What's Your Dream Guitar?

David Barnett

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There’s a ‘34 D28 locally they want 75k usd for. Has had some repairs including a new top… Bit steep for me


Jeez, how much would one be with the original top?
 

Maguchi

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Mine is the Rickenbacker. Post your pics.
Mine would be either a white Gibson '70s Explorer reissue or a white Fender American Performer Strat. Already have everything else I want.

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Dan German

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Dream guitar? A vintage Danelectro. And since I bought one almost 40 years ago, I have no reason to dream. Guess I’ll go play my Danelectro.
 

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Harry Styron

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Four years ago, my friend Rick died of pancreatic cancer. I helped his wife make an inventory of about 25 instruments, mostly guitars. She has only sold a few. This morning, she texted me to ask if I would keep this Gibson ES175 for an indefinite period ”to see whether I like it.”

I think it’s a 1962. It has worn frets, lots of checking and missing finish, and buckle rash, but it plays very well.
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Having given up on finding a Gibson 175 that I could afford, I bought a 1954 Gretsch Synchromantic semi hollow that needed a neck reset and new frets. I’m also having a floating pickup installed. The luthier says it will be ready on Monday.
Here’s the Gretsch:
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Four years ago, my friend Rick died of pancreatic cancer. I helped his wife make an inventory of about 25 instruments, mostly guitars. She has only sold a few. This morning, she texted me to ask if I would keep this Gibson ES175 for an indefinite period ”to see whether I like it.”

I think it’s a 1962. It has worn frets, lots of checking and missing finish, and buckle rash, but it plays very well.
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Having given up on finding a Gibson 175 that I could afford, I bought a 1954 Gretsch Synchromantic semi hollow that needed a neck reset and new frets. I’m also having a floating pickup installed. The luthier says it will be ready on Monday.
Here’s the Gretsch:
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Cool.
 

Jakedog

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I’d love a FCS late 50’s maple board Strat in Dakota Red.

If it was a really good example, I wouldn’t mind having the real thing.

I’ve always wanted a Ric 620.

If the sky’s really the limit I think it would be awesome to own one of Jerry’s Irwins.

I’d love one of those Turners that Lindsay Buckingham plays.

I guess I don’t have just one.
 

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Those are hot. Hendrix would have loved them.
^^^Agree! I have a Performer Tele and love the feel of the neck and pickups. I've played a couple Performer Strats in stores and the neck feels just as good. Also the feel of the trem just feels better (more fine touch to it) than the trems on the Player and Professional.
 

Jupiter

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I have no proper dream guitars.

I could easily name 3 or 5 or 8 that I would like to have if I had a surplus of money and space, and there’s always one I’m kinda thinking about but I already know it’s always just a phase and in a couple months I’ll be interested in something else. There aren’t really any gaps where another one would fit in, which is the main reason I have pretty much stopped building.

I’m nearly sixty and I have got something like 15 guitars and only about five of those have any real chance of getting played, and anyway I don’t even average an hour of playing a day, so I try not to take any lust for specific guitars very seriously.

I prolly shouldn’t be in this thread…
 

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Without question, this one, if I only sat in my chair on the front porch with it in my lap and showed it off, it would be worth having to me. It's only the $7,000 or so that separates me from realizing my dream guitar.

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wow... that guitar is a 7000.00 guitar?.... I have one almost like it without the flame design.. just in tobacco burst..and chrome hardware... I got for about 1600.00..... but that was back in 2011.... perhaps with inflation?..
 

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