
     
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    Everybody has their words, but never heard,, " I would have thrown it in the tip" I'm taking it, tip is the trash can or such??
     
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    My first was an Emenee "Tiger guitar" for Christmas '65. I had some cheap acoustics and then bought my first 'real' guitar in '73 - Les Paul Deluxe. Routed it out for humbuckers that week. Still have it.

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    Tiger:
     
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    My first was an Ibanez Roadstar II from 1984. It’s been through a few changes along the way, but I still have it (probably always will).
     
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    Is that an ebonised maple board?, that fret board looks hardcore/cool
     
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    First guitar was a Samick acoustic. Sold it to my friend several years back.
     
  18. Middleman

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    Some no name acoustic nylon string guitar. I took it and my clarinet and traded them in on a no name steel string acoustic. The steel string got traded with cash for a Fender Mustang. The Mustang got traded along with a Fuzz Face for a Gibson SG. The SG was later stolen. Then I bought an Alvarez acoustic which got stolen. Finally I bought a 74 Telecaster Custom which I still have today and then moved away from Kansas City. Never lost another guitar after that.
     
  19. Torren61

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    I lent it to Quentin Tarantino. Big mistake.

     
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    Haha, the tip is landfill or "refuse disposal facility" it appears to be called these days. The dump I guess you'd call it?
     
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