Tell us about your #3 favorite guitar!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by calebaaron666, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Here’s a sequel to @blueruins thread about #1’s.
    Let’s here the story about your #3!

    Here’s mine:
    Portland Maine made Mattos Esquire

    The body is a lightweight piece of 200 year old pine salvaged from a stagecoach stop established for travelers from Boston coming here to the Pine Tree State.
    Warmoth maple boatneck with stainless steel frets
    Pickup Wizard broadcaster pickup
    Bakelite guard
    Handcut bone nut
    Fender Bigsby with soft spring
    Gotoh Locking Vintage style tuners

    Yeah, I could have started a thread about #2’s, but someone else can do that!
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  2. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    That's sweet.

    I'm still pondering over #1 in the other thread. Lol
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  3. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Well c’mon man!
    Number 3 should be easy!
    It’s your tele!
    Number 3 should always be a tele!:D
  4. Jerzey Bob

    Jerzey Bob Synchromatic

    Apr 3, 2021
    North Jersey
    LOL great follow up to the other thread. I don't have a 3rd, so these will have to do...

  5. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Umm ok, did I miss the thread on our #2? I think I'm lost

    Number 3, well I would say it would be my very first Gretsch, my 2005 Tennie, only behind the white Penguin and the Schecter on pure sentimental/never let go terms.

    If I was gigging then it would be my Squier Tele.
  6. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    #3 favorite is whatever guitar I’m gonna play the day after tomorrow
  7. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    You didn’t miss anything.
    I just figured skipping to #3 would be funner.
    Love that Tennie!
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  8. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    Number 3?! Sure I’ve got one! At one time I was trying to collect the electromatic series 5124-5129. I had them all except for the two sparkle ones 5126 and 5128. Whenever I’d see those ones for sale I wouldn’t have the money on hand to buy them. I eventually stopped collecting and sold off most of my guitars except for ones I actually use. Then calebaaron666 told me he was selling his 5128! Without hesitation I said I’d take it! It’s slightly modified. Tv Jones classic plus in the bridge and classic in the neck. And wired like a hotrod. The bigsby was changed. I always liked how the dobro guitars had the pearl headstock and since this one was already modified so much I figured why not!
    She’s not a collector. She’s a worker. Plays amazing and sounds heavy. I named her Estelle. After Estelle Getty from the Golden Girls. 45D94C3A-1412-4989-A363-D3EB1A26EA4C.jpeg E5864FC0-1339-4180-96C6-7DEBC7F12367.jpeg
  9. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Such a cool guitar.
    I’m psyched I was able to sell it to a buddy, but I also kinda miss it.
    Definitely the best Electromatic I’ve ever played, and with those Filtertrons, it’s a Rock n’ Roll weapon!
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  10. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    I see what you were doing and it is cool, actually maked me think really as too what guitar I liked 3rd.
    It's a pretty cool guitar, sound post and filters like your Falcon, great sound.
    I don't think many guitars hold the cool factor of your tele though and I mean that with all sincerity, I mean who else has nail holes in their guitar.

    Love the bass in the background.
  11. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Thanx man.
    Some of the holes go all the way through.
    If I hold it up to a light at the right angle, I can see through some of the holes. Kinda cool.
    Another plus is I’m not too worried about any future dings or scratches.
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  12. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    See, that's what I mean, it screams coolness lol, so much better then a 'reliced' guitar but then in the same token it kinda is.
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  13. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    she's under <18 so I couldn't tell.
    no lacquer checkings btw...
  14. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    This one is tougher, but the sentimental edge goes to my 79 The Paul. It's been one tough cookie over the 38 years that I've owned it, lots of abuse none of it intentional including being stored in a metal building in Texas for months. The T Top pickups will do anything I ask. A close second to third (?) is the 80s Explorer.

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  15. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    And the #3 bass currently is my version of the AEB bass that Ampeg had out in the 6os.
    It's über cool.

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  16. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    #3 is my 2012 Gibson LP Special with P90’s which I acquired on a whim. It’s all stock, Gibson P90’s, roasted maple board, etc. All I’ve done to it is replace the poorly cut nut with a Tusq nut,
    What a monster this little guitar is, it sustains FOREVER and sings through my 68 CDR particularly on the Custom channel, push it and you are well rewarded.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2021
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  17. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR

    Ha! I could be on board with that.

    The Number 1’s the Nashville, the Number 2’s my Ric 330.

    Numbers 3-5 usually fluctuate depending on stuff like how much beer’s in the fridge, whether or not I’ve had a good breakfast, and the alignment of the stars. You know, important stuff.

    The Tele’s definitely in the mix there. I’ve had it a long time (30+ years) and before I got the Nashville, it was a contender for #1. Not irreplaceable, but it’d be a major chore. It’s an old Fender Japan model, jacked up on Joe Barden T-Gattons and blessed with a super-fast, thin neck. I’d put it up against any Fender USA model, any day of the week. Just one very fine guitar.

    It’s also currently my only Fender, since I recently unloaded my Strat. So for today, let’s call it Number 3, and here it is:

  18. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    I don't like Relic'ed guitars : I call these voluntarily damaged guitars... :rolleyes:

    But your Tele here, @calebaaron666, is NOT a relic to my eyes : I love that way of making the "Spirit of an antique piece of Wood" sing through the ages, really... Nothing artificial or fake : that's the "true life" of that old piece of wood which speaks, magnified, if I can say so. :cool::cool::cool:

    But it's me; OK ?:D

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  19. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    My N°3 guitar ?

    I really don't know :oops:... All of my guitars are equal, all of them have proven their qualities on stage, which is the ultimate judge for me.

    It's me who is inequal in playing or feeling the instrument ! o_O

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  20. RRGuitarCo

    RRGuitarCo Gretschie

    May 23, 2021
    San Diego CA
    My limited edition rosewood G6119TG-RW Tennessee Rose is my #3. I'm a serious believer in buying used and this is the 1st guitar I've ever walked into a store, and paid retail for. It was love at first sight.
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