Your Dream Guitar Collection (Electric)

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If money was no object, what guitars would you have and why? Is tone important to you? Looks? What do you value in a guitar? Would you have lots of different ones like me?

Adrian T, Saturday, 9 November 2002 08:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Off the top of my head, my collection would contain a Gibson SG Standard (fuckin' rawk tone), a Les Paul Custom (once again, lead pickup up has awesome rawk tone, and a very warm, full clean sound as well), a Fender Jazzmaster ('cos they look so dang cool, haven't actually played one yet but impressed by who has/does: Kevin Sheilds, Tom Verlaine, etc.), Fender Tele ('52. I love the warm full tone it can have but with that slight brightness for a bit o' funkiness e.g Jimmy Nolen or Jeff Buckley's on Live at Sin-e) and a good ol' Strat (they play very nice, a bit janglier than the Tele but very nice nonetheless). PLUS there would be loads and loads of cheapo guitars for mucking round with, and countless others I can't think off at the moment.

Currently I only have the Les Paul, and the Strat (albeit a Squier... my first guitar though and it actually has a damn nice action and I love playing it). Hopefully I will gradually acquire more and more of the list (financial situations allowing...).

With this collection, there is a lot of variance in tonal and playing qualities (which I guess stems from all the different tones and feels I like to haer/play and feel are suited to particular songs), and some of this is only from hearing things... I haven't actually had my hands on everything from that list...I guess i just want a bit of everything : )

Then again... if money was no object, I'd probably have most of the guitars in the world...

Adrian T, Saturday, 9 November 2002 08:10 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm kind of a one-guitar woman. I have to have My Guitar, which I develop such an intimate relationship with that I actually sleep with the thing at the foot of my bed. I can't really be a guitar slut and have loads of the things, I get confused and don't know what to play.

I love Danny dearly, but I might actually trade him for: 1) a blue flower telecaster. Oh, they're so PRETTY. And the Telecaster does that "piece of wood" garagerock sound so perfectly. Or 2) pre-CBS Jazzmaster with the lovely floating tremolo, but then again, who wouldn't? It is the Winona Ryder of guitars, innit?

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 12:57 (sixteen years ago) link

1 Les Paul
1 50s US Strat
1 Telecaster
1 80s HM Strat
1 355 or some shit like that
1 Explorer
plus everything in the respective collections of Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore, Bob Mothersbaugh

dave q, Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:47 (sixteen years ago) link

1 Jazzmaster, and an Ovation UKII like Josh Homme plays, because they look nice and sound it.

Damian (Damian), Sunday, 10 November 2002 09:09 (sixteen years ago) link

A couple of Vox, mebbe another Ricky or two, a Jazzmaster, and a semi-trailer full of Telecasters

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Wednesday, 13 November 2002 02:52 (sixteen years ago) link

I've got a nice 70s Precision Bass and a 90s Mexican Strat. There are bunches upon bunches that would be cool to own...

The only things I would really like to have is a Gibson with some humbuckers, perhaps something more off kilter like a 70s Explorer or Flying V, except without the heavy metal adornments, a nice electric twelve string (perhaps a Jaguar more than Ric), and either an Alembic 5 string bass with all the knobs (like Entwistle played) or one of those funky Hamer 8 string basses, that Tom Peterssen of Cheap Trick and the guy from Kings X use.

I played one of those 8 string basses quite a few years ago and thought it sounded really cool, but I was dead broke with no way to even consider getting one. It would work real well in a trio setup to beef up the sound.

Oh yeah...one of these days I would like to get a decent acoustic.

earlnash, Saturday, 16 November 2002 12:39 (sixteen years ago) link

I have a Gibson SG (I guess it's standard, it doesn't have arms or anything) and a Yamaha 6-String which isn't the easiest acoustic I've ever played but sounds good... all I want is a Rickenbacker (6 or 12, I don't really mind) and a Jazzmaster. I also want strings for the Gibson actually.

