"Affordable" birth year guitars.

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  1. TubeLife

    TubeLife Gretschie

    Jan 23, 2020
    Affordable - yes.
    Getting approval from my wife - NO WAY!!

    1976 Fender StarCaster, this would be pretty darn cool to own.
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  2. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    1951..........maybe that Leo guy did something I might like that year ...:cool:

    But, I kinda think it might not fit in the affordability category

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  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    ‘66 and affordable? Silvertone/Harmony or Gibson Melody Maker, maybe a beat up ES125. Or an obscure Japanese acoustic.
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  4. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    ‘56 here. I can’t afford anything I’d want.
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  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I'm in the same boat. That, and how many 1949 guitars have survived?
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  6. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

    Aug 14, 2011
    1972 Fender Telecaster Custom Sunburst. The Fender American Original version is affordable and probably close enough.

  7. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    I was born in 1966

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  8. YouFellowRebels

    YouFellowRebels Gretschie

    Jun 17, 2020
    I heard they now have the cunife pickups again too! Having a ‘76 Thinline in my basement and a buddy has a reissue there’s such a difference it’d be hard to buy a reissue without them.
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  9. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

    Feb 13, 2015
    Starcasters are SO awesome.
    It has worked for Leo Nocentelli for about 40 years, so ya know it can definitely sound amazing.
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  10. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    My tusty Corvette was a birthday-year model (1965). I got it for about 600 USD. IMG_1117.JPG Fell victim to my wife`s sloppy handling with her income-taxes some months ago.
    I was in tears.
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  11. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Since I was born in 1975, basically the nadir of guitar production, most things would be relatively affordable. Except there's not much from that era that would be of interest to me. If I had to choose, probably something from Fender or Rickenbacker.
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  12. RomanS

    RomanS Gretschie

    May 26, 2010
    Vienna, Austria
    Same here - born in '71 - can't think of a single guitar from that year that I would like to have...
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  13. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    1976 and have no idea. don't really want to hunt for an old guitar.
  14. YouFellowRebels

    YouFellowRebels Gretschie

    Jun 17, 2020
    Crazy cause Ric’s haven’t changed a whole lot since ‘75 either.
  15. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

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  16. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    '70 here,nothing that affordable ,that i want anyway.

    It would have to be under 2K, cause that's my budget these days.
  17. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    How about having it already?
    My ‘67 Rally. For around 1100 euros all included.
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  18. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    57’er here as well. There’s nothing out there from 57’ I would want to own bad enough to pay the going prices. Non vintage electric guitars, at least from the last 15 yrs or so, are on average better quality anyway.
    I owned a 51’ ES125 for a while, great guitar, got it cheap in the 90s, but was always afraid to take it out of the house. So after a few years sold it for a handsome profit. All I miss from it is that awesome P90.
  19. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Gretschie

    Jun 13, 2011
    Cochise AZ
    Here's my 1957 Magnatone Mark 3
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    1935 Henry L Mason, essentially a Harmony.

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  20. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    This’d probably be it:


    1956 Streamliner.

    Birth year? Check.
    Desirable to me? Double check.

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