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  • What's your "guilty pleasure" guitar make/model?

    Keeping this on topic and appropriate for general audiences...

    what particular brand or model guitar that you really admire/appreciate/covet/etc. that you keep "on the down-low"?

    for me, it's the Ibanez super-strat type RG or Saber or Radius series.  I also really have this weird spot in my heart for the Jem, Universe and JS series.  all of these models really do fly in the face of what I tend to look for in a guitar (hard-tail or vintage-style trem, thick neck carve, decidedly traditional look/feel, etc.).  still, i get that little pitter-patter in my heart when i see an Ibanez rootbeer Jem or something with pyramid inlays.  and if it's a custom series graphics?  well, look out... i'm smitten.

    OK.  enough of my "perversion".  how about you?  what is that one guitar brand or model that has you by the heart-strings in the privacy of your own room? 

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    I should get you and my friend Jeff together. He's the best guitarist I personally know, and I know quite a few. He loves his Ibanez Jem, and I tease him about it incessantly. It was his main axe for quite a while, but lately he's moved on to the Moog Paul Vo guitar.

     

    Lately, my guilty pleasure has been old Kay and Harmony guitars. I know it's a hipster thing to like, but there are some really cool designs, and they're fun to play. Some are well-made, some not so much.

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    • GreatDane
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      Special J wrote:

      I should get you and my friend Jeff together. He's the best guitarist I personally know, and I know quite a few. He loves his Ibanez Jem, and I tease him about it incessantly. It was his main axe for quite a while, but lately he's moved on to the Moog Paul Vo guitar.

       

      Lately, my guilty pleasure has been old Kay and Harmony guitars. I know it's a hipster thing to like, but there are some really cool designs, and they're fun to play. Some are well-made, some not so much.


      that could be a dangerous friend-connection.  i don't think i'd ever own a Jem; i'd be too self-aware to enjoy any performance i had with that thing strapped to me.  but damnit if i don't click on every for-sale ad involving something Ibanez from the 80s or 90s.  and i'm not even much beyond a casual fan of steve vai.  go figure...


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    I'm not a fan of the necks and the price tag scares me off, but my guilty pleasure is a Gretsch White or Black Falcon with a Bigsby.  There's something so 50's cool about those guitars.

    Gretsch White Falcon

     

    The Jackson PC-1 is my other guilty pleasure, despite the fact that (a) I hate Floyd Roses, (b) I've never liked Def Leppard and (c) the price tag scares me off.  However, it annoys me no end that the neck on the production model isn't as fat as on Phil's personal instruments.  I prefer a beefy neck. 

     

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    • gardo
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      The guy who got me into guitars back in the 70's had what I have always connsidered THE guitar. It was  about a 1948 Martin D-18.

        So for me it is Vintage D-18's

       I just can't bring myself to pay for one.


  • #4
    I am no fan of Kiss, metal or pointy guitars, but I do hanker after an Iceman.

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    • xrleroyx
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      7-strings for teh brootz and djent.

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    • #6

      GreatDane wrote:

      Keeping this on topic and appropriate for general audiences...

      what particular brand or model guitar that you really admire/appreciate/covet/etc. that you keep "on the down-low"?

      for me, it's the Ibanez super-strat type RG or Saber or Radius series.


      I don't really have a "guilty pleasure" guitar, but I have a Radius! It's an '88, bought it new, and it was my #1 from '88 to '96, when I bought my Carvin.

      Ibanez

       

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      • Marko
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        If I were going to have one, it would be

    • #7

      The first electric that I ever bought was a V, so i've always had a soft spot for them... & currently own 5!

      I've also always had a thing for Steinbergers ever since playing a GM in a local music shop some time in the late 80's.

      For that matter, I grew up in the 80's, so I've always loved pretty much any version of a 'super-strat'.

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      • axegrinder
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        It wouldn't have been a guilty pleasure when I was a kid, but I very much fancied V's and Dean ML's back in the 80's.  That attraction has evolved into wanting a an MSG black n white Gibson V replica... not the current Dean sig.  And yes I'd feel a bit silly playing out with that unless I flukishly ended up in a band that played the correct genre of music.

        I wouldn't mind a Mockingbird or Explorer either.  


    • #8

      Guilty, as charged, with First Act SFA-series guitars: Delias and Lola ...

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      • Chad
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        Jackson RR1. Love the shape of the neck, compound radius fretboard, frets, etc. Just plays so easily and effortlessly. It's not something I'd play out, but fun to play at home.

    • #9
      A Zakk Wylde Bullseye Custom Shop Les Paul: either Camo or White is fine!

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