Your Pure Stock Electric Guitars. Bought New. Zero Alterations.

StrangerNY

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I've got around 30 guitars, give or take a couple. Outside of 6 or 7 partscasters (which I don't count), just about everything I've got is either stock or un-modded since I bought them. I did buy an '82 LP Standard where the original pickups were gone and replaced with a set of Seth Lovers, but I got it for such a good price I really didn't care that it wasn't all original (and the Lovers sound pretty amazing). And I bought a '71 SGII that was already well modded and converted it to a poor man's SG Junior.

Other than that, pretty sure they're all stock. I like to make sure I like them before I buy them. Here are the un-modded ones:

Gibson '65 SG Junior
Gibson '81 Les Paul Custom
Gibson '82 Les Paul Standard
Gibson '03 Les Paul Special DC
Epiphone '99 Les Paul Junior (2)
Epiphone '75 Texan 12 string
Fender '68 Custom Telecaster
Squier '84 MIJ Stratocaster
Danocaster '55 Whiteguard
'04 Jackson Stars DK-05
James Trussart '18 Red Star Steelcaster
James Trussart '18 Steeltop
Ibanez '80 AR-500 Artist
Ibanez V70CE acoustic
Ibanez S570AH
Reverend '07 Roundhouse HB
Logan '19 Telecaster
Washburn '87 B-2 Chicago Series Bass
Washburn 12 string acoustic
OLP MM Silhouette
Jay Turser 7 String
Jay Turser Electric Resonator
Canvas CTF-250 guitar

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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. View attachment 1021558
Oops.
Mea culpa!
It’s stock, but I didn’t buy it new.
Here’s a more “tidied up” pic.
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johnny k

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I am not that handy, and i can barely plug them. So i keep them stock. One or 2 have stickers on them though.
 

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This too almost qualifies.
I bought this 2021 Epi Riviera yesterday.
It’s previous owner bought it, and a new Noel Gallagher Riviera model simultaneously.
The NG won out for him.
The Bigsby model is virtually unplayed, and stock.
It plays and sounds great!
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2002 American Vintage '52 're-issue' Telecaster as well as a 2003 AV '57 'RI'. Both sound and play extremely good inb stock form. That being said, my #1 electric (MIJ Albert Collins Tele) has gone through many changes/swaps (pickups) before I eventually found what I was looking for, soundwise.
 

Jared Purdy

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Many electric guitarists, and I'm a prime example, love to make changes to guitars they've purchased. I've done it to lower priced guitars, (Fender MIM Teles and MIM Strats. Les Paul Studios. A mid '80s Charvel Tele-Style. Two Ibanez RGs and many more), and expensive guitars too, (Les Paul Traditional. Eric Johnson Stratocaster, etc.). Why? I'm not concerned about resale value. I don't buy and sell. I do it to make them mine. To make them me. To prowl outside the pack. Plus .... I love trying to find something better than what I've already got. Increments of improvement toward something better. It's an electric guitar player gas thing. Yet ....... there are some guitars I've purchased stock, have never changed a single thing on them and still own them to this day. An again ... it's not about resale value. I've just never found anything about them I could improve upon and "making them mine" might actually make them less than they were upon their brand new purchase. I love to make changes but ... the following list of guitars were all bought new by me, (some as many as 20+ years ago), and remain absolutely stock. I've truly never found anything that would improve upon them.

2002 Ibanez JEM DBK.
2007 Gibson Custom Shop CS 336.
2008 Suhr Custom T-Style.
2014 Melancon Custom T-Style.
2017 Giffin Standard.
2018 Melancon Pro T-Style.

I also owned a 2001 Fender Double Fat Strat that remained stock for as long as I owned it, (about 10 years), but someone out of the blue heard it and offered me a price I just couldn't turn down so it's no longer in my stable.

So what about you. Especially you Love to upgrade types. Any guitars in your home or studio that remain exactly as they were when you purchased them? How long have you owned them? Are your reasons similar or different from mine?

Thank you for your responses. 🙂
2019, 60th anniversary R9, 2011 CS Strat Deluxe. Does anyone modify a Martin?
 

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Totally stock:

PRS Silver Sky
2013 Fender US Professional Tele HS
1977 Ibanez Bob Weir Professional
2006 G&L SB-2
2021 G&L L1000
2019 Cole Clark Angel 2E

So everything I use for gigging.
Ok, so a couple updates- the Tele is no longer stock. I ended up changing the pickups and pickguard, and figured as long as I had it apart I might as well get rid of the tone control, which I find totally useless on most guitars.

New one added- Gretsch G6129T-59. Totally stock except for the dime I stuck under the Bigsby spring.
 

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Well - this is almost 23 years old (made in July, 2000), but stock and new for me. DeArmond (by Guild) Starfire Special with Dynasonics (made in USA). Next to mint, I would say, not a single scratch or ding (yet)... These were manufactured in Korea during 1998-2001 under Guild/Fender QC. I can't find any reason for modding it. Plays, sounds, looks and feels great. Only sort of a downsize is weight (!), due to center block mostly - about 8,6 lbs (3,9 kilograms). It's pretty much a re-issue of Guild Starfire II in '60s - which originally was without center block (?).
 

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Tom Grattan

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If you play your guitars regularly parts will wear out. I can see if you have multiple guitars that might not be an issue. IMO I'd be intimated with having a bunch of guitars and thinking about playing them. Less is more for me.
 

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Another “sorta”.
I did not buy it new, but it is unmodified.
It’s my new-to-me 2007 Gibson 1957 Les Paul Custom reissue.
It’s my current “pet”, meaning it’s the one I leave on the bed for home playing.
Love it!
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Old Plank

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Hmmm ... have nothing at all that fits the pure stock + electric + bought new + zero alterations requirements!

This of course means that I need to go shopping before this thread fades, so that I can dutifully contribute!
 
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