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  • Your Ultimate Guitar

     What would you consider to be your "ultimate " guitar ?

     I started desiging mine and it ended up being very much like the Gibson ES-390

    ES-390

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  • #2
    A richenbacker 4001 converted to a guitar.

    Or more realistically, a alexi laiho v with the and ibanez ballbearing tremolo, YJM pots, coil splitting, a scalloped fretboard. and it must be made from bubinga with a red wine finish or spalted maple with a purpleheart veneer in it for the striped bevel
    Big rocks got stacked on top of each other. Is this proof of alien life? Yes it is

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    • BydoEmpire
      BydoEmpire commented
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      Already have my #1 ultimate guitar, but a close second is a Suhr standard arch top, like this one: http://www.suhr.com/gotw-week38-day3.html

      Suhr Carve Archtop

       

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    • Bucksstudent
      Bucksstudent commented
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      Alexilaiho wrote:
      A richenbacker 4001 converted to a guitar.

      Or more realistically, a alexi laiho v with the and ibanez ballbearing tremolo, YJM pots, coil splitting, a scalloped fretboard. and it must be made from bubinga with a red wine finish or spalted maple with a purpleheart veneer in it for the striped bevel

      Rickenbacker did make a series based on their bass design. It didn't last long.


  • #3
    Probably the Gibson ES-339, just as it is. I've got one, and it's everything I want in a guitar.

    Of course I also enjoy the other guitars in my collection, especially my Jazzmaster and my Les Pauls, but if I had to pick one, ot would be the 339.
    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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    • #4

      25.5 scale 24 fret neck-thru with a stratish style hardtail semi-hollow body with one f-hole, back-routed.  Neck Gibson 59 profile with compound radius ebony fretboard, medium jumbo frets, five piece construction with maple & purpleheart.  3x3 headstock with a volute in back.  Walnut "wings" on the body, bubinga top cap.  S-H-H pickups, humbuckers coil spilttable with mini-switches.  Strat control layout with master volume and two tone controls.  Hopefully weighs in at 9 pounds or less. 

      Yeah, nothing like that in production that I know of.  The closest non-complete custom is to get a Carvin DC 145, but that has an H-S-H layout, is a solid body with no volute, no purpleheart, and it would come in at nearly the same price as going complete custom.  I could put something together from Warmoth using a neck contour cut, but I'm not sure it would give me the upper fret access I'd like up the neck.

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      • Pine Apple Slim
        Pine Apple Slim commented
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        No one guitar does it for me. If I gotta have just one, gimme a decent Tele and I'll call it a day.

        But if we are fantasizing....

         


      • BydoEmpire
        BydoEmpire commented
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        PurpleTrails wrote:

        25.5 scale 24 fret neck-thru with a stratish style hardtail semi-hollow body with one f-hole, back-routed.  Neck Gibson 59 profile with compound radius ebony fretboard, medium jumbo frets, five piece construction with maple & purpleheart.  3x3 headstock with a volute in back.  Walnut "wings" on the body, bubinga top cap.  S-H-H pickups, humbuckers coil spilttable with mini-switches.  Strat control layout with master volume and two tone controls.  Hopefully weighs in at 9 pounds or less. 

        Yeah, nothing like that in production that I know of.  The closest non-complete custom is to get a Carvin DC 145, but that has an H-S-H layout, is a solid body with no volute, no purpleheart, and it would come in at nearly the same price as going complete custom.  I could put something together from Warmoth using a neck contour cut, but I'm not sure it would give me the upper fret access I'd like up the neck.


        Suhr set-neck modern can get you pretty much everything except the 3x3 headstock.  Can you 'option 50' the HSS configuration for a DC 145?


    • #5

      My 50th Anniversary Stratocaster is my dream guitar its full of win! 

       

       

      Check out my guitar lessons at www.joesguitarlessons.com

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      • #6
        Sound wise: the perfect guitar for me is a Telecaster.

        Feel wise: a Strat.
        Guitars:G&L Tribute ASAT Classic BluesboyFender 50th Anniversary Strat, Classic 50s Telecaster, and others.Pedals:Pitchblack>EP Booster>Classic 108 Fuzz> SD-1>OCD>Keeley Rat>Hoof>DLS MKiii>Small Stone>TR-2>Flashback>Spring TheoryAmp:Peavey Delta Blues

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        • #7
          @reverberlayed

          So basically, you just need a Tele with the forearm and back contours.
          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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          • Pine Apple Slim
            Pine Apple Slim commented
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            kayd_mon wrote:
            @reverberlayed

            So basically, you just need a Tele with the forearm and back contours.

            Or a Strat with tele pickups and bridge.

             


        • #8
          @kayd_mon Basically, although I've never played one. Sounds like it would be good.
          Guitars:G&L Tribute ASAT Classic BluesboyFender 50th Anniversary Strat, Classic 50s Telecaster, and others.Pedals:Pitchblack>EP Booster>Classic 108 Fuzz> SD-1>OCD>Keeley Rat>Hoof>DLS MKiii>Small Stone>TR-2>Flashback>Spring TheoryAmp:Peavey Delta Blues

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          • J Backlund
            J Backlund commented
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            Perhaps surprisingly to some, nothing exotic, or even remotely rare for me.

            The guitar(s) that would very likely keep me interested and probably help me to advance as a player would definately be a Taylor 12 string acoustic/electric and a Taylor 414CE 6 string. Other than those two, the only electric I feel I would need to own would be a classic blackguard Fender Telecaster.



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