Your Gear of the Year

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by drmilktruck, Dec 4, 2021.

  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    As we wind down 2021, guitar magazines and podcasts are doing their annual Gear of the Year pieces. What is your personal Gear of the Year, the best thing you acquired, new or used, this year?

    Mine is the 1966 Kay hollow body husk I found on Reverb. David/Englishman refinished it, made a new neck and put it all together for me. Fabulous work. He even saved the original fretboard!

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  2. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Definitely my custom built amp made locally by Arkham Sound.
    My buddy gutted my Deluxe Reverb Reissue and made for me a handwired deluxe reverb made to my preferred specs.
    Super drippy reverb
    Swampy “Supro” style tremolo
    Fender tone on steroids
    COOKS with the volume as low as 3

  3. Jeremiah_S

    Jeremiah_S Electromatic

    Oct 19, 2018
    New England
    definitely my Rich Robinson Magpie, I also got a Black Falcon but it isn't as perfect as the Magpie. Having trouble getting on with the synchro-sonic, could improve once I switch it out. Love playing both, though.
  4. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    I've played more this year than ever, and I'm still in the "fine tune what ya got" mood.

    So I went big time thanks to @Merc

    He told me about a great sale at Sweetwater on vintage style Tele tuners.

    My one and only "gear of the year" purchase.

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    It's been a great year.
  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    This is my gear of the year standout!
  6. MentalTossFlycoon

    MentalTossFlycoon Gretschie

    Dec 22, 2018
    My GoY......definitely worth the Gnote I spent for it.

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  7. Zeek

    Zeek Country Gent

    May 29, 2016
    Illinois USA
    My new Mandolin
  8. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

    Feb 12, 2011
    Iowa City, IA
    I was going to say my Nocturne Jr Barnyard, because it's influenced my sound more than anything else, but upon review the real gear-of-the-year for me was doing about 3 tusq nuts for some guitars that needed their plastic ones retired, or else they were tusq but not spaced correctly. Proper nut files, a StewMac string-spacing ruler plus the new nuts (and this naturally leads to a proper set-up) have really helped the fleet get to where it needs to be. Oh yeah, I also did a new tusq nut (and a proper set-up) for my mandolin.
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  9. bhatta

    bhatta Gretschie

    Jun 29, 2020
    Definitely gonna be my DSL, I have stopped using drives and brings a smile

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  10. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    I hope nobody minds if I post two.

    A G6129T-62-LTD '62 Champagne Sparkle

    and this beautiful G6131T-TVP

    I've been very lucky this year.
  11. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
  12. GreTschocaster

    GreTschocaster Synchromatic

    Feb 11, 2013
    The only guitar purchase this year. Got this G6128T 53 last month. As usual when I make a purchase it gets played the most. 20211119_173754.jpg
  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Love this pair!
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  14. Buckyboy

    Buckyboy Gretschie

    I was able to keep myself from purchasing any guitars this year
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  15. dreamingGretsch

    dreamingGretsch Synchromatic

    Oct 12, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Definitely my preamp pedals from Kingsley, and TwoNotes CabM+ for direct to PA rig!

    and also the epiphone ES-295 i just got a few weeks ago to finish the year strong!

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  16. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Firenze, Italy
    In a couple of days I may be posting in this thread as well…;)
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  17. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Country Gent

    Jun 12, 2012
  18. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
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  19. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Same here: soon to come, as soon as possible...
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