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 10:28 (sixteen years ago) link

i want a rickenbacker 12 string. and a telecaster. but i am happy with with my fake les paul.

di smith (lucylurex), Wednesday, 27 November 2002 00:49 (sixteen years ago) link

I forgot about the Rickenbacker 12-string. Oh god, yes. I had one, once upon a time, but my father pawned it to pay the mortgage. Grrrrrrrrrr...

kate, Thursday, 28 November 2002 19:38 (sixteen years ago) link

I have a washburn XB-120, which I really like but is getting pretty beat down. I really need to get a new truss rod (stripped) and have the wiring re-soldered. I also have a Lotus p-copy which is great looking (silvery-grey with a silver mother of pearl guard) but weighs about 400 lbs and rattles badly.

I love the Washburn ABT basses, the force 4 or the T24 Taurus would be an awfully nice addition to the collection. I'd like a real p-bass instead of the lotus, preferably the black and emerald green one that Rachel Goswell plays, it is beautiful. Otherwise, I don't have any real guitar desires.

webcrack (music=crack), Sunday, 8 December 2002 00:59 (sixteen years ago) link

My friend Kate is related to the guy who designed the original Rick, and is apparently some kind of heir to his company. She's an amazing musician...but she doesn't play guitar! What's up with that?

Anyway, my dream guitar collection...

1 Jerry Jones electric sitar
1 cheesy-ass double-neck Gibson SG ala Jimmy Page
1 old, old Fender Tele (my uncle has a 60s model that is THE TOPS)
1 Parker Nite-fly (I know how stupid they look, but GOD THEY'RE SWEET)
1 guitorgan (a guitar with an organ-module built in; its got drawbars)
1 South African Oil-Tin Guitar (they sound SO cool!)
7 cheap-ass Squire Strats in different open tunings
and a partridge in a pair tree

nickalicious (nickalicious), Wednesday, 11 December 2002 20:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh, and that friend Kate isn't you Kate, but a different Kate.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Wednesday, 11 December 2002 20:10 (sixteen years ago) link

two years pass...
fenderjaguar
angus young gibson sg
gibsob sg standard
garrison g300 acoustic
fender tele
and one i made which has an alright sound and looks so cool

chiketychina, Sunday, 28 August 2005 02:48 (thirteen years ago) link

A kalashnikov rifle welded onto the body of a baby calf,
the tremolo arm screwed into its navel, causing it to scream when
notes are bended, the fretboard composed of ammo clips.

a hollow body telecaster style baritone composed of the bones of
a dead god (quetzlcoatl or ibis), with headstock made from the cross of the crucifiction (spear of longinus?). humbuckler pickups.

a solid gold double-guitar, diamonds and jagged pieces of glass embedded throughout, slicing
the player's hands if solos attempted.

fenson, Wednesday, 31 August 2005 20:25 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Jazzmaster
Tele
Strat (black with red tortoiseshell scratch plate a la Malkmus)
SG
Les Paul jr
Danelectro U2
Danelectro Bariton
Danelectro Hodad (the ones that look like Johhny Ramone's but with built in fx)
An old Gibson semi like what Howe Gelb plays (acoustic shape - not Casino or whatever)
Gretch Country Gent
Rickenbacker 12
various funny lookin' old catalogue guitars with crazy knobs and buttons
Burns thingy...

Stew (stew s), Saturday, 1 October 2005 15:00 (thirteen years ago) link

since getting an SG from ebay, i totally have all the guitars i ever dreamed about. huzzah!

all i want to do now is get MORE jaguars. then maul them all with new bits and modifications in unique ways. hurrah.

so anyway, the complete list:

fender jaguar, candy apple red, inc. headstock w/seymour duncan pickups
fender telecaster, electric blue metallicy colour (dunno the real name)
epiphone les paul, sunburst (which i HAD to get, cos it has TIGER STRIPES)
epiphone sheraton thingy, very dark earthy colours (mudburst?)
epiphone SG, black (left handed)

g-kit (g-kit), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 13:51 (thirteen years ago) link

Haha, Kate, I call my Dano "Daniel".

