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Which guitars are you GASsing for?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by logan2z, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

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    I would like a Composite Acoustics "Cargo".

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    It's a travel size carbon graphite guitar.

    The backs are cool...

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    Indestructible. Heat, cold, humidity.....no worries. Easy to travel with. The sound hole placement pushes the sound at the player. You can plug it in (nice for writing).

    Form and function.
     
  2. Serenity23

    Serenity23 Tele-Holic

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    I love coming back to this thread. Some awesome guitars on here.
    And while i've got some very expensive guitars i'm GASing for, the one i'm most interested in at the moment is one of the cheapest.[​IMG]
    Simple, great modding platform, and something to get my 80's kicks with.
     
  3. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Been 8 months and I'm still GASSIn' for this one only
     
  4. Tesla_HV

    Tesla_HV Tele-Afflicted

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    An American Deluxe Thinline Telecaster and a Les Paul Custom cherry sunburst both left handed.
     
  5. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Tele-Meister

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    An original 1959 framus bill Laurence model I know he did go by that then but can't spell his last name lmao
     

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  6. dannew02

    dannew02 Friend of Leo's

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    I just got a new job, and it's right by a GC. THey had one of these,
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    2002 CS "non-reverse" Firebird. A guitar I've wanted since I was a little kid, and a neighbor guy had one (a sunburst one, spray-canned black) THese came out just as I got my first really well-paying jobs, but I just couldn't justify buying one (even though I paid not quite 2X for a terrible falling-apart Gretsch that I lost 90% of what I paid when I managed to sell it) Then the NR's got re-issued in 2011, but again I just couldn't afford a $1+K guitar. So of course I have to find one of these in exactly the right color and equipment, but it's $1800, so of course I'm not getting it. Boo hoo.
    The store had one of these
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    "70's Tribute" SG, scratch & dent priced ($400!) that I ALMOST could afford, I'm sure the guys there got sick of me handling it every day until someone else bought it.

    It is kinda funny that I'm GAS-ing, since earlier this year I got THIS
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    which I've wanted since I saw them in the JC Penney catalog in 1981/82, I thought once I actually got one, I'd "never need another guitar again"... ha ha. Funny how GAS never really goes away...
     
  7. zippofan

    zippofan Tele-Afflicted

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    Might be getting a sunburst Squier 51 for my birthday...that should relieve the GAS for awhile :D
    I really can't justify any more gear until I'm playing better. I practice every evening for a couple hours but I don't seem to be moving forward much.
     
  8. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Ya know a new guitar would help, right? :twisted:

    Seriously, though, I'm a firm believer that you "deserve" nice guitars because you enjoy playing and learning, NOT because you're already an accomplished player, or because you make gig money, etc. If guitar moves you, it doesn't really matter how good you are, as long as you're enjoying the journey.

    Getting a new guitar is fun, certainly, but not endlessly repeatable. Having a nice little collection, though, can be very inspiring. I play every day, and part of the fun is deciding what to play today.

    Regarding moving forward, try some instructional material outside of your comfort genre. If you hammer away at the pentatonic blues box, try learning some country licks, for example. Gets you out of a rut right quick.
     
  9. zippofan

    zippofan Tele-Afflicted

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    I am getting a little better, and the Squier 51 I got for my birthday helps alot :-D
    I am a gear hound with a collector streak (Zippos, watches, trad pocket knives) and will always have GAS.

    I've refined my taste a bit, and there's two on the list of "one of these days". First is a Reverend Sensei Jr, saw it online and hope I can play one because they look like they'd be a killer rock machine.

    Second is a Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin with the single P90. An old friend had a jazz box way back when, and it was a cool guitar though his was a Gibson and way out of my league. I'd love to strum around on one of those hanging out in the living room.
     
  10. Obelisk

    Obelisk Tele-Afflicted

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    Three guitars:

    Martin 016 NY from before 67/68: love parlor sized acoustics with a slotted headstock. I like this particular model as well though a pre war O-21 would be cool.

    A non-Varitone Mid '60s ES355 with a stop tailpiece with tuneamatic bridge(both the mono & stop tailpiece could be mods. In fact it would be cheaper that way!)

    Mid '70s Tele Deluxe with all original electronics and a Strat tremolo bridge(a rare option & hard to find). This would be a cool addition to my collection. I love the WRHB and having them in conjunction with a tremolo bridge would be cool.
     
  11. bo

    bo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I thought I was fine and was pretty much resisting everything until I saw the PRS Vela. Mine will be ready in two months.
     
  12. songtalk

    songtalk Friend of Leo's

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    A USACG jazzmaster build or an exotic wood tele with humbuckers.

    I kind of want to build a mahogany tele with a Pau ferro neck. Gorgeous color combo. That or an all rosewood tele. Also gorgeous.
     
  13. dmitri

    dmitri Tele-Holic

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    A Gibson J45. So sweet and just simplistic gorgeous.

    A 72 Thinline Tele w/ WR buckers.
     
  14. losrogers

    losrogers Tele-Meister

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    Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Rosewood, Black
    Gibson Memphis Chris Cornell ES-335, Flat Black
    Alvarez Masterworks 60 Series Dreadnought, Natural Finish
     
  15. dezb1

    dezb1 Tele-Holic

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    Looks to me like you need a Yamaha SG...
     
  16. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    A couple of builds:

    SG Jr Precision kit, to be finished in satin brown with a Bare Knuckle Supermassive P90. Fatness + clarity!
    A matching headstock Jazzmaster with Creamery pickups

    A couple of others:

    Fender American Special Tele in Vintage Blonde
    Gibson ES 335... one day :)
    Gibson SG Standard
    Washburn Wing Series
    Vintage Fender Bronco. So want one of those old student guitars

    ...

    That enough for now :)
     
  17. Boomhauer

    Boomhauer Friend of Leo's

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    Every time I pick up an Ibanez Artcore, I want one more.
     
  18. pete-strych

    pete-strych Tele-Holic

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    I just sold a bunch of unused gear & bought a Chapman ML-1 Natural.
    ImageUploadedByTDPRI1442378713.508970.jpg INCREDIBLE!!!!
    Here's my GAS list:
    1. Gibson Lzzy Hale Explorer
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    2. Dean Custom Zone II Floyd (then I'd replace the pickups with Arcane Mr. Scary Bridge & Bare Knuckle in Neck) ImageUploadedByTDPRI1442378967.134201.jpg
    3. ESP George Lynch Distressed Strat (just cause it looks really cool)
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    4. Dean Michael Schenker Flying V
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    (I've always wanted one)
    5. Fender Yngwie Strat (I love the color, big headstock & scalloped maple neck)
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    6. Epiphone Lucille (they play like buttah) picture won't upload?...we all know what Lucille looks like.
     
  19. Danjabellza

    Danjabellza Friend of Leo's

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    -72 custom telecaster
    -72 deluxe telecaster
    -G&L fallout
    -PRS custom 24
    -my old strat ('twas a 97 USA deluxe that I modded with new nut, rose pickups, mojotone wiring harness, and blender circuit)
    -ES330
    -vintage starcaster
    -jazzmaster
     
  20. Danomo

    Danomo Tele-Holic

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    Well, I imagine @logan2z is healed up by now and no longer monitoring this thread, but I do have an entry.

    I know it's Chinese, but I've had a Modern Player Tele plus in my hands a few times, it has a few warts electrically, but every one has been a smooth player.
    Those warts BTW: no bridge ground on the three I've played, and not sheilded as well as MIM's or most Squiers are these days, but this is easily remedied.
     

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