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...what are the top 3 favorite guitars that you own?

Discussion in 'Guitar & Gear Reviews' started by peterjcb, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. Flouswa

    Flouswa Gretschie

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  2. Flouswa

    Flouswa Gretschie

    I only have 4, so this was pretty easy... until I had to pick the third.

    Gretsch Streamliner 2655T (no question at all, my favorite of the 4)
    Fender Sonoran Acoustic

    I just can't pick the third because I like both of these guitars equally. My Takamine GS330S is one with a cedar top and my Gretsch 5120 is just a cool guitar, both with their own unique sound. So I guess I'll just pick two for now!
     
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  3. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    Ugh. Only top 3? Well... in a way to be fair I'll do top guitar of the brands I own...

    Gretsch: G7593 Falcon
    Ibanez: IC-400 Iceman w/ custom broken mirror topped
    Jackson/BC Rich: Jackson KV2 King V USA
     
  4. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    My three favourites at the moment are (probably also in this order):
    Gretsch Midnight Sapphire Penguin,
    Gretsch Red Sparkle Duo Jet,
    Gibson 1934 L5 reissue.
     
  5. peterjcb

    peterjcb Gretschie

    121
    Nov 28, 2017
    USA
    haha....I have a 2016 Firebird T in Sunburst....I have tried to sell it a couple of times and couldn't bring myself to do it.
    Every time that I pick it up I fall in love with it again.
    There's something about how it just feels so easy for me to play....and bending strings and sustain are the best of any of my guitars.
    I just have to resolve myself to the fact that despite being pretty much a single coil guy, I'll never part with the mini-humbuckers in this guitar...:)
     
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  6. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    The three I can't imagine selling... L-R Brian Moore 8.13, Gretsch Billy Bo, Steinberger Spirit.

    The only two instruments that might shake one of these off the tree are either a Falcon or Anni Jr (a real Jr that is), or a Hofner John Stowell. Otherwise these three are here to stay.

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  7. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Age:
    65
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    I don't own a lot of guitars these days, but my top 3;
    1A - '78 ES355
    1B - Panther
    2 - Reverend PA-1
     
  8. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    49
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Glad to see that PA-1, still in the top 3......they really are..THAT GOOD!!!
     
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  9. wilblee

    wilblee Synchromatic

    747
    May 23, 2013
    TX Hill Country
    It's not really a pain per se. Just more of a pain. Usually I take two guitars and put 'em both in a Mono M80 dual gig bag. I put the gig bag on my back, my pedalboard on top of my rolling amp case, and thence from the truck to the club (in downtown Austin that might be a ways). With the Duffy, I've got to manage that - plus what amounts to a small cello. Makes the trip more interesting.

    In consequence, the Duffy quit going to downtown gigs. Gigs where we bring our own PA, lights, etc. the Duffy's more likely to come along.
     
  10. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Is that a Flying V doing the splits? :D
     
  11. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    65
    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
  12. Sunshine

    Sunshine Synchromatic

    603
    Jun 28, 2008
    Espoo, Finland
    I can see why that's your favorite. Stunning guitar!
     
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  13. russmack

    russmack Country Gent

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    How on earth can anyone choose between two Martins?

    Russ
     
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  14. russmack

    russmack Country Gent

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    Fed up with these Chinese interruptions. Not even sure that this post is going anywhere.

    Russ
     
  15. russmack

    russmack Country Gent

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    Yup. I'd have to agree with your Tele selection.

    But that only applies to the electric side of things. And it doesn't do much to help me having to pick between two Teles and a Strat.

    Now, what about acoustics. It's just impossible to make a choice.

    Thank Christ I'm seventy. So I won't have to worry about it for too long.

    But wait, that means I'm running out of time.

    LOL

    Russ
     
  16. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Age:
    65
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    The amps in this picture have all gone away, but the guitars still hold up

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  17. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Age:
    65
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Love that Billy Bo
     
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  18. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    49
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    This one is climbing the ranks quickly....I cant believe how much I LOVE this Streamliner...This thing does not go out of tune, sounds wonderful acoustically and the BroadTrons are thick and beefy......and the sustain is friggin' amazing....

    I keep thinking about what Gretsch I would want next, but so far this one has been my favorite....did I just get a really good one?

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  19. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Thanks, it's so easy to play!... helps make up for my inadequacies ;-)
     
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