Prettiest guitar you have owned

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by larryb, May 25, 2019.

  1. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Age:
    53
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    I had an earlier blues junior and couldn’t bond with it. I hear around version 3 they got better. I wanted the blues Jr to be my go to amp because of the size, 12” speaker etc. eventually sold that too
     
  2. new6659

    new6659 Gretschie

    418
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Mine is the oldest version but about two years ago had it modified to "run cooler" by a talented fellow in London, Ontario. Apparently the first ones ran too hot and tended to self-destruct but mine sounded very good when cranked up (until all of a sudden it didn't anymore). Sounds really good to me at this point and would hate to lose it. With the Super-Sonic, I seem to have to change things for every guitar I plug in. But if I had to go out the door with it, I would like it better than carrying a Twin.
     
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  3. G5422T

    G5422T Synchromatic

    589
    May 24, 2012
    usa
    My nonelectric pretty. She's 49 years old, and has been with me the whole time.

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  4. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

    182
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    Love the wiggy, it sounds great! It has synthetic tube technology. It’s not just like my tube amp but it’s close enough. It was designed after the dash of an old car. Instead of volume it has a speedometer, instead of gain it has rpms. Pretty cool amp
     
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  5. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Age:
    53
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    I saw one in guitar center a while back but didn’t play it. I saw Dweezil at Tipitinas here in Nola with a guy that won one and it sounded great
     
  6. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    I love your "Cardinal" Sparkle Red G5620T, section2... Again and again ! :cool::cool::cool:

    OK... In the "Figured Wood Dept.", my prettiest would certainly be then this one :

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    A+!
     
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  7. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    :eek: 20190518_160033.jpg second from right:D
     
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  8. stiv

    stiv Synchromatic

    801
    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
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    My 1930 Bruno Regal.
     
  9. Flouswa

    Flouswa Country Gent

    I love that color!!
     
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  10. Beardog

    Beardog Synchromatic

    Age:
    56
    998
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
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  11. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

    336
    Oct 10, 2018
    Upland
    I realize this may be a pain but any sound clips? That guitar is unreal!
     
  12. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    831
    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Don't own it yet. I like all the guitars and other instruments all of you have shown. It just shows our members have good taste.
     
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  13. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    61
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    In 1978, I traded my 1962 Gibson 330 for an Ibanez Artist 2672. These were about the only pics I could find on the net, which probably means it's a pretty rare guitar. Pic don't do the model justice, it was visually stunning to look at and played really well. Never could really get along with the sound though and this was when I noticed that gold plating and me don't mix well. I really don't remember what I did with it, sold or traded.


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    • Solid Ash body
    • Ebony fingerboard with vine of life inlay
    • 2-Super 70 pickups with "Ibanez" embossed on the covers
    • Gold Hardware
    • German carve edges and abalone binding
    • Fancy engraved artistic tail piece
    • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, mini-toggle for Phase on Bridge pickup
    • Scale 24.75"
    • List price in '77-'78: $595.00 (US)
     
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  14. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    So many gorgeous guitars, folks...Damn EMan, I’d like to have that ‘62 330...and I can’t decide as this single piece ash Strat is pretty sweet. Big Girl gets played the most.

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  15. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Wth, show off and tell, they’re all gorgeous to me

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  16. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Badass! Nice DeArmond too.
     
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  17. lp_bruce

    lp_bruce Electromatic

    79
    Apr 28, 2019
    Metro Detroit
    I think both of my Michael Kelly Hybrids are gorgeous in their own way. Hard to pick one over the other.

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  18. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    No question, it's this:
    This not my guitar but an identical 360/12V64 cos I couldn't find a decent pic of mine!

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  19. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Rics are so incredibly beautiful....I even have a tat of one on my back from when I was obsessed with them at 18 yrs old. Unfortunately, I never loved how they played.....but as far as "visual beauty", they are flawlessly stunning to look at!
     
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  20. stiv

    stiv Synchromatic

    801
    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Same here.
    I had a ‘89 Jetglo 335 with Toasters but I’ve never been able, no matter how hard I tried, to make her sound the way I wanted to. It looked amazing, it sounded great unplugged, it was a dream to play but never sounded right for me.
    I think Rics are great Rhythm guitars that give the band, every band no matter what they play, a special sound. But if you have to use them for soloing, that’s when the game gets tough. I can’t explain exactly why, but that’s how I felt. It seems that every time you reached a satisfy point, the next move would cancel any other made ever since.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2019
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