Whose Guitar Would You Like To Own?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Mar 17, 2021.

  1. unbridled

    unbridled Country Gent

    Aug 20, 2008
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  2. Hoot

    Hoot Electromatic

    Jun 25, 2019
    Southern IL, USA
    The only reason I would want someone else's guitar would be because of its apparent worth on the market. I'd sell the guitar and buy 10 guitars I really want, and have enough left over to buy a house in the Bahama's.
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  3. EarleG

    EarleG Electromatic

    Dec 19, 2013
    Hendersonville TN
    Probably Mike Bloomfield's '59 Les Paul even if just for a month or two. Otherwise Robben Ford's Telecaster or Larry Carlton's ES-335.
  4. JoeyC810

    JoeyC810 Electromatic

    Dec 9, 2018
    Dracut, MA
    I love that one!
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  5. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    I read in a biography of Mike Bloomfield that he broke the headstock off of that guitar:oops::(
  6. azrielle

    azrielle Electromatic

    Feb 24, 2021
    Lund,NV USA
    While I wouldn't mind having my dad's 1940s made Gibson L7 (or similar) complete with D'Armond "monkey on a stick" pickup that he pawned for a couple hundred bucks in the mid-90s, I'll never be that well-heeled in my remaining years, and besides, I used to hate that thing (because of its size, mostly, it's what he taught me to play on after all). So, that said, I recently acquired a black G5410T Rat Rod through Zzounds primarily because of its "looks". And I lucked out it seems--it is just plain wonderful played acoustically (the difference between it and my G2655 is night and day!). To be blunt, I HAVE the guitar I want, haven't even amplified it yet, it sounds so good without it atmo it's a "why bother" conundrum.
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  7. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Gretschie

    May 15, 2020
    I'd also take his Firebird if it were offered :)
  8. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Gretschie

    May 15, 2020
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  9. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    One guitar I wouldn't like to own is Michael Bloomfield's telelacaster.
    Sure that's the one that can be heard on Like A Rolling Stone and the whole Highway 61 revisited.
    But... An idiot once decided to cut it!!!!

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  10. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I wonder if it was for looks or upper fret access. However a double Florentine cut would look cool. I'm sure it didn't affect Bloomfield's playing.
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  11. unbridled

    unbridled Country Gent

    Aug 20, 2008
    He is a great guy. His FOH guy is nice, too. (he's the big guy beside me.) I'd been visiting with him before the show and during intermission and he checked with Marty, which is how I got to play it.

    After that, I went over and visited with Marty, and he asked how I liked it. I offered him double what he paid for it. (Suzie White sold it to him for $1,250.)
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  12. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Like some others, I chose my guitars because of what I felt and heard. These guitars are the right instruments for me, just as the star's guitars are the right guitars for them.

    So, I wouldn't bother buying a star's perfect guitar. That said, and so that I don't just rain on everyone's parade, I would love to have one of David Gilmour's guitars . . . as long David agrees to give me lessons and a heaping helping of his MOJO. ;) :D
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  13. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Another dream guitar would be this one. I have no idea what it is but would take it over any electric.
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  14. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    OHH NOOOOOOO!!!!:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
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  15. mr coffee

    mr coffee Country Gent

    Oct 7, 2009
    Years ago when I was cutting my teeth on Bourbon St, I worked as stage hand, roadie, sound man, guitar tech, occasional scrubboard and sometimes fill-in guitarist for Mamou. Steve Lafleur wasn't really famous, but he taught me a lot about musicianship, performing, songwriting, performing, working sound; and he was my friend when I didn't have many. He threw that damned Strat at me enough times, if I could have it I'd like to...

    ...a pic of me in October 1998 covering for Steve at Patout's with his Strat. Damn, I was a mess, 24 and close to rock bottom.


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  16. michelb

    michelb Synchromatic

    Mar 27, 2020
  17. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Gretschie

    May 15, 2020
    I love that! If I recall correctly, the story goes that he had $30,000 in his checking account (having been a part of Johnny Cash's band for some time) and was prepared to get more if he had to but she sold it to him for that $1250. I think he's been about the best steward of that instrument as we could hope for. Man, that guy can play!
  18. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Upper fret access. A lefty bought it from him and that's why the cutaway was added.
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  19. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    As far as I remember, that was not done by Bloomfield but by a later owner.

    EDIT- ooops, confirmed by @afire before I answered.
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