SHOW ME YOURS AND I'LL SHOW YOU MINE!

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by OLD ROCKER, May 13, 2021.

  1. OLD ROCKER

    OLD ROCKER Electromatic

    Age:
    77
    15
    Apr 11, 2021
    YORKSHIRE
  2. OLD ROCKER

    OLD ROCKER Electromatic

    Age:
    77
    15
    Apr 11, 2021
    YORKSHIRE
    Just wrote an article on the above but the text seems to have disappeared! It's an age thing!
    What I tried to say was that I have just frightened myself by counting up the guitars I've owned over the last 60 years. These are the ones I've settled on, even though I've had a lot of high end expensive instruments over the years but these give me the sound and playability I need.

    I'm also into memorabilia and would like to hear of any stuff you've collected over time.
    The framed picture has a collection of signatures from people I've met along the way including
    Bert Weedon
    Hank Marvin
    Gordon Giltrap
    Paul Jones ( The Manfreds)
    John Williams ( classical guitarist)
    John Etheridge
    Gary Ryan

    Gear includes....
    Gretsch G6120 Nashville (2000)
    Fender Stratocaster uprated pickups and refinished Fiesta Red for my Shadows band
    Tanglewood TSR-3 Michael Sandon masterbuilt
    Samick mandolin
    Dean BW-7 Backwoods 5 string banjo
    Donner DUT-3 ukulele (it is what it is, but does me!)
     
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  3. Bob Perrone

    Bob Perrone Gretschie

    242
    Mar 7, 2017
    allentown, pa
    OMG...there's not enough room on the comment box for me...that's a little embarrassing.
    "Life's short...buy the guitar" is my motto!
     
  4. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

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    Top Row - Left to right:
    2016 Gretsch 543TG FSR Pro Jet
    2012 Ibanez AM93
    2011 Gretsch Tennessee Rose
    2014 Gretsch 5420 - Snow Crest White
    2003 Fender Standard Stratocaster - modded to Eric Clapton specs

    Bottom row - Left to right:
    2009 Fender Standard Stratocaster
    2007 Alex Chase Cobra - 12-string
    2012 Fender Deluxe Player's Stratocaster
    2014 Fender Special Edition 60's Stratocaster - Daphne Blue

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    Left to right:

    2011 Taylor 710ce
    2014 Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500mce
    2007 Takamine EG523SC-12
    1993 Ibanez Performance 1PF10-12-string

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    Dean Edge 1 Bass
     

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  5. I can never get the energy to open all the cases and get a group photo. Probably because my mind knows that if i see them all i will consider myself crazy and have to sell quite a bit off. Although the collection has thinned out over the years.
     
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  6. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
  7. SWoody

    SWoody Gretschie

    244
    Aug 27, 2018
    PA
  8. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    WA
    Wow. My collection is not quite that well endow-, err, I don't have quite that many guitars, but have the typical bases covered. Here are a few excerpts, my 12-strings and my home builts, yeah, I am kind of partial to natural wood grains.

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  9. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    SHOW ME YOURS AND I'LL SHOW YOU MINE!

    OK. Here's (once again) my (Lefty) guitar gallery... :rolleyes:;)

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    Think that there will be 4 more to come - so another garden bench row :eek: :
    - 1 is on order (delivery scheduled next September, at my local shop :cool:)
    - 2 are in refinishing-modding (for years ! I'll have to "shake" again my Luthier pal to urge him... :rolleyes:).
    - 1 is planned to be built (on a custom-amp = custom-guitar deal basis, late 2021-early 2022 I think o_O).

    The total will reach a mere 22 instruments - my initial limit was 10 maximum, then 15 maximorum, then 20 ultimatum, then... :oops::confused::rolleyes: OK : for some of you, it's 50, then 60, then 100, so I'm very o_O very o_O reasonable... :D

    A+!
     
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  10. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

    910
    Aug 14, 2011
    Wisconsin
    Celebrating (?) just over a year with no changes in the lineup.

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  11. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    You should celebrate by buying something. :p
     
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  12. juks

    juks Synchromatic

    731
    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    +1
     
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  13. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    @GAMBLER1234, I counted 13 guitars. Quick, I think you need to go out there and get another one, before your luck changes! ;):D
     
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  14. OLD ROCKER

    OLD ROCKER Electromatic

    Age:
    77
    15
    Apr 11, 2021
    YORKSHIRE
    Thank you guys. You have made me so happy!
    I've been able to show your pictures to her ladyship and tell her that I am really quite normal!
    I'm only jealous that you can keep all your guitars, where as though I've owned, played and gigged some great and now collectable guitars, the rule in this house is " one in, one out!"
     
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  15. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Well, due to your previous message, I wonder if I should demonstrate that there are reasonable and still happy guitar players too among the forumers :D

    My 2 Gretsch, still missing a hollow body but I have been resisting to gas for more than 2 years now.
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    The nylon guitar on the right is my son's and is no longer here. The Washburn is the oldest one, I have it since early 90s.
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    My old SG Firebrand, that's when the head broke that the guitar collection craze started.
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    Last but not least, the MIM Telecaster Baja classic player.
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    Then complete guitar collection its only 5 and that's fine with me.
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    And only one amp.
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  16. GAMBLER1234

    GAMBLER1234 Gretschie

    297
    Jan 18, 2018
    Henderson Nevada
    Actually I started getting a little embarrassed about so many pics in one post so here's the rest of them.:)

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  17. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Only 5 guitar... But furthermore Only ONE amp ? :eek: Are you serious, @j.s.c ? o_O

    Well OK : AFAIK you live in Paris, in a flat, where any small bit of space costs an arm and a leg au sens figuré comme au sens propre, so I understand why... :oops:;)

    A+:
     
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  18. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Nice!!
     
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  19. GAMBLER1234

    GAMBLER1234 Gretschie

    297
    Jan 18, 2018
    Henderson Nevada
    Thank you much.:)
     
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