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Not many really.
Firebird I and Gretsch Double Jet.
But really good examples.
One of the cheap import RI samples may one day meet and greet me with a hard sell, but I may just never have those guitars.
I bought a real '80s Explorer and '70s LP just to have them, and in case I was missing something.
A Firebird I might actually be useful to me!
Maybe that Gretsch too?
 

RoscoeElegante

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A tweed with some firm headroom.

Built into an old, blues-traveler-type suitcase.

There's a guy not too far from me who builds them.
http://www.ballamps.com/suitcase-amp-construction

But my Joyo American Sound--damn that thing!--actually does such a good job faking a tweed that I really need to delude myself into justifying that purchase. But yeah, I love that mosiacs-that-glow-as-they-fray sound of a tweed juuuuust nearing its breakup edges. Such dimension to their tones, and I like breakup at my fingertips, not feet, whenever possible.

If not a suitcased one, then a true, tweed-cased one. I love their look.

Other than that, just some nut work on this guitar and cleaned pots on that one. I'm almost embarrassingly well equipped. And very, very lucky to be even partly that.
 

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Quite possibly amber tone.
I’m in the process of saving now and making good progress.
Hopefully, I’ll be ready once they are widely available again.
 

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National Style 1 Tricone. I can afford it but can't justify it.

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LGOberean

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@Oldsmobum I relate somewhat to your list with P-90s, archtops with a single neck pickup, gold foils, etc.

Also, I actually have a Logan Custom "Logo" Thinline, which is a thinline tele with a traditional pickguard and control plate. I never liked the look of the pickguard on the Thinlines. So much plastic! It looks like an amoeba with its pseudopod extended. :rolleyes:

So I wanted the pickguard and the control plate to be traditional tele. And the cutout is not an f-hole, though I certainly like those. It's an L-hole, approximating the cursive letter "L" of the Logan brand name on the headstock. The neck is a 1-piece maple, the body is a pine core with 3/8" alder veneers top & back, the color is Honey blonde, now somewhat faded (the guitar was custom made by Bob Logan in 2009).

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But enough of relating to your list. Let me answer your question about my list. I don't daydream of owning Harrison's Rosewood Tele or Joe Pass' D'Aquisto. I'm at a place where I have neither the funds nor the space for a lot more guitars, so what I do have on my "list" is not on that much and not that expensive. Therefore, what's on my list already fits the parameters of your query.

Stella by Harmony H929. My Dad had one between 1961-63, and is the first guitar I "plunked around" on.

Harmony Archtone H1213. Later in the '60s Dad got one of these, and it was the first guitar I really got serious about playing. I do have a 1953 Harmony Broadway H954, so I've scratched the itch for an old Harmony archtop, but I'd like to have the exact model of the guitar I cut my guitar-playing teeth on.

Harmony Silhouette H19. Dad bought this guitar for me to play in late 1967 or early 1968. It was my first electric guitar. Well, I didn't buy it, and my kid brother took up the guitar after me, so I never really considered it mine. But it was the first electric guitar I played and the only one I had access to for years. It had the DeArmond mustache gold foil pickups, and a Hagstrom vibrato tailpiece.

Harmony Resonator. If I'm remembering correctly, Harmony and National have a connection. Harmony built a lot of guitars for other companies, so maybe that's the connection. Anyway I'd like a resonator. If not a Harmony, then perhaps a Hohner.

MiJ Hohner HG-912. Don't have a 12-string, and if I were to get one, I'd go for a Hohner from the 900/Arbor Series, made in Japan from 1978-1985. I already have two models from this series, a 910 and a 940 (plus an MiJ Hohner classical), so this would be as much about adding to my Hohner collection as would be added a 12-string.

Logan Custom White Starling. Bob Logan of Logan Custom Guitars has one for sale listed on his website. It's the most expensive item on my wish list. If money were no object, and I had the space to store more guitars, I would already own this guitar. If an unexpected financial windfall were to occur, I'd buy it. If someone beat me to it, I'd have Bob build me another one with almost exactly the same specs.

