...what are the top 3 favorite guitars that you own?

Discussion in 'Guitar & Gear Reviews' started by peterjcb, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. bone

    bone Gretschie

    Age:
    120
    232
    Aug 9, 2020
    here
    1) '15 Classic 60s Jazzmaster Lacquer
    Seafoam Green - staytrem bridge, switch tip sanded to an octagon shape and matte & vibe arm tip sanded matte. Original AV '65 pups that i love..

    2) early 90s MIM Squier Tele
    Cream w/curly maple neck & mint guard $80 pawn shop steal that revealed cloth wire Custom Shop Texas pups. Rolled the fretboard and added Tronicals. *butta*

    3) '05 Squier (Indo/Cort) Tele Deluxe
    Worn black w/ maple board & Red Tort
    $50 eBay drunk bidding grab. Rolled the fretboard, Pearly Gates w/ Page wiring.

    awaiting orange stain Gretsch 5422t Monday. We'll see if she can crack the listo_O
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2020
  2. jfassett

    jfassett Synchromatic

    663
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
  3. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    As you wish!

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    I sold the Hagstrom last year. It was an absolutely fantastic guitar, but I found that the 15" fretboard radius combined with the skinny neck tended to aggravate an old wrist injury when I played barre chords on it, so it wasn't getting much playing time. I decided that it was better off going to a good home where it would get the attention it deserved.

    On the bright side, I've added three Gretsches to the stable since then: a G3900 Historic Series Synchromatic Jr., an Electromatic Jet that I gutted and rebuilt into a blue Sparkle Jet, and a rare blueburst 6120 Jr. So I haven't had time to miss the Hagstrom at all!
     
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  4. jfassett

    jfassett Synchromatic

    663
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    Stunning!
     
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  5. DHart

    DHart Synchromatic

    643
    Jun 26, 2019
    Arizona
    Top three is a constantly changing group, for me. This week, I'd have to say:

    -Martin OM-28V
    -D'Angelico Excel EX-SS
    -Fender Tele Standard with Firebird neck pickup & American Special neck

    The tone is glorious, and the silking in the spruce top mesmerizing
    [​IMG]

    TVJ T-Armonds and fully hollow body... oh man!
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    Cavalier "Phoenix" Firebird pickup at the neck puts this Tele "over the top"
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  6. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    1 - 1975 Gibson 335
    2 - 1992 Carvin DC 127
    3 - 2013 - Gretsch Country Gentleman
    I have to mention my 1966 Fender Mustang Bass. It's a great sounding, playing and recording bass. It's on 90% of all my studio recordings. The other 10% were recorded using a Rickenbacker 4001 & a Ibanez 5 string.
     
  7. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    Today it’s the Kanile’a tenor, the Gretsch Jet, and the Luna steel
     
  8. Buckyboy

    Buckyboy Gretschie

    1. The one with flake
    2. The one with sparkle
    3. The one with sparkle flake

    :)
     
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  9. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Always changing for me

    Right now

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  10. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Synchromatic

    951
    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    The Gretsch.

    The other Gretsch.

    The other other Gretsch.
     
  11. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Sorry, This is like asking witch of your three ex wife's do you like the best. It is a loaded question.
     
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  12. Landshark2020

    Landshark2020 Electromatic

    13
    Sep 4, 2020
    95051
    This weeks favorites - subject to change

    2016 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Pro -Transparent Green
    2017 D'Angelico SD - White
    2020 Guild Bluesbird - Black

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  13. Landshark2020

    Landshark2020 Electromatic

    13
    Sep 4, 2020
    95051
    Did you spell "which" as "witch" on purpose? or was that a Freudian slip???
     
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  14. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

    721
    Feb 16, 2013
    California
    Slightly off topic here, but @Landshark2020 ’s question reminded me of a bumper sticker I almost put on my ex’s car: “My other car is a broom”

    And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming....
     
  15. rockymtnguitar

    rockymtnguitar Electromatic

    86
    Jan 22, 2019
    Colorado
    1. Squier Classic Vibe 50s that I converted to an esquire. It may not be the most expensive or the most rare and uncommon, but it is a blast to play and seems to handle any songs thrown at it.

    2. Gretsch G5420T bought a few months ago and I'm just learning my way around it. Sounds so sweet and is a lot of fun to play.

    3. Hamer XT Jr - yeah, another "cheap" guitar that is just basic and really fun to play. Belonged to a music store owner and he has it set up perfectly. Not the sexiest, but it screams. IMG_1490.JPG IMG_3373.JPG IMG_3239.JPG

    Honorable mentions: G&L Tribute Bluesboy and Gretsch Jim Dandy.
     
  16. kbps320

    kbps320 Electromatic

    14
    Dec 24, 2019
    New Jersey
    Depending on the day :
    Yamaha FG300 (red label)
    Gretsch G6128T-59VS
    Gibson Firebird (2015)

    The real question should be if you had to pack up and go NOW and you could only grab one guitar... most of us would stand there crying...
     
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