Guitars... what you've got / what you want

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lots of discussion in the Stratocaster vs. Telecaster thread but figured we need something a little more general and all encompassing.

hoping to see lots of gear pics, wish lists, items you're eying, etc.

Spottie, Friday, 28 May 2021 22:08 (six months ago) link

Have: Jaguar, Jazzmaster, Telecaster Deluxe
Want: big headstock Stratocaster in Olympic white, a Michael Karoli tribute guitar

Really want: Science Earthling (OR120-ish amp) but I don’t see having enough room for a big amp and 2x12.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Friday, 28 May 2021 22:13 (six months ago) link

current wishlist:

– 70s guild s-100 (would take one of the 90s re-issues too)
– ~70s Tele Deluxe natural
– SG standard, any year really, any color but cherry
– Jazzmaster - would love a j mascis or troy van luween sig model

Spottie, Friday, 28 May 2021 22:18 (six months ago) link

"a Michael Karoli tribute guitar"

whats this?

Spottie, Friday, 28 May 2021 22:25 (six months ago) link

I have a 2000s Japanese Fender Tele, a Fender Duo-Sonic, a recent custom Squier Classic Vibe 70s Tele, a Jackson Randy Rhoads, an Epi Korina Explorer with upgraded pickups and an Ibanez RG.

I don’t have room for anything else at the moment but would like a Jaguar at some point.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Friday, 28 May 2021 22:29 (six months ago) link

xp - that’s the Stratocaster I associate with him, not an official model or anything.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Friday, 28 May 2021 22:29 (six months ago) link

cool, you gonna try and build one out of parts or something? or did he play a certain year model?

Spottie, Friday, 28 May 2021 22:33 (six months ago) link

shari thats a good collection which rhoads version do you have? do you play it a lot?

Spottie, Friday, 28 May 2021 22:39 (six months ago) link

Gretch country club 1961
Ibanez,dunno but it's black
Hondo, it's a Gibson copy I think, but a good one.

Nothing really. Maybe a bass.

Mark G, Friday, 28 May 2021 22:44 (six months ago) link

oh gonna need to see a pic of that gretsch.

i just bought three vintage gretsch's at an estate sale two weeks ago, gonna flip two of them and keep one i think. also got a hondo super strat copy at goodwill a few months back. i'll snap some pics over the weekend.

Spottie, Friday, 28 May 2021 22:46 (six months ago) link

My Jazzmaster from a stupid angle

Joe Bombin (milo z), Friday, 28 May 2021 23:45 (six months ago) link

nice, matching headstock? what year is it?

Spottie, Saturday, 29 May 2021 00:42 (six months ago) link

2018, I think - '65 American Vintage Thin Skin from Wildwood. It was B-stock because the Firemist Silver is off but I like it because it's a little more blue.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Saturday, 29 May 2021 00:49 (six months ago) link

my collection is disgusting

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 29 May 2021 00:50 (six months ago) link

I forgot one from above because it's currently not playable - Peavey T-60, waiting on a new aluminum neck.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Saturday, 29 May 2021 00:53 (six months ago) link

thanks for making this! i have:

- '72 tele thinline reissue c. 2000, natural finish, made in mexico. a few months ago i put the new wide range humbucker reissues in this.

- 2002 taylor 310 dreadnought, no electronics

- c. 2006 classic player strat, also MIM, sonic blue. i got this for a sweet deal because i contacted the craiglist seller from my work email and it turned out we worked for the same company.

- 2005 MIJ '66 jag reissue in lake placid blue. tricked out with duncan antiquties, mastery bridge, and mastery trem before i bought it.

- 2020 FGN (fujigen) neo classic - their take on the goldtop p-90 les paul

wants list changes all the time but currently at the top would be a white blonde 50s spec tele and a late 50s style jazzmaster in sunburst with the anodized gold pickguard.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 29 May 2021 01:13 (six months ago) link

- my main guitar is a late ‘60s galanti grand prix - a funky weird old Italian guitar i love:
- epiphone dot that was my primary guitar for a long time
- alvarez acoustic my dad bought me when i was a teen
- my old beloved but sadly broken vantage semihollowbody lives in the basement. I’d like to get it fixed (something wrong with the wiring or pickups) but haven’t been able to justify spending money on it
- my wife’s ‘90s SG (coral pink) and danelectro bass

i don’t plan on buying any new gear anytime soon bc I’m not playing much. but the dream would be a vintage es-355. most of the other guitars that appeal to me are weird trashy 60s guitars or newer guitars that replicate that aesthetic

na (NA), Saturday, 29 May 2021 01:37 (six months ago) link

I've been given more guitars than I've purchased, and sold or given away more than I have. Currently:

-early 90's Tele Plus+ in natural finish, with the lace sensor pickups. That's my childhood guitar though I had a cheap 'starter' guitar before this one. Weighs a ton and really beat up. I never touch it anymore but I've had it almost 30 years, so can't give it up now. It's identical to the one Dead Meadow guy plays. Well, might have a couple more stickers.

