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  • What were your main guitars throughout the years? What is it now?

    We all know our #1 axe changes from one to another or at least I'm some cases. Here are mine in chronological order:
    Gibson LS6 (tried to like it but no dice)
    Partscaster (with 3 filtertrons and a Bigsby)
    Peavey Patriot (had a Kahler that was great)
    Heavily modded Les Paul copy
    Peavey T-15
    Peavey T-60
    And last but not least a Ibanez Studio ST-50.

  • #2

    1966 Gibson 335,66 345, 67 SG custom ,70 LP deluxe , 76 Explorer,60's Eds  1275, 79 BC Rich Mockingbird 1985 Jackson Soloist.

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    • Bucksstudent
      Bucksstudent commented
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      I used my Gibson SG Special Faded from 2005 to about 2008 as my main guitar, but I used on more of my recorded songs than any other guitar to date.

      Right now, I'm playing my Epi Les Paul Custom and DeArmond M-70 the most. I pulled out the SG last night and was still impressed by the sound.

  • #3
    Lol my main guitars were always on the odd side. Guess that ain't too bad.

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    • #4
      Kramer Pacer Special ('89-92)
      Kramer Focus 6000 ('92-94)
      Hamer Special P90 ('94-01)
      Hamer Artist P90 ('01-03)
      Fender AVRI '57 Strat ('03-'09)
      Hamer Special Custom ('10-13)
      Guild Starfire IV (current)

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      • #5

        This is pretty easy for me:

        • A '70s Japanese pawnshop model, 1979 - '83
        • Gibson The Paul, '83 - '85
        • Westone Paduak I, '85 - '86
        • Fender Contemporary Telecaster, '86 - present

         

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        • #6
          A Silvertone Strat copy the first five years of playing. And a Fender Strat the last ten.

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          • #7

            An MIM Strat. That was a big mistake, I wish I had picked up a nice Les Paul copy.

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            • #8
              In what ways jpnyc?

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              • Bucksstudent
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                Mr.scary96 wrote:
                In what ways jpnyc?

                A band featuring Justin Timberlake and Lance Bass.


            • #9
              Aria Pro II Fullerton (first guitar)
              MIM Strat
              Epiphone Dot
              Hamer Duotone
              Fender partscaster
              Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
              Fender Jazzmaster
              PRS SE Custom 24
              Gibson ES-339
              Gibson Les Paul Special Jr

              Currently, I'm playing the last two on the list. The Jazzmaster, PRS SE, and Les Paul Studio Faded still get heavy rotation
              Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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              • mbengs1
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                Fernando Stratocaster (Korean strat copy) I put a super distortion pickup and sounded ok.
                Kramer Flying V
                Fender Strat Plus
                Ibanez RG550
                Ibanez JEM7VWH

            • #10

              '64 Strat

              60s Les Paul Deluxe

              Late 70s BC Rich Mockingbird

              80s Strat Plus

              '91 PRS Artist

              '06 Les Paul Standard

              All were main guitars when I was a working musician except the Les Paul STD which has been my main 'retirement from paying gigs' guitar.

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              • gardo
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                 a cheap Japanese  solidbody 

                a banjo for a while

                Korean made Harmony Sovereign acoustic

                Hondo es-335 clone

                Gretsch Clipper

                Epiphone Zephyr Regent

                I don't have a main axe today but constantly rotate several


            • #11

              Once a photographer was asked "how many cameras do you have in your collection?

              He replied "Just one, I'm a professional "

              (it was a Nikon for the curious)

               

              As a largely amateur guitarist I have about 10 but the Mark 1  Peavey Falcon has always been the sun around which the rest orbit

               

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              • gardo
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                Chordite wrote:

                Once a photographer was asked "how many cameras do you have in your collection?

                He replied "Just one, I'm a professional "

                (it was a Nikon for the curious)

                 

                As a largely amateur guitarist I have about 10 but the Mark 1  Peavey Falcon has always been the sun around which the rest orbit

                 


                 Did you hear about the golfer with one club?  ............ I didn't think so


            • #12
              I'll be that photographer has cases full of different lenses for that camera!

              I suppose one could make it happen with one guitar and selection of amps and pedals.
              Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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              • billybilly
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                I played a deep bowl 1971 Ovation Legend for 15 years.  I've only played electric for 8 years so it wins hands down.


              • onelife
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                kayd\_mon wrote:

                I suppose one could make it happen with one guitar and selection of amps and pedals.

                I know players that can do it with one guitar and one amp.

                In the right hands, a 335 and a Twin can cover just about anything.

                335

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            • #13
              Now I rotate between my Peavey T-15 (best guitar I bought for under $200) and my Ibanez ST-50 tuned to standard e except the high e is tuned down to d

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              • #14

                2000 MIA Lonestar strat: up to 2011 or so

                Alpine white LP studio with ebony board: shares time with the strat, depending on song and mood since I picked it up in 2011

                 

                 

                 

                My real No. 1, though, is a 1974 Martin D-18.  I am the original owner, but I've only had it since 1985.

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                • BydoEmpire
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                  Traded up from bad guitar to bad guitar until I got a Dean ML Baby after a few years.  It was pretty cool, and used it through about half of college.  One summer I saved enough to get a Jackson Dinky Reverse, which I owned until a couple years ago.  That was my main guitar for a few year, and through my first couple bands.  Eventually I got an SRV strat (96), which I loved and was my #1 for a long time.  Sold it earlier this year... The SRV traded places with a Frankentele I bought online - it had a '72 Custom neck and no-name body w/ the finish stripped.  Put a hot rails in the bridge and it screamed.  Loved that guitar.  The tele & my SRV were #1s for a long time until a couple years ago I bought my Suhr set neck modern.  That was my dream guitar and it's my current #1.  I have two others which I really like, but the Suhr is still my 'main' guitar.

                  My main acoustics were my wife's Takamine Jon Jorgenson (still have), and my National Tricone resonator (sold to help fund the Sunr).


                • billybilly
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                  PurpleTrails wrote:

                  My real No. 1, though, is a 1974 Martin D-18.  I am the original owner, but I've only had it since 1985.


                  How does that work?  Did it sit in a shop for 11 years?


              • #15
                6down1togo what was your ST-50 like?

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                • 6down1togo
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                  Mr.scary96 wrote:
                  6down1togo what was your ST-50 like?


                  Really nice solid guitar. It was sunburst with Ibanez V2 (V2Jr? can't remember). The neck was really wide and beefy. I wasn't so keen on fretborad radius configurations, but I remeber it was really wide and flat. It had the Gibraltar bridge and the quick change stop tailpiece (slotted). I changed the bridge pickup out to a Dimarzio Super Distortion and played it through a Kustom K150 bass head and a bandmaster bottom. It was really a nice guitar.



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