Young, Dumb and Full of It. Show Yourself With Your Guitar as A Teenager.

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  1. chulaivet1966

    chulaivet1966 Tele-Afflicted

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    Hmmm....I guess I can chime in.

    That's me with the guitar...I was 19....about 3 months prior to my 20th birthday.
    January/Feb 1967.

    I have no clue of the fate of that guitar 52 years ago.

    Like all other pics submitted this one does have it's back story.

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    This was my set up of axes and amps back in the day.
    1994 guitars.JPG My GEM Mars 50 was the biggest amp I could afford and it was a solid state POS amp
     
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    My future wife (15) and I (18) in about 81’ or 82’. That Gretsch guitar had huge cutaways but still was not easy to play past the 14th fret because my hand hit it. BF Fender Bassman head into awful Sunn cabinet. Rhythm player not shown but is singing the tune, Chrissy is harmonizing.

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    Cant remember the year or place, but I do remember the song.
    Paradise Skies by Max Webster.

     
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    Oct. '78: playing a '61 Duo-Sonic plugged into a Silvertone 1483 with a cracked speaker. Instant early Kinks tone (in fact, judging on how it looks like I'm playing a F barre chord we were probably playing You Really Got Me)...which worked for our garage punk sound...

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    Just before I ceased being a teenager, L Series P Bass ( now long gone )
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    This one late 20s around 1976, sharing lead guitar duties Shergold Masquarader that I still own
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    Got married, divorced & remarried between those two pics ( still happily married to wife No.2 )
     
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    noah330 Friend of Leo's

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    Here I am when I was 12 with my first good guitar, a 1980 LPS that I paid $200 for. I still have it. It's embarrassing that I was into blues back then (note t-shirt) but that would only last a couple years.

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    Same fiddle a couple years later. I added the Bigsby after seeing Neil Young. They were hard to get back then, just tracking down a phone number was a chore then they only did COD.

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    Where? I saw there then.
     
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    Not me. Here I was with my American Fender Stratocaster wondering why I didn't sound like Jimi Hendrix...


    ...plugged into a Gorilla GG-20 solid state practice amp.


    (Not that that was the only reason I didn't sound like Hendrix)
     
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    Excellent Fro
     
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    That was in a town called Hatboro. The venue was a billiard hall that did all-ages shows, but had a reputation for certain illegal activities so the town was constantly trying to shut him down. But the owner was all right, he didn't mind a bunch of kids making noise in his building.

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    Oh near Willow Grove. I lived in Berwyn then. There weren’t many places for young bands to play back then.
     
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    Digging that shirt!
     
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  18. G.Rotten

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    There are very few pictures of my childhood in general due to "An error in judgment" when my parents split up. I don't think there ever was any of me playing guitar in my teens anyway.

    Here's me in my early 20's. That shirt is from an album released Jan 96.

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    I purchased that Godin LGX new. It was one of the very first runs which also came out in 96.

    I've always been a modder. In this pic, the Gold top is a 56 reissue routed for 57 Classics & the Jaguar routed to take the 56's P-90's. The only guitars not modded in this pic are the brand new Godin & the acoustic.
     
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    I’ll have to dig out some of my young photos. This one is younger, probably 15-17 years ago.
    That’s me on the left with the Les Paul Custom and Marshall half stack. That Les Paul is also in my young (20’s) photos.

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    "You asked for it". :eek:

    The only pic I can find from my early guitar days - I think this would have been around 1973 or so, when I was 23. Orinda, California, where I grew up. No idea why the top of my head was cropped out. Baaad camera work, for sure, whoever took this image. Probably my old music buddy, Randy.

    I still have the amp. Sure wish I'd sold the amp and kept that ES-175 and the Fender-Rhodes. DANG! Bad choices on my part.

    (I don't miss the Smith-Corona, though. :lol:)

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