-Danelectro '59 DC. It's a reissue, but an older reissue. I've had it since like 2006.

-a Korean made Saint Blues 61 South with a bigsby

-A 70's Musicmaster bass (no finish, not even clear)

-A Savona AWN-20 violao made in Brazil

-a cheap Yamaha acoutsic/electric 12 string that I also never touch.

I mostly play the Dano (because it's got a super comfortable neck and sounds good unplugged) and the Brazilian acoustic.

Always wanted a butterscotch 52 RI Tele. In 2008-ish I played a 6129T-1962 silver jet in a guitar store in Queens that I've lusted after since, mostly cause it looks amazing. It's basically a duo jet with the silver sparkle. Very much doubt I will ever purchase another guitar, though.

I'm not a gearhead or very fussy about guitars and guitar tones but I was into pedals at one time.

Fauna Sukkot (Deflatormouse), Saturday, 29 May 2021 01:58 (six months ago) link

I was never one of those guys with 50 different overdrive pedals in search of the perfect tube screamer (at the risk of stating the obvious), more of a Gonkulators and Space Stations kind of pedal freak.

Fauna Sukkot (Deflatormouse), Saturday, 29 May 2021 02:16 (six months ago) link

Currently have:
1. Goya classical from the 60s, it was my mother's

2. MIM Stratocaster

3. Squier Thinline Telecaster

4. Yamaha TRBX174 bass

5. Recording King Martin 000 copy

6. Fender mandolin

7. Hora bouzouki

8. Kit ukulele

There are probably a few more in storage but that's what I can put my hands on at present.


Mandola or octave mandolin

Hollowbody with p90s

Something with just a neck pickup

balsamic panic (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 29 May 2021 02:51 (six months ago) link

late 90s gibson les paul deluxe double cutaway, cherry sunburst

late 90s american standard tele, rosewood fretboard, 3 tone sunburst

early 80s ovation acoustic that belonged to my dad and is very special to me so please be nice

brimstead, Saturday, 29 May 2021 03:22 (six months ago) link

always really wanted a jackson randy rhodes or kelly or something.

brimstead, Saturday, 29 May 2021 03:26 (six months ago) link

i would like an es-335 too i guess

brimstead, Saturday, 29 May 2021 03:27 (six months ago) link

this thread is already great--i'm curious about what drove everyone's haves/wants. what motivates someone to get a given guitar is always interesting to me.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 29 May 2021 03:33 (six months ago) link

I’m dying for a Guild S-300 (not the one with the Dimarzio pickups, the one with the shitty Guild pickups)... in white, if possible.

I have no reason to get another guitar; I already have way more than I can use. But those things look so FUCKING cool, & with the phase-inverter switch I could get the tinny funk tones I want on occasion without any other fuss.

I bought a Guild B-301 a couple of years ago, same body type, roadworn as fuck, a beautiful beast, & I haven’t had any occasion to play it.

I haven’t actually picked up a guitar except strumming a cover or 2 once a month or so since Covid started (except for a couple weeks last fall when indoor gatherings weren’t yet banned, & my keys player & I jammed with a drum machine)

"The Pus/Worm" by The Smiths (hardcore dilettante), Saturday, 29 May 2021 04:17 (six months ago) link

xp I collect Japanese solid bodies mostly, I love how well they’re made and I particularly like getting something a bit cheap or weird and fixing / adjusting until it’s great to play. I also can’t resist something I know to be underpriced compared to its quality. The problem is there’s no endpoint for that kind of process so I have a lot now. Better than collecting cars maybe.

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 29 May 2021 04:30 (six months ago) link

Currently have:

1. 1965(?) Gretsch Corvette, the model with 2 hilotrons. Neck like a baseball bat, fake bigsby only goes down & not up so not super useful for the kind of vibrato you want a bigsby for, lo-output pickups play nicely with my hot little amp (a Tex Bernie CC)

2. Gretsch CVT, the Chinese-made modern version of the Corvette. Neck is wicked, bigsby is great, plays like a dream. Too hot for my amp; I should have just bought a volume pedal instead of the vintage Corvette

3. ESP Hybrid II. Swapped the shitty stock bridge pickup out for a TV Jones & scrapped the neck pickup altogether. Stupid purchase, and it’s a reasonably expensive guitar that nobody wants so I’ll never be able to sell it. It’s nice to play but it’s way more of a lead guitar than a rhythm guitar & I have no chops

4. Gretsch baritone guitar of some description. Was a placeholder for a Reverend Descent when I was in a 2-person band, just drums & bari... band never got off the ground so I don’t have a lot of use for it. Still jonesing for a Reverend Descent tho, for NO GOOD REASON

