what's your "The One"?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Aaron Robinson, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. your name here

    your name here Supporting Member

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    It’d be my CS ‘63 Relic Tele. Kind of an oddball as it’s one of a small run with a Nocaster shaped neck. This one’s even weirder, as it has a maple board and Faded Nocaster Blonde finish. I’ve had three ‘63 Relic Teles from this run - the other two had rw boards - but this one is just amazing.

    In fact, I’m holding it as I post this. Haha

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  2. kludge

    kludge The droid you're looking for Silver Supporting Member

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    Most of what I own, these days. My primary electrics - a Tokai and a 1980s Schecter - are lifers, for sure. The Running Dog acoustic my spouse had made for me for my birthday 14 years ago. The old Yamaha acoustic of hers that I've been playing since we started dating. My 1970 Giannini Craviola 12-string.

    Back in January, I bought a 1985 Mossman acoustic, which feels and sounds like the guitar I've been searching for for several years. I hate to say "keeper" on one I just got less than three months ago, but it feels like one. After getting it, my interest in any other new guitars plummeted. Bouncing between the Mossman and the Running Dog, I have no idea what to even look for in another acoustic six-string that those two don't already cover.
     
  3. wilblee

    wilblee Hack sans shame Gold Supporting Member

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    If forced to pick just one, it’s the DGT...

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    ...but really it’s these three

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  4. Voxshall

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    Wow we have similar tastes!!

    I have pretty much the same type of guitars hanging on my wall Lowden O25, Les Paul standard from the early 90's, LR-10 semi hollow, and two strats.

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    As for my number one, after being a gibson guy most my playing life I had an epiphany after playing some killer pre cbs strats, which sent me on a journey to make my ultimate strat, still going but so far - 1963 Jazzmaster neck, 1964 Strat body (after stripping the refin off the back realised the original paint was sanded back in the front so left some refin on there, not sure what to do with it so left it as is)1963 pots, 1959 3 way, pickups are still being auditioned, but 63 J.M Rolph's in there at the moment, Don Mare Night Riders on the way.

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    As an update my number one is the same but I found some original 1963 strat parts - pickups, bridge, plastics etc I also got a 63 strat neck but prefered my Jazzmaster neck so the strat neck can go in my number two strat, I couldn't be happier on how it feels plays looks and sounds and feel sorry for my other guitars as I play it 90% of the time now.

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  5. Wee Jock

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    My 1985 Tokai which I've owned from new. I have "a" Gibson Les Paul and "a" Fender Jaguar, but the it's "the" Tokai if you know what I mean, we've been together a while. I bought it with my first wage packet.

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    Mine is my EVH Wolf special. Perfect specs and neck for me.
     
  7. 70' s Tone

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    This week it's this one... ;)
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  8. Aaron Robinson

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    OP here.

    I ended up foolishly moving the tele in the initial post, but LUCKILY snagged its american pro twin last month. its EVEN BETTER.

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    It would be my 2004/05 Fender Highway One HSS Strat. This is the first guitar I bought when I resumed playing again, so there's sentimental value in it. This was a guitar that apparently sat in a shop for months? years? and nobody wanted it, until I found it, adopted it :D and made a forever home for it. :D I eventually swapped out the Atomic Humbucker for a Duncan JB (I can tell you they are not the same), so it's like the guitar has a whole new voice. Even if I had to get rid of it and then bought another Highway One later, it just wouldn't be the same as this one. I have a history with this guitar that is not easily replaceable.

    So most likely the Highway One is mine for good. Literally The One. The Highway One. :D

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    It's a very hard choice between my AO '60s Jaguar and 2015 Traditional LP.
     
  11. Stardog Champion

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    While my first reaction would be my DeMartini Charvel because I play it the most and it’s crazy versatile and is the best feeling guitar, my Jackson Adrian Smith is probably even more versatile. The Charvel is a superior instrument though. Tough call between those two.
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    I'm impressed by the number of people in this thread who count a Reverend as their all-time, number one. A company that's less than 25 years old but can pull people away from Gibsons and Fenders is amazing. I think if you ranked brands represented in this thread, Reverend might be #3 which is super cool. I know they are well-spec'd incredible bang-for-buck instruments but the love here goes really deep.
     
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  13. Lotis

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    2006 Gibson Johnny A. Played vintage for 30 years. Now my best guitars are ones I culled/found new.Then played them hard for 10 or 15 years and made them MINE! Impregnated them with my DNA and love. They own me. Not me them.
     
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    This one looks very much like the Warmoth tele I build for my dad. His has double humbuckers and is modeled after Chris Robinson's from the Black Crowes. It's his The One for sure.
     
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    I'm blessed with a number of instruments whose quality and beauty far exceed my ability to play them. That said, My 2007 R6 feels like a comfortable shoe. A mid forward, honking, fat necked comfortable shoe. If there can be only one, this is the one.

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  17. GibsonGeek

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    I have a black 2003 Gibson LP Standard that’s been everywhere with me over the last 15 years. It’s been played hard, logged countless miles and gigs, and it’s just always there. It’s almost become like a pet at this point.
     
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    Ok, gotta update my last post, now I have 2. Got this partscaster awhile back; MJT body, shreddy Warmoth neck, Suhr pups, Callaham bridge, added a DiMarzio Super Distortion-S pup and a mirror pickguard; amazing!

    Added a Dimebucker to the Kiesel which made it more flexable.

    Also I will probably never sell my Ibanez RG because sometimes I enjoy a locking trem, and my buddy Stike at RowycoKustoms.com did the eye popping metal flake finish;

     
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  20. Gclef

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    My new "one" is my ibanez as73g.
    I added tonerider rebel 90s and treble bleeds.

    Why? I love the way it reacts to my playing, and the sound (obviously). It makes me play better.

    It looks good on me too:cool:
     

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