Prettiest guitar you have owned

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by larryb, May 25, 2019.

  1. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
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  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I also own some of the ugliest guitars as well. The worst is a 1930s Sears/Harmony flattop with an ugly sunburst and a bilious gold sparkle pickguard. It's got an horribly fractured top from having survived a car accident. Car was totaled, guitar and my Father-in-law survived. He said that accident convinced him to stop drinking.
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  3. MattMcEwen

    MattMcEwen Gretschie

    Mar 23, 2018
  4. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
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    Thats a 2001 American Deluxe Powerbridge Tele. Only made between late 98 and 2001. Stereo output, active piezo fishman bridge and mini toggle to engage magnetic, piezo or both pickup types. The tortoiseshell binding is so beautiful.
  5. Dostegrar

    Dostegrar Country Gent

    Nov 5, 2013
  6. lp_bruce

    lp_bruce Gretschie

    Apr 28, 2019
    Metro Detroit
    I love Ricks for sure. They have their own look and sound and what's not to love about that?

    I've never owned a Rick, but I got to play this one at a show a couple of years ago. A friend and former bandmate died of a heart attack with it on his hands (opening for Blue Oyster Cult). It hung in tribute in our band's practice space for years. I brought it out of storage for a special show. It was glorious.

  7. Les Pedals

    Les Pedals Gretschie

    Mar 29, 2017
    South Jersey
    My Custom H-59 Harmony Rockets 471E2E93-1884-4C9D-8A02-F297B10F2A03.jpeg have the looks for me!
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  8. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Love those!!!
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  9. Yann G

    Yann G Electromatic

    May 12, 2019
    Obviously my only Gretsch (G6119),


    but my old Aria Pro II should not feel ashamed :)

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  10. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Your Aria looks very similar to a Gretsch Committee or BST from the same period. While the late 70s Gretsch guitars were supposedly made in the US, there's some thoughts they were really imported.

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  11. Gasee

    Gasee Gretschie

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Wales
    I picked this up 2 weeks ago - But I fell in love with it 16 years ago. 03' 6119 Black Guard Special... IMG_3389.JPG
  12. Scarabeus

    Scarabeus Gretschie

    May 17, 2014
    Heck I cant choose... maybe my Schecter TSH-1...?
    I think most of my guitars are really beautiful.
    YMMV. :)

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    I think perhaps this is the prettiest guitar anyone has ever owned.
    Last edited: May 27, 2019
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  13. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Gretschie

    Jun 2, 2008
    Fort Collins, CO
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    This is my "Magophonic" Signature Model Strat. It's a partscaster with a maple burl pickguard. It was assembled and set up by Doobie Brothers guitar tech Joe Vallee.

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    '97 Rickenbacke 360-12, signed by Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane)
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    2003 Gibson Les Paul Historic '56 with a quilt top. Next to it is "Emmylou" my '66 Epiphone Riviera. I had the original tailpiece replaced. Holds tune better and no change in sound.

    I'll have to dig around for a picture of my Gretsch 6120.
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  14. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    A secondary contender, my 6120JR2/BS:
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  15. MichaelHargis

    MichaelHargis Gretschie

    Apr 2, 2017
    Tucson, Az
    My 1976 Mod'ed Super Chet or is it My 1989 Mod'ed Gibson Chet Adkins Country Gent IMG_4736.JPG IMG_5199.JPG ?
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  16. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Is the stool also part of the contest?
  17. r0de0

    r0de0 Gretschie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Maybe the air conditioner?
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  18. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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  19. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    DFB5E451-5377-4215-BCD3-5D42724852F0.jpeg ACD127E1-DF38-4F18-AC8F-5E5ABB9E59C1.png I guess I don’t really have any beauty contestants but the Bass VI was an amazing strike of lightning in that every major mod I would have done was already done and it was a local sale in my neighborhood. I might throw some white witch hats on her and call it done.
    The Gil Yaron is the only guitar I totally regret selling. Impossible to buy one like this now. It was as close as I’ll likely ever get to owning a vintage Strat.
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