Your Gear of the Year

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

  1. nasonm

    nasonm Gretschie

    498
    Nov 3, 2010
    New England, USA
    I flipped a heck of a lot more gear than I bought to keep myself but one thing I did buy and love is this Harmony Jupiter in Space Black

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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    63
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    I got nothin' :(
     
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  3. Shock

    Shock Gretschie

    315
    Sep 7, 2020
    Minnesota
    There is still time. And you can always make up that mortgage payment. ;)
     
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  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    63
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Wait ! Almost forgot . I had bought one of these . Hohner Orchestral Harmonica
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  5. Butch Ammon

    Butch Ammon Gretschie

    Age:
    60
    441
    Jan 3, 2016
    Richmond, VA
    Here's a new updated photo of my guitar wall in my music room. Note the brand new 2021, black Fender Player Strat (i.e. just like Clapton's famous guitar "Blackie") :D

    L-R in the photo:
    1977 Ibanez "lawsuit" mandolin
    1990 Yamaha FG-410-12A, 12 string acoustic
    2021 Fender Player Strat
    2011 Gretsch 5122
    1995 Fender Standard Strat (in Open G for slide)
    2002 Alvarez RD-8, 6 string acoustic
    1991 Samick PB-110-A, 4 string bass (P Bass copy)
    Below:
    2004 Yamaha DGX-505, full size 88-key, electronic keyboard.

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  6. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    I picked up a few great guitars over the last year. At least I sold more guitars than I bought. :D

    Tough decision on the “best”. Three stunning ones are in the running for the top spot.

    Spectualar Fender American Pro 2 Strat

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    Fantastic 10 yr old Tele Thinline 72’ reissue I modded.

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    And, if I was forced to pick just one, this older Gretsch 6119 62’ Tennessee Rose reissue

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  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    63
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Stop it ! :p
     
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  8. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Age:
    51
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
  9. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
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  10. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Just one guitar and one noisemaker for me in 2021. Mind you, they’re both pretty fabulous.
    Got me a Nocturn Marquesan and a Big Fat 2004 Bird. 816F4C37-510A-4FAC-BAAC-7F43D22C5804.jpeg
     
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  11. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Help me out here with a sense of scale. It looks like it’s about 6 feet long and would be big enough for the whole von Trapp family to play at once!
     
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  12. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    For me it's my double anniversary that a bought from Nick off here, it is still to be played though as I still haven't got pick ups for it yet as I've had other things take priority funds wise, but will be a great day when some finally get installed.
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    Other then that I bought a pedal that JimmyR over on gretschpages built which is awesome but am yet to put it through it's paces yet, and a gig bag, so that's all my purchases this year.
     
  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    74
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Wow! That's quite a mouthful! :eek::)
     
  14. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

    Age:
    53
    869
    Feb 12, 2011
    Iowa City, IA
    Is that like 3 feet long?!?!?! What year?
    @thunder58 we all expect (nay....demand) a video of this in use.
     
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  15. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Your 2004 looks pretty awesome with that V cut!
     
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  16. Waxhead

    Waxhead Friend of Fred

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Wow Henry a Mesa Bass amp too :D
    What model is that one :cool:
     
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  17. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    63
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    She's about 30-40 yrs old . ...yes its sterilized . She's 24" in length . Still learning but best with other harp players . Usually there in the $2 grand range . Got her for $200 . Guy said it was his uncles who passed away years ago and he didn't want it taking up room in his attic anymore. Seller had no interest in it
     
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  18. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    63
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    24 inches
     
  19. Alaska Mike

    Alaska Mike Electromatic

    37
    Apr 12, 2021
    Alaska
    Wow, I have aquired more guitars this year than any other since I started playing, but here goes-

    Love Affairs:
    • Gretsch G5230T in Cadillac Green- Really the guitar that re-inspired me after a very long break from playing. Modded a bit, but a great guitar.
    • Fender American Ultra Telecaster in Texas Tea- Just never fails to make me smile. Bone stock and will stay that way.
    • PRS SE Hollowbody II in Tri-Color Sunburst- Unexpected infatuation, since I've never bonded with another PRS. Stock for now.
    • Traveler EG-2- Replaced pickups, pickguard, and electronics, but much more my style than my EG-1 Custom. A great travel guitar.
    • Swart Atomic Space Tone- Beautiful, lush tremolo. Richer than any Fender I've experienced, without being muddy.
    ... I bought a few more along the way, but those are the ones that I have no intention of selling. If I were to pare my whole collection down to those 5 and my '85 MIJ '62 Telecaster Custom, I would be perfectly content. Very likely I will be doing just that in the near future.

    Disappointments:
    • Every Gibson I played this year- Poor craftsmanship, dead/muddy tones, and/or basic playability. I played a lot of them (around 50) in a lot of different stores, because I was determined to own a bound Les Paul or a ES-335/339. COVID pricing drove them up, but it really came down to what I was willing to accept for the price I was paying. When you're looking at Les Paul Custom prices, I'm just not willing to accept shoddy work. I bought a bankruptcy era (2018) Les Paul Classic Player Plus for a reasonable price, and while it has a minimum of issues, it also doesn't ring my bell and will be sold soon. I'd still love to find a ES-339 that rings my bell, but otherwise I've pretty much given up on Gibson. I bought and rebuilt a basket-case Korean Epiphone Les Paul Custom that is more resonant and playable than Gibsons that cost 20 times as much. I paid little for it, dumped a bunch of parts into it, and it still is worth nothing, but it consistently punches above its weight. I really, really wanted a Gibson, but guess I'm not a Gibson guy. Maybe one day I'll find that special one (like the PRS SE) that speaks to me.
     
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  20. Waxhead

    Waxhead Friend of Fred

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Just rec'd this christmas present to myself this morning.

    The new top of line Focusrite audio interface - the Clarret+ 4Pre.
    A big step up from the great Scarlett 18i8 interface I've been using on recordings and playback of backing tracks.

    This new Clarret+ is pro studio quality so hoping to get major improvement in both quality of my recordings and playback of backing tracks. See
    https://focusrite.com/en/usb-c-audio-interface/clarett-plus/clarett-plus-4pre

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