What’s your favorite guitar to play at the moment?

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Strato67, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. NJDevil

    NJDevil Synchromatic

    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    I'll post a pic later but my Tokai LS-135 is getting a good deal of love right now. Same specs as a Gibson R8 and love the neck......I'm actually thinking about switching out the Tokai pups (very much like Gibson PAFs) with Dynas.
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  2. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    My favorites at the moment, just this week only, are a Gretsch G3700 Historic (basically a Rancher, big bodied cutaway acoustic with a trianglular sound hole,) tuned to open G, & a Hagstrom Viking Baritone, tuned B to B. I'm sure this will change next week.
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  3. bigjohnbates

    bigjohnbates Electromatic

    Jun 15, 2011
    This Hofner is getting a lot of my attention these days. It's actually #2 of 2 ever made, their head luthier made two of them and I got lucky ; ] IMG_20200408_1117085.jpg
  4. Tech21

    Tech21 Newbie

    Feb 23, 2018
    New Zealand
    This one gets the most use these days.
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    Then this one, which I made a "Rickenbacker" style Nut for (with the bass octave first and the high octave below) and also installed 2 Ric vintage re-issue scatter wound toasters and It gets played through a standard, original, no fuss 'JangleBox' (Compressor by Steve Lasko) and sounds very 60's Byrds.
    (The case it's leaning on is from my Clapton Psychedelic Dano '59, one of the 2010 Danelectro 50th Anniversary Guitars.)

    On both guitars I changed the saddles for Nylon ones.

    If you have never heard a JangleBox then have a listen to these 2 short clips : -


    All Stay safe and well.
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  5. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    This morning it has been all Tele. I went back and reworked the nut on the new neck I put on and lowered the action at the nut.

    The Tele with the Blues Cube and a bit of overdrive

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  6. DHart

    DHart Synchromatic

    Jun 26, 2019
    My favorite for today, is this D'Angelico, which I re-fitted with a set of TV Jones T-Armonds and a new, premium, wiring harness.


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  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Wow! That is a stunning guitar, the T-Armonds are a perfect choice IMO!
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  8. slickfaster

    slickfaster Synchromatic

    Dec 29, 2009
    image.jpg image.jpg 150$ Squire - Tv Classics
    My rescue dog...
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2020
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  9. jm99

    jm99 Gretschie

    Mar 21, 2015
    IMG_20180108_102317.jpg Dixie.jpg

    Trying to play this thing ...
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  10. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
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  11. jm99

    jm99 Gretschie

    Mar 21, 2015
    The thing that is doing my brains in is the sharpest string placed where
    the lower string usually is
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  12. phil66

    phil66 Gretschie

    Dec 5, 2019
    at the moment I am playing my Alvarez AJ810CE Artist Jumbo
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  13. Wavey

    Wavey Newbie

    Dec 31, 2016
    In these desert island days my favorite player is my 1996 Gretsch model 6136 White Falcon, purchased new in 1996 from Nate at L&M Music in Chattanooga Tennessee. This era Gretsch WF as many of you probably know has a 5 ply top, ceramic pickups, Grover rotomatic tuners with the Gretsch "G" printed on them, and a flatter upper bout shape. The tuners and bout shape make this era WF easy to distinguish from later models when viewing photos on CL, Reverb, or eBay. The neck shape is for me is very comfortable and easy to play. I have a 50's style white leather strap, handmade and custom "aged" by Jodi, which I purchased for the WF. I received a set of D'Addario NYXL 10's as a free promotion from D'Addario when they were first introduced about 6 or 7 years ago. Those were the best strings I'd ever experienced, and they really made the guitar come alive. Believe it or not, I used those 10's on the WF up until last week when I replaced them with a set of 9's. At some point I will switch back to the 10's, because even though they are more difficult for me to bend than the 9's, the guitar produced a better tone with them. Looking forward to post-desert island days so I can haul the WF out again to jam sessions with my musical cohorts.

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  14. rob batz

    rob batz Synchromatic

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    . I luv this !

    GOOBALL JEFF Gretschie

    Oct 1, 2019
    man! tonight i'm so gutted i really feel like playing guitar but all i own right now is a crappy es 335 copy! again i had to leave my gretsch in another country i just don't have the funds to fly it back with me (on plane in it's own seat) it's at my mums house it's been there for the past year now it's a joke! with all thats going on at the moment i just didn't want to mess around with flying a guitar, god it hurts! it's not the most expensive guitar in the world but trust me this is a good one, i have said it many times before on here but this one is just perfect for me in every way. this is the last time i saw it and pictured it on my mums stairs, i put it in a case of course but sometimes ill just sit and look at it, you know? one of those guitars. i have bought a few guitars while abroad but nothing comes close to this, only gretsch will do! thumbnail_IMG_8374.jpg p.s i like the V tailpiece it's staying

    GOOBALL JEFF Gretschie

    Oct 1, 2019
    every time i see your guitar i gasp!
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    GOOBALL JEFF Gretschie

    Oct 1, 2019
    what are my dreams doing sitting in your guitar case?
  18. MatchlessMan

    MatchlessMan Country Gent

    Nov 29, 2010
    Swindon UK
    At the moment the guitar getting the most play time is my Fender FSR Tele Deluxe.
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  19. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Thanks, both are keepers. I will almost never talk someone out of buying one. Neither is made anymore and the mandolin is one of a kind. I have a couple production guitars I keep because they are actually really good but I know now what I want and save until I can make it or buy it. I saved two years to buy the Penguin but didn’t know at the time I started saving it would be the one I bought. But even after saving I still used zzounds 12 interest free payments to pay for it rather than cash up front. Good thing to because a few months later my daughter started in braces and is still in braces! The gear you could buy after paying for braces is mind boggling, seriously! I could have footed a CS Gretsch for the amount mouth gear costs! But we know which is more important! But if all guitars had to go but one the the 000 would be the keeper, a very close call but like my son said it stands on its own with no amp or power needed. Now between the Martin and the OldWave Mandolin that would be a tuff choice. The mandolin would probably win, though I hope it never comes to that!
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    GOOBALL JEFF Gretschie

    Oct 1, 2019
    well she has got to look her best and have full confidence, and that is more important than any guitar to you i'm sure. but if i had that guitar in a case i would be content for the rest of my guitaring life i think! i like the idea of saving for the one you want, right now i only have one crappy guitar my gretsch is in another country and i wont be getting it any time soon, so instead of buying cheapies i'm going to save for something special.
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