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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by LavaMan, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. LavaMan

    LavaMan Gold Supporting Member

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    Mine: 1970's telecaster bought in 1979 for $100 from my first and only official guitar instructor. Had 3 of the metal plated humbuckers - I removed the middle one and had a local luthier (who happened to be one of my math teachers in HS) clean the pickup cavity with a router, make a new pickguard an paint her' purple: (Man...I wish I was that thin now....!) Oh...the bad news - she was stolen out my living room about 6 months after this picture was taken...wish I could find this guitar! I wore this thing out playing "smoke on the water" over, and over and over and over and over and over....again - Yeah my Mom loved me...

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  2. JMintzer

    JMintzer Burned Out Mod

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    No pics, but my first guitar was my older sister's Harmony Acoustic. Bought new in '68 or '69.

    My first electric was a '71 Guild S-100. A dual humbucker that was Guild's version of the Gibson SG.


    Jamie
     
  3. seafoamer

    seafoamer Member

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    My 1st gtr was an air guitar.
     
  4. A440

    A440 Silver Supporting Member

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    lol, me too

    I plunked on one of those plastic toy ones with nylon strings for a bit. then took to the Yamaha classical we had lying around.

    My 1st electric was an Aria Pro II from 8th St Music in Philly. I still have it kicking around. Kind of an SG looking thing...
     
  5. paintguy

    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    First acoustic is a Suzuki from around 1976-1977. Still have it. My first electric was Gibson L6-S. I don't have that. I bought it because of a Gibson poster of Carlos Santana playing one.

    Somehow I didn't sound anything like Santana.:jo Almost 30 years later, I still don't sound like any of the artists that I own artist model guitars.
     
  6. slayer

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    Some time when I was little in the 70`s, my mom bought me a Harmony strat copy. What a peice of crap!! Cheap guitars then, really meant cheap quality guitars also. Jack.
     
  7. mprvise

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    My first guitar was made from a hotwheel track for the neck and cardboard for the body/headstock - strings, pickups, and knobs drawn on with a sharpie. This was third grade.

    First electric was a Memphis Les Paul copy in 7th grade. Traded in a year later on a Washburn T-Bird which I still have.
     
  8. Curly

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    my first was a $15 Silvertone acoustic I got for Christmas when I was 12 - the orange/ black burst that looked like a Stella

    darn, that thing was hard to play :)
     
  9. Flyin' Brian

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    Back in the 60s my first REAL guitar was a Gibson ES-125T hollow non-cutaway. The other guitar player had one of those Hagstroms with the plastic swimming pool top.

    Since I was the "lead" player and he was "rhythm", we always swapped until I got a brand new shiny Fender Jaguar in 1963.

    We played both guitars and a mic for the sax player through one of those Silvertone 2X12 amps where you store the top inside the cabinet for transport.

    Occasionally the guy who owned a local record shop and played let me use his Ampeg B-12XT, whcih was great and had reverb so I could play Pipeline!

    Oh to have all this stuff now!
     
  10. Curt

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    It was a plastic "Emenee" Tiger / amplifier.
    I think I was about eight.
    It looked like this.
    Do any of you oldtimers remember Emenee?

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  11. mlavin00

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    I upgraded from a tennis raquet to a Kramer Stryker and never looked back......
     
  12. telemike

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    Ditto, I got the exact guitar for Christmas '64 and played it 'til my fingers bled. I always laugh about it because I was the kid (one of millions) that saw the Beatle's on TV and told their folks to get them a guitar. They have regretted it for the rest of their lives and it quickly led to my favorite phrase from my childhood, and current fav as well, "turn that #@&% thing down!"
     
  13. hansoloist

    hansoloist Supporting Member

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    I don't still have it, but my first guitar was a Gibson Sonex 180 Deluxe. The body wasn't made of wood. Here's a pic of one I found:

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    peace
    -jeff
     
  14. waxnsteel

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    Squier Bullet. Strat body/pickup scheme, and tele neck/headstock. No pic. It's long gone.
     
  15. Tom Gross

    Tom Gross Supporting Member

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    My first guitar was one of these - Grestch Corvette:
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  16. gkoelling

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    I started on a POS, rented acoustic in 1967. You could have used the strings as cheese slicers! Young people today have no clue as to how good they have it.

    From there it was a Tiesco electric that wasn't much better than the acoustic.

    After I had been playing a year my parents bought me a new 1966 Fender Music Master II. That's right, it hung on the dealers wall two years before Mom & Dad bought it for me for $126.00.

    I still have it but butchered it in the early '80's along with everyone else when EVH came out. Damn him anyway! I don't even care that much for him, which makes it even worse.

    Anyway, a luthier friend is restoring it back to original for me.
     
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    my first axe was a montoya SG copy...had a bolt on neck...it was a beast...i remember being about 5 or 6 and dragging it across the driveway to my neighbors house....oops!
     
  19. gkoelling

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    The mental picture I have of this has me laughing for sure! Hey, at least it was a cheap copy.
     
  20. elambo

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    A hand-me-down Frankenstrat of some sort. I can't even remember who made it. I tried plugging headphones into the instrument jack and couldn't figure out why I didn't instantly hear beautiful distortion. "This piece of crap is broken..." I think I even unscrewed the jack to see if it was, indeed, disconnected. Enough time has passed now that I'm not embarrassed to tell the story.
     

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