5. MIM Tele Cabronita. Decent player, lotta raunch. I think I swapped out the stock pickups for TV Joneses? Can’t remember. Didn’t get much stage time since the Corvette(s) came along

6, 7. A couple of shitty cheap Japanese acoustic guitars


1. The aforementioned Guild B-301

2. The dumbest purchase I ever made, a 1968/1970 Fender Telecaster bass (one year is the neck, one year is the body but I can’t remember which). Used to belong to Billy Joel’s bassist apparently. Traded a late-70s P-bass plus a whack of cash for this glamourpuss, which looks like a million bucks but just doesn’t have any mojo whatsoever, like dating the most boring model you ever met

"The Pus/Worm" by The Smiths (hardcore dilettante), Saturday, 29 May 2021 04:35 (six months ago) link

Pretty much after I got out of college in the mid 90s, I pretty much have been a gearwhore up til a few years ago, I realized this was nuts. It has taken quite a while to sell off the lot. I actually sold 2 basses, a guitar head, a vintage drum machine and an analog synth today.

I also finalized an order getting this parts guitar put together today, which when it is done I will have 10 instruments (4 basses, 4 electric guitars and 2 acoustics).


I got two of other peoples 'failed' parts guitars of fleabay way cheaper than the parts itself would have cost. One is a black 'Gilmour' inspired strat that was wired up all wrong and had a thin neck. I sold the neck off, got a big fat neck made for it. I've had this one a decade now.

The other 'failed' parts guitar was a Warmoth firebird copy body (that they no longer made) that had a single TV Jones Powertron and was painted this ugly white color. I traded a Gibson Flying V (that I had found cheap)and the strat neck to get it repainted and a new neck. The F-bird was a mess as it needed a 'conversion neck'. I got it painted the same color red and the firebird logo from a '74 Transam. It's pretty wicked looking. That said, the neck is not as thick as I was really I don't really jive with it like I would like.

The other guitar I have is a 2 Humbucker Tele build that I friend of mine who is a pro luthier put together when he was building out of his house for a few years. It has a pair of Dimarzio zebra humbuckers that I had at one point in a black mexico strat. I've had it also for over a decade now.


I sold my 78 Pbass and my first year Geddy Lee jazz bass in the past few months. I bought the Pbass for $250 bucks in '91 and a buddy of mine said I paid too much at the time. Could not believe I got $1500 bucks out of GC for the weighed a metric ton. The Ged I played in the cover band I was in when I first moved to KY.

I got one of those SG reissue basses when they first came out and kinda got hooked on it. I got it and found dirt cheap that Norlin bass I was talking about. Liked the SG one, I ran into one of the guitar of the week sunburst versions - so I got and later on a Thunderbird (Watt/Kim Gordon) that I always wanted. The Firebird is the best 'sounding' bass I got. That said the aircraft carrier case is kinda awkward, so I always dug having the two SG basses. I kinda think humbucker pickups are a bit underrated on basses now. I think they work really well in a trio setup.


I got a mid-70s Alvarez acoustic that I have had probably 15 years or so. It's not a particularly 'loud' acoustic but it has a very sweet sound. I got a used Martin Dx... series acoustic and that one I play ALOT. I love the laminate neck, it is so stable. It has excellent action up the neck.


I got a couple of Mesa Boogies including a 50 Caliber+ head (knicked named the DOOM BOOGIE) and a Single Rectifier head. I also have a 50 watt'68 silverface Bassmen head. Previous owner had it completely gone over. It's killer for recording Bass and with my Ampeg Scrambler reissue pedal - it sounds DEAD on for Jim McCarty's tone on the early Cactus records.

earlnash, Saturday, 29 May 2021 05:28 (six months ago) link

I have:

1997 Japanese John Jorgenson signature "Hellecaster" (heavy as fuck champagne sparkle/gold strat/G&L Comanche style guitar with Z pickups)

White 90s Japanese Jazzmaster

Teal post-2000-seeming Mexican tele

A tele that's brighter sounding/a bit less of a slog to play (unless they're all like that, I can't even remember)

A Rickenbacker bass (lol)

I'll probably succumb to the siren call of a Jag at some point in my life but my Jazzmaster is very nice to play so no rush

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Saturday, 29 May 2021 12:09 (six months ago) link

I've got every piece of music gear (minus the $100 drum set with $150 in new heads that lives in the basement) along one wall in the tiny room that has become my wife's home office over the last year; she gets lots of comments during zoom meetings and has to tell the guys (always guys) that she has no idea about or interest in what is going on behind her.

1. 1981 Tokai Silver Star, modified with a blend pot instead of the second tone knob and a direct out switch because I hate hitting the volume knob all the time by accident. I posted about this earlier in the thread, never wanted a strat but found this one for pretty cheap and wanted white one with a rosewood fretboard and big 70s headstock (Karoli style?).

