Name the top 3 guitars you've been spending time with latey

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  1. beeflin

    beeflin Member

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    Just my lovely, warm-hearted 1963 Burns Sonic Model for the last two weeks
     
  2. bigtone23

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    Forest Green 84 Ibanez RS430 with Jackson JE1200 mid boost circuit instead of tone control. This one is almost always out for grabs in the practice room as the active guitar. B+N in position #3 on the super 5 way switch.
    "Party," a fiesta red Tele based partscaster built entirely from used parts found online and out of the parts drawer. Always out in the room for grabs as the passive guitar. Series and half out of phase options via super 5 way switch, modified TBX for actual bass cut.
    "BarryCovidCaster," or "BCC in BRG" a british racing green baritone parts Strat I built while holed up in April. New neck, pickguard and Tonemaster mid boost circuit. Everything else was used or in the parts drawer. Active with mid boost circuitry (which is pretty much based on the Jackson JE1200 circuit), but also can be run passive via a push pull bypass on the mid boost knob. Series and half out of phase options with the push/pull tone control. 3 way switch.

    All three are quite trick, cover a lot of tonal ground and play and sound way above their pay grade. I think all three set me back just under $1000 total, after all mods and parts.
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  3. imonabuss

    imonabuss Supporting Member

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    Giffin T2
    Tele Partsacaster w Bigsby
    James Tyler Custom

    The Tele and Tyler are old reliables to me, but I recently got this Giffin and just love it.
     
  4. bassmannlespaul84

    bassmannlespaul84 Member

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    I can't even say. Id say strats ive bought 5 in a month n a half
     
  5. ctreitzell

    ctreitzell Member

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    Gibson Byrdland is worth slots 1 & 2
    Gibson ES-355

    actually most of my attention lately is Midi Designer Pro 2 and Lexicon PCM80 and 81
     
  6. oh.my

    oh.my Member

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    G&L Doheny
    MusicMan St. Vincent
    Gibson SG (limited edition rose gold)
     
  7. rockabilly69

    rockabilly69 Supporting Member

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  8. mad dog

    mad dog Silver Supporting Member

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    Partscaster tele
    '60 Guild X50
    Gretsch G5422T
     
  9. Wooley

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    Slick SL50
    Ernie Ball St. Vincent
    PRS Silver Sky
     
  10. wolfpack

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    I alternate between these 4 pretty equally

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  11. David Garner

    David Garner Gold Supporting Member

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    Kind of silly for me because they’re my main 3 — I keep the Tele out for unplugged practice.

    1993 Les Paul Standard
    2016 Les Paul Traditional
    2009 Eric Johnson Stratocaster

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  12. Wooley

    Wooley Member

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    Yo, what color St. Vincent you got? And ain't they made just amazing?
     
  13. zach sears

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    McCarty 594
    Silver Sky
    Eastman PCH-OM
     
  14. Route67

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    Outstanding collection/ selection
     
  15. rockdoctor42

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    My Schecter Banshee 8-string: the thing is a 28” monster of a guitar and I love it.

    my Ormsby Goliath 7: never played anything quite like it. Light, beautiful, and has a massive fan.

    My 20 year old Squier strat: basically the only 6 string I enjoy playing.

    One of these things is not like the others.
     
  16. orpheo

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    I'm using this one as of late quite a bit:

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    Maple top on lightweight limba body, solid rosewood neck (baseball bat size), ebony board. The woods were boring and plain, so I refinished this to have a gold/purple chameleon platterburst with a silver/green chameleon binding. Custom Seymour Duncan pickups (based on a Pegasus in the bridge, based on a sentient in neck, JazzN superduperstandard in the middle but with a custom wiring that makes actual sense of that middle pickup). This axe' trem is dive-only.

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    Figured maple top on Sapele mahogany back, purpleheart/zebrano 5 piece neck, ebony board with 22 frets, 24.75'' scale. Custom Seymour Duncan pickups, Hipshot trem and tuners. It looks almost boring and plain but my gosh this axe rocks and plays like butter. Trem is dive only but oddly enough, one of the most stable ones I've got!

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    Yeah, one of these... A bit of a cheat, I know, but helas. Deal with it :D ;) Purple flametop has 3 p90's in humbucker footprints (not the SD Phat Cat, might I add; these actually sound amazing), Quilt mahogany top has PAF inspired humbuckers, purple quilt top has modern flame-throwing beasts and lastly, the figured walnut top has strat singles under humbucker covers. They all have amazing backs (quilt maple back, flamed ash back or ribbon figured black limba), all have 17 piece necks (not a typo). All trems are floating except for the one with the p90's.

    Bonus axe because I just completed this and I really like this one ;)
    I'm not a strat-guy, at all, but I do like the stratty tones every now and then. So...

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    5 piece flamed maple/walnut neck, maple top on ash body (strat thickness), 25.5'' scale 22 fret ebony board, Hipshot tremolo and tuners, custom made Seymour Duncan bridge humbucker plus 2 APS2's in neck and middle with a wiring that makes more sense to me (two push pull pots to select the 'voicing' of the guitar: humbucker, strat or tele, with a 3 way toggle to select bridge or neck pickup). Trem is floating, by the way.

    These are the ones I use predominantly right now. Admittedly, I am working on four LP's with tune O matic's now because I am fed up with trems, haha!
     
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  17. StratmanSteve

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    2003 Highway1 Strat
    2003 Fender Jazzmaster
    2004 Highway1 Tele (except the jack has gone bad) :(
     
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  18. moosie

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    Well, it's more than three, but probably the most played in the last couple weeks are the 335, the home-made Nashville, and a CS 57 Strat.

    I need to break out the D18 pretty soon, though. Missing it...


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    My "Easter" collection - Nashville on the right. :D

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  19. Eugene Wallace

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    -A beat up Vantage VP790. big tone, mahogany body walnut neck.
    -A MIM tele that's made of about 312 pieces of alder and sounds killer
    - this little LP junior clone with 25,000 year old lake-wood body., mahogany neck and antiquity p90's.

    I've been using an amp recently I made that has 7c5 output tubes from 1944, 12bz7 tubes from the early 50's and iron from the mid sixties. it sounds old, and cool whatever you play through it.
     
  20. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Member

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    2005 Clapton Strat
    2016 50s RW Telecaster
    2013 Limited Epiphone Dot

    I'd post pictures but haven't figured out how yet. How would I upload a jpg, anyone?
     

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