25 essential electric guitars collection

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  1. Tubevalvemaniac

    Tubevalvemaniac Member

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    Well, 10 is enough for most, but I believe there are afficionados who can't fit into 10 anymore.
    So, what you consider as 25 essential guitars collection (not bass or acoustics):

    1. Fender Stratocaster-vintage
    2. Fender Telecaster-vintage
    3. Fender Telecaster Rosewood USA
    4. Fender Jazzmaster-vintage
    5. Fender Jaguar-vintage
    6. Fender Jaguar Baritone CIJ
    7. Suhr Classic S
    8. Suhr Classic T
    9. Gibson SG
    10. Gibson Les Paul Standard ’59 Reissue
    11. Gibson Les Paul Custom ’68 Reissue
    12. Gibson 335/355
    13. Gibson Explorer
    14. Gibson ’65 Firebird V
    15. Paul Reed Smith Modern Eagle I Hardtail
    16. Paul Reed Smith Modern Eagle I Singlecut
    17. Paul Reed Smith Modern Eagle I Trem
    18. Paul Reed Smith Ted McCarty, 250, SingleCut
    19. Paul Reed Smith Custom 24
    20. Parker Fly Mojo Singlecut
    21. Jackson Soloist
    22. Gretsch White Falcon LTV
    23. Gretsch Duo Jet
    24. Rickenbacker 360/12
    25. Moog E-1M

    Now seems that even Top-50 might have sense. :p
     
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  2. Ciroxin

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    Where is La Cabronita?!
     
  3. Tubevalvemaniac

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    50 Essential Guitars Collection
     
  4. Flyin' Brian

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    Essential to who? Not an arch top in the bunch.
     
  5. Tubevalvemaniac

    Tubevalvemaniac Member

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    Essential to poster :bonk Isn't that a whole point of this forum:huh
    Now back to work and list your 25 essentials.
    No prob to put 25 archtops.
    I love D'Angelico NYC-2 New Yorker (but somehow it dropped to bigger list).
     
  6. s2y

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    Essential to music retailers, that's who.
     
  7. sonicD

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    I've never picked up a PRS that I liked. Shame really. They're beautiful guitars, but not even remotely essential to me.

    To each his own....
     
  8. Flyin' Brian

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    OK so it's really MY essential 25 guitars. That works.
     
  9. sausagefingers

    sausagefingers Supporting Member

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    I could narrow it to 5:

    PRS Cu22
    A Les Paul
    A Strat
    A Tele
    A Gretsch hollowbody with a Bigsby

    :p
     
  10. russiancrowe

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    If I had the money these would be my first 25 essential guitar purchases. I guess it's more of a dream list.

    1. '57 Fender Strat
    2. '53 Fender Tele
    3. '53 Fender Esquire
    4. '58 Gibson Les Paul plaintop
    5. Gibson ES-335 w/Bigsby
    6. Gibson Firebird V
    7. '57 Gibson Les Paul Jr.
    8. '57 Gibson Les Paul Special
    9. Original Gibson Flying V
    10. Original Gibson Explorer
    11. '64 Fender Strat
    12. Gibson ES-175
    13. Gibson Firebird non-reverse w/3 P-90's
    14. Zemaitis Disc Front
    15. Zemaitis Metal Front
    16. '70's B.C. Rich Mockingbird
    17. '70's B.C. Rich Eagle
    18. '70's B.C. Rich Bitch 10 string
    19. Rickenbacker 360/12
    20. Gibson Double Neck 6/12 String
    21. Gretch White Falcon
    22. '75 Fender Telecaster Custom
    23. Gibson SG with P-90's and small pickguard
    24. Trussart Steelophonic (I think that's the correct name)
    25. Asher Lap Steel
     
  11. DreamSeller

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    2 Strats from 50s and 70s
    3 Teles 50s 50s 60s
    5 Jazzmasters 2x60s 2x70s 80s
    2 Jags 60s
    2 Les Pauls 50s and another with P90s
    1 SG 60s
    3 335s 50s 50s 60s
    3 Rickenbackers 50s 60s & 12 string
    2 Gretsch 50s 60s
    2 ??
     
  12. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Wow, and I thought "Top Ten" was stretching it. Let's see what I can do here.

