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Guitars you're fancying, but can't or won't get?.

hohlshot

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IN THE 70'S I OWNED NUMBER 410, IT WAS A COLD VERY SKINNY NECK. DID NOT THINK THEY WOULD BE 50K THESE DAYS.
Yes it was an original, aircraft aluminum chrome plated body and black neck with a ruby in the headstock, also owned a 1955 Strat #1084, and a Travis Bean double cut,
 

Valgrewup

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I played one at Downtown Music in Sydney, very similar to Lukather's sunburst one he had in all those ads in the 80s

Played like an absolute dream, and although it was 10 years ago, I still think about that fretboard and neck... one of the slickest guitars I've ever played.
The construction and workmanship was absolutely A1.

Sorry :D

You're a lucky man. It's sad most of the Valley Arts floating around are Samick built and not the real thing. And if genuine USA made they go for about 5000 USD and even more...
 
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I would love to have the Fender Custom Shop Rocky Strat, but I can not afford one. These guitars are priced way too high for the average person.
 

scotty31

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gibson explorer custom
just cant justify the $$ cos they look cool.

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Yamaha 1421

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I have my last 2 guitars so I won't be buying more BUT.......................I do like this one ,it has that Hiram Bullock vibe, kind of like the Fender "Big Apple" Strat one better.
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FattRaxx

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You're a lucky man. It's sad most of the Valley Arts floating around are Samick built and not the real thing. And if genuine USA made they go for about 5000 USD and even more...

I've seen the Samick ones, this was the real deal, but Iirc it wasn't for sale.

I think it was the shop owners.

The only reason he let me play it, is because I worked at Gallins Guitars around the corner, and he knew my boss.
 
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I want a really killer Fiesta Red S-type with a journeyman relic, or maybe just a thin nitro with no relic, rosewood/mint but I don't need this and have a perfectly fine mexican strat that scratches my strat itch, so I'm pretty much only considering things that pop up locally.
 

ErichA

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Ah, a ‘guitar porn’ thread.
I am simple in my desire. Slope shouldered Gibby. A ‘45 please. It’s what I need. A songwriting machine. Can’t afford it. And after 30 years of playing guitar, a half @@@ version is a waste of time/money to me.
 

jonahstepro

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Music Man Albert Lee MM90. Sadly they've skyrocketed in price since being discontinued (and that's only if you can actually find one for sale).
 

jbviper4

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I want an Explorer, but know it's not in the current budget. I look and wish about once a week in the Emporium, Reverb, CME, etc...
 

Tritone

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PureSalem Jimmy -- think it's cool but don't really have a need for a short scale guitar.
Novo Miris -- really like it but they don't offer a Bigsby option anymore apparently
Dunable Cyclops -- might actually get one of these in the future. Will have to do more research. But then again, I don't really need another guitar. I would probably sell my PRS Starla or something.
Gibson Les Paul Deluxe -- waiting for these to be reissued, let's hope it's soon!
 

HaloMaster

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About 20 years ago I wanted a Fernandes Vertigo Deluxe. I've wanted one ever since. They went out of business or whatever and I could never find one. About a year ago I ran across one cheap at GC used. So I bought it. It was a hot mess!! I dropped it off to my tech and had him give her some love and replace the pickups with some SD Seth Lovers and rewire the whole thing with new electronics. Such a fun guitar for about 500$ all said and done! She plays and sounds great. It is one of those guitars you either like or hate the look of. Many of my guitar playing buddies think they are ugly as sin! It does look like a coffee table!!! Almost like a Jazzmaster and a firebird had a baby!! This is a pic when I first got it!
 

fatztreeboy

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A Gretsch White Falcon.

Pushing 20 years ago I was involved with a law-school student. She knew I was poised to get the guitar then, but she said that if I waited for her to finish law school, she'd get it for me.

We got engaged. She graduated law school, joined a local firm. And while I rarely brought up her promise, perhaps only a couple of times, she'd shoot back that all I wanted was a guitar. I said it was about the promise, not the guitar. I eventually broke off the engagement (she would never commit to a wedding date), but today the idea of owning a White Falcon is pre-loaded with drama.

So now I'm considering Billy Duffy's Silver Falcon, Bono's Irish Falcon, maybe a Black Falcon...


how did i miss this story !!!!!! billy duffy's white ( and now black one too) falcons r to die for...... such soulful cleantone....... not to mention it is almost bigger then billy ....look cool hangin off his small frame........ i now i am 6 months late but go get that guitar TODAY...... then learn how to make it sing :). ps: get u a roland jc120 chorus amp and a couple vox ac30's ..... i seen billy duffy 5 times..... always has a cool amp rig..... last time i saw them, in about 2016? at a winery in calif.... but he had the white n the black falcon .... so get it!!!!! n get busy!!!!!
 




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