Which guitar that you CURRENTLY OWN

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by otisblove, May 23, 2020.

  1. otisblove

    otisblove Electromatic

    May 11, 2020
    Chicago, Illinois USA
    has been in your possession the longest?

    I've had many guitars come and go over the last 32+ years, but
    my 1990 G&L ASAT has stood the test of time. 30 wonderful years together now.

  2. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    I'm having a 50th Birthday party for my old sweetheart.

    Bought it new, have taken care of it, play the heck out of, and I'm sure it would love to tell some stories.

    1970 Martin D35-S

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    Keeps sounding better, year after year.
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  3. otisblove

    otisblove Electromatic

    May 11, 2020
    Chicago, Illinois USA
    That's probably the nicest looking 50 year old guitar I've ever seen.
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  4. bluenote23

    bluenote23 Country Gent

    Oct 17, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    I got this one in 1986. At that time, it was just an old used guitar from 1973.
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  5. Likeabrave

    Likeabrave Synchromatic

    Feb 11, 2010
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Bought this Fender Gemini IV in 1987 after my trusty Ibanez dreadnought was stolen from my dorm. Its a tank of a guitar but sounds incredible. I've cycled through other dreads since but none ever stuck. I once left it on a NYC subway (thank you Jose Cuervo) and got it back. I left it in the sand on a NJ beach for a few days once and it survived quite nicely. Its loud and chimey and broken in perfectly. Its never been in a case that I can remember, not even a gig bag. It's the first guitar I reach for so I leave it out, always.[​IMG]
  6. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Thanks. It's got a ton of play scratches on it, but I learned how to properly string a slotted headstock without tearing up things.

    I just wipe it down after I play it, and an occasional warm damp soft cloth on the body and neck to clean it. Dry cloth to dry it.

    Appreciate the kind words.
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  7. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    My Charvel/Jackson Model 3DR, from my hard rock days... it's probably a '90 MY CHARVEL.jpg
  8. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    My 1965/66 6120,bought it back in 1988 ,put down the first payment in April and finally paid it off some time in August.

    I would never have gotten it except for my parents and grand parents,i paid those loans off ,i would be very sad to see it go,only mum left now.
    Sadly the binding is starting to go now ,but it's very slow,i keep it out of the case all the time.

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  9. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    My Ovation I resurrected a month ago that I posted about. I bought it new around 72’

    So that is , 10...20....30....40....48 yrs ago

    Absolutely stunning Ebony fingerboard

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  10. TubeLife

    TubeLife Gretschie

    Jan 23, 2020
    Bought this back in 93’, locally made about a 1/2 hour from where I live in Illinois. A Barrington BRG 884 which got me through my rockin days. Still own it and redid all the electronics and new pups recently.

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  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    My Yamaha FG-160 . Bought new in 1976
  12. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Admin Post
    It’s my Godin Nylon Duet, followed by my Custom Telecaster FMT HH. The next would probably be my Mustang Bass, my custom spec’d Warwick Corvette fretless, and then my G6120 DC.
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  13. dougmon

    dougmon Synchromatic

    Jan 9, 2013
    Taylor 812C. 26+ years now.
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  14. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    40 years ago, I bought my 1st guitar - A 1980 Gibson ES335-TD LH - 2nd hand, with matching case, for 5500 Francs (the equivalent of 839 euros), while you could buy a used car for 3000 Francs :eek:.

    Still here today ;) :




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  15. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    ‘70s Sears SG copy unplayable but I keep it around. Playable would be the first I ever bought and Aerodyne Strat someone modded then I modded some more. EF1AFD36-BACA-45CB-979C-7192858AB0B5.jpeg
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  16. Gibbsy

    Gibbsy Gretschie

    May 6, 2020
    London, UK
    My old faithful Tele.
    Bought it secondhand about 50 years ago, even the refinish is wearing off now!
    Original pickups petered out so eventually replaced with Joe Barden bridge, and a Kinman 'Blues' Strat at the neck.
    Semi-retired now since recently bought a rather lovely Squier Classic Vibe Tele.
    Incidently, not name dropping, but the sax player in the photo, his dad was responsible for a rather well known British amplifier.

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  17. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    '69 Voxton (owned by Vox, became Yamaha) bolt neck flat top that cost me $100 with an used aftermarket case. It's bounced around in the back of C-130s and deuce and a halfs, been around the world (and looks it).
  18. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    1979 The Paul

    Bought for my birthday by my mother (RIP) in 1983 for $250 in Austin, Texas. Been a sold workhorse all these years. T-Top pickups, all walnut with ebony fretboard. No frills, all kills.

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  19. Kbrittain

    Kbrittain Electromatic

    May 20, 2020
    North Carolina
    This is my Classic Player Special Jaguar right after I got it... probably the one I've had for the longest, though not my first guitar.

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  20. lathoto

    lathoto Gretschie

    Apr 23, 2020
    A Goya G-10 given to me by my mother 46 years ago. She taught me three chords and I never looked back.
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