    1) Pre-War Martin D-28. Here's a 1934:

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    2) Honestly, I really like my 1946 Gibson J-45. So let's go with a version that's a bit better condition:

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    3) I really do love my Guild 12-string. But the Big Kahuna for me would be the Guild F612. Sorry, it's impossible to find a pic without John Denver in it:

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    4) Let's round out the acoustics. I need a smallbody. Let's go with a prewar Gibson L-00. Was 1934 the magic year or something?

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    5) Hold on. Did I say I was done with acoustics? How about the king of the flattops? Gotta have a huge maple jumbo in there, the Gibson SJ-200, one from 1952:

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    6) Well there we go. WAIT a sec, still on the acoustics. Forgot that I'd need a Classical. Let's go with a Hauser from 1937, this one's in a museum for goodness' sakes.

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    7+8+9+10) Well I THINK that's all the acoustic action I need. Seriously, the list is only that small because I'm actually pretty dialed in with what works for me and what I know I'd totally love. Electrics? It's a crapshoot. So I might as well begin the shotgun approach with some Strat/Tele/LP action, right? Let's go with the '57 and '62 Strats, I'm pretty sure you don't need pics of those, one's maple and the other's rosewood, and have been reissued to death. Hold on, stick a Clapton Strat in there too. I like those. Oh, and a Superstrat. No preference, just something shreddy, possibly pointy.

    11+12+13) Telecasters, I'd go for a Nocaster and a '62 Custom and a Tele Deluxe with factory trem. The other two you know well, here's a pic of the trem on a Deluxe:

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    14+15+16+17) Time for the Les Pauls. I'll just take this guy's collection, thank you:

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    1959 Les Paul Standard, 1959 Les Paul Custom, 1954 Les Paul Custom (Murphy Refin), and 1954 Les Paul Standard.​


    TO BE CONTINUED.
     
  13. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    18+19+20+21+22+23) OK now time for the semihollows and thinlines. "Whatever he's having," please. But that one with the solo pickup in the middle to the far left? No thanks, stick a Jazzmaster in there for me instead. You know, that one the third to the right's a bit of a duplicate, replace that with an Explorer.

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    24) Big fat Jazzbox. Pick one of these D'Angelicos please.

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    25) I'm not a bassist so no "real" basses for me, but I wouldn't mind a Bass VI, here's one from 1962:

    [​IMG] Oh, and I would have said "Ric 12" but they have skinny necks. Sad.
     
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  14. vanguard

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    25 guitars are not essential for anyone.
     
  15. Crocker

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    Strat with vibrato
    Tele
    Tele Deluxe
    Semi-hollow archtop maybe with Bigsby
    Fully hollow archtop
    Something solid with humbuckers besides the Deluxe
    Something solid with tapped humbuckers
    Lapsteel
    Baritone

    That's the best I can do, all others are variations on a theme and/or backups.
     
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    Sounds like the OP could get the most out of a Variax or VG Strat. ;)
     
  17. SPROING!

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    I got a hollowbody and a solid, so I'm good.
     
  18. Tubevalvemaniac

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    Opinion appreciated, still one might consider one axe as more essential than another for collection.
     
  19. Tubevalvemaniac

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    This route might have sense for week or so, than back to track.
    Same with digital amp and mics simulations etc.
     
  20. j.s.tonehound

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    This was fun. Here's what I think of essential right at this moment:

    1 59 LP
    2 LP 3pup Black Beauty with Bigsby
    3 Firebird VII
    4 Korina V
    5 Korina Explorer
    6 SG, 3Pup, maestro
    7 Strat
    8 Tele
    9 Jazzmaster
    10 PRS CU24
    11 Suhr Modern Set Neck Carve Top
    12 Suhr MK
    13 Custom Shop Charvel San Dimas
    14 Ibanez Iceman
    15 Gretsch Falcon
    16 Gretsch Penguin
    17 JG Bluesmaster
    18 Thorn Artisan
    19 Stevens LJ
    20 Gibson 335
    21 Patrick Eggle Jumbo
    22 Gitane
    23 Myka Dragonfly
    24 Schroeder Cobra
    25 Monteleone with teardrop and scroll
     

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