What's the Guitar of Your Dreams?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Synchromatic

    Jan 17, 2015
    The Motor City
    I am blessed to have a nice little stable of guitars. I need to learn to play em' first! The only one I think for me is a 60's Ventures Mossrite.
  2. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Gretschie

    Jun 2, 2008
    Fort Collins, CO
    When I was first learning guitar, my parents rented a guitar for me from our local music store. It was just an old used guitar. A '54 Fender Stratocaster. After the rental period ended, we took it back and before I could convince them to buy it for me, it got sold. I got a Jazzmaster instead as it was a Fender, but it wasn't the same. I'd love to have that guitar. I actually tracked down the guy who bought it, but he no longer has it. He didn't realize what it was. He doesn't know what happened to it.

    I'd like to have an early '60's Gibson SG Standard with a Bigsby, too. And maybe a '59 Burst.
  3. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    "Old used guitar's" is all these were for a long time. Even when i started in the late eighties the finest SG's were lucky to break $500.00. I bought my first electric for $390.00 in '89 , a '61 SG Jr.
  4. Bass guy

    Bass guy Electromatic

    My dream guitar is a bass, of course. My Gretsch is awesome. I am not hankering for a new instrument. But if I was 'dreaming' and wealthy, I would order a Torzal custom bass (similar to the one in the picture, but 4 string). They have a twist neck that is supposed to make it easier for an old guy with a bum wrist to play the first 5 frets. If I ever get back to Austin, I will drop by the shop to try one out. Torzal to be called the "Little Guitar Shop". Has any Gretschian here played one of their custom guitars?
  5. afire

    afire Country Gent

    That's interesting. A deliberately twisted neck. I'm having trouble visualizing the geometry of how that works, but I don't doubt that it does. But that thing looks like it weighs a ton. It'll relieve your wrist pain...and transfer it to your back.
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  6. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Gibson ES-350 is one I’ve always wanted after seeing chuck berry play one.

  7. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
  8. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Norman's Rare Guitars in California invented the idea of the "vintage guitar." Before that they were just used.
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  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    A one-bridge-pickup trestle-braced Falcon with aBigsby would be perfect for me.
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  10. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

    Dec 9, 2017
    I would like a 6139 CBDC Black Falcon (silver), with embroidered hump block inlays, tone switch, Seymour Duncan DynaSonic pickups and space control bridge. Is that asking too much? ha!

  11. new6659

    new6659 Synchromatic

    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    I was thinking it was George Gruhn with a series of articles in Guitar Player back in the 1970's - but I could be wrong:oops:
  12. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    The two of them can fight it out.
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  13. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    It just doesnt get any sexier, than a vintage- big hollow Gibby with P90's!!

    I do dream about all of these

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  14. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Those guys may have been the first to promote vintage guitar sales, but I think the real genesis was when people noticed that many of their guitar heroes were often favoring guitars from the '50s over current models. It's my understanding that '58-'60 Les Pauls were already getting pricey by the late '60s when they were barely a decade old.
  15. Fasteddie42

    Fasteddie42 Electromatic

    Sep 18, 2018
    tip of the mitt
    That damn Fred Stuart Herringbone Telecaster still haunts my dreams.
  16. Zeek

    Zeek Gretschie

    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA

    The one on the left.
  17. Stonepicking

    Stonepicking Gretschie

    Sep 14, 2018
    Portsmouth uk
    A white falcon or an original Broadcaster/nocaster if money was no object!
  18. GlenP

    GlenP Gretschie

    Jul 23, 2019
    If you want to include dream basses, there's this guy's:
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  19. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I got one of mine this year.

    Gretsch 6196 in Grey/Violet

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  20. jjudas

    jjudas Electromatic

    Jan 24, 2019
    Metro New Orleans
    A '66 white Fender Stratocaster.
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