What's your "Holy Grail"?

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  1. slpayne

    slpayne Member

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    You know, the one guitar that you have ALWAYS wanted to own, and are on an ever present search for, but can never find/afford one? For me, it has to be a 1954 Strat, just like this one at Gruhn's in Nashville:

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  2. EADGBE

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    Can't you buy a replica of that today?
     
  3. Stratoben127

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    A fiesta red 59' Strat, 63 ES-355 or Duane Allman's "Hot Lanta" 59 Les Paul. I guess amps are included too? For cleans, a 59 Bassman (59 was a good year), a Super Reverb or a Dumble Steel String Swinger and for lead stuff a 67' Marshall 1986x.
     
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    1951 Blackguard would be the Holy Grail for me...


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    followed closely by a 1955 Guild Aristocrat

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    I really would like an old ES335. I would be fine with that being my only guitar...(besides my tele, I suppose.)
     
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    Blonde "pre-switchmaster" ES-5.
    Fender Rosewood telecaster, either original or recent custom shop version.
     
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    1959 Gibson ES335.

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    1959 slab board Strat in Sunburst
     
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    You beat me to it! This is it for sure.
     
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    Probably the Larry Carlton 335 I saw a at NAMM last week.... or the Al Dimeola custom PRS..... or the Alex Lifeson custom Les Paul. Lots of holy grails at NAMM!
     
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    a '59 burst is the grail.
     
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    Very cliche, but a '59 Burst.
     
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  18. stratzrus

    stratzrus Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B Supporting Member

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    Yes. That.
     
  19. enharmonic

    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    Among electrics, it would have to be a black 335 with mini block inlays, fat neck, a Bigsby, and PAF's, or an original LP Custom in black (all mahogany)

    Also have a soft spot for a black Johnny A with Bigsby owned by someone on this board (I regrettably forget whom...)

    Among acoustics, Goodall Rosewood standard and an old Gibson K-4 mandocello.
     
  20. robertkoa

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    Yeah- not to take away the Historic Value or coolness of the '54 but it should be pretty easy to duplicate the tones( get very close ) and looks of this .........
     

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