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Your First Guitar

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by LesCanard, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. roadkillbill

    roadkillbill Tele-Holic

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    I agree. My Silvertone was a great first electric guitar [1965] but I lost track of it back in the '70s, and besides, it couldn't hold a candle to any of the guitars I've had since.

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  2. msfenderarg

    msfenderarg Friend of Leo's

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    First acoustic/nylon string...I honestly can't remember.


    First electric:Early-mid nineties MIK Squier Strat...

    I still have it...
     
  3. losergeek

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    My first guitar was an 80s El Degas Strat copy - I traded it in on an Ibanez Floyd Rose job because the Degas had troubles staying in tune when I started playing with other people (truth be told, now I realize that I wasn't tuning it properly). I would never imagine playing that guitar again, but it would be fun to still own. I don't really regret it, because I was 17 at the time I couldn't afford to keep it, but if you are in the position to hang on to your first guitar, I'd definitely recommend it.
     
  4. itsGreg

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    My first electric was an encore les Paul in 94. The guy in the shop did just about everything he could to talk me out of it and get a Pacifica instead!
    Terrible action, thin sound and think it must be made of lead.
    Still got it in a heavily modified form,kept for slide and lives in open G.
     

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  5. Tdub

    Tdub Friend of Leo's

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    Memphis Strat shaped piece of junk, but I learned on it.

    In this photo on the headstock it had a metallic label which read "TRUMP", after a few months, I got curious and peeled the label off and it was revealed to be a "Memphis" brand.

    The amp was a cheapo model from Sears. This was 1979.

    When I got a Les Paul in 1983, I took this apart and painted it, but never put it back together properly. I think I ended up selling it to a friend for 20 bucks or something.

    If I found the same thing today, I would certainly buy it and put it on the wall.
     

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  6. PaddyWagon

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    Fond memories. I was working at a startup I stumbled into, very little pay but it was fun. At some point I got a real paycheck and spent the entire thing on a new '88 Strat Plus in inca silver. It was beautiful and sounded clear as a bell with those Lace Golds. I still have it and still can't play worth a damn, but love is unconditional.
     
  7. mildwild

    mildwild Tele-Afflicted

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    Was cleaning my office today and came acoss the bridge for my first guitar, a Hofner President. Guitar is long gone .
     
  8. superwho

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    Mine was a harmony flying v with a Floyd rose type setup. Looked like this I scratched a little mural into the neckplate on the back, if anyone has it, i'd love to have it back

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  9. Randypttt

    Randypttt Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    1964. I don't know who made it. Got it out of a Lafayette Catalog for $80 on my 13th birthday

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    Can't see them in the pic but it has 4 pups with gold glitter covers a bit like Filtertron pups and 4 rocker switches each.
     
  10. kelnet

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    My first guitar was a crappy single-cutaway thing that looked like a Gibson Marauder. I was 18 when I got it, and I have no idea what brand it was or what happened to it. I think I sold it. I've been trying to find pictures of it online for a while now, but no luck.
     
  11. Daddy Hojo

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    That looks like Jon Spencers guitar. Awesome trashy tone. Dirty and raw.
     
  12. Donelson

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    I love this one! Looks like you were ready to do a gig with The Mosquitoes (that "rock combo" that turned up on Gilligan's Island).
     
  13. Hop2it

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    First guitar I bought with my own money was a 74 strat - white with a chrome pickguard & maple neck. Paid $225 for it in 78 - nobody wanted 70's strats. In 99 I traded it straight up for a brand new lefty am std tele. One of the best deals I ever made.
     
  14. EJG1

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    Mine was a Hagstrom 1 from the mid-60's. It was sonic blue, two pick-ups with an acrylic body.

    Wish I still had it.
     
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