What's Happened With Your First Guitar?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by IMadeYouReadThis, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Holic

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    Still have it. A strat. It’s been 4 colors (raw stained wood now), on its 3rd neck. Only changed pickups once though. I play it once in a while. I guess it’s my oldest friend. 33 years
     
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  2. fatcat

    fatcat Friend of Leo's

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    I started way late in life. My first was an '06 Epiphone Dot. It's been heavily modified.

    Right now it's over in it's case in my closet.

    I started learning late, but I've never put it down. A day doesn't go by very often when I don't have a guitar in my hands. One of the best things that ever happened to me.
     
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  3. Obelisk

    Obelisk Tele-Afflicted

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    My first acoustic(70's Epiphone MIJ) was handed down to my niece. I taught her a few chords, but the younger nephew appears to have since taken it.
     
  4. 50ShadesofOrange

    50ShadesofOrange TDPRI Member

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    I’m in the exact same boat as fatcat, starting later in life. I’ve been playing about 8 years, I suck only slightly less than when I first picked it up, but I’m at my happiest when I have a guitar in my hands.

    I still have my ~1984 Ibanez Roadstar II with three single coils my mom bought me for painting the house, when Ibanezes still looked like a Strat, without all the pointy ends. It sat for over 25 years, never played. When I started playing, I got a Telecaster.

    When I pick up that Ibanez every now and then, I’m actually quite impressed with how well it actually plays.
     
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  5. Andy B

    Andy B Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Not allowed to talk about it.
     
  6. Jay Jernigan

    Jay Jernigan Tele-Meister

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    My first guitar: Sears Silvertone $20 acoustic my grandmother got me for my 13th birthday. Took lessons for a few months, sold it to my friend Mike Britt and bought my first electric: a Kay Thin Twin in horrendous condition. The neck had been shaved down and a headstock break poorly repaired, so it was a boogerdog to play, but play it I did, at least until I got my next electric, which was a Conrad Bison three pickup. All those are long gone, as I am now sure that they should be.
     
  7. Dixon in Korea

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    Still have it at my folks’ place. It’s the guitar young relatives can play with if they want. 231BA386-C3B5-4631-AA96-6F8DFFBF0228.jpeg
     
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