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M Tracy
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Lafayette IN

Mar 20th, 2017 10:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Warmoth partscaster. Hardtail and Rumplestiltskin pickups. Red flake finish. Light weight, sounds good and stays in tune.

Red strat

Roger Ball
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Canada

New guitars, old amps. Perfect.
Mar 20th, 2017 01:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My No.1 for gigging is my 2007 Vintage Hot Rod '52 Telecaster. It plays and sounds great. I love the light weight and the neck shape. The SD mini neck pup is lovely.

For home practice I have quite a few that I play for a few weeks at a time until I change to something else. Just to keep them happy.

RicOkc

Nicoma Park, OK.

"Let the music do the talking"
Mar 20th, 2017 02:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

'95 American Standard Stratocaster, Sonic Blue.

Original owner, Schaller locking tuners, Fender HN pups (mid & neck), SD JB Jr.(bridge), Blade Runner trem., Pearloid pickguard & tuning keys, Earvana nut.



stinger22

USA

Mar 20th, 2017 07:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My 2011 Strat rosewood with Fat 50's.

Why?

Because it's the last one I played.

009
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USA

Mar 20th, 2017 07:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As a superficial hack, I tend to be somewhat promiscuous with my guitars, usually favoring one of my last couple of purchases. The one sitting in a stand next to my desk in my man cave is a really Orange Danelectro M'59 NOS -- popular with Buddhist Monks worldwide. I bought it used and it arrive set up supremely well. I am still surprised how loud it is unplugged - almost like a thin semi-hollow. Who knew plywood could be so resonant?

(This message was last edited by 009 at 08:41 AM, Mar 21st, 2017)

Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Mar 20th, 2017 07:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

M Tracy - LOL!!! Do you wear those ruby clogs when you gig???

It would be interesting trying to work the pedal board!

Peegoo
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The spotlight

looks like a prison break
Mar 20th, 2017 09:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There's NO place like home!

M Tracy
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Lafayette IN

Mar 21st, 2017 04:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I sparkled the clogs as a joke/experiment. I can barely get them on, they work with a wah but not so well with all those micro pedals on my board. I did a tambourine as well.

Tony Salieri

Houston, Texas

I'm a tone deaf hack.
Mar 21st, 2017 12:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As a living room plinker who most likely will never reach the level of appreciating subtle differences in guitars (Maple fb v. RW fb? What, they're supposed to sound different?), I'll go with what I consider to be the best of my inexpensive electric guitars:

Fernandes LE-2, a MIJ stratocopy. Supposedly the equivalent of a very similarly equipped MIJ Fender Stratocaster (don't ask me). The only "mod" is a Greasy Groove Mojo Moon pickguard.

Charlie Macon
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Austin, Texas

Yeeeehaaaa!
Mar 21st, 2017 03:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The other day I played geetar with a bunch of old friends I'd not played with in years. Brought my Epiphone Casino, as being rusty in jamming with good musicians, I wanted to 'blend' and not stand out.

I immediately wished I'd brought my old favorite, the 1983 Telecaster. It just sounds wonderful, and I missed not having its bright cheerful presence.

In summary: 1983 Fender Telecaster

RainboGuy

USA/Wisconsin

Ike Turner is my guitar hero!
Mar 21st, 2017 05:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My number 1 guitar is a '96 50th Anniversary '52 Telecaster Reissue.

The guitar is a "Ringer" and resonates beautifully with perfect pickups that give you that Old-School Fender Tele Chime!

The neck has perfectly relic'd with checking all over the nitro and substantial "playing wear" on the back of the neck and the Maple Fretboard.

As a huge Plus, the back is autographed to me by the Blues Brothers Band...luckily I got to meet them in April of 2007. Jim Belushi was on tour with Dan Akroyd and the House of Blues House Band and they were FABULOUS!

This is one guitar that ain't goin' nowhere!

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olde New England

If you can't play good, play loud
Mar 23rd, 2017 12:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Normally my number 1, my '91 AmStd Tele is in pieces right now, having the body painted Ice Blue Metallic. I had a complete fret job done last fall but it still isn't right so I'll have it fine-tuned after I put it back together.

Meanwhile, my 2010-ish MIM Strat is doing the bulk of the work. I use a variety of guitars for band practice and at home, but the Strat covers pretty much the spectrum of tones I need to play through our repertoire at gigs.
Like celius, the MIM neck can be a bit finicky, so I'm always fiddling with the action and such. But the Strat is a workhorse, and may make it worth investing in a US made Strat. I don't recall having instability issues with my old AmStd Strat.

6L6
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San Francisco, CA

Mar 23rd, 2017 06:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My 1960 Harmony Meteor is my all time fav electric.

Those DeArmond "Gold Foil" pups coupled with the hollow box make for THICK THICK THICK TONE!!!!

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My 1960 Harmony Meteor

(This message was last edited by 6L6 at 12:36 AM, Apr 24th, 2017)

Mark From Hawaii
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The Aloha State, USA

only cowboys stay in tune after all
Mar 25th, 2017 01:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I keep on going to my PRS Custom 24. Electronics are smooth and quiet, it plays like a dream everywhere on the neck, I can get stratty tones in the 2 and 4 positions, no trem issues, and fat without being muddy in the full humbucker bridge and rhythm positions.

I also love my '62 RI Strat and VooDoo Strat but my #1 choice is the PRS.

This One

ninworks
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Tennessee

Too Much GAS
Mar 25th, 2017 08:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Because it's white and it's gold, it's Gibson, and it's old.

This is the guitar I learned to play well on. It's the one that made me want to play, and play a lot. Even now, I have trouble putting it down.

This one

(This message was last edited by ninworks at 10:43 PM, Mar 25th, 2017)

RainboGuy

USA/Wisconsin

Ike Turner is my guitar hero!
Mar 26th, 2017 06:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

ninworks:

That is one BEAUTIFUL guitar!

jay1vinton

Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Jun 7th, 2017 03:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have two that will probably always be my favorites while in my care. My 95 AM Standard strat,which has had more work done to it than the value of the instrument itself, and my 04 PRS McCarty, which I love for it's fit and finish and tones. The rest are hangers and "mood' guitars, as in, when I'm in the mood to play them. I really should sell the lot as these two are the most played.

RDR
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I tried to think

but nothing happened!
Jun 7th, 2017 03:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For the next month, I'm sure it will be my new Les Paul 2017T in Satin Gold, which is being delivered TOMORROW!!!

Leftee
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VA

Jun 7th, 2017 08:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was the first responder in this thread. But I need to update my answer.

My Les Paul.

jellybones
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Chicago-ish

Live clean, let your works be seen.
Jun 7th, 2017 08:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a lefty MIJ '50s Telecaster that I love like one of my children. Gorgeous dark maple neck with lots of dark grain. Fits my hand perfectly. I upgraded the pickups. When I play it thru my Rivera 5512, it sings.

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