Do you have any ‘perfect‘ guitars?

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  1. Davis Dodds

    Davis Dodds Supporting Member

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    The ES-339 in my signature is definitely a Goldilocks "just-right" guitar for me. The one thing I missed with that guitar was a trem, so I recently added a Bigsby, but I feel like it's just about as perfect as can be for me at this point in my playing life. I can see it being my #1 for a long time.
     
  2. Yamaha 350

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    Cheap Yamaha Pacifica. And do not laugh a cheap First Act LP style. Great necks on both. First Act was Gold plated. And both needs almost nothing.
     
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  3. NorCal_Val

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    My Ibanez 7 strings.(Universe, K7, RG1527, RG7620)
    They work.
     
  4. Mobass

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    My Radack Pony T is as close to perfect as any I've ever owned or played. I love everything about it.

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  5. Bluesful

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    No, but I'm perfect.
     
  6. McGTR

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    I think the mojo is in the imperfections, it is just a question of what you can live with and what you cannot. I love all my guitars, at times I get tempted to change when I focus on the imperfections, but then I pick it up and forget all about it when Im in the sound.
     
  7. David B

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    I think I have the Roseanne Roseannadanna guitar collection, "it's always something".
     
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    All of 'em. Otherwise, what's the point?
     
  9. Average Joe

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    In an absolute sense, no. The Tokai in my avatar is terrible at sounding like a strat.

    In the sense of being a perfect specimen of its type, yes. The MIJ tokai is a perfect 335 type and my 2013 US std Strat is a perfect strat
     
  10. eclecticsynergy

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    Nearly all of my guitars have had some sort of modification, mostly pickups. The only ones that I haven't changed at all are my '63 Strat which had already been refretted and refinished when I bought it in the early 80s, and one perfect guitar - my very first PRS, entirely unaltered since I bought her in '87.

    I have others which are pretty much perfect for me now, but they aren't original. The PRS was perfect when she came to me.
     
  11. CaptNasty

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    I know some people have gone philosophical on what perfection means and how nothing is “perfect”. I disagree. If it is a guitar that you connect with, one that makes you want to pick it up and play and it just feels “right”... that is perfection in my book.

    Here is mine. A one-off 2018 USA Jackson Dinky DK2H Custom Select that I had built. I have never had a guitar that plays like this one.

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    :rotflmao

    I try ALL the Gibsons. :aok

    For the record, I have an MIJ Squier Strat. An Ibanez FRM 100. And an Epiphone Sheratron. Plus some more Gibsons. :p
     
  13. bubbagump_j

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    Pic please
     
  14. Jay Will

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    There is no such thing as a perfect guitar. There is only acceptable and unacceptable as far as fit and finish and playability go
     
  15. EtaCarinae

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    My most expensive guitar, and it feels like it. It leaves me nothing to criticize.
     
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  16. 70' s Tone

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    Yes I do!
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    Here ya go, added to original post too...

     
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  19. 70' s Tone

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    Concise responses are always valued. ;)
     
  20. hitchcockblonde

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    All the philosophical questions about perfection and human nature aside, I get what you're saying. My Hamer Monaco SuperPro has a neck size, fret size, weight and balance that feels absolutely natural. The knobs and switch feel like they're just where they should be. Somehow the pickups are clear without being thin, full but not boomy, and the chambering gives it a nice woody sound. Since we just do our own material I don't need to cover Strat, Tele, Gretsch, 335 and Les Paul sounds but only the sound "in my head", this one does it. I suppose if it were truly perfect I wouldn't have had to raise the tailpiece a little to get the strings to not hit the bridge, and I still need occasionally a dab of lube on the nut slot of the D string. Heck, if I dropped it off a roof it would break and a perfect guitar would never break, it would smell like lavender, and it would have come with a secret compartment full of flawless diamonds.

    But in terms of - within the real-world definition of electric guitar - feeling more comfortable and sounding more pleasant for my music that anything else I've touched? It's perfect enough.
     
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