Roxymuzak, Mrs. Carbohydrate (roxymuzak), Thursday, 6 October 2005 16:01 (thirteen years ago) link

it's all about looks with me...

i would have one of these PRSs. so pretty
http://www.musicpark.com.au/Graphics/Guitar/PRS%20050204/PRS-3B.jpghttp://www.synergyguitars.com/images/Nik-Huber-Guitars.jpg


and yerrrr
http://www.beatwater.com/RICKENBACKER%20


ken c (ken c), Thursday, 6 October 2005 16:13 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah! nice final choice ken

Roxymuzak, Mrs. Carbohydrate (roxymuzak), Thursday, 6 October 2005 16:14 (thirteen years ago) link

'72 Tele Bass with the fuck off huge humbucker
Travis Bean
Musicman Sterling
Fender Bass VI
Danelectro DC Bass

plus new tuners and bridge for my P-Bass special so it stays in tune for more than 2 songs.


Ben Dot (1977), Thursday, 6 October 2005 16:17 (thirteen years ago) link

travis beans are awesome

Roxymuzak, Mrs. Carbohydrate (roxymuzak), Thursday, 6 October 2005 16:18 (thirteen years ago) link

lol i was hoping for some love for the shiny PRS!!

ken c (ken c), Thursday, 6 October 2005 16:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Now I have 2 of them, I'm a total nut for daisy rocks. In addition to what I have (stardust elite 6-string, stardust retro h 12-string) gimme:

stardust acoustic/electric flamed maple
venus
daisy artist
heartbreaker bass
retro h double neck

Other brands:

rickenbacker 381-12
kawai moonsault
one of those yamahas that looks kind of like a melted mosrite
gibson sg
ricky 4080 bass (i think its 4080 - the hollowbody four string he played before he joined spinal scream)
hofner violin bass
fender jaguar.

that's probably enough!?

Pashmina (Pashmina), Thursday, 6 October 2005 16:24 (thirteen years ago) link

There's only two I want...

Mosrite 12-string
Fender Bass VI

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Thursday, 6 October 2005 17:59 (thirteen years ago) link

My dream amp collection though...

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Thursday, 6 October 2005 18:00 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm not actually "into" guitars that much, but here are some that I like:
My current guitar is a cheapo ripoff of the Gibson 335 semihollowbody, and I love it, so I'd probably like the real thing, preferably in red.
There was a Fender Bronco at a used guitar store I went to this past weekend, it was pretty sweet.
And the custom guitars from Specimen are all pretty awesome:
http://www.specimenproducts.com/instru/gifs/hiphop.jpg
They make aluminum guitars too.

n/a (Nick A.), Thursday, 6 October 2005 18:06 (thirteen years ago) link

have 1 62 burns vista sonic 6 string and a 77 shurgold modulator

graham tilbrook, Thursday, 6 October 2005 22:56 (thirteen years ago) link

I wouldn't mind a Jaguar, especially having seen Kate's! I am a huge Tele fan, so wouldn't mind a top-of-the range one, or maybe one of those with 3 pick-ups (although it's not a *real* Tele to me).

A Les Paul would be nice, to see if I could get the authentic Marc Bolan sound.

Dr. C (Dr. C), Friday, 7 October 2005 12:24 (thirteen years ago) link

WTF @ this from Jon's post:

http://www.misterrecords.com/neptune/images/instruments_04.jpg

how heavy is that thing? It looks like it would take 2 people to lift it!

Pashmina (Pashmina), Friday, 7 October 2005 12:34 (thirteen years ago) link

Have you heard of The Mufftars?

Paranoid Spice (kate), Friday, 7 October 2005 12:51 (thirteen years ago) link

Pashima: I think its hollowbody! These are the guitars of Neptune who builds all their own equipment. Go look at the webpage (look at the image URLs). I'd describe them as sounding like Big Black meets Crash Worship. They have a second drummer who plays a 180 degree rack of saw blades and a keg.

Jonothong Williamsmang (ex machina), Friday, 7 October 2005 13:44 (thirteen years ago) link

The Mufftars *so* did this first:

http://www.bransoncourier.com/articlephotos/article_415_Doug_web_playing__the_Mufftar.jpg

Paranoid Spice (kate), Friday, 7 October 2005 13:54 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.daisyrock.com/images/products/butterfly/bf_artist_monarch_pop.jpg

I would like the bass version of this for super heavy kraut jamming (
PHASER + ONE OF THOSE DELAYS THAT YOU CAN PROGRAM DIFFERENT PATTERNS OVERLAPPING)

Jonothong Williamsmang (ex machina), Friday, 7 October 2005 14:11 (thirteen years ago) link

Has anyone seen those guitars that look like an M-16 and the "trigger" is a whammy bar?

