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  • Do you still have your first guitar? Here's mine...

    I think at one point or another, we had some life changing gift given to us by someone in our lives. In the summer of 1979, my grandmother purchased this guitar, a 2 watt amp, a strap, and some other supplies. At the time, my arm was in a sling. I was bored out of my mind with a broken wrist.

    I used the guitar some but didnt gain traction at the time. My sister, also used the guitar until she was given a Fender Strat by my father. I got the guitar back, along with the amp. Both still work.

    So, this is a thank you to my grandfather and grandmother for taking flack and purchasing this for me. It is indeed one of the possessions that I have that are, in my value book, priceless. Music is a hobby that is close to my soul. It has helped keep me sane, and has given me great joy.

     

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    This is my first electric guitar. I was given a couple of crap acoustics.strat77.jpg

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    • #3

      Nope It went to someone 30 years back along with the mutual consumption of a bottle  of southern Comfort :smiley-eatdrink048: to cement a "male bonding" thing on a real estate deal.

      (Fact, as they say, is stranger than fiction  )

      Ps. Joecool, looks like your pickups found the Southern Comfort too

      I still have my first "strat" though, a series one Peavey falcon. Pic when i get the time

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      • #4
        Yes, I still have my first guitar - an Aria Pro II Fullerton. No pics from mobile! I don't play it anymore, because it needs too much work. The frets are done on it.
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 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)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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        • #5

          yeah,'81 or so Skylark ,Bday gift from mom,learned all my punk and metal songs on it,

          sold it to a friend in the mid 90's and a couple of years ago happen to see it in his house and i knew he doesnt play guitar so asked him if he'd sell it back to me ,

          he said give him the $50 he paid me for it and deal,

          back into daddy's hands  where it belongs.LOL.

          it plays great better than i remember!!

          maybe thats because i got a better amp now than i had?LOL

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          • #6

            joecool1963 wrote:

            I think at one point or another, we had some life changing gift given to us by someone in our lives. In the summer of 1979, my grandmother purchased this guitar, a 2 watt amp, a strap, and some other supplies. At the time, my arm was in a sling. I was bored out of my mind with a broken wrist.

            I used the guitar some but didnt gain traction at the time. My sister, also used the guitar until she was given a Fender Strat by my father. I got the guitar back, along with the amp. Both still work.

            So, this is a thank you to my grandfather and grandmother for taking flack and purchasing this for me. It is indeed one of the possessions that I have that are, in my value book, priceless. Music is a hobby that is close to my soul. It has helped keep me sane, and has given me great joy.

             

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            dude i have that amp here with me?

            what kind of amp is it?

            there's no name anywhere on it?

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            <b><font size="4"><font color="Red">gear</font></font></b><br />
            <b><font size="4">Guitars</font></b>:<br />
            <font color="red">04 Fender US Highway1 Strat<br />
            01 Gibson Gothic LP<br />
            96 Gibson LP Studio<br />
            96 Fender Jagstang</font><br />
            <b><font size="4">AMP/Cab</font></b>:<br />
            <font color="red">Marshall JCM2000 DSL100 head<br />
            Laney 4x12 Cab.w/Celestion75s<br />
            Vox Valvetronix AD30VT</font><br />
            <b><font size="4">FX</font></b>:<br />
            <font color="Red">Vox ToneLab SE<br />
            Boss ME50<br />
            Tone Bake OD(modded BD2)<br />
            Visual Sounds Jekyll &amp; Hyde<br />
            ProCo RAT<br />
            crybaby wah<br />
            EH Small Clone</font></div>

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            • #7

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              This one isn't mine but it's pretty much exactly like my first. 70's el Degas LP Goldtop w/Dimarzio SD's. I wanted to be Ace.

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              • #8

                My dad bough my first guitar from my cousin. It was a black MIK Epiphone strat copy from the early 90s. An Epi copy of a Fender guitar that had “Gibson” on the truss cover . It was terrible. The saddles were made of some awful potmetal that woudn’t stay smooth, so I went through a high E string at least once a week, no matter how many time I filed that saddle. The tuners were garbage and I couldn’t play for ten minutes without tuning. I could never get it to intonate properly. The pickups were abominable and when I had a friend replace the, he told me that the factory hadn’t even installed a ground. I eventually dumped it at a Goodwill store. Looking back I should have just thrown it away, because some poor kid probably got that POS guitar and hated it as much as I did.

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                • #9

                  I still have my first guitar - an old Harmony nylon string acoustic. I took lessons on it when I was around 12 years old back in the early 60's. Played for a couple years, but didn't like to practice so gave up. But when I started hearing Hendrix, Santana, Clapton, etc. in the late 60's, I got interested again. That guitar now hangs on my wall.

                  I sure wish I had my first electric, though. It was well-worn 60's Jaguar that I bought used in a little hole in the wall shop on 48th St in NYC for $115! It would probably be worth thousands today.

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                  • #10
                    My first guitar by sheer luck of the draw is an original 1963 Gibson Firebird VII. One of 151 ever made, I've found out. I played piano since I was 6 and really wanted a guitar.

                    I ended up trading a Technics keyboard to an old guy in a band for the guitar in 1983. The keyboards had a patch that sounded like the organ on Dire Straits Walk of Life, so we made the deal and the rest is history.

                    Always loved the guitar, always hung onto it. I hear it's worth a few bucks now.

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                    • #11

                      Wish I did...It was a Shinko bought at T G & Y I think for $49. I switched over to a Sears bass about a year later. At a private party our band played I played rhytym guitar on it for a cover of Hendrix's "Hey Joe", then set it on fire and smashed it to pieces. The parents of the girl who was having the party freaked out, convinced I was a drug depraved lunatic, but I wasn't, I was just into hendrix and the Who.

                      The crowd, all teenagers like myself and the band loved it.

                       The guitar always sucked though, but I wish I still had the pieces. It would make an interesting wallhanging.

                       

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                      • #12

                        I still have my first electric guitar...and my first amp!  Happy to report they both remain in prestine condition for being over 30 years old.  The high res picture does it justice.

                        • 1983 Ibanez RS1000
                        • Peavey Special Solo Series

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                        • #13

                          Of course, I do!

                           

                          Here's my Yamaha Sa2200 when I was seven:

                           

                          Jkater SA2200

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                          • #14

                            Only my first acoustic 6-string. Little Jasmine dread, still in a gig bag in my man cave. Doesn't see much play time and needs some work gluing the bridge back down.

                            My first bass guitar, a Yammie RBX-160, got stolen in a break-in while I was at college, along with my first bass amp and my first Fender, a MIM Jazz. Probably being played by some Tejano band south of the border by now.

                            My first electric was an Ibanez GAX-70, which neck-dove so horribly I honestly couldn't play it. I traded it for my first real guitar OD pedal, a Hardwire CM-2.

                            <div class="signaturecontainer">Yamaha BB404<br><br>Fender Mexi Jazz, customized<br><br>Yamaha TRB-1005<br><br>Fender Highway-1 Strat, customized<br><br>Epiphone Les Paul, Worn Brown<br><br>Takamine Jasmine acoustic<br><br>Taylor 114ce acoustic/electric<br><br>Peavey 210TX+ext 2x2x10 combo<br><br>Fender Bassman 150 1x12h combo<br><br><br><br>When shopping for an axe, you will probably find yourself negotiating with your checkbook. This is normal, but do refrain from talking to it out loud.</div>

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                            • #15
                              I do. My dad bought it new in 1946 and taught me to play on it.
                              Unfortunately, the $hit for brains morons who run this site make my pics look like this...

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