Your main guitar: stock, modded or vintage?

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  1. beagle

    beagle Friend of Leo's

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    Eh? What are you smoking? :lol:

    All the guitars are stock, except for the 7okai Springy Sound switch tip on my black 1995 ST54.

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    The others are a 2006 Classic Player 50s, a 1980s Hohner P bass and a month old Squier Classic Vibe.
     
  2. Wrighty

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    Wow, stringless too! One up on the bass player with a fretless!
     
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    Sorry Beagle, hit the wrong reply button! I meant Tweedman who says 'Went from a 52 goldtop with P90s to a Stock Vintage 58 standard with all 50s components.'
     
  5. supersoldier71

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    My Number 1 rotates between my PRS Standard 24, my SE Custom 24 Floyd and my San Dimas. They are all stock.

    My Wildkat doesn’t get much run because it needs some upgrades. New tuners, new nut, maybe a full re-wire....

    It was a gift


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  6. beagle

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    Phew. I thought you'd really lost it this time. :p
     
  7. Wrighty

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    Really lost it years ago, nothing more to lose!
     
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    All of mine are modified, except for 2, and I have plans for those.
     
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    All my guitars are bone-stock.
    I prefer them that way.

    If I try a guitar out, and it doesn't sound right, feel good, and play wonderfully, I don't buy it.


    Same with my wife;
    She's got all her original parts.
    No modifications, enhancements, or surgeries.

    :)
     
  10. danpan

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    I have seven electric guitars, plus a lap steel, plus one acoustic and a square neck resonator and one bass guitar. They are all set up, modded, or partscasters that I built. This partscaster comes out on top for it's sheer playability and great sound. tele build 2017 (1).jpg
     
  11. 3-Chord-Genius

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    Whatever my "main guitar" is sort of flips back and forth equally between two: One is a 2005 Gretsch Pro Jet that has been modified with HS Filtertrons and a treble bleed circuit. The other is a Heritage H-140 that has been "unmodified", sort of: when I first bought it, it had an active EMG set which stayed in there for over 20 years (obviously not original equipment). I recently put a standard passive humbucker set in it because I play though a small amp with no headroom now, and the EMGs were't playing nice with it.
     
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    Current main guitar, in the sense of me playing it almost exclusively for the last year, is 100% stock. I’ve been on a nylon-string kick for a while.

    My main guitar, in the sense of what would I grab if the house was burning, is heavily modified (stripped and refinned, replaced neck, custom-wound pickups—by me, knobs, pots and switch swapped out).

    My next “main” guitar, in the sense of what electric am I most likely to use to play out, is a scratch-build mutant.
     
  13. tweedman2001

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    No, I didn't but someone did many many many years ago. So it has been a "58" std LP for for a long time and all of the time that I have had the pleasure to own.
     
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    If they don't sound pretty when I buy them … I don't buy them , that would be dumb wouldn't it ?
     
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    My #1 is an Ernie Ball Silhouette Special, that is certainly modded. It is the best feeling guitar I've ever played, so I modded it to sound the best (to me, as that's all that matters). I changed the HSS setup to HH (Alnico II Pro & Custom Custom), added strap locks and had the neck scalloped.
     
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    My current #1 is a 2018 Les Paul Goldtop classic w/ P90's
    Before that I was playing a Nashville Tele, blond w/ maple neck
    I have a Roadhouse Strat and a Foto finish Tele also, each of which were my #1 for several years
    Each guitar has it's own special magic ..........
     
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    Mines the 53 Blackguard in my avatar. Vintage with original parts but an aged refin.
     
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    I want to do that truss rod access mod to my CP50's Strat. Did you just file away the body wood with a round wood file to make a groove, and then do the same with the pick-guard (mine is single-ply). Seems pretty easy, and safe to do.
     
  19. BluesGuitarMart

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    I assume it's a conversion from a 52 Goldtop to a 58 Standard Burst
     
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    Yes very old conversion with 50s parts. It's so old just look at the natural relicing. :cool: Now the Esquire is not natural. :confused:
     
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