Jonothong Williamsmang (ex machina), Friday, 7 October 2005 14:17 (thirteen years ago) link

You'd need balls of brass to be a guy & get away w/rocking the butterfly on stage. Even I'd draw the line at that one, and I'm probably going to bid on this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Daisy-Rock-Heartbreaker-Bass_W0QQitemZ7356041233QQcategoryZ4713QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Pashmina (Pashmina), Friday, 7 October 2005 14:24 (thirteen years ago) link

I like the sparkly one Hilary Duff has

Jonothong Williamsmang (ex machina), Friday, 7 October 2005 14:43 (thirteen years ago) link

I think I need to bid on this...

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-OLD-NORMA-STRAT-GUITAR-MIJ-60S-70S_W0QQitemZ7355971558QQcategoryZ2384QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I'm not sure what the fuck the guy was thinking when he listed strat in the item description, but still so fucking awesome.

John Justen (johnjusten), Friday, 7 October 2005 15:42 (thirteen years ago) link

it probably sounds awful, but i want one of these
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-Rogue-STR-1-Pro-ELECTRIC-Sitar-Guitar-Beatles_W0QQitemZ7357712594QQcategoryZ112677QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

zappi (joni), Thursday, 13 October 2005 12:34 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.willcuttguitars.com/images/453328-2.jpg

I'd love to gotten this very guitar as it has the best flametop I have ever seen in person.

earlnash, Thursday, 13 October 2005 18:56 (thirteen years ago) link

Zappi, if you want an electric sitar, you should look at one of these. They basically sound the same because the sympathetic strings on the bigger model don't really do much. Plus it's cheaper and I think better looking.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Thursday, 13 October 2005 19:27 (thirteen years ago) link

aw, i was thinking that you could play it but only keep the sympathetic strings pickup on, it would be like joining Alice Coltranes backing band! and i think the Rogue is more charming in its own clunky way - rogueish good looks.

zappi (joni), Friday, 14 October 2005 11:22 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...
I want a early 70s Fender J bass

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 10 May 2007 00:34 (twelve years ago) link

i have a bunch of shit already.

but i still want a faded flying v, a faded les paul special, and an ampeg dan armstrong. and maybe a (nicer) acoustic.

horrid bluegrass clicktrack, Thursday, 10 May 2007 01:57 (twelve years ago) link

My collection is pretty good these days as I have become such a guitar gear whore in the past few years. I've got the Gibson humbucker guitars well covered now. The ones I would covet these days:

Fender Jazzmaster
Gibson Les Paul or SG w/P90s
Gibson Firebird or Les Paul Deluxe w/minihumbuckers
Gibson 335, 175 or a hollow/semihollow guitar

earlnash, Thursday, 10 May 2007 22:42 (twelve years ago) link

I want a Fender Jag, A Rickey (same model Paul Weller Used) and possibly a Mustang.

Dr.C, Friday, 11 May 2007 19:28 (twelve years ago) link

"same model paul weller used" - ricky 330.

Pashmina, Friday, 11 May 2007 22:23 (twelve years ago) link

Oh ta - I thought 620 for some reason.

Dr.C, Sunday, 13 May 2007 22:11 (twelve years ago) link

he had a few 300 series ones... don't recall any solid bodies however.

horrid bluegrass clicktrack, Monday, 14 May 2007 09:39 (twelve years ago) link

audition were japanese manufactured, mid-late 60s, and from what i've seen of 'em just look a lot like a lot of the other wonky cheap guitars from the time that would look at home in hound dog taylor's hands. i'm a total blank slate on that stuff though so idk if that's totally broad. i mean i don't even know what questions to ask tbh.

arby's, Tuesday, 7 December 2010 03:01 (eight years ago) link

ok so this is sort of leading me out of the fog, at least somewhat, in terms of brandname webbing and why i felt like i was seeing similar models with different brand names, and yah the whole dearmond/rowe industries thing was kind of a slap to own face once i actually, like, thought about it. still sort of confused as to specifics i guess. like for example, what harmony, idk, as an entity were and did exactly. they manufactured stuff for fender? weird?

