Your Gear of the Year

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

  1. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

    Feb 12, 2011
    Iowa City, IA
    @thunder58 I've seen film of these in use in the 20's 30's and 50s actually, but you say this is only 30-40 years old??? I would have thought they'd have quit making them long before the 60s or 70's.
  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Still in production by Hohner , Suzuki , and Easttop
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  3. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    I bought some drum stuff, several pedals, an amp and two guitars this year. The amp might be the most useful of the bunch, but amps never inspire a lot of love from me. It's hard to fall for a box, at least for me.

    So I'm going with the two Gibsons, a brand new SG and a used J-35. Both of them are a blast to play. Brings my Gibson collection to three, I've had the Les Paul for 20+ years.

    Last edited: Dec 5, 2021
  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Very nice !
  5. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Thanks Rich, I thought about it and realized that some people might find it very easy to fall in love with an amp, so I clarified/corrected my post. Don't want to ruffle any feathers around the Holidays!

    Cheers to all! :)
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  6. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Country Gent

    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    This probably isn't news to most folks here, but my 2021 GoTY would have to be these two Historic Series prototypes...

    Last edited: Dec 5, 2021
  7. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Oh wow, I totally forgot about my G5230 I got this year, so this is actually the gear of the year for me as I bought it for my daughter.
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  8. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    My Art & Lutherie Roadhouse Parlour. It's fabulous for the couch and the campfire, and you can never have too many blue guitars!


    (Edit: sharp eyes will notice that the bridge saddle is installed backwards.
    I was so excited to get the guitar home that it took a couple of hours before I spotted it and flipped it around. Ah, the joys of pawn shop guitars.)
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2021
  9. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    Two G6659TG Players Edition Broadkaster® Jr.’s are my top scores (among others) this year.
    I bought the white one first then traded a guitar for the Azure Blue one.


    Another top score was this Squier 50 CV Esquire.

  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I bought 4 smaller items in the last 2 years, no guitars.

    Joyo Bantcab + Celestion TF1018 speaker upgrade, Celestion Alnico Cream speaker, J.Rockett A.P.E. pedal and Demonfx King of tone clone.

    Ok 5… but they are all winners.

    Edit…6 Forgot the Hendrix inspired strap!
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2021
  11. tmcq65

    tmcq65 Electromatic

    Nov 10, 2021
    I've got three pieces. The biggest gear item this year has been my first Gretsch. This has really been an inspiration and has raised my level of play exponentially.
    Gretsch Small.jpg
    Next is the Loop Station pedal (and the home-made addon box to start and stop) This pedal has really been a useful motivator as well. I really love being able to put a chord progression in and improvise over it, or record a rhythm part at a slower tempo when trying to learn a lead.
    Pedals Small.jpg
    Finally, the BYOC Tube-Screamer-Type overdrive. Adding several modifications really made this a versatile pedal - especially for the Gretsch, where I just add a touch of gain and run the tone up full. I rarely use the crunch in my amp any more and just keep it set on clean / edge of breakup...and use the pedal to click into and out of the grit. Love it!
  12. Likeabrave

    Likeabrave Synchromatic

    Feb 11, 2010
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    I'd have to say my Taylor GS Mini-e Koa is my gear of the year for 2021. I still can't get over the incredible tone from this little guitar.
  13. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Looks like I bought 4 amps and 6 guitars the 7th looks like it will arrive after the 1st of Jan.

    Best score was my Gretsch G6120T Players Edition.
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  14. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    My favorite gear of the year was purchased previously, but has been de-mothballed and returned to active service. ‘67-8 Gibson ES-330.

    The previously purchased VOX amp is beginning to open up nicely, too. DBCF5A1D-C41E-430B-80BA-5011EA892207.jpeg
  15. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    Just one thing, and very small ...


    Btw no clean sound available... 8-o

    And again, a big thanks to Uncle Daddy for a great help making this amp crossing the channel gap during brexit and covid mess.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2021
  16. I’m having a hard time remembering when a year started and stopped. Been that way for a year and a half now. I believe I got the Guild Stratford this year, but that may be the second one. The first i had to send back as the fret board was uneven, the photo of this one says January, so its technically this year. Then i painted the pickup covers, so new guitar again. I also got the G5034tft up to where I wanted it, with a acoustic pickup that works and a different color pickgaurd. Oddly they may be on the block again so i can fret over some other unaquired instrument. The Rancher 12 was this year, with new pickgaurd. I also put a deposit down on a custom built octave mandolin in blue. It was supposed to be done by now, but independent builders run into the same problems that the rest of us have. It night still make it here by the 31st.

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  17. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Also added these 2 awesome pedals to my board this year.. :) BB127CE3-13E4-4519-8E74-6247BAF99F31.jpeg
  18. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    That blue Broadkaster is stunning! (The white one is too, but blue guitars have a special place in my heart.)
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  19. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    Thank you section2 for the kind words. Happy Holidays!
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  20. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Indeed! Love that's its made just a few miles from home. It's the TT800. Would have gotten the Mesa 1x15 Subway cabinet too but they were all back ordered. But I'm very happy with the Bergantino 1x12. This rig makes me realize how sloppy a bass player I am.
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