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

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

  1. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Cutting down to three is a hateful exercise. Like picking your favourite grandchildren. If I could only take three to the desert island it would be:

    My 1973 Strat I bought brand new in..uh...1973.

    My 1958 Les Paul

    My beautiful green Anni, the Wild Child.

    Do I get three amps too?
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  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Genie says you have already had 3 wishes. :p
  3. Ebidis

    Ebidis Gretschie

    Jul 30, 2017
    Impossible question. I have 7 guitars. I love every one of them.

    If I were to choose my Strat and my Les Paul, then I have to choose one more; between my 3 Teles, and 2 Gretsches.

    If I choose one Gretsch, then which one? And then I would be without a Tele.

    If I choose one of the Teles, which one? And then I am without a Gretsch.

    Ok, so let's say I chose my Gretsch Jet, My Les Paul and a Tele. Then I am Strat-less. So lets say I replace the Les Paul with the Strat. Then I have no Les Paul?

    And any of the above choices leave me without a hollow body.

    So let's go with the G5420T, the Les Paul and a Tele. But which Tele? And now I am Strat-less again, and have to leave my Jet behind.

    No matter how I do it, the math does not work.

    I choose not to participate.
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  4. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    So true, my friend.
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  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    My dyslexic Genie joke is too rude for this forum, unfortunately.......
  6. MikeyUK

    MikeyUK Synchromatic

    Dec 15, 2016
    Rochdale, GB
    I have to say this naming three guitars is not going well. You only have yourself to blame as you did name five.
    I'll say Gretsch Tennessee rose, standard American fender Tele although with a non-original neck, and my 12 string Revelation. I actually only have six but it was still hard. I definitely need the other three otherwise I wouldn't have six. I'll be sure to let you all know when I have seven
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  7. Marcc

    Marcc Electromatic

    Aug 7, 2018
    Gretsch custom 2622t. Gretsch Honey Dipper. Yamaha revstar Rs 720b. IMG_20180731_170914381.jpg IMG_20180809_141759534.jpg IMG_20180725_172206656.jpg IMG_20180731_170914381.jpg IMG_20180809_141759534.jpg IMG_20180725_172206656.jpg IMG_20180731_170914381.jpg IMG_20180809_141759534.jpg IMG_20180725_172206656.jpg
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  8. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    Evidently I'm stuck in the 70s right now.
    The 76 Ric 430 is my current favorite, it just rocks!
    The 74 SG is such a good example of the guitar, plays and sounds wonderful.
    The 78 Telecaster... well, I need say no more!

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  9. GAMBLER1234

    GAMBLER1234 Electromatic

    Jan 18, 2018
    Henderson Nevada
    These are the three I'm playing most lately.

    Tennessee Rose

    Yamaha SA 2200

    Modified G&L Bluesboy
  10. diamoroso

    diamoroso Electromatic

    Feb 4, 2019
    San Diego, CA
    1. Vega C-86 Archtop (Middle) - This guitar will be with me until the day I die for sure. Purchased somewhere in the late 30's to early 40's by my dad's godfather, who left it with my dad. My dad doesn't play, so he gave it to his best friend in the 70's I believe. When I started playing as a teen he pulled it out of storage and passed it to me. I don't play it often any more, I think it needs a bit of restoration before I feel I can put much stress on it.

    2. Fender American Professional Jaguar (Left) - I've always loved Jaguars and Jazzmasters, played this one in a Sam Ash one day and just loved it. Changed the stock black guard to tort, and now have a Mastery bridge, but otherwise it's stock, and perfect for me. This is the only guitar

    3. Univox Badazz (Right) - I bought this guitar as a project off a guy from Jag-Stang.com, (an old offset Fender forum). It came to me in terrible shape with an awful paintjob, messed up neck, a full sized humbucker smashed into a mini-humbucker route, etc. It ended up sitting in my dad's garage for years, until one day he decided he was going to take on the project and built it into the beast it is today. Humbucker sized P90 in the neck, high output humbucker in the bridge, this is a very unique guitar, that can sound really cool on the right tunes.

    Considering I'm waiting on my first Gretsch (5420) to arrive today, that number 3 slot could change pretty quick here.

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  11. dankas11

    dankas11 Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    6120, avri52, my custom made tele