What's your "desert island" guitar?

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  1. Calvin Lee 2

    Calvin Lee 2 Electromatic

    Oct 9, 2017
    New York
    Haha, that's not a bad strategy.
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  2. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    I'm gonna have to go with Clapton and Dr. Milktruck and go with a blue guitar.

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  3. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    Any pro line gretsch.. there is no other guitar, just sleeping wit da fishes
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  4. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Synchromatic

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    I would have to say my Martin DC 16 RGTE.

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  5. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    What's your "desert island" guitar?

    Preferably something cheap, that could double as firewood in a pinch... It is a desert island, after all.
  6. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Synchromatic

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    :D Makes sense.
  7. tlsmith

    tlsmith Gretschie

    Mar 19, 2010
    my 1982 Takamine EF360s. Its loud enough to send out signals for rescue. Best sounding flattop I have ever played.
  8. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

    Jun 15, 2010
    Great choice, the preamp always seem to fail and you won't notice cause there is no electricity.
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  9. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Ok, if the amp and electricity is available on the desert island, then it's this Stratocaster, because it would look cool with the ocean as a backdrop:

    Fender Special Edition 60s Stratocaster Lacquer Daphne Blue 3.JPG

    Now if there's no electricity, then it's the Epiphone Masterbilt DR500 mce (which is a very fine guitar). I would like to hold on to the belief that I would be rescued, and I would like to have my Taylor to come home to.

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  10. A semi-solid/semi-hollow half acoustic electric . . .
    prolly a Gretsch jus' waitin' until the Professor hooks up the MacGyver jerry-rigged solar panels for the Marshall amps . . .

    My 2018 G2655 Streamliner Junior in Gold (Beach) Dust . . . modded with rosewood center block add-in for the Gretsch Corvette string-through "a la Tele/Stratocasters".
    [edit jpg, a 2016 Made in China G5135-CVT]

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  11. mbkri

    mbkri Synchromatic

    Sep 22, 2012
    If theres electricity and a great amp id take my silver falcon. 59005724-C647-42EE-B6DC-DFEB8475E7E4.jpeg
    But if i dont get to plug in id take my 6120 which makes a decent sound. 47A1D1DE-26DE-4D52-AB95-3E10A36971D5.jpeg
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  12. Calvin Lee 2

    Calvin Lee 2 Electromatic

    Oct 9, 2017
    New York

    That is an absolutely beautiful Stratocaster. What year/model is it?
  13. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Thank you Calvin. It was the look of the guitar that drew me to it, then the feel and tones made me take it home. It's a MIM 2014 Special Edition 60's Strat with vintage pickups and a nitrocellulose Daphne Blue finish.
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  14. Calvin Lee 2

    Calvin Lee 2 Electromatic

    Oct 9, 2017
    New York
    Very cool. I love nitro finishes on fenders, and I especially love strats with matching headstocks, so I think this one's a beauty for sure. Some MIM fenders are great too; I've got three at the moment and they're nicer than a lot of my more expensive guitars. Though I definitely don't have one with as cool of a surf-rock vibe as yours; gotta love that Daphne blue.
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