Prettiest guitar you have owned

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

  1. jtees4

    jtees4 Electromatic

    Aug 21, 2017
    I'd have to say, my mid 90's USA Hamer Special FM....just a great flame job. I had another and it was much more subtle. Also sounded killer, but was not my best playing guitar (though it was still very good).

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  2. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Yeah, I'm with you. I keep getting pulled back into Rics because they're so beautiful, but then I keep realising that the things they do well aren't the things I wanna do.
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  3. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Who recently acquired the gold Ric? That was a combination made in heaven.
  4. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Gretschie

    Feb 13, 2015
    I'm in the same boat. I've had mine for a few years now, and I can barely play it now due to damage to my left hand.

    I've thought about selling it, but then I look at it and it's so beautiful I just can't seem to pull the trigger.
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  5. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    OK... In the "Versatility Dept.", my prettiest would be this one, I think :


    She offers a "Gretsch + Strat-like" interesting tone combination and a premium playing comfort. One drawback though : the access to the highest treble is quite limited...

  6. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Synchromatic

    Nov 11, 2018
    Paris, north down Montmartre hill
    Is that an Annie?
    If not, I'm surprised nobody has selected a green Annie. They always look very beautiful to me.

    I'll do the G3140 for you, as it's also the prettiest guitar I ever owned:

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    Gretsch G3140 Historic Series800.jpg
  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Thanks! As we all know, Cat's Eyes make everything sound better, too!
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  8. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    OK... In the "I Shouldn't Had Let Her Go Dept.", my prettiest would be this one :


    I needed money, so I had to let it go... Too bad... :(:(:(

  9. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Man...I want one of those in red!!! Very pretty
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  10. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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  11. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
  12. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Oh yeaaaaaaa .....
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  13. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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  14. stiv

    stiv Synchromatic

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    This is awesome!
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  15. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Love the flame on the back of the neck!
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  16. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Yes, she was (is) a one-of-a-kind, beautifully built instrument. I shouldn't had let her go... But OK, what is done is done.

  17. reverb11

    reverb11 Gretschie

    Jun 11, 2008
    London, Ontario
    2000 CS '56 Strat. I'v really deliberated over this one, 'cause I think they are all beautiful. I had a Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar in "Knockout Orange Metallic. for a while that was also a contender. Sold it though--I couldn't get used to the scale and radius. My photography doesn't do it justice.
  18. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Without any doubt:
    Dr. Milktruck`s Nashville Corvette.
    So clean and simple. Elegant.
    A real statement.

    ....And it rocks like hell.
  19. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    I've always loved the look of the Sienna Burst. I don't know why I never got one, but I sure love the look.
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  20. r0de0

    r0de0 Gretschie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Penguin Power
    Cadillac Class

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