2. 1974 Gibson SG. I got this last year right before lockdown. It's in decent shape, I love the skinny neck, and I wanted something from my birth year and this was relatively cheap compared to most other options. I replaced all the pots and capacitors and jack which feels sacrilegious but they were all scratchy and loose but I kept the switch. Ian Mackaye and Carrie Brownstein, some Iommi, not really Angus Young.

3. A 2017 Telecaster Deluxe neck on the routed out body of a 1998 MIM telecaster, with P90s. I had built this with Lace Matt Pike humbuckers and the full 'Jimmy Page' wiring with four push-pull pots but learned I don't like humbuckers that much. I didn't really know these guitars existed til 10 years ago or so and I love the weird hybrid bastardized neck/body combo and 'fuck it just route everything and make a giant pickguard' Fenderness of it.

4. 2014 Epiphone 335 Pro with updated pickups and the Jimmy Page wiring (in a semi-hollow for pure masochism). This was the second electric I got and would probably be the first to go if I was to sell any - I like bright as shit guitars and this one isn't, plus the neck is very square feeling. I honestly don't remember why I wanted to get a semi-hollow - probably some sort of No Age / Bob Weir combination.

5. 1971 Yamaha FG 180 - one of the red label / 'Nippon Gakki' ones that seem to be prized. I got this for $100 a pawn shop. It's not as nice to play as some friend's Martins but it's decent enough.

6. 1998 MIM Telecaster neck and pickups on a wudtone finished GFS swamp ash body. This tele, originally with the black body above, was my first guitar, bought new at a guitar center in Phoenix because of Joe Strummer and Buck Owens and Luther Perkins and Pete Anderson. I owned it for years and didn't play much at all until I got back into it in 2013 or so.

I did the body swap and Tele deluxe spin-off a few years ago on a whim one day after staring at the cover of Born to Run for a while. The body was like $60 and is hilariously cheap with four chunks glued together somewhere in Asia with no concern for matching grains or anything - like the back side looks way better and more cohesive than the front. This has a five-way 'super switch' for phase and series/parallel stuff. If I had to only keep one guitar, this would be it.

7. 2015 Squier Jazzmaster with Fender pickups and a new pickguard. - I got this new in Portland a few years ago at a place that had it priced really cheap and gave me a deal on a case with it and I've wanted one for years due to Elvis Costello, Sonic Youth, Television, Dinosaur JR, etc. I always think I don't really like this one, then I play something like 'Divine Intervention' by Matthew Sweet on it and love it again.

8. 2013 MIM 50s Lacquer Precision with a black pickguard. I have a Jazz bass but was always trying to dull it down in the band I play in to fit around the keyboards and the neck felt too skinny so I found this on craigslist for like $200 less than the cheapest ones on Reverb. It's got a huge neck with a 7.25" radius and tiny frets and a red fuzz lined tweed case and I love it.

9. Not shown - a 2003 Squier Jazz Bass that I got for $75 at the guitar center in Seattle; it's being stripped because I hate sunburst and is going to get something like a big dumb gibson mudbucker added to the neck spot along with the existing J pickups.

Other than that it's a 1978 Fender Princeton Reverb (with the 'pull boost' and death cap removed the ground switch converted to a 0/half/normal negative feedback resistor option), a totally stock 90s GK RB400, a recent used 2x10 GK bass cab, and a bunch of cheap or built-from-kits pedals. There's also a Sunn Alpha 6 PA that a friend left at my house years ago because it didn't work but it just needed a new fuse holder. It sounds good as a bass amp but honestly just kind of looks rad.

Honestly I like to build and fix and modify guitars/amps/pedals about as much as I like to play them, if not slightly more. I have zero need and not much room for anything else but things I would be ecstatic to find at a yard sale for cheap:

- fiesta red Jaguar
- rickenbacker bass (lol)
- goldtop les paul
- one of those short scale PJ mustang basses that showed up a few years ago

joygoat, Saturday, 29 May 2021 14:55 (six months ago) link

Have -

Mid Eighties G&L Lynx Bass
Mid Eighties G&L El Toro Bass
1991 Warwick Thumb Bolt On Bass
Aria Electric Upright Bass

EastCoast cheapy Gibson 350 copy
Cheapy Acoustic, from the antique shop around the corner

Want -

Another Warwick (needs researching)
60s Tele Bass
G&L Interceptor bass (w/whammy bar)
Fernandes Tele bass (for project)
Shergold Marathon 6 String Bass (had two at one point, sold them both, instant regret)

Maresn3st, Saturday, 29 May 2021 15:10 (six months ago) link

Ampwise I have had various Fenders and Voxes but am happy now with just a Blues Junior.

A lot of the time I end up going direct, because of how many instruments I may end up playing on a given evening. Way easier to use a Para Driver or Blonde Sansamp when I may be switching between guitar, bass, mandolin, bouzouki, and electronic drums.

