What Vintage Guitars are waiting for someone to make famous?

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  1. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    It's not that they are bad, they just haven't gotten any kind of respect due to lack of exposure and initial popularity. Look how long the Fender Bronco took to get credit before the Artic Monkeys finally blew that open. I'm not talking about a tiny boutique guitar no one has heard of - I mean a major company that made a concerted effort, but never made a long term impact...yet.

    Below are my top three votes, and if you can name someone so famous that they already make these guitars a household desirable model, please correct me.

    1) The Non-Reverse Firebird. Does this win, or what?

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    2) Gibson L6S. Do you really think of Santana when you see this thing? Neither do I.

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    3) Last but not least, the Fender TC-90. A modern "lost classic." Very good ideas all put together in a strange way.

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  2. avincent52`

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    The Fender Coronado?

    They actually sound very cool (I've got a minty Lake Placid Blue Coro II) and are much less likely to feed back on modern PAs (although I play mine at home.)

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  3. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Nice call, especially the Wildwood ones! Dunno anyone famous using one!

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    jack white has been seen using them...
    as has jonathan bates (mellowdrone) and the dude from the dandy warhols.
     
  6. MBreinin

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    Epiphone Coronet.
     
  7. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Ah that's a good one. The LP Jr. gets all the glory, but this one has the guts too:

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  8. MBreinin

    MBreinin Supporting Member

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    Well Steve Marriot played an earlier 3 on a side HS version in Humble Pie, and later Johnny Winter played a Crestwood, I think, the two mini-hum version...but I don't think anyone as of late has been out in the public eye with one. And yes, they scream just as hard as a Junior.
     
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    The guy from Clinic also.
     
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    Anything by Guild, but especially the M-75.

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    MBreinin Supporting Member

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    Cool! I have heard of neither band, nor him, but cool nonetheless.

    Mike
     
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    Ampeg stud?

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    Granted, its just an SG ripoff, but you gotta look close!
     
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    Even without any star cache these seem to have lept in price over the last couple of years.
     
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    The Peavey T-40 has been making a little comeback with some 'indie' bass players, but I haven't seen anyone making waves with the old T-60's yet.

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    And Tomo is doing his best to make them famous. Didn't Johnny Lang play one when he was really young too?

    Mike
     
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    Carl Perkins played them, I think. A friend had one of these, it played pretty well. However, it was so ugly I needed a six pack in me before I could touch it.

    Mike
     
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    Ovation Viper

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    Brendan Benson, The Raconteurs:

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