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One previously owned guitar that you would kill to get back

Progman

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What guitar did you sell or lose that you really want back? I know mine is an old Peavey Patriot :hide2... such a horrible guitar, but it was my first guitar, so I just always get all warm thinking about the first time I picked it up, thinking it was the holy grail of all guitars!
 

Tommy_G

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I thought I really missed my first electric, a Yamaha SBG-200 that was stolen from me. I saw an identical on in a used guitar shop, and it sucked compared to the stuff I play now, but lots of great memories and musical ideas flowed from that guitar. And I didn't need a whammy...The neck was pretty thin, but rugged and I could bend the neck to drop the notes a little when required for effect.
 
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You know what... I've sold my first electric guitar (some kinda Yamaha strat) but it was on my first "real" quality electric that I really started to become a guitarist... so that is the guitar that I hold special and still own. It's a Norlin era Les Paul that my grandfather bought me shortly before passing away... so that's the one I will never sell.... and the only Norlin that I will ever need ;-)

For some guitars I should have never sold... only a couple that I would go to extremes to get back.... 61 Junior, 61 Melody Maker with a humbucker rout and a 59 125
 
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Don't know the model number, but I had one of those small-bodied Gibson acoustics, like the one Robert Johnson is pictured with. I traded it for a Yairi nylon string, don't remember what became of that one, nice guitar but now I want the Gibson. SIgh. We're dumb when we're young.
 

Peteyvee

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My '63 Strat so I could sell it again for 10 times more than I got the first time. That thing was a dog... ;)

Oh, you mean one I would like to have back because I was an idiot to sell it the first time. Easy: my '68 Goldtop. What the hell was I thinking?
 

27sauce

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A '66 CAR Strat that fell in my lap at a very lean time in my life. $400 at a pawn shop, it was literally my rent money, and the last $400 I had, I talked them down from $500. Sold it for 2K about 2 hours later. I didn't even get to enjoy it, but it got me out of a real pinch.

'64 Jazzmaster. Went halves with a buddy and flipped it. Really nice guitar, I wish I would have just came up with the $700 dollars the he ultimately made. Young, dumb, and full of cum, as they say.

'90's Epiphone Supernova. Amazing guitar, got it cheap on Ebay. Sold it cheap to a friend with the condition that if he ever sold it he'd sell it back to me. It was stolen at a gig THAT weekend.
 

RV52

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There's nothing I would kill for, but I'd like to have my Joerg Tandler Chopper (Tele) back. Traded it in for a Gibson CR 7 Gold Top.
 

Jonnycasino

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My '84 Japanese Epiphone Riviera. Wine red, gibson classic '57s, the best neck ever and a bigsby B7.

The best sounding and playing guitar I've ever owned. Had it for 9 years and had to sell it for financial issues a couple of years ago.

I regret it everyday.
 

xroads

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My first electric, an Aria Pro II explorer type guitar. It had super hot PUs in there, was black with red racing stripes.
 

Pietro

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I had a heritage semi-hollow that they don't make anymore. best playing guitar I think I've ever owned. But I'm good with what I got now...
 

Stratobuc

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My '66 CAR Strat that I sold in a fit of poverty while I was in school. That tremolo was broken in perfectly, and I had it refretted with jumbos. That guitar was the sweetest Strat I ever played, but my K-Line replica is pretty close. Chris did an excellent job replicating it, and getting me very close to my favorite guitar.
 

OnlyVees

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Early 90's G&L ASAT Special. Easiest playing guitar I've ever owned. And my first Tele-shaped guitar.

Or maybe the 50's Fender Champ lap steel... :bonk
 

dennyman

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My early 70s Guild Starfire bass and Guild Starfire 12-string guitar. They were in great condition and I was very stupid at the time.
 

serial

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I had a killer '75 Ibanez Destroyer that I sold to get the cash for a 1976 Hamer Standard that I still have. The Hamer is worth five or six (at least) times what the Destroyer is and the Ibby pickups were a bit microphonic, but I dug that one.

I had an 80s Tokai Strat in bright yellow that I bought new and was my main guitar for almost 15 years. Sold it to a collector who offered me twice what I paid for it new. Haven't ever seen another in that color.

1992 TV yellow Les Paul Standard. Damned cool guitar. Was my main guitar through a good chunk of the 90s and looked awesome. Would love to get that one back.
 

alberob

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I have three I would love to get back.The first was a Candy Apple Red Mosrite #3262 stolen in 1969. Also my 1969 Black Les Paul Custom #536903 and my Koa Travis Bean Artist 1000 #88 both stolen from my apartment in Long Beach ,NY in 1978.You never know.
 

73171

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All owned by me 1969-1975:

Sunburst Johnny Smith (single floating pickup)
Blonde ES-175 with 2 PAFS (one double white and one zebra)
Blonde ES-350T with 2 PAFS
Sunburst Tal Farlow
ES-335 12-string
Sunburst ES-345 with patent-pending pickups (circa 1961...the only patent pending pickups I've ever seen)
Blonde Guild F-412
Martin D28S
..and I think I had a Barney Kessell but I don't remember.....

...but just think of the guys who owned '59 bursts back then and sold them in the 1970s...........
 






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