Nostradamusferatu (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 29 May 2021 16:41 (six months ago) link

have: lefties

want: more lefties

(want gibson acoustics more than anything)

fact checking cuz, Saturday, 29 May 2021 17:43 (six months ago) link

i'd like to play a bass vi someday

brimstead, Saturday, 29 May 2021 17:47 (six months ago) link

I have:
(an old picture when everything was out)

1. 1965 Jazzmaster. I've been posting about this one in the Jazzmaster thread.

2. 1975 Telecaster. I've had this since 1984. Unforgiving but sounds fantastic with the AC30.

3. 2005 CIJ Stratocaster XII. Purchased it mostly new from a gray marketer in Costa Mesa and took it everywhere when I was regularly playing gigs at this time. Really nice guitar & stays in tune. Overdue for a pickup and wiring swap.

4. 1999 Am Standard Strat. In 2004 I was shopping for amplifiers and ended up coming home with no amp but the guitar I was trying them out with. I gutted all the electronics, put in a set of 1968 Strat pickups I found on eBay, replaced the pots with push/pull ones for in/out phase switching, and replaced the bridge & tremolo block with a heavy Callaham one. Extremely forgiving and somehow I just naturally play better with it - which is why it's sitting in a closet on the other side of the country rn.

5. 1967 Vox Cheetah. Rescued from a heavy metal supply store in Huntington Beach in 1993. Idiosyncratic and dark sounding. Only sounds its best when it's right on the edge of feedbacking so powerfully that you can feel the glued joints loosen up. At some point I expect it to turn to wood powder in my hands.

6. [not shown] Unknown early 60s electric bouzouki.

7. [not shown] early-00s CIJ JM-66 Jazzmaster. Currently disassembled but will eventually become a "72 Jazzmaster Deluxe" with the CuNiFe WRHB pickup reissues.

I want:

Nothing. Ms. Telecom has two terrific basses (a Musicmaster bass from the 70s and a '62 J-bass reissue from the 90s) so there isn't really anything I want except more time to write and maybe a Bass VI or baritone. Sure, if I had stupid amounts of money I'd love to have an all-original Fender something in Lake Placid Blue or a hollowbody Gretsch.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 29 May 2021 20:20 (six months ago) link

BTW, we’ll want another of these threads for synths/keys

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 29 May 2021 22:09 (six months ago) link

I have:

1997 Japanese John Jorgenson signature "Hellecaster" (heavy as fuck champagne sparkle/gold strat/G&L Comanche style guitar with Z pickups)

― hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:09 AM (thirteen hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

holy shit, i remember seeing this guitar in catalogs. can you tell me how you ended up with it? i was looking and apparently there are only like 500 of them. also, this incredible fact from jorgenson's website:

Due to a factory error, the total run of guitars ended up with an extra resistor on the bottom tone control which made the guitar sound as is if the treble was completely rolled off. After getting many enquiries about the tone of the pickups (my personal guitars were prototypes and didn’t have the problem) I finally had the chance to compare a factory model side by side to my own, and was dismayed to hear the difference in tone! Luckily the remedy is very easy, just unscrew the pickguard and clip out the resistor closest to the bottom of the guitar and voila, it sounds as intended! Most players and owners by now have already done this, but I do believe that this error initially hurt the sales and image of the model.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 30 May 2021 01:30 (six months ago) link

Elvis, there is a synth zone thread

Nostradamusferatu (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 30 May 2021 03:04 (six months ago) link

- '72 tele thinline reissue c. 2000, natural finish, made in mexico. a few months ago i put the new wide range humbucker reissues in this.

- 2005 MIJ '66 jag reissue in lake placid blue. tricked out with duncan antiquties, mastery bridge, and mastery trem before i bought it.

― call all destroyer, Friday, May 28, 2021 6:13 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

would love to see pics of these.

Spottie, Sunday, 30 May 2021 04:02 (six months ago) link

My main guitar is one of those thinline reissues. I plan on installing those creamery humbucker reissues once the guy starts taking new orders again. A couple years ago I got a Trem-King installed on it, which is a lot of fun.

About halfway through a rebuild of a shitty Davison warlock knockoff I got new for 100 bucks a decade ago. Installed a floyd rose bridge and new neck on it. Still have to finish routing a pool, designing a pickguard (gonna install lace sensors), and revamping the electrics.

I've got one of those short-scale Airline Map basses that Eastwood makes. Love her dearly.

I also have an old beater bass that's a hollowbody with no brand name and scratchy electronics but it was supposedly Jenny from Erase Errata's first instrument so I rock out on it occasionally for the good juju. I want plenty more but just don't have the space in our shoebox in SF.

As for wants, I've never played a baritone guitar but have been lusting after that Ronquillo edition of the Rivolta Mondata and regret not pulling the trigger on it before it sold out even though it would've been a foolish financial decision at the time.

