Guitars You Wish You'd Bought

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Crooner

    Crooner Friend of Fred

    Apr 15, 2009
    Boston

    Me too.

    Love this guitar!
     
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  2. unknown fan

    unknown fan Gretschie

    263
    Aug 7, 2018
    Tn
    s-l1600.jpg Back in 1989, I wanted a LP custom but wanted a 1952 F-1 more - ended up wrecking the truck on 10.26.1992... Should have bought the guitar.
     
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  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    PM sent.

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  4. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    My good friend had a white one pickup Charvel back in the day that screamed. It was one of those magical guitar where the harmonics just pour out like watercolors.

    I’m still pissed that he sold it without offering me first chance...I always loved that guitar.
     
  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    I wish I bought @davenumber2 Gibson SG faded ( still in the for sale section BTW )
     
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  6. davenumber2

    davenumber2 Electromatic

    81
    Nov 1, 2019
    Columbia, MO
    @thunder58 I wish you'd buy it too. There's still time ;)
     
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  7. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    It's a great price....do it now, man!!!
     
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  8. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    You're twisting my arm ..........:rolleyes:
     
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  9. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    I am not an SG fan, otherwise....I would scoop this one up...seriously...the faded series were very good gits!
     
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  10. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Easy, Gibson ES Super 400, just like M. Travis's. Never could find the money for it.
     
  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I believe once a window closes another door opens, several even. The proof is in my modest guitar collection. :)

    But from the guitars that got away, I would have liked to have gotten that Catalyst Jakkerman.
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    Long story short, I actually saw the proto being worked on in the factory. The material and construction would have been ideal for my location.

    20 odd years later I was on Monkey Island and phoned the Dutch seller who was representing one of the old investors who is cleaning out his garage.
    We agreed if he couldn’t sell it he would be in touch. He never did, so I guess I missed out on that one.
     
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  12. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    That's a Broadway. The Emperor has a single floating minihumbucker attached to the end of the fingerboard. Same body, though, on both models. The Terada-made Elitist models of any of the various Epiphones are VERY good guitars, as good as or better than their USA Gibson equivalents. And pricy too. I bet this Broadway was around $2000.
     
  13. slickfaster

    slickfaster Gretschie

    315
    Dec 29, 2009
    Redondo bch.
    In 86 I had the opportunity to get a 70s double cut stereo White Falcon for 2k....
    still want one!!!
     
  14. Rock Lajoint

    Rock Lajoint Gretschie

    479
    Nov 16, 2014
    Sussex, England
    It's an Emperor. Or every Emperor I saw at the time, including a magazine review, was misnamed.
     
  15. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Japanese Epiphone Emperors have been well documented.
    Epi made several Elitist archtops, but frankly I’ve never seen an Elitist Broadway. Not that makes it definitive, but still...

    I think some confusion stems from Gibson/Epiphone using the same Emperor body shape for all the Asian 17” jazzboxes.
    Depending on electronic arrangement or other features they would be designated as:
    Emperor Regent(floating PU), Broadway(2 HB), Zephyr(3 PUs), Byrdland(short scale) and the Country Deluxe(the Chet model)

    Note the Joe Pass is an Emperor II(16” bout)
     
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  16. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Mosrite Johnny Ramone. I wanted one for years but never had the money at the time I needed it.
    Other than that, I pretty much bought any guitar that I liked and was in my price range.
    Then I got married.:D
     
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  17. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    I own all three Epiphones with that 17" body & 25.5" scale. The floating mini-humbucker model is labeled Emperor, the 2 pickup model is labeled Broadway, & the 3 P90 version is labeled Zephyr Blues Deluxe.
     
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  18. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Back in 1977, almost bought a 60's 6119 jobbie. Also, came very close to buying a Kohno 8 for a mere $1000, would be worth $3000 today.
     
  19. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    cough cough @davenumber2
     
  20. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    In 1981 I had a chance to buy a new Rickenbacker 325 (John Lennon) for $300 with a hard shell case. At the same time there was a new Rickenbacker 330 12 string with a hard shell case for $500 - I bought that one and still have it.
    I was playing out of town and I thought it would have been bad for my marriage returning home from the road with two new guitars (one was bad enough)...:D.
    Thinking back I should have bought the 325 too.. I've been married for 43 years and I've done worse things than that and we're still together...:p.
     
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