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nsriley

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Mine was a MIM Stratocaster, back in '96. I still have it and still play it. Been modded with goodies since then. But I still love it.



-Peace
-Nate
 

trisonic

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Mine was a Burns "Sonic" Model. Two Trisonic pickups wired in series. Dated from '61 - '63 bought it in Romford, England for £19.00. I know who owns it, still. Still being gigged around Pubs in Essex, England.

Cannot find one picture of this model which was rare for Burns in that it had a set neck rather than a bolt on.

Best, Pete.
 

TS808

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That was so long ago I don't think cameras were invented yet.

Seriously, my first guitar was a Harmony acoustic bought in 1969. I think my parents paid $25 or something freakishly cheap for it. It was the type that had the wooden bridge that you could slide up and down.

My first electric was a Kingston that my mother's uncle had given to me. He was dying from cancer at the time and he knew I played, so he gave it to me. Getting the first electric was really what got me interested in playing even more.

The first electric that I bought for myself was a 1983 Fender strat. It was unusual...one tone knob and one volume. Where the second tone knob should have been was the input jack. It was also a hardtail in 3 tone sunburst. Actually a decent guitar for $300 at the time. I bought a Fender Studio Lead amp to go with it.
 

bbarnard

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Silvertone Amp in the case guitar and amp. Danelectro pickups. Eight inch speaker.

Probably cost $100 or less when I got it. Now the guitars alone at shows go for around $300 or more.
 

Mike Duncan

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'87 MIJ Squier Stratocaster in Dakota Red. It's currently waiting for me to refinish and reassemble it.
 

Dave Orban

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Here's one that's identical to my first acoustic, from '65. It had been my brother's, and had a neck like a railroad tie. LOL!



Here's what my first electric looked like, from back in early '67; this neck had slimmed-down to Louisville Slugger standards:

 

DonW

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No pic. My first in 1965 was an acoustic, don't remember the brand. My first electric was a Silvertone Tobaccoburst Strat style with a 9volt amp built in. The speaker was below the volume/tone controls. It really rocked, unfortunately at the time, I didn't.:BOUNCE
 

Jon Silberman

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I still own and play my first electric guitar, this '67 Hagstrom Viking I that my dad bought me used in '69.





 

lhallam

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Phil M said:
Coolest picture I've ever seen here.
Agree, just check out that 1950's kitchen! Really takes me back.

Need to take a better photo.

1970 Xmas present '62 SG special bought used for $200.

Took out P-90's put in Gibson hummers (dunno what model)

Changed tuning gears to Grovers

Added Baddass tune-o-matic bridge.

Still have it. :)

 

glaswerks

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Unfortunately no pictures. But it was a 4 pickup Audition that my parents bought for me around 1965. Also got a wiz band CROWN guitar amp. Yeah baby, it just doesn't get any better.

Second guitar was an Airline (Harmony) 335 look-a-like with bolt on neck.

Gary
 

Crumblebum

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My first guitar was/is a REX Archtop bought by my parents for my 15th birthday in 1958. I actually wanted to learn trumpet but when I saw that guitar hanging on the shop wall.................................they paid £21 for it, a whole week's wages for my Dad back then. I still have it and I found out last week that it's exactly the same as Paul McCartney's first guitar that is about to be auctioned in UK, estimated value £100K - £150K!!

http://www.pbase.com/crumblebum/rex58

http://www.modernguitars.com/archives/002071.html
 

Ian Anderson

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I am embarassed,but I know you guys will keep this to yourselves. I was 14. <1984> I saved my pennies and birthday money for 6 months to buy a guitar. I wanted a Strat shaped Kramer Striker with a floyd. I called the shop and they said they had one. When I got there a few days later they didn't. This was the only guitar they had with a floyd for $200!

I built a new body for it in wood shop and the rest is history.


Not the exact one but similar.


 

gkoelling

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Dave Orban said:
Here's one that's identical to my first acoustic, from '65. It had been my brother's, and had a neck like a railroad tie. LOL!



Here's what my first electric looked like, from back in early '67; this neck had slimmed-down to Louisville Slugger standards:
Now I know where your love of hollow bodies comes from.

Cool stuff, Dave!
 
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Hello,

I am considering buying a corvette, but I don't know anything about them, are they reliable? I just looked at one but they're not sure what year it was. it seems old, and they wanted $ 599 for it, I guess what I'm asking is , are they junk or not?


Thanks
 

Alvis

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Hello,

I am considering buying a corvette, but I don't know anything about them, are they reliable? I just looked at one but they're not sure what year it was. it seems old, and they wanted $ 599 for it, I guess what I'm asking is , are they junk or not?
Thanks
I just got done workin on one .Comparable to a 60s SG Special,feel-wise, IMO.Great for Beatles and 60s garage band stuff.If it were mine ,I might like to try some TV Jones with a little more juice.The greatest lead guitar tone I ever heard ,Robert Nighthawk's Murder Blues Live From Maxwell St. I think he was using a Corvette through a Sears amp
 




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