Fetchboy, Sunday, 30 May 2021 04:38 (six months ago) link

here's my gretsch's l-r:
- 2015 Panther Prototype MIJ (center block, hardtail)
- 1995 Brian Setzer 6120-SSU
- 1979 Chet Atkins Country Gentlemen 7670
- 1963 Streamliner 6103
got the three on the right at an estate sale a couple weeks back, all are in ridiculously good shape. the binding is usually breaking/coming apart on a lot of 60s gretsch's but this one has no issues. planning on keeping the chet and selling the other two i think. the panther was my parting gift when i left fmic.

Here's that 80s hondo i was talking about. i cant find much info on it but its supposed to be like a kramer baretta. pulled the pickup in hopes it was one of the dimarzio humuckers that were in some early hondos... it was not. it sounds pretty cool tho. $10 at goodwill.

Spottie, Sunday, 30 May 2021 06:38 (six months ago) link

Here's my list of shame. I could make excuses for any one of them individually, but collectively? no chance.
1950? Unknown parlour guitar
1965 Sadao Yairi classical
1965 Teisco TG-64 guitar
1966 Fender USA Mustang
1966 Mory Jazzmaster
1966 Teisco TB-4 bass
1966 Yamaha SG-3
1967 Morales ZES-300
1968 Höfner Galaxie 175
1969? Canora MIJ classical
1971 Yamaha S-50A classical
1972 Greco TL-350 (shortscale Tele)
1973 Greco TE-500 (Tele Thinline)
1975 Greco TD500 (Tele Deluxe)
1976 Eston (Suzuki) acoustic 12 string
1977 Greco Super Sounds (Strat)
1978 Fender USA Musicmaster
1978 Ibanez Concord acoustic
1981 K Yairi DY-51 acoustic
1982 Squier JV Tele Custom
1983 Squier JV Strat
1983 Squier SQ Tele Custom
1985 Fender Japan Jazzmaster
1985 Fender Japan TL33 Tele
1985 Ibanez Roadstar II bass
1987 Fender Japan TL52 Tele
1988 Fender Japan ST-456
2000? Epiphone Casino MIK
2012 Fender Japan Bass VI

assert (matttkkkk), Sunday, 30 May 2021 08:07 (six months ago) link

call all destroyer, there was exactly one of those Jorgenson Hellecasters in a music shop in Birmingham (UK) leading up to Christmas 1999, and I basically went all in on getting it via every family Christmas present I was getting and a 12 month payment plan on top. It was actually reduced to £580 just before I bought it but I guess is worth a bit more now. I remember the other music shop across town also had the blue sparkle Jerry Donahue model which I was also kind of tempted by. It's a little more uh elegant looking than mine

People aren't kidding about the muddy tone, didn't get that fixed until a few years later. Once I had it fixed up it plays beautifully though, so easy to get around.

I believe there may have been 500 in the west and 500 more in Japan; mine is 234

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Sunday, 30 May 2021 15:20 (six months ago) link

that’s so cool. the thing i read said that there were 500 total with 250 staying in japan but either way, very very limited.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 30 May 2021 16:55 (six months ago) link

Yah I’d never heard of that looks super cool

Spottie, Sunday, 30 May 2021 18:12 (six months ago) link

here is everything except the FGN which is in the other free corner of the room (also observant viewers may see part of my cat as he jumped up while i was taking this

call all destroyer, Sunday, 30 May 2021 20:37 (six months ago) link

That’s like the exact jag I’d want

Spottie, Sunday, 30 May 2021 20:58 (six months ago) link

i believe ilx user albert broccoli also has this jag!

call all destroyer, Sunday, 30 May 2021 21:01 (six months ago) link

Definitely feelin the Jag envy

Fetchboy, Sunday, 30 May 2021 22:54 (six months ago) link

i think the jag is the one fender model where things like the block inlays, neck binding, and matching headstock actually look better than standard fender austerity.

i was just thinking the other day about looking for like a black/white/black 3-ply guard for the tele's a rock machine with the new wide-ranges and i'm not sure if the white pearloid is the right spirit. anyone like or hate that idea?

call all destroyer, Monday, 31 May 2021 01:05 (six months ago) link

that's great looking

how is it? see SX around but don't know much about them

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 5 November 2021 19:43 (one month ago) link

It’s great. Well built, well finished, plays well. Neck tint is hideous orange but otherwise about 80% as good as the AVRI version I once had. Fretwork and neck shape are faultless.

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 5 November 2021 19:57 (one month ago) link

cool! good to know, definitely see those on craigslist from time to time

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 5 November 2021 20:26 (one month ago) link

Chinese made for Rondo in the States I think. I’d say on a par with newer Squires (i.e. better than the stuff they were putting out 5 years ago) or maybe some of the China-made Fenders.

assert (MatthewK), Friday, 5 November 2021 20:37 (one month ago) link

Enjoying my new Gibson Flying V, my first electric guitar. People who said it would be awkward to practice with were wrong. You put one part of the V between your legs and angle the neck upward on a diagonal and it’s fine. In fact it’s how classical guitarists play.

