What's your "desert island" guitar?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Calvin Lee 2, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. Calvin Lee 2

    Calvin Lee 2 Electromatic

    Oct 9, 2017
    New York
    This has probably been a topic here many many times, but people's tastes (and guitar collections) change over time, so why not ask again?

    If I could only pick one guitar, it would be a tough call between my fender modern player short-scale telecaster, my '91 red fender duo-sonic, my Wayne Kramer signature strat, and my very fake (but fantastic) Chinese white billy-bo. It's really hard to narrow it down more than that, but gun-to-my-head, I'd probably pick the Tele; it's pretty versatile, (not as much as the Wayne Kramer strat, but still more versatile than most others), it sounds great, and it's probably my best feeling guitar. It's completely stock, but I did take the gloss finish down on the back of the neck, so now it's a silky-smooth satin neck that feels absolutely perfect in my hands.


    What about all of you fine folks? What is you're desert island guitar? Is it something you already own? Something you only dream of owning? Tell us all about it, and why you'd choose it! (And of course pictures are always a plus!)
  2. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2016
    I take it then that the "desert island" has AC Power?;)
  3. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Synchromatic

    Nov 11, 2018
    Paris, north down Montmartre hill
    May we have a picture of your Wayne Kramer strat pleeeease ?

    Think I'd take my Washburn D10CE, to remain on the safe side in case of power shortage :p
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  4. r0de0

    r0de0 Gretschie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Well, if it were a 3 hour tour, then ya, a Jet or a Tele.
    On an island with no power for the duration (with Maryanne)? Probably a nice parlor acoustic.
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  5. buchon2111

    buchon2111 Gretschie

    Mar 26, 2016
    Way down in the boondocks
    This would be it! It's an acoustic steel guitar.
  6. Maybe a rain song OM? Carbon Fiber might do better with the climate/weather....
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  7. Crooner

    Crooner Friend of Fred

    Apr 15, 2009
    Very good yet sobering point.

    If this island has AC, then I'll take my trusted G6128-1962T and whatever amp I end up loving.

    If no power, my '65 Martin 000-18 with Tommy Emmanuel's signature on the back of the headstock.

    If the island is big enough, I'll take both!

    And, of course, Molly comes, too.
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  8. EC Strat

    EC Strat Gretschie

    Jan 11, 2019
    99108AF1-0502-4376-A9D7-D6284684DA73.jpeg My Clapton Strat no doubt about it.
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  9. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Gretsch 6120 cowboy guitar, western orange.
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  10. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Probably my 6121-1959...it's what I play most of the time anyway
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  11. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    This one will work whether there's power or not, with its 17 inch full thickness body providing good acoustic volume.

  12. G5422T

    G5422T Synchromatic

    May 24, 2012
    Ok, if I had to have a Gretsch, power or no power, I would take this one:


    Otherwise I would grab my old D35S Martin.


    Shoot, I'd bring the little Vox for a guitar stand. Lol
  13. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Although an acoustic would make the most sense...and assuming Mary Ann and Ginger wont be there...this girl would make me the happiest;)

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  14. Dostegrar

    Dostegrar Country Gent

    Nov 5, 2013
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  15. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
  16. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    6137-TCB Panther with Setzer Sig pickups and Tru-Arc Titanium SerpenTune bridge.

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  17. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

    Mar 8, 2019
    Elkton, MD
    It would have to be a hollowbody since there would likely be no power but then you would also likely have high humidity to deal with and steel strings ugh. Ugh what hell is this? I hate be be the half empty glass guy but...lol.
  18. EC Strat

    EC Strat Gretschie

    Jan 11, 2019
  19. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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