see idk what questions to ask even, like i'm aware of all these bazillions of brands, but only as isolated points in a void...who the hell were eko...whats up with...see i'm not even gonna get started. my knowledge retention is a tenuous thing anyway and i'm currently plodding through development of the guitar e.g. weird reniasance vihuela de mano and four course etc blah, it's sort of weird thinking about modern guitars tbh.

arby's, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 03:52 (eight years ago) link

aaggghh why did that happen

i am bad at ilx

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:16 (eight years ago) link

http://www.ccdb.gea.nom.br/023_contrabaixo_raul-erasmo.jpg

the fuck i can't have this bass fuck you you fuck fuck you!

i wish i could read Portuguese

― a weird clown in the dark (arby's), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 02:31 (1 week ago)

What on earth is that thing? It's...beautiful. I want one.

Pashmina, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:24 (eight years ago) link

Looks like something that would be stashed in the 60's TV series Batcave. Also it's got a separate single coil pickup for each string, mounted at 90 degrees!

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:37 (eight years ago) link

man both editions of those guitar stories books are very expensive!! and exactly the sort of thing i'm looking for :(

that bass was built by CCDB of Os Mutantes!

and i want it, really really badly.

arby's, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 23:13 (eight years ago) link

and seperate on/on switches for each pickup? but only two knobs? i can't tell what's going on with that lower plate.

arby's, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 23:16 (eight years ago) link

Google Translate really mangles Portuguese.
From the picture, it looks like:

  • Just below the strings - four slide switches and two knobs. All of the switches seem to be up, so impossible to tell if they're plain on/off or on/off/on allowing for phase reverse. Assuming that the two knobs are vol and tone?
  • On the triangular control plate - two Fender Jaguar style thumbwheels? Vol and tone again? Also seems to be a 1/4" jack socket.
  • Above the strings - another slide switch, maybe some kind of JM/Jag style rhythm/solo dual circuit?
Maybe there's something under Erasmo's hand as well.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 23:45 (eight years ago) link

Actually the four switches can be two way and still allow phase reverse.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 23:47 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/14427_10151335843784744_636880072_n.jpg

While I don't usually care very much for burst finishes or flame tops, the light blue binding really makes this for me. But in this case, I can sorta imagine a blonde bikini girl slowly drifting across the top on an inflatable raft.

how's life, Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:15 (six years ago) link

after playing my brother's Fender-scale guitar, I think I want one; it just felt easier to play than my Gibson (nb: I fucking love my Gibson, step off)

I loves you, PORGI (DJP), Monday, 26 November 2012 17:37 (six years ago) link

GAS begins...

Paul McCartney, the Gary Barlow of The Beatles (snoball), Monday, 26 November 2012 18:51 (six years ago) link

What gauge strings on that Fender? Longer scale length is generally considered "harder," all things being equal. I mean, GAS needs no excuse or apology but if what you're looking for is "easier" then a decent pro setup and/or lighter strings will change things up on your current guitar in a hurry.

sug life (rogermexico.), Monday, 26 November 2012 18:57 (six years ago) link

lol like I have any clue what gauge strings are on my own guitar, let alone anyone else's

I loves you, PORGI (DJP), Monday, 26 November 2012 19:16 (six years ago) link

I find that having a longer-scale length is more comfortable, actually.

how's life, Monday, 26 November 2012 19:25 (six years ago) link

Like, I feel like I have a little more room to make chords on a longer neck. My fingers would get a little crowded on my old LP.

how's life, Monday, 26 November 2012 19:29 (six years ago) link

Totally not arguing that point an it's why I kept "harder" and "easier" in quotes. One player's "stiff" is another's "precise," etc etc

sug life (rogermexico.), Monday, 26 November 2012 20:20 (six years ago) link

it seemed easier to make barre chords on his guitar, for one thing

I loves you, PORGI (DJP), Monday, 26 November 2012 20:21 (six years ago) link

That could be down to fretboard width and radius, as well as scale length.

Paul McCartney, the Gary Barlow of The Beatles (snoball), Monday, 26 November 2012 20:28 (six years ago) link

Or action at the nut (har har), which any qualified tech can def improve for you.