Josefa, Sunday, 7 November 2021 21:48 (four weeks ago) link

I kinda like the vintage tint look myself, I like it better with a satin matte than a gloss and it looks better if the maple wood has some nice figuring. It is pretty much to get the look of what old Fender clear lacquer would do as it aged. I had a 78 P-bass that they would still use it on the front face of the head stock and it was that tone of orange. Buddy had a G&L ASAT that was black that had that type of paint on the maple neck and I thought it looked pretty cool.

earlnash, Sunday, 7 November 2021 23:34 (four weeks ago) link

Totally agree on the tint look, but what you can't see in the pic is that this one is orange, not amber. It doesn't photograph well but the one on the left in this pic gives an idea of the difference:
(and yeah the oddness of orange nitro on the face of a yellowed poly finished 70s neck is yet another thing!)

assert (matttkkkk), Sunday, 7 November 2021 23:51 (four weeks ago) link

Congrats on the Flying V, Josefa.

That is a noble instrument and I hope it brings you joy.

gin and catatonic (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 8 November 2021 00:43 (four weeks ago) link

Thank you, Puffin. Maybe being stuck indoors for many hours this coming winter will give me enough practice time to get good on it. I see myself ultimately as a capable guitarist, but I'm just a beginner now.

Josefa, Monday, 8 November 2021 01:03 (four weeks ago) link

I keep trying to escape from playing the guitar but it keeps pulling me back.

Like, I spent most of the last 10 years on mandolin, bouzouki, percussion, drums, bass.

Anything but guitar. My town has a glut of guitar players. Like 62.5% of middle-aged white guys can play guitar. In two phone calls I can find four guitarists who play better than me. So why bother?

Then I recently had a gig where what made sense was guitar (in terms of keys and logistics). So I was like, oh yeah, I guess I can do that... And now I find myself sneaking up into the attic to get amps and pedals I'd forgotten about.

gin and catatonic (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 8 November 2021 01:17 (four weeks ago) link

_Mars Volta dude did have a pretty sweet Ibanez signature model about ten years ago IIRC

― papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10:24 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink_

If I had $3K, I'd buy Omar's EBMM model:🕸
_Mars Volta dude did have a pretty sweet Ibanez signature model about ten years ago IIRC

― papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10:24 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink_

If I had $3K, I'd buy Omar's EBMM model:🕸


war mice (hardcore dilettante), Wednesday, 10 November 2021 15:36 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah that sunburst natural finish is really pretty

Not a big fan of the Ernie Ball headstock but appreciate stuff like this and the St. Vincent where they just aren't recycling old designs like Fender etc

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 10 November 2021 16:03 (three weeks ago) link

Reminds me a little of this sexy beast

war mice (hardcore dilettante), Wednesday, 10 November 2021 17:29 (three weeks ago) link

the ultimate boomer guitar and amp

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 12 November 2021 03:47 (three weeks ago) link

Awfully close to

papal hotwife (milo z), Friday, 12 November 2021 04:04 (three weeks ago) link


Spottie, Friday, 12 November 2021 04:37 (three weeks ago) link

one of the weirdest things to me is dudes who list the same guitar on craigslist for months and months, maybe even years and never once drop the price. one that i always see actually re-posted it as MORE expensive recently. so odd.

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 15 November 2021 18:39 (three weeks ago) link

it is weird. and then they often get mad when you throw a lower (but still fair) offer out there lol.

Spottie, Monday, 15 November 2021 18:41 (three weeks ago) link

there was this guy who had a squier strat painted like the cover of "in the court of the crimson king" in glow-in-the-dark paint (fucking horrifying), i think that thing was on there for 3 years

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 15 November 2021 18:59 (three weeks ago) link

oh man i've lived where i've lived for almost 4.5 years now the same person has had two shitty partscasters listed on CL the entire time.

joygoat, Monday, 15 November 2021 19:09 (three weeks ago) link

wangcaster is perfection omg

the beginning of the end of discourse. (Austin), Monday, 15 November 2021 19:38 (three weeks ago) link

like it seems like a prop from a david lynch movie or something.

the beginning of the end of discourse. (Austin), Monday, 15 November 2021 19:39 (three weeks ago) link

Joe Bonamassa's BonerCaster

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 15 November 2021 20:03 (three weeks ago) link

Ideal for Bonamasturbating

weregoats of boston (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 15 November 2021 20:33 (three weeks ago) link

Rudy Giuliani shreds

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Monday, 15 November 2021 20:50 (three weeks ago) link

Vic Reeves farts

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Monday, 15 November 2021 20:53 (three weeks ago) link

Rescued a 1986 Fender Japan P Bass from a hacky 5 string conversion (which made it very cheap at the local pawn shop):

assert (matttkkkk), Monday, 22 November 2021 23:09 (two weeks ago) link

nice work!
every time a 5 string bass turns into a 4 string bass an angel gets its wings

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 22 November 2021 23:22 (two weeks ago) link

yes thank you for saving that poor instrument

call all destroyer, Monday, 22 November 2021 23:23 (two weeks ago) link

Does anyone have any experience with KLOS travel guitars? I have had enough times lately that I wanted to bring a guitar on a trip that I thought it might be worth getting a decent travel guitar, and most seem like shit.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 22 November 2021 23:27 (two weeks ago) link

Good luck with that.