Logan Custom Nashville tele. I like the look of Strats, but I don't like the feel and the layout of the controls, so I've about decided to give up on Strats and have Bob Logan build me a Nashville.

If I stopped to think about it some, I could probably add to this list, so I' ll shut up now...
 

Dan German

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Hmmm... my tastes tend to be whimsical, so a lot of stuff can’t be listed, because I will decide I MUST have something at the drop of a hat, and then move on to MUST have something else. But there are a few recurrent things:

Godin Multiac Gypsy Jazz

TV Yellow LP Jr.

Danelectro 12 string (good reissue is OK; re: the OP, I have a vintage 6 string Danelectro, and I’ve had “honest reissues”. You need to pursue that, they’re all good.)

Harmony Sovereign with cedar top (my first “good” acoustic, but mine was stolen while hitchhiking in 1980 if you are out there I will find you and take it back)

I feel like there must be others, but if I could hit 75% of that list, I could die a happy man.
 

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Vintera 50's Modified Tele
Any good quality resonator, preferably spider cone
Good quality 5 string banjo
Good quality mandolin
Nice sounding lower wattage tube amp.
 

dannyh

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Some type of Archtop, preferably with a P90 or CC in the neck position.

D18

Bass VI

A very Gretschy sounding Gretsch.

Brown Vibrolux
 

ElJay370

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- 60’s Les Paul Jr. Double cut or SG shape
- Fender J. Mascis Jazzmaster. First run purple sparkle.
- 70’s Hamer Standard. Maple top, DiMarzios, etc.
- Dan Armstrong plexi
- 70’s Les Paul Deluxe. Goldtop, mini humbuckers
- Rickenbacker 4001
- Univox Ripper
- Ibanez Flying V
 

nicknklv

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I'm mostly good with gear nowadays but if I had to make one, this would be it:

- A great tube amp - something like a brownface Princeton - Rift PR18 or local boutique Olsson Club 40
- 60s style Tele in Candy Apple Red with a rosewood board (thinking I would build this)
- Gibson ES-275
- Les Paul Standard in Tobacco Sunburst
- Les Paul Deluxe
- Ibanez AF105 or AF255
- Vintage 60s Epiphone Casino
- Gretsch of some kind (not really sure which one - maybe Tennessee Rose)
- Resonator
 

jayyj

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I've been doing this for a while, I have what I think of as the bucket list and I'm gradually ticking things off.

Left on the list are a small body, A braced Gibson Nick Lucas acoustic, an early 60s ES345 and an early 60s Epiphone Sheraton. On the original list was a set of the four original 335 family guitars (still missing the 345), a Gibson Crest, a Byrdland, a yellow Gretsch Rally, Gibson L-1 and L-00, a Rickrnbacker 381 and a Guild 12 string - all those are ticked.

Once those are done I have a bunch of B list ones but those are the big ones.

Gibson L-1 and I would be done.
No way could I justify owning one,
but no fault in dreaming some.

If it's one guitar, make it happen! A little aside over a few years and it might be easier than you think.

L-1s user to be quite affordable - I went through several in the early 2000s and settled on a 1926 one that cost under $1k. They've gone up a lot but they're still relatively affordable for a Pre-war acoustic by such a big brand sand they're awesome guitars.
 

57fenderstrat

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I have a 52av tele, a 57avri strat, a fender 57r tweed deluxe, and an epiphone masterbilt acoustic.

The gear I lust for is

A 60’s reissue strat with rosewood (Olympic white ?)

Something with p90s (lp jr or gretsch?)

Something with humbuckers( firebird or PRS ?)

An esquire

A Rickenbacker

An orange Gretsch 6120

fender blackface reverb (deluxe, super, Princeton)

Gibson j200 (someday)

I don’t really want to have a huge guitar collection so I guess that’s my lifetime list
 




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