Impossible to Web-MD this without knowing exactly which model you played.

sug life (rogermexico.), Monday, 26 November 2012 20:35 (six years ago) link

well, mine is Gibson Epiphone limited edition Riviera Custom P93

his is an Antigua Fender Telecaster

I loves you, PORGI (DJP), Monday, 26 November 2012 20:39 (six years ago) link

the Tele:
fretboard radius - 7.25"
scale length - 25.5"
nut width - 1.650"
U shape neck
not specified, but Teles usually ship with 9 gauge strings?

the Epi:
fretboard radius - 12"
scale length - 24.75"
nut width - 1.68"
C shape neck
shipped with 10 gauge strings

Paul McCartney, the Gary Barlow of The Beatles (snoball), Monday, 26 November 2012 20:57 (six years ago) link

The smaller fret radius, slightly narrow neck, and it's U shaped back go a way to explaining why barre chords are a little bit easier on the Tele.

Paul McCartney, the Gary Barlow of The Beatles (snoball), Monday, 26 November 2012 20:58 (six years ago) link

i know what it means but the acronym GAS is the weirdest thing to catch on in internet guitar communities. and the capitalization. all these old men shouting that they don't just have gas they have GAS.

my guess is the combination of radius and nut width. 1/16" in width doesn't sound like much but it makes a big difference in feel.

arby's, Monday, 26 November 2012 21:05 (six years ago) link

er i guess more like 1/32" difference in this case but anyway

arby's, Monday, 26 November 2012 21:05 (six years ago) link

ok i'll bite, what is GAS

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 26 November 2012 21:11 (six years ago) link

Gear Acquisition Syndrome

Paul McCartney, the Gary Barlow of The Beatles (snoball), Monday, 26 November 2012 21:13 (six years ago) link

the tendency to focus on buying guitar equipment over actually playing guitar. i hate the term too though.

how's life, Monday, 26 November 2012 21:15 (six years ago) link

Excessive GAS takes time away from playing the guitar (synth/drums/camera/etc.), but very mild GAS can help someone to focus in on what they want out of their instrument.

Paul McCartney, the Gary Barlow of The Beatles (snoball), Monday, 26 November 2012 21:30 (six years ago) link

if that instrument is "butt trumpet"

how's life, Monday, 26 November 2012 21:37 (six years ago) link

two years pass...
seven months pass...

http://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/products/dunable-yeti-worn-black-serial-1613

this is a very very pretty guitar with a terrible headstock logo

Immediate Follower (NA), Monday, 21 March 2016 20:53 (three years ago) link

if that link dies eventually, I am referring to this guitar (but made out of darker wood): https://dunableguitars.com/?page_id=998

Immediate Follower (NA), Monday, 21 March 2016 20:54 (three years ago) link

you're not kidding - that logo is a crime

Upset by racist left wingers calling me an egg (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 21 March 2016 20:59 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

My only electric axe for a while has been a cheapo Johnson solara -- I actually like the way it plays and the tone, but I'm looking to upgrade to something similar but more gigworthy. I was looking at the Guild Bluesbird, which I'm seeing (the more recent ones, not the 70s models) in the $700-1000 range. I'm also seeing DeArmond bluesbird models closer to $500. Is it worth spending more for the Guild? The DeArmond I was looking at happens to have a cool-ass D tailpiece that's a little more distinctive than the guild, fwiw.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 24 May 2019 16:33 (one month ago) link

People seem to like the DeArmonds (though a little more love for the set-neck versions than the later bolt-on ones.) Latter-day (post-Fender) Guilds (which I assume is the Guild you mean here) are spoken well of, too, but people don’t seem to fall in love with them.

I had a big Jones on for a DeArmond M-77T, just liked the look of them. I had a chance to play an M-75 (earlier model, no Bigsby) and wasn’t 100% taken with it, although it seemed fine for the price.

If you can demo them both, do it! Looks are a huge deal in an instrument, IMO. Nothing to be ashamed of.

I hope I get a chance to play a Guild S-300 sometime... and I hope I don’t like it. Because based on looks alone I’ve been wanting one BAD. In white, pls, with the chrome stock pickups, not those hard-rock DiMarzios.