Sporting with the Fbclid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 November 2021 23:43 (two weeks ago) link

I don't mind the Martin backpacker but I remain skeptical of removing a neck and unstretching/stretching strings as a strategy.

Would (personally) rather bring a mandolin or ukulele, as I'm pretty sure I've said before

popcornoscenti (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 22 November 2021 23:49 (two weeks ago) link

I'm not a P bass appreciator but gee it plays well. A bit red and shiny for me tho. Glad to sort it out!

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 00:01 (one week ago) link

Looks great how much did you get it for if you don’t mind me asking? Do you plan on flipping it or keeping as a player ?

Spottie, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 01:26 (one week ago) link

I'm undecided because I have that nice SX Jazz upthread. Between the purchase and the parts I had to buy, I'm in it for a bit over $300 AUD, or about $220 USD - you can see why I jumped at it.

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 01:46 (one week ago) link

Wow that’s a good deal

Spottie, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 03:49 (one week ago) link

How did the person who did the conversion to 5 string even think it was going to work? The outer strings wouldn't even have been playable past the 5th fret and the sound from the pickups would have been garbage.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 10:40 (one week ago) link

Well, it worked fine in mechanical terms - five slot nut, five saddle bridge, thick string tuned to low B. Spacing between the strings would have been 3/4 the P bass spacing, so just a little tighter than a J bass, altho the strings were sitting pretty close to the edge. I bet the pickup wouldn't have been great but it would have been OK - I mean Musicmaster basses used a 6-pole pickup for 4 strings, and this was 8 poles for 5 strings. It had been played a lot so I'm sure it was perfectly functional.

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 11:20 (one week ago) link

I am 100% supportive of the standard for 4-string bass being BEAD

If you’re playing the G string, why aren’t you just playing guitar? (Actual heroes like Mike Watt exempt from this)

war mice (hardcore dilettante), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 15:26 (one week ago) link

i don't understand that at all tbh

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 15:29 (one week ago) link

For me a low B is unplayably floppy unless it's on a very well-thought-out instrument - scale length, string gauge, bridge, saddles, string spacing, etc. It is not something to trifle with. Only the gods of bass should be messing about with those frequencies. It is not an area for dabblers and DIYers.

The lowest note on your instrument is the strongest possible statement. If it's not a really focused and intentional statement, you will struggle to be coherent in that register. imo.

But because I don't really have anything below the low E in my musical vocabulary, I'm probably the wrong person to opine on this.

popcornoscenti (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 15:55 (one week ago) link

i think it would be intriguing to try it out, but i have 35 years of accumulated muscle memory and reflexes i'm not going to take the time to unlearn them now. like there are 12 notes in a scale and I know where to find them on regular tuning.

also my current band is a lot of improv and it's helpful to be able to look at the guitarists' hands if they are sudden switching to a new root and just know that that same note is in the same place on my bass, i think using an alt tuning would make that really hard.

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 16:16 (one week ago) link

drop D i find useful in some cases but i've never really gotten a handle on low B when i've tried five strings, have thought about getting one of those hipshot drop d lever tuners on the E.

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 16:17 (one week ago) link

ums, hah, I had this exact experience (trying to read hands, failing because of an unexpected tuning) just last week.

It was something that we hadn't rehearsed and I was all like, "nah, you'll be fine, it's just a blues," bla y bla. When the tune started I could tell that something was wrong, couldn't tell what. So I just got out of the situation as quickly as possible and went on to something that we both knew.

Later, it turned out to be shared fuckuppery: I had been too confident that he'd pick it up. He had forgotten to retune after the previous song. Hence, trainwreck.

Fortunately it was just our normal bar where we play all the time and it was forgiven.

popcornoscenti (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 17:15 (one week ago) link

“you are witnesses to the birth … of a new Spinal Tap”

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 20:36 (one week ago) link

some cool guitars in this thread, pity they are all obsolete now

I've always admired his Ibanez JEMs (the ones with the splatter-paint or flower designs and "monkey grip"). This is depressing. I do like the weird fretwork though.

peace, man, Sunday, 5 December 2021 15:46 (yesterday) link

xp Steve Vai looking like a cross between Tiger King and John McAfee.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Sunday, 5 December 2021 16:28 (yesterday) link

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