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green_henry

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None. At minimum, all my guitars get strap locks.

I have moved beyond my GAS phase and have managed to downsize (a little). But, now I have substituted GAS with tweaking. The least amount of tweaking I have done is on my G&L SC-2, on which I replaced the stamped metal string tree with a Tusq string tree (as well as the aforementioned strap locks).
 

Hey_you

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Goina keep this 1 stock.
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My 1st guitar, Tele Nashville, New, was modded after 3 months! My '03 Gibson SG Crescent Moons, swapped out the original bridge. It is in good shape and I wish to keep it that way.
 

Elwood Telly

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Had a great "335"-style Yamaha SA2000S in early '80s, great memories. Just recently I found early Yamaha SG1000 (year 1977), not neck-through like SG2000 - but still great set-neck guitar with no mods (if re-fretting doesn't account), pickguard and one adjustment screw missing from bridge pickup (there's only one on bass side). 45-years old sustain-machine with original, fully working electronics with some authentic mojo from playing. Hot alnico-V's - but with coil-splitting it's very versatile. Well - it's new to me... but I did a change for strap-locks (like I always do). On this one, I don't want to make any "mods" - that never-ending Telly-projects are for.😎

Had bad accident with SA2000S - due to not havin' strap-locks.. IMG_20220722_200150_HDR~2.jpg
 
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guitarmikey

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I have a lot of DIY pone guitars, different models, the only untoiched guitar is my FSR Strat…
 

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brookdalebill

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Another addition!
It’s a surprisingly lightweight 2017 Gibson ES-355.
It needs a taller Bigsby spring, but otherwise it’s perfect.
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clickitysplit

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Bought new, unmodified:

PRS SC McCarty 594
Fender Mod Shop Strat
Fender Ultra Jazz Bass
Gretsch G9221 Bobtail (Factory pickup qualifies it as electric IMHO)
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Brent Hutto

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I've never been bitted by the modification bug (unless you count endless truss rod and action tweaking and messing around with nut slots. So all of my guitar are completely stock with the only real change being maybe using a different gauge strings than they came with.
 

schenkadere

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I usually wind up at least putting locking tuners on all my guitars, but my 2004 Dean Michael Schenker V is staying stock. I have a Fender Duo Sonic that's stock as well...its nice and fun, but not really worth investing anything into it.
 

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mystichands

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Only once. A brand new 1976 Telecaster Custom -the one the six individual saddles and the Micro-Tilt 3-bolt neck. I played it in a Hank Williams tribute band, and at church. It sounded good, and I really liked the Wide Range Humbucker, but it wasn't a very good guitar, mostly because of the micro-tilt neck that was goosey loosey, and I never liked the top being covered with plastic. Here am I with some friends in the mid '70s.
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I ended up replacing that Tele with a brand-new Strat in '81 or so, which I modified...

Other than that, I modified every electric I bought: Ventura Barny Kessel/Trini Lopez copy; 1966 Tele (yes, but restored it to original before selling it); 1981 Strat; 1988 Nashville Tele; PRS SE Semi-Hollow.
I used to have a Ventura Barney Kessel back in 1980, got it used from an ad in the paper, but I never got along with it. I sold it and got a74 fender telecaster deluxe for the same price, $400.
 

skydog6653

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I put some Don Mare pickups in a Fender Elite Tele; put the Elite pickups in a Squier and I’ve got another set of Don Mares on order for a Danny Gatton tele I bought. That’s about the extent of my modifications in 50+ years of playing.
When did you order? Thanks i’m at 4 months yesterday, 9/23/22
 

Elwood Telly

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On Monday, I got a brand new Squier Classic Vibe '70 (Custom '72) from local dealer. I did change brass saddles (surplus from old Wilkinson bridge), strap locks, little filing with (bone!) nut and new set of D'Addarios 10/46 + adjustments needed. From previous experience on CV Strat '60s and CV Thinline '69 I reckon that there have been some progress with hardware and pickups too. Very nice neck/frets, poplar body and pretty good pickups at this price range (around 400 euros all over the Europe). At least - it's a good starting point for another never-ending-modding-story...😆 BTW - I sold that amazing '77 Yamaha SG1000 away - I broke even moneywise and it went to very good home... 🥲 Well - three part-o-Tellys and this - almost (yet) untouched Squier must make my day for now. Next - maybe the most important mod ever - will be changing the switch knob to white one... I would've done it already, but could not find any from boxes of "million little things..."

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