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Thursday, 6 June 2019 01:49 (one month ago) link

I'd think some of those Hagstrom reissues might be in your wheelhouse style wise.

earlnash, Friday, 7 June 2019 00:46 (one month ago) link

I kind of regret not picking up the Paul Westerberg First Act guitar when it was released but maybe I will see it around for like <$50 somewhere. I haven't played in several years so I should sell my guitars but I guess somehow they bring me joy (thx Marie Kondo).

My dream guitar would still be a vintage Gretsch hollowbody (not picky). I still have a rickenbacker330, jazzmaster 62 reissue and this crazy magenta glittertop les paul that my dad got for me when I was 15.

Yerac, Friday, 7 June 2019 00:59 (one month ago) link

whoops jaguar not jazzmaster.

Yerac, Friday, 7 June 2019 01:03 (one month ago) link

i still want three electrics although i don't play enough or have enough space to justify them. getting an upgraded japanese jag reissue last year does mean i have one electric that really kicks ass. but i'd still love to get these:

1. a reissue jazzmaster with early specs--sunburst, gold anodized guard, 50s logo.
2. a goldtop les paul with p-90s like the one clay tarver plays with chavez
3. a really resonant tele with a massive maple neck, probably white blonde

call all destroyer, Friday, 7 June 2019 01:11 (one month ago) link

I got the jetglo rickenbacker primarily because it was the a color choice for Peter Buck, Carrie Brownstein and Paul Weller. I can't remember why I got a white jaguar. I think maybe because I thought I needed a more elegant color. I got the jaguar over the jazzmaster because short arms. The les paul color is so embarrassing but that guitar is so comfy to play. I also always wanted a Danelectro seafoam guitar but mostly just because of the aesthetics.

Yerac, Friday, 7 June 2019 01:22 (one month ago) link

At some point I'm going to buy an EGC500. Also I'd like a Moog guitar but I wouldn't spend for it.

Sassy Boutonnière (ledriver), Friday, 7 June 2019 08:35 (one month ago) link

I'd really like a Dean Razorback, preferrably with lightning bolts on it, although an explosion would do. But until then, I will get by with my G&L ASAT. Can't fuck with teles, imo. Kinda want something with P90s in it too. I have a G&L Fallout, but I never really got along with the body shape.

As far as basses go, I'm more inclined toward an opposite aesthetic. Interested in trying out an Epiphone Jack Casady or Guild Starfire.

☮ (peace, man), Friday, 7 June 2019 11:14 (one month ago) link

Could put some humbucker-shaped P90s in the imaginary Razorback, I guess.

☮ (peace, man), Friday, 7 June 2019 11:16 (one month ago) link

I have an Epiphone '56 Goldtop reissue with Fralin noise-cancelling P-90s, sounds great.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 June 2019 11:57 (one month ago) link

I bought an unfinished body and neck for a Jazzblaster like Lee Ranaldo but I can't decide what color to have it painted

Olympic white + a fancy pants tortoiseshell guard is a leading option:
https://spitfiretortoiseshellpickguards.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/img_3757.jpg?w=2000&h=1334
but with shiny humbuckers instead of the ivory JM pickups

or charcoal frost, with either fancy tortoiseshell or mint:
https://spitfiretortoiseshellpickguards.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/nick-bock-copy.jpg

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Saturday, 8 June 2019 02:40 (one month ago) link

Got my dream guitar yesterday. You’ll laugh at how modest a dream it was - I’ve wanted a mid 80s Ibanez Roadstar for years ever since learning that my all time favorite guitar sound, that on Meat Puppets’ Up On The Sun, was not Curt Kirkwood’s characteristic Gibson LP but rather a Roadstar he’d just gotten.

Been in the twin cities for over a week bc my mom is in the hospital and the guitar center in maple grove had a used one for $350 (cream color) and I drove her car out there and played it and loved it and bought it.

It’s not perfect (e string likes to slip off the feet edge a bit) but it’s perfect.

(Note: the other part of the up on the sun gtr recipe per Curt K was one of those Tom Scholz Rockman thingies - do they make some kind of clone of that these days?)

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 8 June 2019 22:10 (one month ago) link


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