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What's your "guilty pleasure" guitar?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Toronto Tele, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. ReaL Madras

    ReaL Madras Tele-Afflicted

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    I’m not into pointy guitars but this one keeps appearing for sale here and I keep nearly justifying why I should buy it...... IMG_5711.JPG
     
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  2. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Hamer Double Cuts.

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  3. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    I answered 'Gibson SG' earlier, but I would like to retract that.

    My only guilt with regard to SG's is that I have never given them a fair shake, and though I have always sort of fancied one, I have never been willing to put that guitar up very high on my list of desirable guitars to own.

    After contemplating on the very notion of a guilty pleasure, I reckon it should be more about liking something that could be considered shameful or distasteful to others, but pleasurable to us personally.

    Like somebody admitting that they like the songs of Air Supply.

    Or copping to eating an entire gallon of ice cream for dinner.

    So, here is my official Guilty Pleasure guitar.

    The Hello Kitty electric mini-strat.
    I had the chance to buy one when they were $110 brand new, but now I can't bring myself to pay $299 or $399 for a used one.
    Nonetheless, I would still like to have one someday, just as a kitchy collector's item.
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  4. Gunny

    Gunny Tele-Holic

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    I admit that my guilty pleasure is very simple - Telecasters. Why? When I was a teenager getting a band together, guys could only afford guitars from the Sears catalog or the low cost instruments at the local music stores. One day I went to see the lead guitar player and he opened a tweed case with a Tele in it (this is about 1965). In my home town, pros played Teles and not Strats at that time. I was blown away by that guitar and the feeling never left me. I owned a '52 RI when playing in a band mid '90s. When I returned to bass, my better strength, I owned a '72 Fender Telecaster bass (which is the same body as a Precision, but Tele headstock). I've built and Frankenstein'd other basses to look like the Telecaster. Now I own the Squier VM Tele bass (my avatar) and the Sting, which is a mid '50s Precision with the Tele headstock. For me, it's an affliction I openly admit to. The simplicity of one volume, one tone is part of the appeal.
     
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  5. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

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    Here’s mine. Smash was blowing them out so I drank the kool aid.
     
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  6. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    They still are!
    299 clams!!
    OK...here's the question...
    When you turn the tone control all the way off, does the thing suddenly rip?
    That's the magic of my Dual Tone.
    As you turn the tone down, it does what you'd expect; then when the pot hits the end of its travel...zzzZZZIIINNNNGGG!
     
  7. acstorfer

    acstorfer Tele-Holic

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    That really is the only guitar I want. I have a few really great guitars, but I really want to see one of those hanging up in my music room. I just find them hysterical, thus make me smile.
     
  8. richey88

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    Especially when you kick on some fuzz!! I find both controls really give you a lot of options. Honeymoon is over and this fat bottomed girl is the BOMB!! Too sexy.
     
  9. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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  10. hellopike

    hellopike Tele-Afflicted

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    CBEB34CE-757F-4FA1-A984-2173DF1EFBA2.jpeg I’d love to own one of the late 90s Ibanez Iceman white zombie version with green stars. I’ve wanted this since I was a teenager. Just looked at what they go for these days... maybe if I win the lotto.
     
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    I always wanted an epiphone Sorrento, still would like one.
     
  12. iamjethro

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    Tehe Daisy Rock Heartbreaker guitar with the 2 pickup set up. Now they have gone sky high for a cheap guitar. And I still lust after one everytime I see one. I am a sick man.
     
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    i would love to get my hands on a jackson roswell. if anyone knows someone somewhere that wants to sell one i will buy it in a bit.
     
  14. gitold

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    Just bought this last year. Supro town and country. It’s the only a Supro Town and Country I’ve ever seen since they’re normally Airlines. The former owner changed the bridge out but I still have the original wood bridge. It’s a super fun guitar. AB0BEF4A-137C-4552-A935-FF598AABFD10.jpeg 350499CA-88BF-4ADD-8BE7-514A83674B9B.jpeg
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  15. brookdalebill

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    I’d like a German-made Hofner Verifhin.
    A Duesenberg Joe Walsh would be cool, too.
     
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    gotta admit, the nostalgia is strong for this:

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    just looks like fun to me
     
  18. Matt G

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    Right here.


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  20. kohoutec

    kohoutec Tele-Meister

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    I don't really have a guilty pleasure guitar, but I wish I still owned this. MIJ Ibanez Iceman II.
    The 2nd guitar I ever owned. I fell out of love with the shape, but it was a lovely guitar, just
    like this one

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